Exeter 1-3 Doncaster: Match Report

12 November 2016 05:34

Liam Mandeville inspires Doncaster to win

Liam Mandeville made a stunning contribution after coming on as a substitute with a goal and two assists in Doncaster Rovers' 3-1 Sky Bet League Two win at Exeter City.

Mandeville only entered the fray in the 69th minute, but he brought Doncaster level within three minutes after Exeter had taken the lead through Reuben Reid's 51st-minute penalty.

Reid smashed the ball home after David Wheeler had been brought down by goalkeeper Marko Mariso inside the penalty box.

The lead lasted until the 72nd minute when James Coppinger stood the ball up to the back post and Mandeville headed in off the underside of the crossbar as Exeter seemingly froze after going in front.

Reid did see a shot well saved by Mariso, but Doncaster went in front on 78 minutes when a low cross from Mandeville was turned in by John Marquis from six yards.

And Mandeville turned provider in the 90th minute when he slipped the ball to Marquis to slip the ball past James Hamon.

The win sees Darren Ferguson's side go third in the table, while Exeter are yet to win at home this season and are looking for their first at St James' Park since April as the pressure on manager Paul Tisdale continues to grow.


Source: PA


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