Select a Team

Sky Bet League 1

Griffin Park (ATT 12,300) 27th April 2013 - Kick off 15:00 Ref: M Oliver

Brentford Brentford vs Doncaster Rovers Doncaster

ft

Doncaster 1

J Coppinger (90+6)

Doncaster are Champions

Trotta penalty woe breaks Bees

Last Updated: 27/04/13 6:45pm

  • Share:
James Coppinger: Match-winning goal

James Coppinger: Match-winning goal

Doncaster claimed a last-gasp 1-0 win at Brentford to bounce back to the Championship as champions at the first time of asking.

James Coppinger's 95th-minute winner settled the promotion shoot-out in a game almost totally dominated by Brentford, who settle for third spot and a place in the play-offs.

The Bees had their chances to seal automatic promotion in the dying seconds after Clayton Donaldson was bundled over in the box.

But on-loan Fulham striker Marcello Trotta insisted on taking the subsequent penalty and blasted the ball against the crossbar.

Doncaster striker Billy Paynter then raced away on the break and squared for Coppinger to slide home at the far post with Brentford's strikers lying devastated in the visitors' box.

The game might have had a different complexion early on had Bradley Wright-Phillips volley not crashed against the upright.

Doncaster rode their luck, with defender Rob Jones taking out Donaldson when the striker was through on goal only for Barclays Premier League referee Michael Oliver to wave play on.

David Cotterill did get a sight of goal before the break, forcing Brentford goalkeeper Simon Moore into two smart saves with dipping drives.

Bees skipper Jonathan Douglas could have settled his side's nerves just after the hour, but squandered a gilt-edged chance, firng the ball over the crossbar from close range.

Brentford tried repeatedly to work their way through an uncompromising and physical Doncaster defence, but it was ultimately heartache for Uwe Rosler's side, who now take their chances in the play-offs.

  • Share:

Matches

Table

Sky Bet League 1

Sky Bet League 1
Pos Team P Pts
1 Swindon Town 26 54
2 Bristol City 25 54
3 Milton Keynes Dons 26 52
4 Preston North End 26 47
5 Chesterfield 26 38
6 Rochdale 25 37
7 Fleetwood Town 27 37
8 Bradford City 25 36
9 Sheffield United 24 36
10 Notts County 26 35
11 Doncaster Rovers 25 35
12 Port Vale 27 35
13 Peterborough United 26 34
14 Oldham Athletic 25 34
15 Walsall 26 33
16 Gillingham 27 31
17 Scunthorpe United 24 30
18 Coventry City 27 30
19 Barnsley 25 29
20 Crewe Alexandra 26 29
21 Colchester United 26 27
22 Leyton Orient 26 26
23 Yeovil Town 27 25
24 Crawley Town 27 24