Wigan Athletic 2 – Doncaster Rovers 1- Home fans rewarded with victory at Dw Stadium

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On Saturday, Doncaster Rovers suffer an away defeat to Wigan Athletic at Dw Stadium. Wigan Athletic were keen to hang onto their position at the top of league and extend their winning run after winning their previous two games in the league. The most recent was against the Portsmouth FC at home (1-0), the other to Charlton Athletic away (2-0). Doncaster Rovers were beaten 2-0 in the previous match against Rotherham United. As the table looks today, Wigan Athletic are in 2nd place, with 13 points from 7 matches, while Doncaster Rovers sit in 24th, with 1 point from 7.

Doncaster Rovers started the first half well, thanks to Tommy Rowe finding the net at the 22 minute mark. However, their lead was short lived, as Will Keane equalised for Wigan Athletic at the 24 minute mark, which brought Leam Richardson’s squad level at 1-1 at the half time break

Wigan Athletic started strong in the second half and were able to dominate, with Will Keane finding the net again, at 52 minutes. When the final wisthle blew, the result was 2-1 to Wigan Athletic.

Wigan Athletic brought on Gwion Edwards, Jordan Jones and Stephen Humphrys for Callum Lang, James McClean and Charlie Wyke. Doncaster Rovers brought on Rodrigo Vilca, Dan Gardner and John Bostock, to replace Charlie Seaman, Ethan Gaibraith and Matthew Smith.

There were bookings for Jack Whatmough, James McClean, Charlie Wyke and Max Power from Wigan Athletic, and Joe Dodoo, Matthew Smith and Joseph Olowu, for Doncaster Rovers.

Wigan Athletic will next play Accrington Stanley away, with Doncaster Rovers facing Morecambe FC at home.

Technical card:
Wigan Athletic: Jack Whatmough, Will Keane, James McClean (Jordan Jones, min.79), Charlie Wyke (Stephen Humphrys, min.86), Max Power and Callum Lang (Gwion Edwards, min.79)
Doncaster Rovers: Tommy Rowe, Joe Dodoo, Matthew Smith (John Bostock, min.80), Joseph Olowu, Charlie Seaman (Rodrigo Vilca, min.57) and Ethan Gaibraith (Dan Gardner, min.70)
Stadium: Dw Stadium
Goals: Tommy Rowe (0-1, min. 22), Will Keane (1-1, min. 24) and Will Keane (2-1, min. 52)
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