Football - PD pleased to see Rovers go for win

Doncaster boss Paul Dickov praised his players' mentality after Rovers defeated fellow strugglers Yeovil, despite Dean Furman's red card.

PA Sport Report

Mark Duffy's late free-kick condemned the Glovers to an 11th Sky Bet Championship defeat of the season and secured a first victory in five matches for Doncaster.

The visitors failed to make their numerical advantage pay as 10-man Rovers ran out 2-1 winners at the Keepmoat Stadium on Friday night.

Furman's early goal had put the home side ahead before Byron Webster equalised against his former club on the stroke of half-time.

Furman was then sent off for a second booking, but Duffy's first goal for Dickov's side was enough to leave Yeovil rooted to the foot of the table.

"It was a fantastic result but a scrappy performance from us" said Dickov, whose side move five points clear of the relegation zone.

"When we got the goal I thought 'we can go on and get a couple here', but we seemed to lose the tempo of the game a little bit and the two banks of four dropped too deep. You can't switch on and off in games.

"The players have got to get a lot of credit because going down to 10 men at 1-1 the tendency is to sit back and take the point.

"I asked them what was wrong at half-time. It looked as if we weren't enjoying passing the ball so I asked them to up it."

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