David Syers scored a last-minute winner for Doncaster Rovers at Oldham.

The substitute headed home from Tommy Spurr's cross to give the promotion hopefuls a first win in five matches.

Rovers took an early lead through Rob Jones after Billy Paynter's flick from a David Cotterill free-kick had come back off the post.

Youssouff M'Changama levelled for the Latics when his effort from 25 yards slipped through the grasp of visiting keeper Gary Woods.

VIEW FROM THE DRESSING ROOM

Doncaster boss Dean Saunders told BBC Radio Sheffield:

"The conditions spoiled the game really. It was a battle out there and a bit of a scrappy game.

"I suppose it could have gone either way but we got on top of them in the second half. We couldn't find the finishing touch to the chances we created.

"We're getting results and that's all that matters.

"I've got to gradually build the team and keep getting better and better."

Lineup, Bookings (4) & Substitutions (4)

Oldham

  • 13 Bouzanis
  • 03 Grounds
  • 05 Mvoto Booked
  • 16 Byrne
  • 23 Wabara
  • 04 Wesolowski
  • 07 Croft
  • 08 Furman
  • 22 M'changama (Montano - 83' )
  • 14 Smith
  • 20 Baxter

Substitutes

  • 01 Cisak
  • 02 Brown
  • 26 Winchester
  • 24 Hughes
  • 11 Montano
  • 19 Taylor
  • 21 Millar

Doncaster

  • 33 Woods
  • 02 Quinn
  • 05 Jones
  • 14 Spurr
  • 16 McCombe
  • 11 Cotterill
  • 20 Harper
  • 30 Keegan Booked (Syers - 62' )
  • 08 Paynter (Brown - 79' )
  • 17 Hume Booked
  • 23 Bennett Booked (Husband - 83' )

Substitutes

  • 13 Maxted
  • 03 Husband
  • 04 Martis
  • 19 Griffin
  • 06 Syers
  • 09 Brown
  • 10 Blake
Ref: Lewis
Att: 4,252

Match Stats

Shots

11 4

On target

3 3

Corners

6 3

Fouls

9 11

Live Text Commentary

90:00 +4:03 Full time

Full Time The game is over, as the referee blows his whistle.

90:00 +3:28

The ball is crossed by Reece Wabara.

90:00 +2:55

Cliff Byrne fouled by Tommy Spurr, the ref awards a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Dean Bouzanis.

90:00 +0:42

David Cotterill provided the assist for the goal.

90:00 +0:42 Goal scored

Goal! - David Syers - Oldham 1 - 2 Doncaster David Syers scores a headed goal from inside the area. Oldham 1-2 Doncaster.

90:00 +0:03

James Husband takes a shot. Save by Dean Bouzanis.

89:06

Corner taken by Lee Croft, clearance made by Paul Quinn.

88:57

The ball is swung over by Cristian Montano, clearance by Paul Quinn.

87:29

Tommy Spurr produces a cross, clearance by Reece Wabara.

86:30

Cliff Byrne gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Iain Hume. David Cotterill takes the free kick.

85:40

A cross is delivered by Paul Quinn.

84:02

Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Lee Croft, clearance by Chris Brown.

83:48

Cliff Byrne produces a left-footed shot from outside the penalty box and misses right.

82:58 Substitution

Substitution Cristian Montano on for Youssouf M'Changama.

82:32 Substitution

Substitution James Husband on for Kyle Bennett.

82:06

Free kick awarded for a foul by David Cotterill on Youssouf M'Changama. Reece Wabara takes the direct free kick.

79:55

Reece Wabara delivers the ball.

78:27 Substitution

Substitution Chris Brown on for Billy Paynter.

77:36

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Matt Smith by Rob Jones. Reece Wabara takes the free kick.

76:38

Tommy Spurr crosses the ball, clearance by James Wesolowski.

75:56

The ball is crossed by David Cotterill, clearance by Lee Croft.

73:40

The free kick is swung in right-footed by Jose Baxter, free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Rob Jones by James Wesolowski. Free kick taken by Gary Woods.

73:40 Booking

Booking Iain Hume goes into the book.

73:24 Booking

Booking Kyle Bennett is shown a yellow card.

72:52

Free kick awarded for a foul by Kyle Bennett on Lee Croft.

71:31

Tommy Spurr fouled by Lee Croft, the ref awards a free kick. Tommy Spurr takes the free kick.

68:09

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Tommy Spurr by Matt Smith. Gary Woods takes the direct free kick.

66:25

Corner taken by David Cotterill.

65:01

The ball is sent over by Jonathan Grounds, save by Gary Woods.

64:41

Billy Paynter takes a shot. Reece Wabara gets a block in.

63:48

Corner from right by-line taken by David Cotterill.

63:36

The ball is crossed by Reece Wabara, Paul Quinn manages to make a clearance.

