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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
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1 Swindon Town 26 54
2 Bristol City 25 54
3 Milton Keynes Dons 25 51
4 Preston North End 26 47
5 Rochdale 25 37
6 Fleetwood Town 27 37
7 Bradford City 25 36
8 Sheffield United 24 36
9 Chesterfield 25 35
10 Notts County 26 35
11 Doncaster Rovers 25 35
12 Port Vale 27 35
13 Peterborough United 26 34
14 Oldham Athletic 25 34
15 Walsall 26 33
16 Gillingham 27 31
17 Coventry City 27 30
18 Barnsley 25 29
19 Scunthorpe United 23 29
20 Crewe Alexandra 26 29
21 Colchester United 26 27
22 Leyton Orient 26 26
23 Yeovil Town 27 25
24 Crawley Town 26 24