Don­caster turn the ta­bles on Charl­ton

Yorkshire Post - Sports Monday - - FOOTBALL -

DON­CASTER ROVERS gained re­venge for their League One loss at Charl­ton after knock­ing the Ad­dicks out of the FA Cup.

Grant McCann’s side lost 2-0 at The Val­ley last month, but re­versed the score­line on Satur­day.

First-half op­por­tu­ni­ties were few and far be­tween, a point em­pha­sised when no­body was on hand to ap­ply a fin­ish­ing touch to Niall Ma­son’s dan­ger­ous 28thminute low ball across the face of goal.

Ad­dicks goal­keeper Dil­lon Phillips had to be alert to deal with Her­bie Kane’s well-struck vol­ley and Kane then saw a free­kick sail over just be­fore the break.

Don­caster picked up where they left off after the restart with Tommy Rowe and Al­fie May each go­ing close early on.

The Ad­dicks came ag­o­nis­ingly close to break­ing the dead­lock just after the hour when Clarke’s free-kick flew inches over the cross­bar and a re­lieved Ian Lawlor in the vis­it­ing goal.

Andy But­ler headed over from a cor­ner but made amends mo­ments later with an at­tempt which was de­flected into the net via Mar­shall’s chest, with Phillips un­able to keep it out.

Mal­lik Wilks, John Mar­quis and Ali Craw­ford all came close to dou­bling Rovers’ tally be­fore McCann’s out­fit sealed the tie with 13 min­utes re­main­ing.

But­ler flicked on a Danny An­drew free-kick, al­low­ing former Mill­wall striker Mar­quis to head home from close range.

Lawlor made a stun­ning save to keep out Mar­shall header, while Phillips was called into ac­tion to deny Wilks and Paul Tay­lor.

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