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Nottm Forest 2-4 Doncaster

Paul Heffernan
Paul Heffernan's double secured victory for Doncaster

A Paul Heffernan double and one each for Martin Woods and Richard Wellens secured a vital victory for Doncaster over struggling Nottingham Forest.

Heffernan opened the scoring, heading home from close range before Woods found the top corner of the net from the edge of the area.

Wellens increased the lead with a 20-yard free-kick before Heffernan headed his second for 4-0.

Sam Hird's own goal and Joe Garner's strike were a mere consolation.

The result cost Forest boss Colin Calderwood his job.

Asked after the game by BBC Radio Nottingham whether that result felt 'like the end' for him, Calderwood said 'No'. And he added that he still expected to be in charge at Norwich on Sunday.

But he was sacked within an hour and half of the end of the game - to end his two-and-a-half year reign at the City Ground.


Nottingham Forest manager Colin Calderwood:

"It was just one thing after another for us - we were poor with the ball and horrific without it.

"We have been doing well recently but you have to come home and do the job in front of your own supporters. We didn't do that today.

"We were certainly affected by the first goal and the second but it was a really bad day for us. But we will just have to battle away and try and come up with the results that will boost us again."

Doncaster manager Sean O'Driscoll:

"It was a fantastic result and there were many aspects of our performance that were very pleasing.

"Today it worked out for us and perhaps we had a bit of luck that made all the difference. We've created chances, we've missed penalties and so on.

"But we opt for organisation and discipline and it's stood us in good stead. If we get enough possession our passing and movement has always been good."



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