MARQUIS DOUBLE IS DAZZLING
DONCASTER Rovers extended their lead at the top of League Two to seven points with a comfortable victory over Yeovil but boss Darren Ferguson isn’t bored of winning just yet.
Two goals from John Marquis and Mathieu Baudry’s first in Rovers colours also increased the gap over fourth place to an incredible 16 points.
Rovers have now chalked up seven wins in an unbeaten run of eight games and on their current form look certain to be in League One next season.
Boss Darren Ferguson said: “Winning never gets boring. It was great to get three goals again and we could have had more.
“The first goal was important and then to score the second one so quickly afterwards was great. It’s a good habit that we seem to have this season.
“We managed the game very well after that and although they hit the post, we were comfortable throughout.
“We could and probably should have scored the third goal earlier than we did but when it came, it was a fantastic strike from John Marquis. He’s got 17 goals already for us and is having a great season. I joked about taking him off towards the end and he wasn’t too impressed!”
While Doncaster are unbeaten in eight games, Yeovil have now gone eight matches without a victory and have slipped to within seven points of the relegation zone.
Manager Darren Way said: “They’re a good team but we could have done better in the first half and I was disappointed with the two goals we conceded.
“I was looking for a reaction in the second half and I thought I got that. We put more pressure on their goal and hit the post but weren’t able to get back into it.
“I haven’t shouted at the players but they’ve come up against a good side and they can now see the level that is required of us to be successful.
“Doncaster forced us to make mistakes and at some stages a bit of panic kicked in with some of our players.”
After Andy Williams was denied by Yeovil keeper Artur Krysiak and then James Coppinger hit the post, Doncaster went ahead on 31 minutes.
Conor Grant crossed a low freekick into the area and Baudry was allowed time and space to slot home from 12 yards. Four more minutes later it was 2-0 as Coppinger pounced on a mistake from Matt Butcher and set up Marquis to score from close range. In the second half, Yeovil striker Tom Eaves headed against a post from Kevin Dawson’s cross but with ten minutes left Doncaster sealed victory. Marquis picked the ball up on the halfway line and burst past Alex Lacey before sprinting into the penalty area and dispatching a low shot past Krysiak.
TWO GOOD: John Marquis scores the first of his two goals
GOING UP: Doncaster marksman John Marquis