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Crucial win for Rovers

Nottingham Forest
1 - 2
Doncaster Rovers

City Ground

06/03/12 7.45pm

Attendance: 18,521

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Doncaster Rovers battled to a crucial three points at Nottingham Forest as new signing Frederic Piquionne marked it with a superb strike.

Piquionne signed on loan for a month from West Ham earlier in the day and he broke the deadlock with a thunderous strike from fully 35 yards.

The lead was doubled in the early moments of the second half when Kyle Bennett fired home from close range.

Forest got a lifeline just past the hour through Dexter Blackstock but Rovers held out for a crucial three points and they are now within three points of Forest who are just outside the relegation places.

It was a huge win for Rovers with both Millwall and Bristol City also winning.

Teams

Nottingham Forest
Camp, Wootton (Reid 46), Chambers, Lynch, Elokobi (Cunningham 57), Gunter, Moussi, Guedioura, McLeary, Blackstock, Findlay (McGugan 74)

Subs not used
Smith, Anderson

Doncaster
Ikeme, Martis, Beye, Chimbonda, Spurr (Hird 50), Barnes, Gillett, Piquionne (Bagayoko 64), Diouf (Oster 71), Bennett, Coppinger

Subs not used
Hayter, Robert

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Writer:DonnyEd
Date:Tuesday March 6 2012
Time: 9:49PM

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What a massive win for Rovers. Now kick on from here
donnyed
06/03/2012 22:08:00
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