FULL TIME; COVENTRY 0 DONCASTER ROVERS 2

James Husband on his full debut
James Husband on his full debut

DONCASTER Rovers’ fans applauded the side off the pitch after this away victory.

On 66 minutes, the hosts looked to have reasonable claims for a penalty when Keogh went down in the area after apparanetly being held back by Hird but Foy waved play on, much to the annoyance of the Doncaster captain

On 80 minutes, the game’s big turning point arrived when Coventry captain Keogh felled substitute Hayter in the penalty area with referee Foy pointing straight to the penalty spot just seconds before sending Keogh off for an early bath.

HAYTER picked himself up to slot the resulting penalty into the right-hand corner of the net.

Coventry rallied and moments after the restart Martin Cranie met a Norwood cross to force Woods into tipping the ball just over the crossbar and out for a corner.

Doncaster looked like anything but a team heading for the third tier of English football and four minutes from time they doubled their lead when GILLETT found himself unmarked 25-yards out and unleashed an unstoppable drive that flew past Murphy and into the bottom corner of the net.

The final whistle bought loud boos from the home fans whilst the travelling Doncaster fans stood behind long after the final whistle had gone to applaud their team off the pitch.