Red Devils leave it late

It was rough luck on the home side, who had done most of the

attacking in a match lacking in quality and goalmouth action, but

the visitors grew stronger as the game progressed and Ajose

delivered the suckerpunch three minutes from time to end

Doncaster’s unbeaten start to the campaign.

The Red Devils were seldom seen as an attacking force in the

first half and relied on the long ball for their attempts at goal

with Nicky Adams going close following a breakway move in the 43rd


Rovers had most of the play, but failed to capitalise on their

chances with Billy Paynter firing wide and heading over in quick


Doncaster were unable to step up the pace after the interval

although Dave Cotterill had a 20-yard snap shot well saved in the

53rd minute.

It was Crawley who finished the game on top with Ajose forcing

Gary Woods to save for the first time in the 86th minute before

snatching the all-important goal seconds later when he deflected an

effort from Josh Simpson into the net.