Doncaster Rovers: Player ratings from FA Cup defeat to Crystal Palace
Doncaster Rovers went down fighting as they lost 2-0 to Crystal Palace in the fifth round of the FA Cup.
Here’s how we rated the individual performances…
MARKO MAROSI 6
Had a quieter afternoon than he was probably expecting. No chance with either goal.
MATTY BLAIR 7
Came into the side for Lewis and did an admirable job at right back up against Ayew and then Schlupp. His delivery occasionally let him down.
PAUL DOWNING 6
Looked slightly nervous and tentative in the first half up against Batshuayi but was more composed after the interval.
TOM ANDERSON 8
Another excellent performance by the in-form centre back. Relished the challenge and never looked in the slightest bit fazed.
DANNY ANDREW 7
Continued his impressive recent form with another steady display at left back. Some of his set piece deliveries could have been better.
ALI CRAWFORD 7
Kept things ticking and pressed hard. Found a bit more space in the second half before making way for Rowe.
BEN WHITEMAN 8
Impressive yet again as he made his presence felt in midfield . His passing was not as probing as usual, down to the quality of the opposition, but he can take plenty of confidence from this display.
HERBIE KANE 7
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Pressed relentlessly and played a big role in getting Rovers on the front foot. Just lacked a little composure in and around the box.
JAMES COPPINGER 7
Came close to a fairy tale goal on a couple of occasions. Showed some neat touches and plenty of composure in possession before Sadlier replaced him for the last half hour.
JOHN MARQUIS 6
Got through some tireless running for his team but had a frustrating afternoon in front of goal. Starved of chances.
ALFIE MAY 6
Showed plenty of enthusiasm and a turn of pace but couldn’t make it count on the scoresheet. Will be disappointed not to have scored his headed chance after the break.
TOMMY ROWE 5
His experience and know-how came in handy but he could not affect things in the attacking third.
KIERAN SADLIER 5
Drifted inside to try and get involved in the game but had little impact.
RIEVES BOOCOCK N/A
Great for the young lad to get on the pitch during the closing stages.
SUBS NOT USED
Louis Jones, Aaron Lewis, Andy Butler, Joe Wright.