Doncaster 1-0 Shrewsbury

A fourth-minute Billy Paynter penalty was enough for Doncaster Rovers to secure victory over Shrewsbury Town.

Paynter smashed home his spot-kick after Town captain Matt Richards felled David Cotterill in the box.

Doncaster thought they had gone further ahead when David Syers struck home spectacularly, only for the goal to be ruled out for offside.

Marvin Morgan came closest to equalising for Shrewsbury, but he headed wide with the goal at his mercy.


Doncaster Rovers manager Dean Saunders told BBC Radio Sheffield:

"I thought we played brilliantly first half, scored a great goal, probably should have finished the game off in the first half with the amount of possession we had around their box.

"Then the second half was the complete opposite, we just couldn't keep the ball.

"We just had too many players out there who haven't played, aren't match fit and second half it showed.

"I'm just pleased to have the points in the bag while I'm building the team."

Shrewsbury Town boss Graham Turner told BBC Radio Shropshire:

"I thought we recovered quite well after conceding a sloppy penalty.

"We dominated the play but didn't create any clear-cut chances.

"With the amount of ball we had we should have done better."

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