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Glanford Park (ATT 5,288) 23rd March 2013 - Kick off 15:00 Ref: S Mathieson

Scunthorpe Scunthorpe United vs Doncaster Rovers Doncaster

Scunthorpe 2

M Duffy (41)
K Hawley (85)

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Doncaster 3

D Mirfin (og 5)
I Hume (39)
C Brown (48)

Derby delight for Doncaster

Last Updated: 23/03/13 6:20pm

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Iain Hume: Got on the scoresheet

Iain Hume: Got on the scoresheet

Doncaster stretched their lead at the top of League One to five points with a 3-2 derby success at Scunthorpe.

David Mirfin's early own goal and Iain Hume's 39th-minute strike put Rovers in control but Mark Duffy reduced the Iron's arrears before the break.

Chris Brown restored the visitors' two-goal cushion three minutes into the second half before Karl Hawley scored to set up a tense finale, but Doncaster held on.

Rovers were in front after only five minutes when Mirfin turned a right-wing cross from David Cotterill into his own net at the far post.

Doncaster dominated for a spell with Hume and Rob Jones both going close to adding to their lead.

Brian Flynn's side did make it 2-0 when a Jones throughball from the half-way line split the home defence and Hume was left unchallenged to race into the box and pick his spot past on-loan Manchester City goalkeeper Eirik Holmen Johansen.

Two minutes later, Scunthorpe were thrown a lifeline when winger Duffy curled a 25-yard free-kick into the top right-hand corner of the net. But Rovers were back in command at the beginning of the second half when Brown finished off Hume's cross from close range.

Doncaster continued to dominate the second half without being able to add to their goal tally.

Scunthorpe scrambled a second goal in the 85th minute when striker Hawley claimed the final touch after a shot from Andy Barcham had come back off a post, but it was not enough to save them from a 10th home league defeat.

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1 Bristol City 38 83
2 Preston North End 37 73
3 Swindon Town 37 70
4 Milton Keynes Dons 38 69
5 Sheffield United 38 61
6 Peterborough United 38 56
7 Barnsley 38 55
8 Rochdale 37 53
9 Doncaster Rovers 38 53
10 Fleetwood Town 38 52
11 Oldham Athletic 38 52
12 Chesterfield 37 51
13 Bradford City 36 51
14 Gillingham 38 48
15 Port Vale 38 48
16 Walsall 37 46
17 Coventry City 38 43
18 Scunthorpe United 37 43
19 Crawley Town 38 43
20 Notts County 37 42
21 Crewe Alexandra 38 42
22 Leyton Orient 37 39
23 Colchester United 38 38
24 Yeovil Town 38 33