Player ratings: Accrington Stanley 3 Doncaster Rovers 2

Doncaster Rovers suffered a disappointing defeat on the opening day of the new League Two season. Here's our player ratings.

Sunday, 7th August 2016, 11:02 am
Updated Thursday, 25th August 2016, 4:04 pm

Ross Etheridge 5

Nervy, particularly in the first half, and should have kept out Stanley’s second goal.

Matty Blair 7

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Refreshing to see a Rovers player take on their man and get to the by-line. Impressive debut.

Mitchell Lund 5

Looked uneasy in right-sided centre back role. Caught appealing for offside for the opening goal.

Andy Butler 6

Relished the physical battle at the back and was a threat from set pieces.

Niall Mason 6

Began tentatively but grew into the game. Looks comfortable on the ball and can pick a pass.

Riccardo Calder 5

Threatened occasionally going forward but was caught out defensively on several occasions.

James Coppinger 6

Offered decent delivery from set pieces but struggled to influence the game from open play.

Jordan Houghton 6

Steady rather than spectacular on his Rovers debut. Kept things simple in possession.

Tommy Rowe 7

Authoritative when he got on the ball and took his goal excellently. Him and Marquis pressed well.

John Marquis 7

Held the ball up excellently and worked relentlessly for the team. Missed a good headed chance.

Andy Williams 6

Got on the scoresheet but fluffed his lines from the penalty spot. Struggled to really get into the game.

Subs used

Cedric Evina 5

Tried to get forward but his delivery in the final third let him down.

Harry Middleton 5

Replaced Houghton in the holding role and kept things ticking over.

Liam Mandeville 6

Held onto the ball, used it intelligently and supplied the cross for Williams’ goal.

Unused subs

Marko Marosi, Joe Wright, Tyler Garratt, Alfie Beestin.


Aaron Chapman 4, Janoi Donacien 6 (Callam Jones, 79), Omar Beckles 7, Mark Hughes 6, Matty Pearson 6, Jordan Clark 6 (Chris Eagles, 74), Scott Brown 6, Seamus Conneely 6, Sean McConville 7, Rommy Boco 7 (Shay McCartan, 71), Terry Gornell 6. Unused subs: Elliot Parish, Arran Davies, Steven Hewitt, Bastien Hery.


Accrington: Boco (8), Pearson (29), McConville (90+1). Rovers: Rowe (12), Williams (82)


Sebastian Stockbridge 7


2,647 (1,240 AWAY)