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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 Swindon Town 26 54
2 Bristol City 25 54
3 Milton Keynes Dons 25 51
4 Preston North End 26 47
5 Rochdale 25 37
6 Fleetwood Town 27 37
7 Bradford City 25 36
8 Sheffield United 24 36
9 Chesterfield 25 35
10 Notts County 26 35
11 Doncaster Rovers 25 35
12 Port Vale 27 35
13 Peterborough United 26 34
14 Oldham Athletic 25 34
15 Walsall 26 33
16 Gillingham 27 31
17 Coventry City 27 30
18 Barnsley 25 29
19 Scunthorpe United 23 29
20 Crewe Alexandra 26 29
21 Colchester United 26 27
22 Leyton Orient 26 26
23 Yeovil Town 27 25
24 Crawley Town 26 24