FULL TIME: Doncaster Rovers 0, Fleetwood Town 0

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Doncaster Rovers and Fleetwood Town’s play-off hopes were mathematically ended after the two sides played out a dire stalemate.

There was a distinct end of season feel about the first half at the Keepmoat Stadium as both teams struggled for inspiration in the final third.

Doncaster had the better of an improved second period but drew a blank on home soil for the 11th time this season.

Nathan Tyson might have done better with Doncaster’s best opening before the interval. After he was released by Richie Wellens he struck his volley into the deck and it was comfortable for Fleetwood keeper Chris Maxwell.

At the other end David Ball had a sight of goal from 20 yards but his shot was straight at Stephen Bywater.

Josh Morris came closest to breaking the deadlock when his powerful drive from the edge of the box went just over.

Rovers, who introduced Jonson Clarke-Harris for the ineffective Curtis Main, started the second period in more positive fashion.

Their best move of the game created an opening for James Coppinger but his shot lacked power, before Tyson latched onto another Wellens through ball but he clipped his effort inches wide of the far post.

As the game continued to meander almost aimlessly, Tyson headed Kyle Bennett’s cross over when he should have hit the target.

Rovers enjoyed their best spell of pressure in the closing stages but Wellens saw his cross-cum-shot parried by Maxwell, who also made a smart save to keep out substitute Harry Forrester.

Rovers (4-4-2) : Bywater, Lund, Butler, Jones, Evina, Coppinger (Forrester 66), Wellens, Furman, Bennett, Main (Clarke-Harris 46), Tyson (Mandeville 75). Subs: Marosi, Wabara, Stevens, Middleton.

Fleetwood (4-1-3-2): Maxwell, Forbes, Pond, Jordan, Chicksen, McLaughlin, Evans (Haughton 60), Sarcevic, Morris, Hunter (Proctor 60), Ball (McAlinden 84). Subs: Schumacher, Hogan, Moore, Crainey.

Attendance: 6,211