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Rovers win on the road

Colchester United
1 - 2
Doncaster Rovers

Weston Homes Community Stadium

15/09/12 3pm

Attendance: 3,262

Referee:

Doncaster Rovers returned to winning ways with a 2-1 win at Colchester United.

Rovers came into the game refreshed after missing last week`s games due to the international break and goals at the start of each half proved crucial.

David Cotterill gave Rovers the lead after just three minutes when he pounced on a poor clearance by Colchester goalkeeper Mark Cousins.

Cotterill intercepted his attempted clearance before drilling past the keeper from the edge of the area.

Colchester drew level on the half hour when Magnus Okuonghae saw his low shot creep in off the post.

Rovers restored their lead in the third minute of the second half, when Andy Bond headed Cotterill`s free kick past his own goalkeeper.

The win lifts Rovers back up into ninth place in League One with a game in hand on those sides above them.

Rovers are quickly back in action with a South Yorkshire derby at Sheffield United on Tuesday night.

Teams
Colchester United
Mark Cousins; Brian Wilson, Magnus Okuonghae, Tom Eastman, Michael Rose; Freddie Sears, Kem Izzett (Anthony Wordsworth 75), Andy Bond (Clinton Morrison 63), Marcus Bean, Ian Henderson, Gavin Massey

Subs not used
Carl Pentney, Matt Heath, Karl Duguid, John-Joe O`Toole, John White

ROVERS
Gary Woods; Paul Quinn, Jamie McCombe, Rob Jones, Tommy Spurr; David Cotterill, David Syers (James Harper 77), Paul Keegan, Martin Woods; Kyle Bennett (James Husband 71), Chris Brown (Iain Hume 82)

Subs not used
Neil Sullivan, Shelton Martis, Robbie Blake,

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Writer:DonnyEd
Date:Sunday September 16 2012
Time: 7:00AM

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I have to be honest, I don't know what to expect next with Rovers this season.
1879Rovers
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