Cotterill sends Rovers second

David Cotterill's superb solo strike saw Doncaster move level on points with Tranmere at the top of League One with a 1-0 win over Colchester.

Last Updated: 05/01/13 at 18:45

Cotterill: Match-winning goal

Cotterill: Match-winning goal

More of the games that matter

Upgrade in minutes or watch with a NOW TV Day Pass.

Cotterill's 10th goal of the season was one of his best, breaking the deadlock six minutes from time with a mazy run and curling finish to send Rovers second in the table.

It was rough luck on Colchester, who crashed to their eighth successive defeat despite looking the better side for large parts of the game.

Doncaster were not at their best and struggled to string their passes together as the visitors controlled the game in midfield.

Dominic Samuel and Drey Wright went close for Colchester before new loan signing Emile Sinclair threatened with a shot on the turn at the other end.

Rovers were second best in the first half but they began to step up the pace after the interval with the hard working Iain Hume having a close-range shot saved and another effort blocked in quick succession.

The hosts were rewarded for their persistence when Cotterill produced a flash of inspiration with a brilliantly-taken goal in the 84th minute, dribbling past a defender before curling a shot into the roof of the net.

Football365 Facebook Fan Page

The Football365 fan page is a great place to meet like minded people, have football related discussions and make new friends.

More Match Results

Tuesday, 31 March 2015
19:45
Bradford 0-1 Chesterfld Report
Sunday, 29 March 2015
14:15
Fleetwood 1-1 Preston Report
Saturday, 28 March 2015
15:00
Bradford 2-0 Oldham Report
Bristol C 2-2 Barnsley Report
Chesterfld 1-0 Walsall Report
Crawley 1-2 Gillingham Report
Leyton Or 3-1 Port Vale Report
Notts Co 2-2 Scunthorpe Report
Peterboro 0-1 Coventry Report
Rochdale 2-1 Yeovil Report

Footer 365

Italy 1-1 England: Andros Townsend equaliser keeps Roy Hodgson's side unbeaten this season

Substitute Andros Townsend rescued England's unbeaten post-World Cup record as his late goal in Turin earned a 1-1 draw.

Jack Wilshere, Mikel Arteta and Mathieu Debuchy step up Arsenal comebacks

Jack Wilshere scored as he stepped up his comeback from injury against a Brentford XI at Arsenal's training ground on Tuesday.

England's Andros Townsend happy to silence critics with equaliser in Italy

Andros Townsend was delighted to repay Roy Hodgson's faith with the equalising goal as England drew in Italy on Tuesday.

Mail Box

Why Do Arsenal Have So Many 'Internet Warriors'?

The Mailbox has an open letter from Liverpool's Raheem Sterling, questions Phil Jones' bulldog spirit and asks: "Why do Arsenal have so many "internet warriors?"

It's All Just A Ruse By The 'Southern Press'...

A varied Tuesday morning Mailbox, with thoughts on the England U21s, a Sterling ruse, Kane realism, Wenger coaching youth and enjoying the charity match...

© 2015 Sky Ltd. All Rights Reserved A Sky Sports Digital Media company