Chris Brown's late winner sealed all three points for Doncaster Rovers against 10-man Bury.

The visitors took an early lead when full-back Joe Skarz stabbed the ball home at the near post.

Rovers deservedly equalised through Kyle Bennett's close-range effort after an impressive move by Brown.

Bury skipper Steven Schumacher recieved his marching orders for a second yellow card before Brown snatched the win by beating the offside trap and firing in.

VIEWS FROM THE DRESSING ROOM

Doncaster Rovers manager Dean Saunders told BBC Radio Sheffield:

"I thought we put ourselves in a tough situation, losing a goal from a corner.

"I knew this was going to be a tough game.

"Obviously the sending off has killed them a little bit.

"I'm just pleased really because at half time I said to them if we keep going then we'll get one."

Bury caretaker manager Peter Shirtliff told BBC Radio Manchester:

"It was a great performance and we deservedly went 1-0 up.

"There were a few skirmishes in our box because Doncaster upped their tempo, but then we had some good situations in their box as well.

"It was a bit of a sloppy goal that we conceded, but it was good play from them.

"We've just got to learn a few things when we're 1-0 up, like keeping possession of the ball a little bit better."

Lineup, Bookings (1) & Substitutions (5)

Doncaster Rovers

  • 33 Woods
  • 02 Quinn
  • 05 Jones
  • 14 Spurr
  • 16 McCombe
  • 06 Syers
  • 07 Woods (Harper - 78' )
  • 11 Cotterill
  • 08 Paynter
  • 09 Brown (Coppinger - 87' )
  • 23 Bennett

Substitutes

  • 01 Sullivan
  • 03 Husband
  • 20 Harper
  • 26 Coppinger
  • 10 Blake

Bury

  • 01 Carson
  • 03 Skarz
  • 05 Lockwood
  • 17 Hughes
  • 06 Sweeney
  • 07 Worrall (Jones - 15' )
  • 08 Schumacher Dismissed
  • 13 Carrington
  • 21 Jones
  • 10 Bishop (John-Lewis - 65' )
  • 19 Cullen (Marshall - 69' )

Substitutes

  • 20 Dibble
  • 02 Picken
  • 09 Jones
  • 11 Marshall
  • 18 Harrop
  • 12 John-Lewis
  • 15 Elford-Alliyu
Ref: Sarginson
Att: 6,380

Match Stats

Shots

11 5

On target

4 2

Corners

9 7

Fouls

10 7

Live Text Commentary

90:00 +4:20 Full time

Full Time The referee blows for the end of the match.

90:00 +3:10

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Lenell John-Lewis by David Cotterill. The free kick is delivered right-footed by Peter Sweeney from right channel, clearance by Jamie McCombe.

90:00 +3:01

The assistant referee signals for offside against James Coppinger. Trevor Carson takes the indirect free kick.

90:00 +0:46

Foul by James Coppinger on Andrai Jones, free kick awarded. Peter Sweeney takes the free kick.

86:55

Joe Skarz concedes a free kick for a foul on Billy Paynter. Paul Quinn restarts play with the free kick.

86:15 Substitution

Substitution James Coppinger comes on in place of Chris Brown.

83:45

Assist by David Syers.

83:45 Goal scored

Goal! - Chris Brown - Doncaster 2 - 1 Bury A goal is scored by Chris Brown from deep inside the penalty box to the bottom left corner of the goal. Doncaster 2-1 Bury.

77:47

Chris Brown is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Indirect free kick taken by Trevor Carson.

77:01 Substitution

Substitution (Doncaster) makes a substitution, with James Harper coming on for Martin Woods.

76:15

Corner from the left by-line taken by David Cotterill, David Syers produces a header from deep inside the six-yard box that clears the crossbar.

75:52

David Syers takes a shot. Comfortable save by Trevor Carson.

75:11

Lenell John-Lewis takes a shot. Gary Woods makes a comfortable save.

72:51

Kyle Bennett takes a shot. Trevor Carson makes a comfortable save.

71:19

Lenell John-Lewis fouled by Rob Jones, the ref awards a free kick. The free kick is swung in left-footed by Peter Sweeney.

70:38

Kyle Bennett takes a shot from long range which goes wide of the right-hand post.

69:43

The assistant referee signals for offside against Marcus Marshall. Gary Woods takes the free kick.

69:20

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Joe Skarz by David Syers. Free kick taken by Mark Hughes.

68:50 Substitution

Substitution Marcus Marshall joins the action as a substitute, replacing Mark Cullen.

