Rovers go top of the pile
Last Updated: 26/02/13 10:59pm
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.
Sky Bet League 1
Tue 26th Feb
B'mouth0 - 2Coventry
Carlisle0 - 3Walsall
Colchester2 - 0Yeovil
Crawley1 - 2Brentford
Hartlepool3 - 0Crewe
Portsmth1 - 1MK Dons
Scunthorpe1 - 0Stevenage
Sheff Utd0 - 0Leyton Or
Shrewsbury1 - 2Doncaster
Swindon0 - 1Bury
Tranmere1 - 1Notts Co
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