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The Keepmoat Stadium (ATT 6,437) 16th August 2014 - Kick off 15:00

Doncaster Doncaster Rovers vs Port Vale Port Vale

Doncaster 1

K Bennett (74)
H Forrester (S/O 79)

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Port Vale 3

B Williamson (27)
T Pope (39)
C Dickinson (41)

Port Vale see off Doncaster

Last Updated: 16/08/14 7:17pm

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Tom Pope: Amongst the goals

Tom Pope: Amongst the goals

Doncaster had star man Harry Forrester controversially sent off as they slumped to a 3 -1 defeat against impressive Port Vale.

Vale chalked up a 6-2 cup victory over Hartlepool in midweek and were in fine form again as they finished worthy winners.

But the home side seemed unfortunate to be reduced to 10 men in the 79th minute when Forrester was dismissed after accidentally kicking Sam Johnson in the face as he tried to shoot after rounding the keeper, who had dived at his feet.

By then the game was over as a contest. Vale had soaked up early pressure from the home side to hit back with three goals before the interval.

Ben Williamson added to his midweek hat-trick when he headed home in opportunist style after Jed Steer had done well to tip out a goal-bound effort from Chris Lines.

Tom Pope scored for the third game in a row to make it 2-0 with a superb angled shot, which went in off the far post in the 39th minute and Carl Dickinson hammered home the third a couple of minutes later following a corner.

Substitute Kyle Bennett pulled one back with a looping 25-yarder 15 minutes from time but Rovers never looked like hauling back the deficit.

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1 Bristol City 46 99
2 Milton Keynes Dons 46 91
3 Preston North End 46 89
4 Swindon Town 46 79
5 Sheffield United 46 71
6 Chesterfield 46 69
7 Bradford City 46 65
8 Rochdale 46 63
9 Peterborough United 46 63
10 Fleetwood Town 46 63
11 Barnsley 46 62
12 Gillingham 46 62
13 Doncaster Rovers 46 61
14 Walsall 46 59
15 Oldham Athletic 46 57
16 Scunthorpe United 46 56
17 Coventry City 46 55
18 Port Vale 46 54
19 Colchester United 46 52
20 Crewe Alexandra 46 52
21 Notts County 46 50
22 Crawley Town 46 50
23 Leyton Orient 46 49
24 Yeovil Town 46 40