Husband strike seals Rovers win
Last Updated: March 9, 2013 8:04pm
James Husband: Left it late
James Husband's late strike tipped a topsy-turvy clash at Bournemouth 2-1 in Doncaster's favour to keep them top of the table.
The teenager fired in a left-footed volley in the 88th minute after his initial drive was blocked to condemn Bournemouth to their fifth straight defeat.
In a hard-fought contest, it was the Cherries who started the brighter with skipper Steve Cook rattling the crossbar with a fifth-minute header.
Veteran Neil Sullivan, 43, making his first appearance for Doncaster this season, was the busier goalkeeper throughout, producing a number of smart saves from Brett Pitman and Lewis Grabban.
Former Leeds striker Billy Paynter scored his 11th goal of the campaign to open the scoring for Rovers after converting a pin-point David Cotterill cross after 66 minutes.
Bournemouth responded and thought they had picked up a vital point in the promotion run-in when Matt Tubbs lobbed over a stranded Sullivan in the 85 minute.
And after Husband's late winner, Eddie Howe's men were centimetres away from grabbing a last-minute equaliser when Brett Pitman's header cannoned back off the post in stoppage time.
npower League 1
Sat 9th Mar
Bournemth1 - 2Doncaster
Carlisle2 - 0Brentford
Colchester1 - 2Crewe
Crawley0 - 0Notts Co
Hartlepool0 - 0Yeovil
Portsmouth2 - 0Bury
Preston2 - 0Stevenage
Scunthorpe1 - 2Coventry
Sheff Utd0 - 0MK Dons
Shrewsbury0 - 2Leyton Or
Swindon2 - 2Walsall
Tranmere1 - 0Oldham
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