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Rovers suffer second straight defeat

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Walsall

Keepmoat Stadium

09/02/13 3pm

Attendance: 7,013

Referee:

Doncaster Rovers lost for the second weekend in a row as their automatic promotion hopes suffered another blow at the hands of Walsall at the Keepmoat Stadium.

Rovers made the worst possible start when Andy Butler headed the visitors ahead inside two minutes.

Billy Paynter restored parity just past the quarter hour when he pounced from close range after Chris Brown had headed towards goal.

Rovers had a number of chances to go ahead in the second half with David Cotterill going closest when his dipping shot from the edge of the area came back off the bar and Rob Jones could only put the rebound wide.

Walsall made Rovers pay for the missed chances when Febian Brandy was able to cut in from the left far too easily before firing his shot past Gary Woods.

Despite the defeat, Rovers remain joint top with Tranmere also losing for the second weekend in a row at Leyton Orient.

The chasing pack are closing in with Swindon and Bournemouth now just one point behind.

Rovers have a chance to go top in midweek when they welcome MK Dons to the Keepmoat.

Teams

Rovers
Gary Woods, Paul Quinn, Jamie McCombe, Rob Jones, Tommy Spurr, David Cotterill, Paul Keegan (Lee Fowler 65), James Coppinger, James Harper, Chris Brown, Billy Paynter (Kyle Bennett 76)

Subs not used
Jon Maxted, James Husband, Andy Griffin, Martin Woods, Emile Sinclair,


Walsall
Ian McLoughlin, Ben Purkiss (James Chambers 43), Paul Downing, Andy Butler, Andy Taylor, James Baxendale (Craig Westcarr 68), Jamie Paterson, Adam Chambers, Will Grigg, Sam Mantom, Febian Brandy (Nicky Featherstone 90),

Subs not used
David Groff, Ashley Hemmings, Dean Holden, George Bowerman

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Writer:DonnyEd
Date:Sunday February 10 2013
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Another missed opportunity. Clubs are beginning to queue up behind the top two now.
donnyed
10/02/2013 20:47:00
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