Doncaster Rovers suffered a disappointing defeat on the opening day of the new League Two season. Here’s our player ratings.
Ross Etheridge 5
Nervy, particularly in the first half, and should have kept out Stanley’s second goal.
Matty Blair 7
Refreshing to see a Rovers player take on their man and get to the by-line. Impressive debut.
Mitchell Lund 5
Looked uneasy in right-sided centre back role. Caught appealing for offside for the opening goal.
Andy Butler 6
Relished the physical battle at the back and was a threat from set pieces.
Niall Mason 6
Began tentatively but grew into the game. Looks comfortable on the ball and can pick a pass.
Riccardo Calder 5
Threatened occasionally going forward but was caught out defensively on several occasions.
James Coppinger 6
Offered decent delivery from set pieces but struggled to influence the game from open play.
Jordan Houghton 6
Steady rather than spectacular on his Rovers debut. Kept things simple in possession.
Tommy Rowe 7
Authoritative when he got on the ball and took his goal excellently. Him and Marquis pressed well.
John Marquis 7
Held the ball up excellently and worked relentlessly for the team. Missed a good headed chance.
Andy Williams 6
Got on the scoresheet but fluffed his lines from the penalty spot. Struggled to really get into the game.
Cedric Evina 5
Tried to get forward but his delivery in the final third let him down.
Harry Middleton 5
Replaced Houghton in the holding role and kept things ticking over.
Liam Mandeville 6
Held onto the ball, used it intelligently and supplied the cross for Williams’ goal.
Marko Marosi, Joe Wright, Tyler Garratt, Alfie Beestin.
Aaron Chapman 4, Janoi Donacien 6 (Callam Jones, 79), Omar Beckles 7, Mark Hughes 6, Matty Pearson 6, Jordan Clark 6 (Chris Eagles, 74), Scott Brown 6, Seamus Conneely 6, Sean McConville 7, Rommy Boco 7 (Shay McCartan, 71), Terry Gornell 6. Unused subs: Elliot Parish, Arran Davies, Steven Hewitt, Bastien Hery.
Accrington: Boco (8), Pearson (29), McConville (90+1). Rovers: Rowe (12), Williams (82)
Sebastian Stockbridge 7
2,647 (1,240 AWAY)