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 Wolverhampton Wanderers 44 99
2 Brentford 44 91
3 Rotherham United 44 82
4 Preston North End 44 82
5 Leyton Orient 44 80
6 Peterborough United 44 70
7 Swindon Town 44 66
8 Sheffield United 43 60
9 Port Vale 44 60
10 Milton Keynes Dons 44 59
11 Walsall 44 58
12 Bristol City 44 56
13 Crawley Town 43 55
14 Bradford City 44 53
15 Gillingham 44 52
16 Oldham Athletic 43 51
17 Coventry City 44 50
18 Colchester United 44 47
19 Tranmere Rovers 44 47
20 Crewe Alexandra 44 47
21 Notts County 44 46
22 Carlisle United 43 44
23 Shrewsbury Town 44 41
24 Stevenage 44 39