Date: 25th August 2015 at 10:16pm
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Doncaster bowed out of the Capital One League Cup at the hands of Ipswich Town but not before scaring the Championship leaders.

Ipswich needed extra-time to see off Doncaster 4-1 after extra-time.

Andy Williams sent Doncaster in ahead at half time when he headed home halfway through the half.

Ipswich levelled close to the hour mark when Brett Pitman reacted quickly to fire home after Doncaster failed to clear.

Two goals by David McGoldrick and James Alabi in three minutes just before the break in the first half of extra-time put the game beyond Doncaster.

Ryan Fraser added a fourth for Ipswich in the second half of extra-time as Doncaster tired.

Doncaster started well and Williams scored on 23 minutes when he headed home a Cedric Evina cross.

The visitors had chances to draw level during the first half with Brett Pitman going closest when his lob over Thorsten Stuckmann came back off the woodwork and David McGoldrick blazed the rebound wide of the target.

Pitman also fired wide when he got in behind the defence.

James Coppinger almost had a chance to double the lead for Doncaster in the first half but he was denied by a last ditch tackle.


Doncaster had chances to increase the lead early in the second half with Williams twice going close whilst at the other end; Stuckmann did well to deny Pitman.

Richie Wellens went close to doubling the lead with an audacious attempt from close to the halfway line that had Gerken in the Ipswich goal back peddling.

Pitman equalised for Ipswich close to the hour when he pounced to poke home as Doncaster failed to clear the ball.

Curtis Main had a great chance to restore the lead for Doncaster but he couldn`t keep his free header on target.

McGoldrick went close to putting the visitors ahead but his effort went just wide.

Stuckmann was again proving to be a Doncaster hero and he made a great save to deny Larsen Toure in the final minute of normal time has the game went to extra-time.

Ipswich went ahead just a few minutes before the break in extra-time when McGoldrick headed home and they increased the lead before the half-time whistle when James Alabi poked home from close range.

On loan Bournemouth winger Ryan Fraser added a fourth in the second half when he fired across Stuckmann.

Teams

Doncaster Rovers
Stuckmann, McCullough (Lund 19), Butler, Jones (Whitehouse 46), Taylor-Sinclair, Evina, Wellens, Chaplow (Middleton 100), Main, Williams, Coppinger

Subs not used
Marosi, Mandeville, Carberry, P. McKay

Ipswich Town
Gerken, Emmanuel, Kenlock, Yorwerth, Smith (Chambers 79), Coke, Tabb, McDonnell (Fraser 99), Toure, McGoldrick, Pitman (Alabi 70)

Subs not used
Crowe, Maitland-Niles, Beyua, Sears