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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 34 73
2 Preston North End 33 63
3 Milton Keynes Dons 34 62
4 Swindon Town 34 61
5 Sheffield United 33 53
6 Doncaster Rovers 34 49
7 Chesterfield 34 48
8 Bradford City 33 48
9 Peterborough United 34 47
10 Barnsley 34 47
11 Oldham Athletic 33 46
12 Gillingham 34 45
13 Port Vale 34 45
14 Fleetwood Town 34 45
15 Rochdale 32 44
16 Walsall 34 44
17 Scunthorpe United 33 42
18 Notts County 33 41
19 Crewe Alexandra 34 39
20 Coventry City 33 36
21 Leyton Orient 33 35
22 Colchester United 34 34
23 Crawley Town 34 34
24 Yeovil Town 34 30