FT: Doncaster Rovers 5-2 Scunthorpe United - Dickov hails fighting spirit

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PAUL DICKOV hailed his Doncaster Rovers side after ending a tough season at the Keepmoat in style in a 5-2 home win over near-neighbours Scunthorpe United.

Rovers clinched their seventh successive win over the Iron, with Nathan Tyson firing a hat-trick, including two penalties in the second half.

Rob Jones celebrates his opening goal. (Picture: Steve Uttley).

Rob Jones celebrates his opening goal. (Picture: Steve Uttley).

The hosts’ other strikes arrived courtesy of a Niall Canavan own goal and a header moments before the break from Rob Jones, in possibly his final game in Rovers’ colours.

Iron goals came courtesy of an own goal from former player Andy Butler, with Hakeeb Adelakun netting a late consolation.

It was just Rovers’ seventh win on home soil this term and comfortably their most emphatic.

Dickov said: “It is pleasing and a little bit frustrating as well. I think possibly over the 94 minutes we’ve played, it has summed up our season a little bit.

“It was really good football at times and we scored some good goals with a couple of lapses in concentration to concede the goals.

“We switched off twenty minutes after half-time.

“But we sorted that out and I was really pleased with the five goals and the win in front of our fans as we know our home form has not been good enough this year.

“So it was a good way to end the season.”