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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 20 42
2 Swindon Town 20 41
3 Milton Keynes Dons 19 38
4 Preston North End 20 38
5 Sheffield United 20 32
6 Rochdale 20 30
7 Notts County 19 30
8 Oldham Athletic 20 30
9 Peterborough United 20 30
10 Bradford City 20 29
11 Fleetwood Town 20 26
12 Walsall 20 26
13 Chesterfield 20 25
14 Coventry City 20 24
15 Barnsley 20 23
16 Port Vale 20 23
17 Doncaster Rovers 19 23
18 Gillingham 20 22
19 Scunthorpe United 19 22
20 Crawley Town 20 22
21 Yeovil Town 20 20
22 Leyton Orient 20 19
23 Colchester United 20 17
24 Crewe Alexandra 20 16