Rovers players celebrate  after scoring
Rovers players celebrate after scoring

doncaster Rovers crashed out of the FA Cup at Oldham, four days after beating the same club at home to go level top on points of League One..

Rovers had a great start when after just four minutes Syers took advantage of a slip by Wabara to make progress down the right-hand flank and broke into the box before laying the ball off to ROBBIE BLAKE, who picked his spot to claim his first goal for the club after signing on at the Keepmoat in the summer.

Keegan hit the wall as he tried to curl in a 25-yard kick after 11 minutes.

Blake, who had made a good start, shot just wide of the far post from the edge of the box.

It had been a good start by Rovers, who had forced five of the six corners to date.

But Oldham should have drawn level when Wabara picked out Montano with a superb defence-splitting pass only to see the Columbian chip the ball over the bar in a one-on-one with keeper Woods.

Oldham had come more into the game and deservedly drew level in stoppage time, WABARA heading home from Baxter’s free-kick from around ten yards out.



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Oldham were the first to threaten after the break - Croft shaking off a challenge by Clingan, booked for pulling him back, before testing Woods with a fierce 25-yarder.

Rovers had again struggled to put the Oldham defence under any real pressure this half and with three youth teamers on his bench, manager Dean Saunders’ options were limited.

Oldham took the lead on 70 minutes. Furman played a one-two before getting a shot away, which was blocked by Woods, but DERBYSHIRE got on the end of the rebound to rifle the ball home from close range to make it 2-1.

Quinn became the third Rovers player to be booked following a 73rd minute foul on Montano.

Oldham hammered another nail into Rovers’ coffin on 77 minutes, DERBYSHIRE rounding off a neat move with a clinical finish to claim his second goal to make it 3-1.

Jones got on the end of a cross into the box by Clingan on 80 minutes, only to head wide.

Chris Brown shot just wide of the right-hand post from Martis’ cross into the box.

Rovers made a change seconds later with Michael Woods coming on for Syers on 88 minutes.

Keegan became the fourth Rovers player to be booked.