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Bescot Stadium (ATT 4,205) 18th August 2012 - Kick off 15:00 Ref: M Heywood

Walsall Walsall vs Doncaster Rovers Doncaster

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Doncaster 3

C Brown (5)
D Cotterill (26)
K Bennett (56)

Cotterill stars in Rovers stroll

Last Updated: 18/08/12 7:22pm

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Cotterill: Scored a wonder goal

Cotterill: Scored a wonder goal

Summer signing David Cotterill scored a wonder goal as Doncaster strolled to a 3-0 win over Walsall at the Banks's Stadium.

The former Barnsley player unleashed a remarkable drive from near the halfway line which caught home goalkeeper David Grof off his line and sailed into the roof of the net in the 26th minute.

Doncaster were already ahead after a neat move saw fellow new boy Billy Paynter set up Chris Brown to score with a low shot that Grof should have saved as early as the fifth minute.

Walsall played some neat football but had no penetration and look set for yet another struggle against relegation, though winger Ashley Hemmings was unlucky to see a fierce drive blocked.

Rovers finished off the Saddlers in the 56th minute when Kyle Bennett cut inside and drifted a lovely shot into the top corner of the net.

Walsall made several changes in an effort to get a consolation goal but Rovers were far too strong at the back and coasted to an easy three points.

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Sky Bet League 1
Pos Team P Pts
1 Bristol City 21 42
2 Milton Keynes Dons 20 41
3 Swindon Town 21 41
4 Preston North End 21 41
5 Sheffield United 21 33
6 Rochdale 21 31
7 Notts County 20 31
8 Bradford City 21 30
9 Peterborough United 21 30
10 Oldham Athletic 21 30
11 Chesterfield 21 28
12 Fleetwood Town 21 27
13 Walsall 21 27
14 Barnsley 21 26
15 Port Vale 21 26
16 Doncaster Rovers 20 26
17 Coventry City 21 25
18 Scunthorpe United 20 23
19 Gillingham 21 22
20 Crawley Town 21 22
21 Colchester United 21 20
22 Yeovil Town 21 20
23 Leyton Orient 21 19
24 Crewe Alexandra 21 19