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Sky Bet League 1

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

Scunthrpe Scunthorpe United vs Doncaster Rovers Doncaster

Scunthrpe 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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Sky Bet League 1

Sky Bet League 1
Pos Team P Pts
1 Bristol City 19 39
2 Swindon Town 18 35
3 Preston North End 18 34
4 Milton Keynes Dons 16 31
5 Sheffield United 18 31
6 Notts County 18 30
7 Rochdale 18 27
8 Oldham Athletic 18 27
9 Peterborough United 19 27
10 Fleetwood Town 18 25
11 Chesterfield 18 24
12 Bradford City 18 23
13 Barnsley 17 22
14 Walsall 18 22
15 Port Vale 18 22
16 Doncaster Rovers 16 21
17 Crawley Town 18 21
18 Coventry City 18 20
19 Leyton Orient 18 19
20 Gillingham 18 18
21 Colchester United 18 17
22 Yeovil Town 18 17
23 Scunthorpe United 17 16
24 Crewe Alexandra 18 15