DONCASTER Rovers finally moved top of League One after surviving a late scare in a dramatic conclusion to their clash with 10-man Shrewsbury.
Gary Woods looked to have cost Rovers their first win in six matches when he let a Tom Eaves shot slip through his grasp in the final minute, cancelling out James Husband’s cool opener.
But a deflected strike from substitute Kyle Bennett deep in injury time spared Woods’ blushes and secured a much-needed win which brought to an end an incredibly frustrating period for Rovers.
David McAllister, former Sheffield United player, was red carded in the first half for the hosts for an apparent two-footed challenge on Iain Hume.
This only allowed Rovers to strengthen their hold on possession and continually plug away at their hosts throughout a dominant second half.
Shrewsbury: Weale, Gayle, Jones, Edwards, Jacobson, Richards, McGinn, McAllister, Parry, Eaves, Porter. Subs: Anyon, Summerfield, Purdie, Morgan, Goldson, Wildig, Rodgers.
Rovers: Woods, Quinn, McCombe, Jones, Spurr, Cotterill, Keegan, Lundstram, Husband, Coppinger, Hume. Subs: Maxted, Wakefield, Syers, Howieson, Bennett, Sinclair, Paynter.
Ref: Ollie Langford (West Midlands)
Full report, see tomorrow’s Star.