Monday 19 March 2018
Sky Bet League One
Doncaster Rovers 2 (Marquis 75, 90+2)
Bradford City 0
Kick Off: 7.45pm
at the Keepmoat Stadium
Att: 7,369 (744 visitors)
A second half double from home striker John Marquis proved enough to send City to defeat in their Yorkshire derby with Doncaster Rovers.
With the game goalless going into the final fifteen minutes, Marquis popped up to head home Niall Mason's pin-point cross from the right.
Marquis then made sure of victory for Rovers in injury time, finishing neatly through the legs of Colin Doyle from a tight angle deep inside the box.
The final result was perhaps slightly unfortunate for Simon Grayson's Bantams, who arguably should have been in front at the break.
Timothee Dieng saw a ninth-minute header hacked off the line by Doncaster defender Joe Wright, while Alex Gilliead also went close shortly before the interval.
With the game still goalless in the second period, City could have also been awarded a penalty when Joel Grodowski, who made his senior debut for the club after the break from off the bench, appeared to be tripped in the box.
In-depth text updates from throughout the game can be viewed again via the Match Centre - HERE.
Match highlights and post-match interviews from the game will be available via iFollow Bantams - HERE.
DONCASTER ROVERS LINE UP:
Marosi, Blair, Wright, Baudry, Mason, McCullough (Whiteman 70), Houghton, Rowe, Coppinger, Kiwomya (Beestin 61), Marquis
Subs not used: Lawlor, Alcock, Kongolo, May, Williams
BRADFORD CITY LINE UP:
Doyle, McMahon, Knight-Percival, Kilgallon, Vincelot, Robinson, Guy, Dieng (Devine 58), Law, Gilliead (Grodowski 58), McCartan (Gibson 72)
Subs not used: Raeder, Warnock, Breunker, Poleon
Bradford City cautions: