ROVERS returned to winning form tonight as injury-hit Doncaster celebrated a 3-1 away win over fellow npower Championship strugglers Derby County, writes digital editor Graham Walker.
Derby fans turned on manager Nigel Clough as the visitors consigned them to a fifth consecutive home defeat in the league.
Billy Sharp scored twice as Rovers, down to the bare bones due to a lengthy injury list, ended a run of six games without a win to ease their relegation fears and leave Derby looking anxiously over their shoulders.
The Pride Park faithful reacted angrily to Clough’s decision to bring off Theo Robinson just after Sharp’s second goal, with chants of ‘You don’t know what you’re doing’ and the boos rang out as Joseph Mills added a third goal.
Steven Davies pulled a goal back right at the death but the damage had already been done.
Clough’s side had the better of the first half but they were poor after the break and have now lost seven of their last eight at home.
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RESULTS: Tuesday, March 1, 2011:
Derby County v Doncaster Rovers (HT:0-1) 1-3
Chesterfield v Wycome Wanderers (HT:2-0) 4-1
Torquay United v Rotherham United (HT: 1-0) 1-1
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