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doncaster Rovers were beaten at league leaders Yeovil with James hayter, released by the club in the summer, scoring the first goal. .

Yeovil’s former Sheffield Wednesday defender Richard came off worse in a clash with Syers and needed a lengthy spell of treatment before carrying on.

R Former Rovers record-signing Hayter got on the ball at the near post but his goal-bound attempt was blocked for a corner by skipper Jones.

Jones, who got off the mark for Rovers against Hull in midweek, headed over from Cotterill’s resulting cross.

Rovers had their first spell of sustained pressure after Spurr got the better of Ayling after pushing on down the left and crossing the ball into the box where the visitors had several shots on target blocked in quick succession.

Hinds was in quickly on Woods on the edge of the area as the Rovers midfielder ran at the Yeovil defence.

Yeovil midfidler Upson became the first player to be booked following a foul.


Yeovil............ 0


Woods came off his line quickly to deny Marsh-Brown a shooting chance from the edge of the area from Ayling’s neat through ball.

Woods made a competent save from McAllister’s free-kick.

Rovers had claims for a penalty for handball rejected by the referee on 49 minutes.

The unmarked ex-Rovers player HAYTER gave Yeovil the lead on 55 minutes, heading home from 10 yards

Paynter got the better of Hinds in an aerial challenge at the far post from Quinn’s cross, only to head wide.

UGWU, who had replaced Hayter on 79 minutes, put the game beyond Rovers’ reach when making it 2-0 seconds later.

Cotterill tested keeper Stech who saved well at the expense of a corner from a 25-yard free-kick on 88 minutes.

Rovers pulled a goal back in stoppage time when PAYNTER hit the ball home from close range after getting on the end of Cotterill’s cross.