Bournemouth 1-2 Doncaster Rovers

Doncaster Rovers manager Brian Flynn
Doncaster Rovers manager Brian Flynn
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Doncaster Rovers extended their lead at the top of League One with a vital win over promotion rivals Bournemouth at Dean Court.

Having been beaten 3-0 by MK Dons in the week, Rovers bounced back in style as James Husband scored a later winner in a frantic finale.

Billy Paynter gave Rovers the lead on 66 minutes but Matt Tubbs appeared to have rescued a point for the Cherries with a leveller four minutes from time.

But within 60 seconds Husband burst down the left to fire a second for table-topping Doncaster.

The victory, coupled with Sheffield United’s draw with MK Dons, sees Doncaster’s lead extended to three points.

More importantly, Brian Flynn’s side hold a five-point cushion over the play-offs.

Flynn said: “I thought it was a great game from start to finish, it was a really good game with two good teams battling out.

“There’s always time. It only takes a second to score a goal so there’s always time.

“We’ve done well many times coming back. I think it’s a big win for us at this time of the season.

“We played a good team today who gave us serious problems all over the pitch.”