Trotta penalty woe breaks Bees

Doncaster claimed a last-gasp 1-0 win at Brentford to bounce back to the Championship as champions at the first time of asking.

Last Updated: 27/04/13 at 18:45

James Coppinger: Match-winning goal

James Coppinger: Match-winning goal

More of the games that matter

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

James Coppinger's 95th-minute winner settled the promotion shoot-out in a game almost totally dominated by Brentford, who settle for third spot and a place in the play-offs.

The Bees had their chances to seal automatic promotion in the dying seconds after Clayton Donaldson was bundled over in the box.

But on-loan Fulham striker Marcello Trotta insisted on taking the subsequent penalty and blasted the ball against the crossbar.

Doncaster striker Billy Paynter then raced away on the break and squared for Coppinger to slide home at the far post with Brentford's strikers lying devastated in the visitors' box.

The game might have had a different complexion early on had Bradley Wright-Phillips volley not crashed against the upright.

Doncaster rode their luck, with defender Rob Jones taking out Donaldson when the striker was through on goal only for Barclays Premier League referee Michael Oliver to wave play on.

David Cotterill did get a sight of goal before the break, forcing Brentford goalkeeper Simon Moore into two smart saves with dipping drives.

Bees skipper Jonathan Douglas could have settled his side's nerves just after the hour, but squandered a gilt-edged chance, firng the ball over the crossbar from close range.

Brentford tried repeatedly to work their way through an uncompromising and physical Doncaster defence, but it was ultimately heartache for Uwe Rosler's side, who now take their chances in the play-offs.

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

Saturday, 24 January 2015
15:00
Colchester 2-0 Leyton Or Report
Fleetwood 1-0 Crawley Report
Gillingham 3-2 Oldham Report
MK Dons 2-0 Barnsley Report
Notts Co 1-2 Peterboro  
Port Vale 0-1 Crewe Report
Yeovil 0-0 Coventry Report
Tuesday, 20 January 2015
19:45
Doncaster 0-0 Notts Co Report
Preston 1-1 Yeovil Report
Saturday, 17 January 2015
15:00
Colchester 0-2 Walsall Report

Footer 365

Manchester United U21s beat Liverpool 2-1 as Victor Valdes makes first appearance for the club

Goals from Nick Powell and Paddy McNair gave Manchester United's U21 side victory over Liverpool at Leigh Sports Village.

FA Cup: Giant-killers Bradford handed Sunderland or Fulham showdown in fifth round

Bradford's reward for knocking Chelsea out of the FA Cup is a fifth-round showdown with either Sunderland or Fulham.

Dutch FA president Michael van Praag to challenge Sepp Blatter for FIFA top job

Dutch FA president Michael van Praag is to stand against Sepp Blatter for the FIFA presidency.

Mail Box

You're Man Utd, For Crying Out Loud!

Defending a 0-0 draw with Cambridge on the grounds that other teams lost to lower-league opposition is not befitting of Man United. We're inclined to agree with Mailboxers...

A Massive Mailbox On A Weekend Of Wonder

We unsurprisingly have plenty of mails on a wonderful FA Cup weekend, including thoughts on Palace, Van Gaal, Phil Jones, Chelsea, Mourinho and Yaya Toure...

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