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The Keepmoat Stadium (ATT 6,066) 27th November 2012 - Kick off 19:45 Ref: G Sutton

Doncaster Doncaster Rovers vs Oldham Athletic Oldham

Doncaster 1

D Cotterill (69)
I Hume (S/O 90+1)

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Oldham 0

D Bouzanis (S/O 90+2)

Cotterill strike seals Rovers win

Last Updated: 27/11/12 11:21pm

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David Cotterill: Hit the winner for Rovers

David Cotterill: Hit the winner for Rovers

Doncaster chalked up their fourth win in a row to move joint top of League One with a hard-fought 1-0 victory over Oldham.

Rovers stepped up the pace after a lacklustre first half and just about deserved the points following a much-improved second-half display.

Oldham were lively at the start and James Wesolowski hit a 20-yard strike just wide of the mark in the eighth minute before Dean Furman went close following a goalmouth scramble.

Rovers put four goals past neighbours Scunthorpe on Saturday but rarely threatened in the first half apart from a header from Iain Hume which was well saved.

The Latics had a great chance to snatch the lead just before the interval but top scorer Jose Baxter hit a tame shot straight at the goalkeeper. Baxter had cause for regret when Dave Cotterill made a breakthrough with a quickly-taken 20-yard free-kick that caught the Oldham defence napping.

The game ended controversially when Oldham keeper Dean Bouzanis and Rovers' striker Hume were sent off following a clash in injury time.

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2 Milton Keynes Dons 20 41
3 Swindon Town 21 41
4 Preston North End 21 41
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6 Rochdale 21 31
7 Notts County 20 31
8 Bradford City 21 30
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10 Oldham Athletic 21 30
11 Chesterfield 21 28
12 Fleetwood Town 21 27
13 Walsall 21 27
14 Barnsley 21 26
15 Port Vale 21 26
16 Doncaster Rovers 20 26
17 Coventry City 21 25
18 Scunthorpe United 20 23
19 Gillingham 21 22
20 Crawley Town 21 22
21 Colchester United 21 20
22 Yeovil Town 21 20
23 Leyton Orient 21 19
24 Crewe Alexandra 21 19