67:32 Dismissal

Dismissal Steven Schumacher is shown a red card for professional foul.

67:30

Unfair challenge on Chris Brown by Steven Schumacher results in a free kick. Free kick crossed by Tommy Spurr, clearance by Adam Lockwood.

64:02 Substitution

Substitution (Bury) makes a substitution, with Lenell John-Lewis coming on for Andy Bishop.

61:25

David Cotterill takes a inswinging corner from the left by-line to the near post, clearance made by Adam Lockwood.

60:08

Corner taken by David Cotterill from the left by-line played to the near post, Rob Jones takes a shot. Blocked by Joe Skarz.

58:33

Adam Lockwood concedes a free kick for a foul on Chris Brown. Gary Woods takes the direct free kick.

56:45

Craig Jones challenges Tommy Spurr unfairly and gives away a free kick. Gary Woods restarts play with the free kick.

55:36

The ball is sent over by David Cotterill, Chris Brown has a headed effort from close range and clears the crossbar.

54:12

Corner from left by-line taken by Steven Schumacher.

52:46

Effort from long range by Billy Paynter hits the post.

52:20

The ball is crossed by Paul Quinn.

49:30

Mark Hughes concedes a free kick for a foul on Billy Paynter. Martin Woods takes the free kick.

49:14

Andrai Jones concedes a free kick for a foul on Kyle Bennett. Martin Woods takes the free kick.

45:01

The second half kicks off.

45:00 +3:01 Half time

Half Time The referee calls an end to the first half.

45:00 +1:01

Effort from deep inside the area by Mark Cullen clears the bar.

43:13

Inswinging corner taken by Peter Sweeney from the right by-line, Jamie McCombe manages to make a clearance.

42:16

Tommy Spurr sends in a cross, Chris Brown has a header from close range and clears the crossbar.

40:10

Free kick awarded for a foul by David Syers on Steven Schumacher. Peter Sweeney crosses the ball in from the free kick, Jamie McCombe makes a clearance.

39:36

David Syers gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Steven Schumacher. Trevor Carson takes the free kick.

39:03

Short corner taken by David Cotterill from the left by-line.

36:58

David Cotterill takes a inswinging corner from the left by-line to the near post, Andrai Jones makes a clearance.

35:26

Assist on the goal came from Chris Brown.

35:26 Goal scored

Goal! - Kyle Bennett - Doncaster 1 - 1 Bury A goal is scored by Kyle Bennett from inside the penalty area low into the middle of the goal. Doncaster 1-1 Bury.

32:24

Headed effort from inside the box by Mark Cullen misses to the right of the target.

29:01

Inswinging corner taken right-footed by David Cotterill, Mark Hughes makes a clearance.

28:10

Peter Sweeney decides to take a short corner.

27:13

Free kick awarded for a foul by Tommy Spurr on Craig Jones. Free kick crossed right-footed by Steven Schumacher from right channel, clearance by Rob Jones.

20:41

Peter Sweeney takes a inswinging corner.

17:45

Mark Cullen is penalised for handball and concedes a free kick. Gary Woods takes the direct free kick.

15:46 Substitution

Substitution Craig Jones is brought on as a substitute for David Worrall.

15:46

Outswinging corner taken from the right by-line by David Cotterill, comfortable save by Trevor Carson.

15:08

Kyle Bennett takes a shot. Mark Hughes gets a block in.

10:31

Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Steven Schumacher from the left by-line, Paul Quinn makes a clearance.

8:23

Steven Schumacher takes a inswinging corner to the near post, Close range header by Mark Hughes goes over the crossbar.

7:27

Corner taken short by David Cotterill.

7:03

Joe Skarz concedes a free kick for a foul on David Cotterill. David Cotterill takes the free kick.

6:28

Tommy Spurr crosses the ball, Trevor Carson makes a save.

4:07

The assist for the goal came from Mark Hughes.

4:07 Goal scored

Goal! - Joe Skarz - Doncaster 0 - 1 Bury Joe Skarz scores a headed goal from close in. Doncaster 0-1 Bury.

3:39

Corner taken right-footed by Steven Schumacher to the near post,

2:53

Martin Woods concedes a free kick for a foul on Peter Sweeney. Free kick taken by David Worrall. Unfair challenge on Peter Sweeney by Martin Woods results in a free kick. Peter Sweeney takes the free kick.

0:12

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on David Worrall by Tommy Spurr. Trevor Carson takes the indirect free kick.

0:00

The ref blows the whistle to begin the match.

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