January 12, 2013
Jones shows Boro who's boss
Caretaker manager Rob Jones headed a last-gasp winner as Doncaster extended their unbeaten run to five with a 2-1 win at Stevenage to show no ill-effects from Dean Saunders' resignation.
Saunders left for Wolves on Monday and it looked like it would coincide with Rovers' first defeat in five when James Dunne struck for Stevenage in the 66th minute.
However Doncaster equalised 13 minutes later when Iain Hume pounced after Dave Syers' shot was blocked by Steve Arnold before Jones headed home the winner in stoppage time and Rovers made it a club-record 12 away games without defeat.
Stevenage striker Marcus Haber had the first sight of goal but nodded Greg Tansey's corner back across the six-yard box while at the other end Hume tested Arnold.
Boro snatched the initiative in the 66th minute when Tansey's corner was cleared as far as Dunne, who smashed a stunning right-footed volley into the top corner.
However Rovers restored parity with 79 minutes played as Syers saw his effort repelled by Arnold before Hume slammed home the rebound.
And the visitors then won it in the fourth minute of stoppage time as Jones rose highest to convert David Cotterill's left-wing corner.
|1 Steven Arnold||33 Gary Woods|
|22 Miguel Comminges||2 Paul Quinn|
|14 Mark Roberts||5 Robert Jones|
|4 Darius Charles||16 Jamie McCombe|
|2 David Gray||14 Tommy Spurr|
|7 Anthony Grant||11 David Cotterill|
|6 Greg Tansey||30 Paul Keegan|
|8 James Dunne||6 Dave Syers|
|11 Lucas Akins||17 Iain Hume|
|9 Marcus Haber||9 Chris Brown|
|28 Steve Leo Beleck||23 Kyle Bennett|
|16 Chris Day||Jonathan Maxted 13|
|3 Lee Hills||Andy Griffin 19|
|29 Bondz Ngala||Shelton Martis 4|
|10 Filipe Morais||James Harper 20|
|17 Matt Ball||James Coppinger 26|
|15 Luke Freeman||Robbie Blake 10|
|30 Sam Hoskins||Emile Sinclair 18|
|Sam Hoskins for Steve Leo Beleck (67)||James Harper for Paul Keegan (55)|
|Filipe Morais for Greg Tansey (82)||James Coppinger for Kyle Bennett (67)|
|Bondz Ngala for Miguel Comminges (84)|
|James Dunne (87)||Chris Brown (50)|
|Dave Syers (61)|
|· Squads: Stevenage | Doncaster Rovers|