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2016/17 English League Two, 2016/2017 English League Two
  • Tom Parkes (44')
  • Tommy Rowe (36')
  • John Marquis (55', 82')
  • Mathieu Baudry (86')

League Two leaders Doncaster heap more misery on Leyton Orient

Doncaster edged nearer a return to League One with a 4-1 thrashing of bottom-club Leyton Orient at Brisbane Road.
John Marquis' double sandwiched efforts from Tommy Rowe and Mathieu Baudry, while Tom Parkes had levelled for the O's just before half-time.
It was a 16th home defeat of the campaign for Orient, who due in the High Court on Monday having been served with a winding-up order by HMRC.
Rowe's 12th goal of the season put the League Two leaders in front nine minutes before the break when he seized on a loose clearance and crashed a 20-yard shot past recalled goalkeeper Alex Cisak
The O's equalised a minute before the interval when Parkes coolly slid the ball past Ian Lawlor after a counter-attack.
Rovers restored their lead 10 minutes after the break when Orient defender Aron Pollock played the ball across goal and into the path of Marquis, who fired in off the post from 20 yards.
Substitutes Andy Wlliams and Gary McSheffrey both missed easy chances for the visitors before Marquis showed them the way in the 82nd minute when he latched on to a McSheffrey cross to net his 23rd league goal of the season.
Former Orient defender Baudry volleyed home a fourth following a McSheffrey corner three minutes later, leaving Rovers 17 points ahead of fourth-placed Stevenage.

English League Two Standings

POS Team GP GD PTS
1 Doncaster Rovers 38 +31 78
2 Plymouth Argyle 38 +18 72
3 Portsmouth 38 +25 65
4 Stevenage 38 +12 61
5 Luton Town 38 +20 60
6 Carlisle United 38 0 59
7 Exeter City 38 +16 58
8 Blackpool 38 +20 57
9 Mansfield Town 38 +3 55
10 Wycombe Wanderers 38 +1 55
11 Colchester United 38 +3 54
12 Cambridge United 37 +6 53
13 Grimsby Town 38 -2 51
14 Accrington Stanley 37 -1 48
15 Barnet 38 -5 48
16 Morecambe 38 -13 46
17 Yeovil Town 38 -9 45
18 Crewe Alexandra 38 -11 45
19 Crawley Town 38 -16 45
20 Notts County 38 -23 43
21 Hartlepool United 38 -15 41
22 Cheltenham Town 38 -14 39
23 Newport County 38 -20 33
24 Leyton Orient 38 -26 32