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Greenhous Meadow (ATT 4,886) 26th February 2013 - Kick off 19:45 Ref: O Langford

Shrewsbury Shrewsbury Town vs Doncaster Rovers Doncaster

Shrewsbury 1

D McAllister (S/O 37)
T Eaves (90)

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Doncaster 2

J Husband (73)
K Bennett (90+3)

Rovers go top of the pile

Last Updated: 26/02/13 10:59pm

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Kyle Bennett: Netted the winner

Kyle Bennett: Netted the winner

Kyle Bennett's deflected shot in stoppage time sealed a dramatic 2-1 win for Doncaster at Shrewsbury to send them to the top of League One.

It was a first win in six games for Brian Flynn's side but they left it late to end their lean run.

Doncaster made much of the early running but were twice cursing their luck when the woodwork came to Shrewsbury's rescue.

James Husband smashed a swerving 25-yard drive against the bar in the fifth minute and then Rob Jones struck the post from close range.

Shrewsbury's task was made harder when midfielder Dave McAllister was sent off in the 36th minute.

He received a straight red card for what referee Ollie Langford interpreted as a reckless challenge.

Doncaster had to be patient to make their extra man count with Chris Weale pulling off some fine saves before Husband, set up by James Coppinger, stroked the visitors into a 73rd-minute lead.

Shrewsbury's 10 men showed plenty of spirit and looked to have snatched a point when a last-minute shot on the turn from Tom Eaves, on loan from Bolton, squirmed past red-faced goalkeeper Gary Woods.

But there was still just enough time for substitute Bennett, a Shropshire lad, to win it for Doncaster in the closing stages when his shot was deflected past Weale to leave Shrewsbury crestfallen.

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Sky Bet League 1

Sky Bet League 1
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1 Bristol City 39 84
2 Preston North End 38 74
3 Swindon Town 37 70
4 Milton Keynes Dons 38 69
5 Sheffield United 39 61
6 Chesterfield 39 57
7 Rochdale 38 56
8 Barnsley 39 56
9 Peterborough United 39 56
10 Bradford City 38 54
11 Doncaster Rovers 38 53
12 Fleetwood Town 39 53
13 Oldham Athletic 39 52
14 Gillingham 39 51
15 Port Vale 39 48
16 Walsall 38 46
17 Coventry City 39 46
18 Crewe Alexandra 39 45
19 Scunthorpe United 38 44
20 Notts County 38 43
21 Crawley Town 39 43
22 Leyton Orient 38 42
23 Colchester United 38 38
24 Yeovil Town 39 33