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Walsall 0 - Doncaster Rovers 3

Banks's Stadium

18/08/12 3pm

Attendance: 4,205

Rovers start in style

Doncaster Rovers made a perfect start to life back in League One, with a comprehensive 3-0 opening day win at Walsall.

Rovers boss Dean Saunders gave league debuts to five new signings including Billy Paynter and Jamie McCombe who signed in the last week.

The game also saw two early contenders for the clubs goal of the season after Chris Brown had pounced to put Rovers ahead after five minutes.

David Cotterill doubled Rovers lead halfway through the half with a 'Beckhamesque` shot from fully forty yards.

Kyle Bennett capped a great opening day win with a superb individual goal early in the second half.

Rovers will now prepare for their opening home League One game of the season against Bury on Tuesday night.

Teams

Walsall
David Grof; Ben Purkiss, Andy Butler, Dean Holden, James Chambers; Jamie Paterson (Brandy 62, Bowerman 68)), Adam Chambers, Nicky Featherstone, Ashley Hemmings (Baxendale 62); Florent Cuvelier, Will Grigg,

Subs not used
Jake Jones, Malvind Benning, Paul Downing, James Walker



ROVERS
Gary Woods; Paul Quinn, Rob Jones, Jamie McCombe, Tommy Spurr; David Cotterill, David Syers, Martin Woods, Kyle Bennett (Coppinger); Billy Paynter (Harper 61), Chris Brown (Robbie Blake 81)

Subs not used
James Husband, Jon Maxted

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The Journalist

Writer: DonnyEd Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Sunday August 19 2012

Time: 7:12AM

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A great start with some great goals
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Early days but the signs are looking good.
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