Rovers hit rock bottom

Classy: El Hadji Diouf hit back with a penalty a fine individual performance.'Picture: STEVE TAYLOR
Classy: El Hadji Diouf hit back with a penalty a fine individual performance.'Picture: STEVE TAYLOR
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DONCASTER Rovers are again propping up the Championship table after they lost for the first time in six home games against high-flying Blackpool at the Keepmoat Stadium last night.

The Seasiders, who remain unbeaten in 10 league and cup games in 2012, completed the double over Dean Saunders’ side with a 3-1 victory to maintain their promotion challenge.

Rovers hit back with a first half penalty by El Hadji Diouf after Blackpool had struck twice in the first half hour, but were always chasing the game after Novan Dicko made it 3-1 midway through the second.

“It was a vital goal,” said Blackpool boss Ian Holloway.

“Our first two goals were excellent but then we forgot that you’ve got to close down the opposition and they got back into it with a penalty.

“Was it a penalty. Probably not, but Diouf chipped it in with aplomb. Donny made it tough for us and it needed a superb save by Matt Gilks to deny them an equaliser. They never gave up but lucky for us we got a third.”

Saunders said: “We could have got something out of the game but we missed too many chances. It was our first game for two weeks and I thought that they looked sharper than us in the first 15 minutes.”