MAR­QUIS DOU­BLE IS DAZ­ZLING

The Football League Paper - - LEAGUE TWO - By Chris Spit­tles

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.

PIC­TURES: Ac­tion Im­ages

TWO GOOD: John Mar­quis scores the first of his two goals

GO­ING UP: Don­caster marks­man John Mar­quis

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