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Doncaster Rovers victory delights boss Paul Dickov

24 November 2014

Paul Dickov was delighted after his Doncaster side scored twice in the last five minutes to see off 10-man Rochdale with a 3-1 win at Spotland.

Dale were down to 10 men for the last 40 minutes after Matt Done saw red for a challenge on James Coppinger. But Dickov saw his side miss a sackful of chances before substitute Theo Robinson made the breakthrough after 86 minutes. Curtis Main - who could have had a hat-trick - added the third in the last minute of the match.

"We got off to the worst possible start conceding but after that, I thought the boys were fantastic," said Rovers boss Dickov. "Even when it was 11 versus 11, we created as many chances that I can remember in any game. It would have been a crying shame if we hadn't won the game.

"I had a feeling today that it was going to come, you can't pepper the goal as much as that without getting one in. I've got to give the players credit because with that amount of chances and possession, the tendency is to think that its not going to be your day. But even 11 versus 11, I thought some of the football was outstanding.

"When teams go down to 10 men, Dale had a bank of four at the back and it is difficult. But we didn't panic, we didn't start launching balls into the box - we kept playing.

"We changed our shape after going a goal down to try and get us on the ball a bit more and I thought that worked out really well and Rochdale struggled to cope. We put Theo on and he showed how valuable he is and how valuable every member of the squad is."

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