Date: 21st October 2012 at 7:23am
Written by:

Doncaster Rovers continued their recent good run with a comeback win at home to Brentford.

Rovers looked to be heading to their fourth defeat of the season before scoring twice in the last fifteen minutes.

Brentford broke the deadlock on the stroke of half time when Jonathan Douglas was found through the middle and his shot went in off the underside of the crossbar.

Rovers could have already been behind in the game with Clayton Donaldson missing a gilt-edged chance after a poor back pass by Shelton Martis.

David Cotterill got Rovers back into the game with just fifteen minutes when he cut inside before hitting a 25-yard shot past Simon Moore in the Brentford goal, his fifth goal of the season.

The goal spurred Rovers on and they won the game with just five minutes remaining when substitute Billy Paynter headed home a Martin Woods cross.

The win moves Rovers up to seventh place in League One with away trips to leaders Tranmere Rovers on Tuesday and fifth placed Notts County in the next week.


Gary Woods; Paul Quinn, Shelton Martis (David Syers 56), Rob Jones, Tommy Spurr; David Cotterill, James Harper, Martin Woods, Kyle Bennett; Ian Hume (Robbie Blake 80), Chris Brown (Billy Paynter 63)

Subs not used
Neil Sullivan, Michael Woods, Jordan Ball, Paul Keegan,

Simon Moore; Shaleum Logan, Tony Craig, Harlee Dean, Jake Bidwell (Leon Legge 59); Adam Forshaw (Kevin O`Conner 72), Jonathan Douglas, Toumani Diagouraga, Harry Forrester; Tom Adeyemi (Stuart Dallas 78), Clayton Donaldson

Subs not used
Richard Lee, Scott Barron, Jimmy Spencer, Paul Hayes,

Join Vital Donny
Join The Vital Debate

Join Vital Doncaster Rovers!

With news and views, along with a forum, polls and article comments, everything you need in a fans site is right here!

You can even win prizes, by posting articles comments, posting on the message forum and voting on the polls.

Vital is also 100% interactive. Not only can you have your say on the articles and the forum but you can also suggest an article or a poll so you can air your views.

So why not join Vital today?

It’s easy to register here and enjoy getting involved

Message Board

To visit the message board, click here.

Get involved

This website is your website and we are looking for people to help run the site. Do you go to most of the games and have an opinion? Why not write a match report? Perhaps you are a budding journalist or even just someone who is very opinionated? Well why not join our team? If this interests you please contact Vital Doncaster .

Bookmark and Share

Vital Doncaster on:

Vital Doncaster on:


One Reply to “Rovers hit back to claim the points”

Comments are closed.