October 27, 2012
Rovers rule in Magpies' nest
Notts County's home woes continued as goals from Paul Keegan and Chris Brown gave Doncaster a 2-0 win at Meadow Lane.
In a dismal first half, the only real chance of note came in the 23rd minute when County defender Ashley Eastham was dispossessed by Rovers striker Iain Hume who shot narrowly wide of the far post.
The visitors should have opened the scoring in the 58th minute when a back-post free-kick was headed across the box by Tommy Spurr but somehow Kyle Bennett fired over.
Bennett's blushes were quickly spared though when David Syers picked out Keegan who placed his header past Bartosz Bialkowski after 61 minutes.
Doncaster doubled their lead two minutes later when Hume found half-time substitute Brown who curled the ball home, although Bialkowski certainly should have done better.
County ended the game with 10 men when Jordan Stewart was forced off injured and Doncaster comfortably held on to gain all three points.
|Notts County||Doncaster Rovers|
|1 Bartosz Bialkowski||33 Gary Woods|
|29 Jordan Stewart||2 Paul Quinn|
|6 Dean Leacock||5 Robert Jones|
|34 Ashley Eastham||14 Tommy Spurr|
|20 Jamal Campbell-Ryce||3 James Husband|
|28 Andre Boucaud||20 James Harper|
|8 Gary Liddle||30 Paul Keegan|
|4 Neal Bishop||6 Dave Syers|
|11 Jeff Hughes||8 Billy Paynter|
|13 Francois Zoko||17 Iain Hume|
|15 Yoann Arquin||23 Kyle Bennett|
|35 Kevin Pilkington||Neil Sullivan 1|
|3 Alan Sheehan||Andy Griffin 19|
|14 Gavin Mahon||Liam Wakefield 15|
|10 Alan Judge||Sammy Clingan 21|
|19 Lee Hughes||Michael Woods 12|
|9 Enoch Showunmi||Robbie Blake 10|
|31 Romello Nangel||Chris Brown 9|
|Lee Hughes for Dean Leacock (46)||Chris Brown for Billy Paynter (46)|
|Alan Judge for Francois Zoko (62)||Andy Griffin for Paul Quinn (61)|
|Romello Nangel for Andre Boucaud (65)||Sammy Clingan for Iain Hume (83)|
|Neal Bishop (90)||Kyle Bennett (19)|
|· Rosters: Notts County | Doncaster Rovers|