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31/03/12 7.45pm

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Doncaster Rovers slipped a step nearer to League One after their 3-1 home defeat to Birmingham City.

Rovers are now four points from safety with just six games remaining and have now played one more game than those sides around them at the foot of the table.

Frederic Piquionne gave Rovers the perfect start when he headed them ahead after just four minutes.

Birmingham were level within ten minutes when David Murphy headed home for the visitors.

Rovers missed two good chances early in the second half to restore their lead. El Hadji Diouf fired over and Simon Gillett saw his shot saved by Boaz Myhill.

They were made to pay for their misses. Chris Burke fired Birmingham ahead just past the hour with a shot from just outside the area and Marlon King wrapped things up when he found himself unmarked just inside the penalty area.

Another disappointing result that brings to an end a run of nine games during the month of March, which has seen them win just one.


Teams

Doncaster
Ikeme, Friend, Ilunga, Beye (Dumbuya 75), Lockwood, Gillett, Robert, Oster(Coppinger 82), Diouf, Piquionne (Brown 67), Barnes

Substitutes not used
Hird, Bennett

Birmingham
Myhill, Ramage, Davies, Caldwell, Murphy, Burke (Redmond 87), N'Daw, Mutch, Townsend (Elliott 64), Zigic (Huseklepp 87), King

Substitutes not used
Doyle, Gomis


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Writer:DonnyEd
Date:Friday March 30 2012
Time: 9:56PM

Comments

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Now at the stage that every game is 'must win'. Can't rely on goal difference either.
temaze10
31/03/2012 03:34:00
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Backs to the wall and like a cornered cat will fight their way out.
Dblido
31/03/2012 13:36:00
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Games were bound to catch up with us this month, players looked knackered.
donnyed
03/04/2012 22:08:00
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Hopefully a week off will have freshened the legs a bit
1879Rovers
06/04/2012 06:53:00
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