SALFORD. Salford City bested Doncaster Rovers 3-1 thanks to L. Bolton who scored in the 13th and 59th minute. Salford City was decisively better in terms of ball possession (61%) and that was among the factors of its victory.
The match was played at the The Peninsula Stadium stadium in Salford on Saturday and it started at 3:00 pm local time. The referee was Neil Hair with the support of Robert Atkin and Mike George. The 4th official was Matthew Sowerby. The weather was cloudy. The temperature was cold at 12.4 degrees Celsius or 54.28 Fahrenheit. The humidity was 76%.
- ! 61 Ball Possession 39
- 20 Total 6
- 6 On Target 1
- 9 Off Target 3
- 5 Shots blocked 2
- 112 Attack 83
- 46 Dangerous attack 28
- 0 Ball safe 0
- 0 Penalties 0
- 9 Corners 5
- 1 Off Sides 1
- 9 Total 12
- 2 Yellow Cards 1
- 0 Double Yellow 0
- 0 Red Card 0
- 5 Substitutions 3
Salford City had a strong ball possession 61% while Doncaster Rovers was struggling with a 39% ball possession.
Attitude and shots
Salford City had a more offensive attitude with 46 dangerous attacks and 20 shots of which 7 were on target. This is one of the reasons why Salford City won the match.
Salford City shot 20 times, 7 on target, 9 off target. Regarding the opposition, Doncaster Rovers shot 7 times, 1 on target, 4 off target.
Salford City received 2 yellow cards (E. Galbraith and Ryan Leak). On the other side, Doncaster Rovers received 1 yellow card (Tommy Rowe).
After playing this match, Salford City will have 59 points to sit in the 7th place. On the other side, Doncaster Rovers will stay with 50 points to sit in the 12th place.
In the next match in the League Two, Salford City will host Hartlepool United on the 18th of April with a 4-1 head to head in favor of Salford City (3 draws).
Doncaster Rovers will play away agasint Stevenage on the 18th of April with a 3-2 head to head statistic in favor of Doncaster Rovers (1 draw).
Salford City – Formation
Salford City started with a 4-2-3-1 line-up (4-2-3-1).
The manager Neil Wood decided to play with the following team: Alex Cairns, Ibou Touray, Ryan David Leak, Theo Vassell, Jason Lowe, Stevie Mallan, Luke Bolton, Elliot Watt, Ethan Stuart William Galbraith, Callum Hendry and Louie Barry.
The home team had on the bench: Callum Morton, Liam Shephard, Conor McAleny, Shane McLoughlin, Matthew Lund, Giosue Bellagambi and Matt Smith.
Salford City made 5 changes: Louie Barry for Callum Morton (77′), Callum Hendry for Matt Smith (77′), Stevie Mallan for Matthew Lund (82′), Ibou Touray for Shane McLoughlin (83′) and E. Galbraith for Conor McAleny (88′).
Doncaster Rovers – Formation
Doncaster Rovers started with a conservative line-up (4-4-2).
Danny Schofield played with: Stuart Moore, James Brown, Joseph Olowu, Charlie Seaman, Ben Nelson, Tommy Rowe, Ben Close, Harrison Biggins, Luke Molyneux, Kyle Hurst and George Miller.
The following players were sitting on the bench: Jake Oram, Caolan Lavery, Liam Ravenhill, Aidan Barlow, Kieran Ricardo Agard, Todd Miller and Adam Long.
Doncaster Rovers could not rely on the presence of T. Miller (injured).
Doncaster Rovers made 3 changes: Harrison Biggins for Liam Ravenhill (53′), Kyle Hurst for Caolan Lavery (70′) and George Miller for Todd Miller (77′).
Results of the day
These are the results of the day in the League Two.
- Bradford City – Hartlepool United – 2-2
- Tranmere Rovers – Newport County – 1-3
- Walsall – Gillingham – 2-0
- Stockport County – Mansfield Town – 1-1
- Salford City – Doncaster Rovers – 3-1
- Rochdale – Swindon Town – 4-4
- Northampton Town – Crewe Alexandra – 1-0
- Leyton Orient – Colchester United – 2-2
- Harrogate Town – Barrow – 1-0
- Carlisle United – Stevenage – 0-0
- AFC Wimbledon – Crawley Town – 0-1