Doncaster Rovers 1-3 Brighton & Hove Albion
Late goals by substitutes Leroy Lita and David Lopez earned Brighton's first win since 28 September while condemning Doncaster to a third successive defeat.
Jake Forster-Caskey's superb 35-yard effort put the Seagulls ahead before team-mate Will Buckley went close.
After Chris Brown had levelled for the hosts with a neat near-post finish, on-loan Lita bundled home from close range to restore Brighton's advantage.
Lopez capped the victory with a swerving free-kick past Ross Turnbull.
The win takes Brighton up to 12th, but Rovers lie only one point above the relegation zone with matches against the bottom two sides - Barnsley and Yeovil - next.
Rovers started brightly, however, with Mark Duffy sending a free-kick narrowly over the top after James Coppinger was fouled.
After Forster-Caskey's fierce effort had given the visitors the lead, Brighton goalkeeper Tomasz Kuszczak was called on to make a save from another effort from distance from Duffy.
But Albion gradually gained the upper hand and Stephen Ward should have done better when afforded a free header by some lax Doncaster marking.
Rovers forced their back way into the game with on-loan Queens Park Rangers left-back Yun Suk-Young going close before Brown applied the finishing touch to Duffy's cross to equalise.
However, the visitors were not to be denied and Lita gleefully smashed home a loose ball before fellow substitute Lopez curled home with the last kick of normal time.
Doncaster boss Paul Dickov: "After we had equalised it looked like we might go on and win the game but we conceded a really scrappy second goal after the ball had bounced about in the area following a corner.
"The other two we couldn't do much about because they were a couple of strikes out of this world.
"But we showed what we could do in the second half, that we are not a bad team and that we can compete."
Brighton assistant boss Nathan Jones: "The final score probably flattered us a little bit because Doncaster put us under a lot of pressure in the second half.
"We've had horrendous luck with injuries and it's just a matter of getting through that and picking up points along the way.
"I thought we showed a lot of resilience under pressure and determination to win the game."
- 27Yun Suk-young
- 14KhumaloBooked at 90mins
- 26CoppingerSubstituted forPaynterat 62'minutes
- 21De Val
- 2BrunoSubstituted forCalderónat 53'minutesBooked at 74mins
- 4AndrewsBooked at 45mins
- 18Forster-CaskeyBooked at 33minsSubstituted forLitaat 82'minutes
- 30BuckleySubstituted forD. Lópezat 65'minutes
- 21D. López
- Fred Graham
- Shots on Target