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The Keepmoat Stadium (ATT 8,037) 24th November 2012 - Kick off 15:00 Ref: S Hooper

Doncaster Doncaster Rovers vs Scunthorpe United Scunthorpe

Doncaster 4

M Woods (22)
D Cotterill (46)
R Jones (62)
B Paynter (64)

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Rovers cut loose to sink Iron

Last Updated: 24/11/12 6:41pm

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Cotterill: Notched Doncaster's second

Cotterill: Notched Doncaster's second

A devastating second-half display earned Doncaster a 4-0 home win and plunged neighbours Scunthorpe deeper into relegation danger.

There was little to chose between two hard-working League One sides in a closely-contested first half at the Keepmoat on Saturday, but Rovers grabbed the lead following an own goal blunder when Christian Ribeiro chested the ball into his own net under pressure from Martin Woods as he attempted to clear a terrific right-wing cross from David Cotterill.

Scunthorpe worked tremendously hard in the first half with Mark Duffy and Jimmy Ryan going close, but the game was one-sided when Rovers made it 2-0 straight after the interval.

Cotterill fired home after on-loan goalkeeper Steve Mildenhall had palmed a cross from Iain Hume straight to his feet.

Rovers' skipper and former Iron defender Rob Jones made it 3-0 with a towering header following a 62nd-minute corner and Billy Paynter added the fourth with a cracking 20-yard shot a couple of minutes later.

It might have been more, but Chris Brown had a header cleared off the goalline and Mildenhall made a reflex save from Dave Syers in the closing stages.

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Sky Bet League 1

Sky Bet League 1
Pos Team P Pts
1 Bristol City 38 83
2 Preston North End 37 73
3 Swindon Town 37 70
4 Milton Keynes Dons 38 69
5 Sheffield United 38 61
6 Peterborough United 38 56
7 Barnsley 38 55
8 Rochdale 37 53
9 Doncaster Rovers 38 53
10 Fleetwood Town 38 52
11 Oldham Athletic 38 52
12 Chesterfield 37 51
13 Bradford City 36 51
14 Gillingham 38 48
15 Port Vale 38 48
16 Walsall 37 46
17 Coventry City 38 43
18 Scunthorpe United 37 43
19 Crawley Town 38 43
20 Notts County 37 42
21 Crewe Alexandra 38 42
22 Leyton Orient 37 39
23 Colchester United 38 38
24 Yeovil Town 38 33