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Full time: Yeovil Town 0 Doncaster Rovers 3

Curtis Main celebrates giving Doncaster Rovers the lead at Yeovil Town today. Picture: Gareth Williams

Curtis Main celebrates giving Doncaster Rovers the lead at Yeovil Town today. Picture: Gareth Williams

Doncaster Rovers laid down a very early marker with an authoritative display on the opening day of the League One season.

Curtis Main took just eight minutes to break the deadlock against a disjointed Yeovil outfit with a lovely dinked finish after being sent clear by Harry Forrester.

Forrester made sure of the win - Rovers’ first victory at Huish Park in six attempts - with another quality finish midway through the second half.

And substitute Theo Robinson put the gloss on a professional display with another breakaway goal deep into stoppage time.

Yeovil’s new-look back four struggled to cope with the power of Main and pace of Nathan Tyson, as Rovers continually profited from simple balls over the top and looked threatening on the counter attack.

Doncaster burst out of the traps and were ahead during the early exchanges.

Forrester’s through ball was perfectly weighted for Main who raced clear and kept his cool to dink superbly over the oncoming Weale.

Tyson also came close to opening his account but his cross-come-shot went just behind Main and wide of the far post, before he latched onto Wabara’s ball over the top but his toe poke past Weale did not have the legs to find goal.

Aaron Martin wasted Town’s best chance of the half when he headed Foley’s corner wide from point blank range, while Steer had to be alert to divert a ricochet off former Rovers midfielder Simon Gillett over the bar.

The home side looked every inch a team who were still getting to know each other, although they started the second period in much brighter fashion.

However, from another ball over the top, Forrester put the matter beyond doubt by reaching the ball before onrushing keeper Weale and clipping a superb shot over the head of the defender covering on the line.

Doncaster were cruising to victory but their afternoon got even better in stoppage time when Mark De Val broke up play and freed Robinson who lobbed Weale with another excellent finish.

TEAM NEWS

Doncaster gave full competitive debuts to Jed Steer, Cedric Evina, Nathan Tyson and Curtis Main - the latter pair chosen ahead of Theo Robinson to lead the attack.

Harry Forrester was preferred to Kyle Bennett on the left.

Rob Jones made his first league appearance since October.

Goalkeeper Marko Marosi, who joined on Thursday, was named on the bench.

Former Doncaster midfielder Simon Gillett started for Yeovil, but James Hayter could only manage a place on the bench.

Yeovil: Weale; Moloney, Martin, Sokolik, Davis; Edwards, Berrett, Gillett, Foley; Moore, Leitch-Smith

Subs: Krysiak, Twumasi, Ralph, Smith, Nugent, Hoskins, Hayter

Rovers: Steer; Wabara, McCullough, Jones, Evina; Coppinger, Furman, Keegan, Forrester; Tyson, Main.

Subs: Marosi, Robinson, Wakefield, De Val, Bennett, Peterson, Askins.

 

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