It was derby day joy for Paul Dickov’s men - but the Rovers chief wanted a few more goals to cap off his side’s threatening attacks.
Doncaster piled forward in numbers at Glanford Park but it was Scunthorpe who took the lead as Rory Fallon slotted in with 24 minutes gone.
Rovers hit back through James Coppinger and a Nathan Tyson second half strike but Doncaster could have had more as their shots on target reached double figures.
And the visitors were forced to hold onto their slender lead in the final stages as the Iron pressed forward in search of a leveller.
“I’m delighted with the three points which was important, but the performance for the majority of the game was excellent,” said Dickov.
“We were well on top for most of it, the only criticism I’ve got with the players is I felt it should’ve been more.”
He went on: “It’s been chucked at us that when we go behind in the game, we can’t get back into it.
“When we conceded against Walsall last week, people were saying we can’t get back in the game and it’s something we’ve spoken about at length.
“From that point of view, the reaction I got from the players was outstanding.
“I thought some of the football we played at times - attacking-wise - with the passing, the moving, getting bodies forward, the crosses into the box, I think we put something like 18 shots on goal today, 11 on target. When you have that, you expect to score more goals.
“But overall I’m delighted. It’s a derby game and the fans were outstanding so to send them home with three points is just as important.”