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2017/18 English League One, Regular Season
  • Colin Daniel (56')
  • Tommy Rowe (43', 70')

Tommy Rowe hits double as Doncaster end Blackpool's six-game unbeaten home run

Doncaster claimed their first away win since December as Tommy Rowe's brace secured a 2-1 Good Friday victory over Blackpool at Bloomfield Road.
Rowe opened the scoring two minutes before half-time and then grabbed a 70th-minute winner after Colin Daniel had restored parity, sealing a win which moved Rovers nine points clear of the relegation zone and ended the Seasiders' six-game unbeaten home run.
The first half was a scrappy affair until Rowe livened things up with the game's first goal on 43 minutes. A smart team move found the midfielder 20 yards out and his deflected strike looped over Joe Lumley and into the back of the net.
Gary Bowyer's side almost responded five minutes after the interval but Marko Marosi did superbly to tip Armand Gnanduillet's header over the bar.
The hosts did equalise 11 minutes after the restart when Jay Spearing's pinpoint cross-field ball found Daniel, who beat Marosi at his near post from 12 yards.
But they were not back on level terms for long as Doncaster swiftly retook the the lead thanks to a superb free-kick routine.
James Coppinger looked to be taking it, with John Marquis and Rowe standing in front of the ball, but Marquis tapped it to Rowe, who fired into the bottom corner.

English League One Standings

POS Team GP GD PTS
1 Luton Town 33 +38 71
2 Barnsley 33 +31 66
3 Sunderland 32 +25 62
4 Portsmouth 33 +19 61
5 Charlton Athletic 33 +15 56
6 Doncaster Rovers 31 +19 53
7 Peterborough United 33 +7 52
8 Blackpool 32 +6 48
9 Coventry City 33 -1 46
10 Fleetwood Town 33 +8 45
11 Burton Albion 33 +2 43
12 Wycombe Wanderers 33 -5 43
13 Southend United 33 -1 40
14 Accrington Stanley 31 -9 40
15 Scunthorpe United 33 -17 40
16 Plymouth Argyle 33 -13 38
17 Gillingham 33 -13 36
18 Walsall 33 -19 35
19 Bristol Rovers 32 -4 34
20 Rochdale 33 -26 34
21 Shrewsbury Town 32 -10 33
22 Oxford United 33 -12 33
23 Bradford City 33 -16 33
24 AFC Wimbledon 33 -24 29