George Miller penalty proves enough as Doncaster edge Northampton to go third



Posted Sunday, August 28, 2022 by PA

George Miller penalty proves enough as Doncaster edge Northampton to go third

Doncaster continued their unbeaten start to the season with a narrow 1-0 League Two win at Northampton on Saturday.

The game was short on goalmouth action throughout but George Miller’s second-half penalty settled the spoils and took Doncaster into the top three.

Marc Leonard and Sam Hoskins threatened with half-chances in the first five minutes but Rovers dominated possession in the opening period.

Clear-cut chances were at a premium before half-time with Doncaster going closest when Lee Tomlin’s goalbound shot from a well-worked corner routine was blocked by Mitch Pinnock.

Tomlin was at the centre of Doncaster’s best moments but he really should have done better when presented with a good chance 10 minutes into the second half, shooting straight at Lee Burge.

The experienced midfielder would have a decisive say in the contest though when brought down by Shaun McWilliams for a penalty that Miller calmly converted midway through the second half.

Northampton pressed for an equaliser and they would have one big chance in stoppage-time but Danny Hylton’s header dropped agonisingly wide.

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