Grant McCann’s return to London Road ended in defeat as Peterborough moved into the FA Cup third round with a 2-1 win against Doncaster after surviving a late fightback.

Harrison Burrows opened the scoring after just three minutes with an incredible piece of luck that saw his cross from the left sail over everyone and bounce into the top-right corner.

Kwame Poku and Ricky-Jade Jones both wasted great one-on-one opportunities to add to the lead in the first half but it was Ephron Mason-Clark, a McCann signing, that added the second after 53 minutes.

After picking up the ball on the right of the box, he cut inside and hit a brilliant curling effort right into the bottom corner.

The League Two side responded to the setback well and pulled a deserved goal back with 15 minutes to play when Mo Faal powered home a header from Joe Ironside’s cross.

Doncaster almost completed the comeback in stoppage time but Kyle Hurst’s volley crashed back off the post.

Grant McCann felt his Doncaster side deserved their 2-1 extra-time FA Cup first-round victory over fellow League Two side Accrington – and they now face his former club Peterborough.

After the two sides drew 2-2 at the Eco-Power Stadium, Stanley got off to a dream start in the seventh minute through Joe Pritchard’s back-heel.

Doncaster did not really get going until the second half and equalised after 67 minutes with a close-range effort from Zain Westbrooke.

Luke Molyneux’s shot cannoned off a post before in the 101st minute Joe Ironside fired home the winner.

McCann said: “It was a good win, it’s a tough place to come and I don’t think I have ever won here as a manager.

“In the first half, we didn’t perform the way I know we can and I was worried. We were sloppy in possession and it was a poor goal for us to concede.

“In the second half through to extra time, I think we deservedly won over the course of the game. Our substitutes made a really good impact and they were a big plus.

“In the second half, we looked threatening every time we went forward. We hit the post and I felt the goal would come, which it did and then it was pleasing to get the winner in extra time.

“We needed a response after Saturday, we were disappointed, and I felt we got that in the second half and extra time.”

John Coleman is worried about the loss of players, with scorer Pritchard, Rosaire Longelo, Shaun Whalley and Seamus Conneely all coming off injured.

He said: “I am really disappointed. We started off OK and had chances to go further in front but they wrestled the initiative off us and ultimately we have lost the game because of a lack of quality from us.

“It hurts to go out like that. I don’t think it was a good game. I don’t think either team were good.

“The first goal came from us losing the ball and the winning goal was a carbon copy. We are not learning from our mistakes.

“We couldn’t cope with the players we lost tonight – losing Brad Hills to suspension, Josh Andrews to illness, then Joe Pritchard after 20 minutes and Ros Longelo. Then we had to take Shaun and Seamus off and we couldn’t cope with that.

“We have to hold our hands up and on the night our lack of quality let us down.”

Doncaster boss Grant McCann praised his “brave” side after they upset his old club Hull with a 2-1 win to book a place in the second round of the Carabao Cup.

McCann – who oversaw relegation and promotion before being sacked by the Sky Bet Championship side last year – probably feared the worst when Oscar Estupinan gave the Tigers an early lead.

But Rovers belied their League Two status and fought back with a goal in each half from George Miller.

“I thought we were excellent,” McCann said. “It is difficult to play against Hull – they have got a unique way of playing.

“We came here and tried to be brave. We wanted to try and get after them, and I felt we did that after the first 10 minutes.

“We will see what the draw throws at us – it would be nice to have a cup run – but the league is our bread and butter.”

The game looked to be going to script when Estupinan tapped in Justin Lokilo’s pass, but Miller changed the course of the game with a smart finish from the left after 15 minutes.

The Doncaster forward then scored what proved to be the winner just after the hour when he diverted Harrison Biggins’ long-range strike from distance.

Hull head coach Liam Rosenior was watching from the stands after he was sent off following the stoppage-time late defeat at Norwich on Saturday. “It was unacceptable,” he said.

“This is the first time I have felt like this at the football club and it will be the last time.

“We have got a lot to work on very quickly. I didn’t see it coming and that is why I trusted the players to make the changes I did.”

Rosenior, who was also fined £2,000 for his reaction to Adam Idah’s stoppage-time winner for the Canaries, expects a response.

“It was the longest 90 minutes of my career by a mile. Now we will see – we will see what I am made of and what the group are made of,” he said.

“The boos and the jeers from the fans are from our doing. I know what needs to be done and it will be done.”

Doncaster caused an upset in the first round of the Carabao Cup with a deserved 2-1 victory at Sky Bet Championship side Hull.

George Miller scored twice for the League Two side to give former Tigers head coach Grant McCann a winning return to the MKM Stadium.

Hull – who opened their Championship campaign with a 2-1 defeat at Norwich on Saturday – got off to the perfect start when Oscar Estupinan scored from close range in the third minute.

Aaron Connolly smartly found Jason Lokilo, whose initial strike from the right of the penalty area was parried by Doncaster goalkeeper Ian Lawlor.

Lokilo retained possession, with Lokilo’s pass – aided by a deflection off Lawlor’s right boot – dropping to Estupinan, who could not miss.

But Doncaster equalised after 15 minutes when midfielder Adama Traore gifted the ball to Luke Molyneux on the edge of the box.

Molyneux’s strike ricocheted off Sean McLoughlin’s back towards Miller, who did well to direct the ball into the bottom-right corner from a tight angle.

Doncaster were easily the better side for the remainder of the first half, with Miller denied by Hull keeper Matt Ingram.

Miller, though, did get his second in the 61st minute when he diverted Harrison Biggins’ powerful 18-yard effort struck over Ingram.

Lawlor reacted sharply to stop Ozan Tufan on the half-volley late on, but Hull could have few complaints about a second straight defeat of the new campaign.

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