61:55 Substitution

Substitution David Syers comes on in place of Paul Keegan.

61:03

Strike on goal comes in from Jose Baxter from the free kick.

61:03 Booking

Booking Caution for Paul Keegan.

60:41

Foul by Paul Keegan on Lee Croft, free kick awarded.

57:42

Cliff Byrne concedes a free kick for a foul on Billy Paynter. David Cotterill restarts play with the free kick.

54:34

Jamie McCombe takes the free kick.

54:34 Booking

Booking The referee shows Jean Yves Mvoto a yellow card for unsporting behaviour.

54:10

Jean Yves Mvoto gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Tommy Spurr.

52:00

Matt Smith is ruled offside. Free kick taken by Gary Woods.

51:07

David Cotterill delivers the ball, free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Dean Furman by David Cotterill. Dean Bouzanis takes the free kick.

50:09

David Cotterill delivers the ball.

45:01

The game restarts for the second half.

45:00 +3:49 Half time

Half Time The whistle is blown to end the first half.

45:00 +3:24

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Cliff Byrne by Billy Paynter. Direct free kick taken by Dean Bouzanis.

45:00 +2:24

Inswinging corner taken by Youssouf M'Changama from the right by-line, Header by Jean Yves Mvoto from deep inside the penalty area misses to the right of the target.

45:00 +2:13

The ball is swung over by Jonathan Grounds, Paul Quinn makes a clearance.

43:48

Shot from just outside the penalty box by Jose Baxter misses to the left of the target.

43:33

The ball is sent over by Lee Croft.

42:50

Youssouf M'Changama fouled by Paul Quinn, the ref awards a free kick. Dean Bouzanis takes the free kick.

40:11

Inswinging corner taken from the right by-line by David Cotterill.

40:01

A cross is delivered by Reece Wabara.

36:50

Jose Baxter takes a shot from long distance which goes wide of the right-hand upright.

32:54

Inswinging corner taken by Lee Croft from the left by-line.

32:04

Foul by Tommy Spurr on Matt Smith, free kick awarded. The ball is crossed by Jose Baxter, Jean Yves Mvoto takes a shot. Save by Gary Woods.

30:52

Matt Smith challenges Rob Jones unfairly and gives away a free kick. Gary Woods takes the direct free kick.

29:55

The ball is crossed by Jean Yves Mvoto, clearance by Paul Quinn.

29:22

The ball is delivered by Youssouf M'Changama, Paul Quinn manages to make a clearance.

29:10

The ball is delivered by Lee Croft.

28:09

Lee Croft is adjudged to have handled the ball. Gary Woods takes the free kick.

26:32

Assist on the goal came from Jose Baxter.

26:32 Goal scored

Goal! - Youssouf M'Changama - Oldham 1 - 1 Doncaster Youssouf M'Changama gets on the score sheet with a goal from outside the box high into the middle of the goal. Oldham 1-1 Doncaster.

25:39

Jamie McCombe produces a cross, Reece Wabara makes a clearance.

25:16

Youssouf M'Changama takes a shot. Save by Gary Woods.

24:36

Matt Smith gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on David Cotterill. Jamie McCombe restarts play with the free kick.

21:54

Reece Wabara crosses the ball.

17:30

Free kick awarded for a foul by Paul Quinn on Youssouf M'Changama. Dean Bouzanis restarts play with the free kick.

15:10

The ball is delivered by Lee Croft, save by Gary Woods.

13:56

Tommy Spurr gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Youssouf M'Changama. Cliff Byrne restarts play with the free kick.

13:28

Jose Baxter takes a shot. Save by Gary Woods.

12:14

Jonathan Grounds produces a right-footed shot from just outside the penalty box that misses to the left of the target.

11:47

Inswinging corner taken by Jonathan Grounds.

11:06

Reece Wabara delivers the ball, Jamie McCombe makes a clearance.

9:26

The ball is delivered by Reece Wabara, clearance by James Harper.

8:18

Paul Quinn sends in a cross, Reece Wabara makes a clearance.

7:52

Shot from outside the area by Reece Wabara misses to the left of the goal.

6:33

Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Lee Croft from the left by-line, Headed effort from the edge of the area by Tommy Spurr goes wide of the right-hand post.

6:17

The ball is swung over by Jamie McCombe.

6:01

Reece Wabara crosses the ball, clearance by Paul Quinn.

2:41

Billy Paynter provided the assist for the goal.

2:41 Goal scored

Goal! - Rob Jones - Oldham 0 - 1 Doncaster Rob Jones finds the net with a headed goal from inside the area. Oldham 0-1 Doncaster.

2:30

Cliff Byrne concedes a free kick for a foul on Billy Paynter. Free kick crossed right-footed by Billy Paynter from right channel,

0:29

Tommy Spurr delivers the ball.

0:00

The game begins.

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