Player ratings from Doncaster Rovers’ defeat to Oxford United

John Marquis. Photo: Marie Caley
John Marquis. Photo: Marie Caley
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Paul Goodwin gives his verdict on Doncaster Rovers’ 1-0 defeat to Oxford United.

MARKO MAROSI 5

Might have done more to keep out Henry’s matchwinning header - which went in at the near post.

CRAIG ALCOCK 5

First appearance since February 24 and, at times, looked very ring rusty.

MATHIEU BAUDRY 6

Walked a tightrope following his early booking but stood up to physical presence of Thomas and Obika.

ANDY BUTLER 7

Typically no-nonsense display from one of Rovers’ most consistent performers this season.

NIALL MASON 7

A decent enough display at left back, which is not his preferred position. Took some useful dead balls.

LUKE MCCULLOUGH 6

Hit and miss. Did some good things but occasionally wanted too much time on the ball.

MATTY BLAIR 6

Moved back into midfield but his marauding runs were limited and he missed a glorious second half chance.

RODNEY KONGOLO 5

Gave the side a bit of freshness but did not look comfortable on the left of the diamond.

BEN WHITEMAN 7

Showed his versatility by playing at the tip of the diamond. Passed the ball better than his midfield colleagues.

ALFIE MAY 6

Created a good opening for himself in the first half, worked hard, but was kept mainly on the fringe of the game.

JOHN MARQUIS 7

Star man yet again, leading the line effectively and linking up play. Will be disappointed not to have headed home Mason’s free-kick.

SUBS USED

JORDAN HOUGHTON 6

Used possession intelligently and had a good case for a penalty when he was shoved.

ANDY WILLIAMS 6

Showed one or two nice touches.

ALEX KIWOMYA n/a

Not enough time for him to get into the game.

SUBS NOT USED

Ian Lawlor, Andy Boyle, Tom Anderson, Danny Amos.

OXFORD

Simon Eastwood 9, Todd Kane 6, Rob Dickie 7, John Mousinho 6, Josh Ruffels 6, Ryan Ledson 7, Joe Rothwell 6 (Curtis Nelson 76, 5), Cameron Brannagan 6, Alex Mowatt 5 (James Henry 56, 7), Wes Thomas 6, Jon Obika 7 (Hall 90). Subs not used: Martin, Shearer, Silva, Van Kessell.

REFEREE

Martin Coy 5

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