Rovers and Glovers share points
Last Updated: February 23, 2013 6:32pm
Billy Paynter: Spared his side's blushes
Automatic promotion contenders Doncaster and Yeovil contested a 1-1 draw at the Keepmoat Stadium on Saturday afternoon.
However, the hosts will feel they should have clinched a first win in five games after dominating for long periods.
A blunder by Rovers goalkeeper Gary Woods gifted the Glovers the lead in the sixth minute when he fumbled a free-kick from Jamie McAllister and Paddy Madden popped up to slam home his 19th goal of the season.
Doncaster responded well and James Coppinger had a low shot saved in the 20th minute before Billy Paynter grabbed a deserved equaliser on the stroke of half-time.
A cracking effort from James Husband was tipped behind by visiting keeper Marek Stech and from the resulting corner Paynter headed home David Cotterill's cross.
Paynter had earlier missed a great chance when he headed against the crossbar and Rovers continued to spurn openings in the second half with Rob Jones heading wide from point-blank range.
Yeovil substitute Gavin Williams squandered a chance in the 70th minute.
Doncaster felt they should have been awarded a penalty when Stech appeared to bring down David Syers 13 minutes from time but the referee waved away the appeals.
npower League 1
Sat 23rd Feb
Bournemth0 - 1Sheff Utd
Brentford0 - 0Walsall
Carlisle1 - 1MK Dons
Colchester1 - 5Tranmere
Coventry1 - 2Crewe
Doncaster1 - 1Yeovil
Leyton Or0 - 1Crawley
Oldham1 - 0Portsmouth
Scunthorpe1 - 2Hartlepool
Shrewsbury2 - 1Stevenage
Swindon1 - 1Preston
npower League 1
|8||Milton Keynes Dons||46||70|
|14||Preston North End||46||59|