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Boundary Park (ATT 4,252) 26th December 2012 - Kick off 15:00 Ref: R Lewis

Oldham Oldham Athletic vs Doncaster Rovers Doncaster

Oldham 1

Y M'Changama (27)

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Doncaster 2

R Jones (3)
D Syers (90+1)

Last-gasp Syers denies Latics

Last Updated: 26/12/12 8:32pm

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Syers: Dramatic winner

Syers: Dramatic winner

Doncaster substitute David Syers grabbed a last-gasp winner as the high-flying Rovers won 2-1 at Oldham on Boxing Day.

The home side were on course for a well-deserved point, but Syers pounced in injury time to give Rovers their first victory in five league and cup games.

Doncaster scored after just three minutes when David Cotterill's left-wing free-kick was touched against the post by Billy Paynter and Rob Jones headed home the rebound from eight yards.

Oldham responded well, but Matt Smith's diving header flashed wide and Jose Baxter's long-range effort was saved by Rovers goalkeeper Gary Woods.

The equaliser came after 27 minutes as French midfielder Youssouff M'Changama let fly from 25 yards and saw his rising shot go through Woods' grasp.

Woods then tipped away Jean Yves Mvoto's thumping header before Oldham goalkeeper Dean Bouzanis thwarted Paynter after a goalmouth scramble.

The sides were closely-matched in a tight second half and Oldham threatened a winner when Smith headed straight at the goalkeeper.

But Rovers snatched victory when Cotterill's cross to the far post was headed in from eight yards by Syers.

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Sky Bet League 1

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