FULL TIME: DONCASTER ROVERS 1 PETERBOROUGH 1

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DONCASTER ROVERS suffered the agony of a last minute Peterborough equaliser at the Keepmoat Stadium.Rovers, looking to bounce back from successive defeats,forced a first minute corner on the left but were unable to take advantage.

Diouf tried his luck from 20 yards out on five minutes after skipper Stock and Bagayoko had combined, but Peterborough centre-back Ryan Bennett blocked his effort and cleared the danger.

Boyd was booked for a foul on Chimbonda after the Rovers full-back had gone past him after cutting in from the right on the edge of the area.

Kyle Bennett, who had won the game for Rovers when the sides met at London Road earlier in the season, tested Jones with an angled 25-yarder on 28 minutes.

Diouf shot across goal from the edge of the six-yard-box at the far post after getting on the end of a cross from the right.

There was an air of excitement every time Kyle Bennett got on the ball and he set up a shooting chance for Gillett, though strongly blocked.

Rovers made an attack and Kyle Bennett headed over a good angled effort from about eight yards out.

The hard-working Gillett got a low 25-yarder on target following good work by Spurr in the build-up but Jones had it covered all the way.

Kyle Bennett bowled over McCann with a 50/50 challenge just inside his own half and ran forward before picking out Bagayoko.

Jones failed to hold onto his low shot but Ryan Bennett was on-hand to clear the ball.

Rovers broke the deadlock on 45 minutes when BARNES headed home from Diouf’s free-kick to make it 1-0.

HALF-TIME

Rovers..................1

Peterboro............0

Rovers almost doubled their lead straight from the restart, Diouf setting up Bennett, whose angled shot was palmed away for a corner by keeper Jones.

The resulting cross was only cleared as far as Stock who shot high and wide. Stock was booked for a 49th minute foul.

Peterborough made a change on 53 minutes, bringing on Barnett for Ball. Zakuani won his side a corner but his right-wing cross took a deflection off a defender.

The visitors made a second change on 57 minutes with Sinclair replacing Tomlin.

McCann tested Button with a fierce 25-yard-plus shot on 59 minutes.

Bennett went close to a second goal for Rovers two minutes later but he shot just wide of the left-hand post from the edge of the area.

Spurr did well to deny Sinclair a shooting chance at the expense of a corner.

Ryan Bennett was booked for a foul on Bagayoko as Rovers looked to turn defence into attack. There would probably have been a second goal for Rovers on 65 minutes had Diouf managed to get his head to a pinpoint cross to Kyle Bennett in front on goal.

Button did well to tip the ball over the bar for a corner from Barnett’s downward header which had hit the floor just in front of goal.

Peterborough made a third change on 68 minutes, bringing on Rowe for Frecklington.

Rovers made a change on 74 minutes with Oster replacing Bagayoko who received a good reception from the home fans.

Rovers made a second change on 80 minutes with Robert replacing Kyle Bennett.

Chimbonda pulled off a timely interception to deny Sinclair a shooting chance.

Button saved well from Taylor at the expense of another corner.

Peterborough drew level in stoppage time when BARNETT celebrated his debut with a superb header which Button just failed to keep out.