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The Keepmoat Stadium (ATT 12,508) 28th March 2008 - Kick off 19:45 Ref: S Tanner

Doncaster Doncaster Rovers vs Nottingham Forest N Forest

Doncaster down Forest

Roberts free-kick enough to bag three points

By James Pearson.   Last Updated: 28/03/08 10:19pm

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Roberts: Crucial free-kick

Roberts: Crucial free-kick

Doncaster have closed to within two points of second-placed Carlisle United in League One with a 1-0 success over Nottingham Forest.

The South Yorkshire side had gone three games without a win, while a win for Forest would have seen Colin Calderwood's men cement their play-off position.

However, it was Doncaster who emerged with the crucial three-point haul courtesy of Gareth Roberts' 74th minute free-kick.

Sean O'Driscoll's Rovers dominated the first half of proceedings, although the League One high-flyers were unable to break down Forest.

The deadlock was finally broken late on when Roberts' precise free-kick flew under Forest's wall and into the net off Paul Smith's near post.

Doncaster had chances to put the game to bed, although it mattered not as Rovers hung on for the vital three points, reviving their automatic promotion hopes in the process.

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7 Rochdale 43 60
8 Fleetwood Town 44 60
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12 Bradford City 43 58
13 Doncaster Rovers 43 58
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17 Scunthorpe United 43 52
18 Port Vale 44 51
19 Crawley Town 44 50
20 Crewe Alexandra 44 49
21 Leyton Orient 43 47
22 Notts County 43 47
23 Colchester United 43 45
24 Yeovil Town 44 40

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