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The Keepmoat Stadium (ATT 6,356) 23rd February 2013 - Kick off 15:00 Ref: E Ilderton

Doncaster Doncaster Rovers vs Yeovil Town Yeovil

Doncaster 1

B Paynter (45+2)

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Yeovil 1

P Madden (6)

Rovers and Glovers share points

Last Updated: 23/02/13 6:32pm

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Billy Paynter: Spared his side's blushes

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.

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Sky Bet League 1

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