Rovers enjoy more away success
Last Updated: November 20, 2012 11:20pm
David Cotterill: Netted for Rovers
Goals from Rob Jones, David Cotterill and Tommy Spurr earned Doncaster a 3-1 success against Carlisle at Brunton Park.
Goals from Jones and Cotterill in the space of four first-half minutes set Doncaster on their way to their seventh away win of the season.
David Symington pulled one back for Carlisle with a screamer of a free-kick after the break, only for Tommy Spurr to pounce for Rovers' third and seal the victory and extend their unbeaten run on the road to eight games.
It all began going wrong for Carlisle in the 14th minute when Rovers' centre-half Jones came steaming in on to Cotterill's corner to thump a magnificent 12-yard header which gave keeper Adam Collin no chance of saving.
Ian Hume hit the post with a low effort from just inside the area and in the 18th minute Rovers doubled their lead with another spectacular strike, this time from Cotterill who received the ball from Billy Paynter and curled a shot out of the reach of Collin into the top corner of the net.
Symington brought Carlisle back into it in the 66th minute with a superb free-kick from 28 yards which left Gary Woods helpless as it flew and dipped past the Rovers' keeper into the back of the net.
Just as Carlisle were having their best spell of the game Spurr restored Rovers' two-goal advantage in the 77th minute, glancing a header just inside the right hand post from Cotterill's free-kick.
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Tue 20th Nov
Bournemth1 - 1Stevenage
Carlisle1 - 3Doncaster
Colchester1 - 3Coventry
Crawley0 - 1Yeovil
Hartlepool1 - 2Oldham
Portsmouth2 - 3Leyton Or
Preston0 - 0Notts Co
Scunthorpe1 - 2Bury
Sheff Utd3 - 3Crewe
Shrewsbury2 - 2MK Dons
Swindon0 - 1Brentford
Tranmere0 - 0Walsall
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