November 24, 2012
Rovers cut loose to sink Iron
|Doncaster Rovers||Scunthorpe United|
|33 Gary Woods||26 Steve Mildenhall|
|2 Paul Quinn||21 Tom Newey|
|5 Robert Jones||28 Mark McChrystal|
|14 Tommy Spurr||2 Christian Ribeiro|
|3 James Husband||15 Niall Canavan|
|20 James Harper||24 David Prutton|
|7 Martin Woods||4 Josh Walker|
|11 David Cotterill||16 Mark Duffy|
|30 Paul Keegan||7 James Ryan|
|8 Billy Paynter||27 Nathan Ellington|
|17 Iain Hume||9 Leon Clarke|
|13 Jonathan Maxted||Sam Slocombe 1|
|4 Shelton Martis||Callum Kennedy 3|
|21 Sammy Clingan||Callum Howe 20|
|12 Michael Woods||Damien Mozika 8|
|6 Dave Syers||Karl Hawley 22|
|10 Robbie Blake||Andy Barcham 11|
|9 Chris Brown||Mike Grella 10|
|Chris Brown for Martin Woods (58)||Karl Hawley for James Ryan (64)|
|Sammy Clingan for James Harper (67)||Andy Barcham for Nathan Ellington (65)|
|Dave Syers for Paul Keegan (77)||Damien Mozika for Josh Walker (74)|
|· Squads: Doncaster Rovers | Scunthorpe United|
A devastating second-half display earned promotion chasing Doncaster a 4-0 win and plunged neighbours Scunthorpe deeper into relegation danger.
There was little to chose between two hard-working sides in a closely-contested first half, but Rovers grabbed the lead following an own goal blunder when Christian Ribeiro chested the ball into his own net under pressure from Martin Woods as he attempted to clear a terrific right-wing cross from David Cotterill.
Scunthorpe worked tremendously hard in the first half with Mark Duffy and Jimmy Ryan going close, but the game was one-sided when Rovers made it 2-0 straight after the interval.
Cotterill fired home after on-loan goalkeeper Steve Mildenhall had palmed a cross from Iain Hume straight to his feet.
Rovers' skipper and former Iron defender Rob Jones made it 3-0 with a towering header following a 62nd-minute corner and Billy Paynter added the fourth with a cracking 20-yard shot a couple of minutes later.
It might have been more, but Chris Brown had a header cleared off the goalline and Mildenhall made a reflex save from Dave Syers in the closing stages.