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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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2 Swindon Town 20 41
3 Milton Keynes Dons 19 38
4 Preston North End 20 38
5 Sheffield United 20 32
6 Rochdale 20 30
7 Notts County 19 30
8 Oldham Athletic 20 30
9 Peterborough United 20 30
10 Bradford City 20 29
11 Fleetwood Town 20 26
12 Walsall 20 26
13 Chesterfield 20 25
14 Coventry City 20 24
15 Barnsley 20 23
16 Port Vale 20 23
17 Doncaster Rovers 19 23
18 Gillingham 20 22
19 Scunthorpe United 19 22
20 Crawley Town 20 22
21 Yeovil Town 20 20
22 Leyton Orient 20 19
23 Colchester United 20 17
24 Crewe Alexandra 20 16

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