League One

February 9, 2013

Full-time

Doncaster Rovers

1 - 2

Walsall

League One

15:00 +00:00, February 9, 2013

Keepmoat Stadium, England

Referee: J Adcock

Rovers slip to another loss

Title-chasing Doncaster suffered a second successive npower League One defeat as they lost 2-1 to Walsall at the Keepmoat Stadium.

The Saddlers grabbed an early lead when skipper Andy Butler headed home from a second-minute corner.

Yet Rovers drew level on 16 minutes, striker Billy Paynter capitalising on a kind deflection from Chris Brown's header to poke the ball home from close range.

Rovers continued to take the game to the visitors and had two claims for first-half penalties rejected by the referee.

Brown headed wide from a cross after Febian Brandy had gone close to punishing a defensive mix-up.

Doncaster skipper Rob Jones headed over on 67 minutes after David Cotterill's 30-yard try had hit the crossbar.

Rovers goalkeeper Gary Woods saved well from substitute Craig Westcarr at the expense of a corner.

Woods also did well to keep out San Mantom's 20-yard effort on 73 minutes.

Brandy then won the goal for Walsall nine minutes later by cutting past Tommy Spurr and slotting the ball home.

Scoring Summary

Doncaster Rovers Walsall
Billy Paynter (16')Andy Butler (2')
 Febian Brandy (81')