League One: Doncaster Rovers go clear, Sheffield United frustrated

Doncaster Rovers' Jamie McCombeDoncaster Rovers' Jamie McCombe
Doncaster Rovers' Jamie McCombe
Jamie McCombe’s late header gave leaders Doncaster Rovers a priceless three points against promotion rivals Swindon Town.

In an edgy League One lunchtime fixture, broadcast live on television, both Rovers and Swindon took a while to get into their stride.

But Brian Flynn’s title-chasers took charge in the second half, and despite it being a poor pitch, they got their rewards 10 minutes from time when McCombe headed hom from a corner.

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David Cotterill and Chris Brown both went close before McCombe headed in Cotterill’s corner.

Rovers boss Flynn said: “We probably deserved the win.

“It’s pleasing to be clear (at the top) but we’re not concerned about others. It will go down to the final game, I’m certain of that.”

Later in the Easter Monday afternoon, Sheffield United’s home woes continued as they were held to a goalless draw by 10-man Carlisle United.

Danny Wilson’s side have squandered a number of points at Bramall Lane and that continued as they failed to breach Carlisle’s defence.

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Carlisle’s Sean O’Hanlon was dismissed on 73 minutes for a second bookable offence but the Blades could not capitalise.

They stay fourth in League One, six points behind Doncaster and four adrift of Bournemouth in second with three games in hand.