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The Keepmoat Stadium (ATT 6,403) 25th August 2012 - Kick off 15:00 Ref: T Kettle

Doncaster Doncaster Rovers vs Crawley Town Crawley

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Red Devils leave it late

Last Updated: 25/08/12 6:49pm

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Ajose: Match-winning goal

Ajose: Match-winning goal

Crawley pinched the points thanks to Nicky Ajose's 87th-minute winner in a 1-0 victory at Doncaster on Saturday.

It was rough luck on the home side, who had done most of the attacking in a match lacking in quality and goalmouth action, but the visitors grew stronger as the game progressed and Ajose delivered the suckerpunch three minutes from time to end Doncaster's unbeaten start to the campaign.

The Red Devils were seldom seen as an attacking force in the first half and relied on the long ball for their attempts at goal with Nicky Adams going close following a breakway move in the 43rd minute.

Rovers had most of the play, but failed to capitalise on their chances with Billy Paynter firing wide and heading over in quick succession.

Doncaster were unable to step up the pace after the interval although Dave Cotterill had a 20-yard snap shot well saved in the 53rd minute.

It was Crawley who finished the game on top with Ajose forcing Gary Woods to save for the first time in the 86th minute before snatching the all-important goal seconds later when he deflected an effort from Josh Simpson into the net.

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Sky Bet League 1

Sky Bet League 1
Pos Team P Pts
1 Bristol City 22 45
2 Milton Keynes Dons 21 44
3 Swindon Town 22 44
4 Preston North End 22 44
5 Bradford City 22 33
6 Sheffield United 22 33
7 Rochdale 22 31
8 Notts County 21 31
9 Chesterfield 22 31
10 Peterborough United 22 30
11 Oldham Athletic 22 30
12 Port Vale 22 29
13 Doncaster Rovers 21 29
14 Fleetwood Town 22 27
15 Walsall 22 27
16 Barnsley 22 26
17 Scunthorpe United 21 26
18 Gillingham 22 25
19 Coventry City 22 25
20 Leyton Orient 22 22
21 Crawley Town 22 22
22 Crewe Alexandra 22 22
23 Colchester United 22 20
24 Yeovil Town 22 20