Result: Southampton 2-0 Doncaster Rovers

Nigel Adkins
© PA Photos
Southampton secure a vital win in their promotion bid with a 2-0 victory over Doncaster Rovers.

Southampton enjoyed a 2-0 home victory against Doncaster Rovers this afternoon.

In a quiet first half El-Hadji Diouf looked lively as he repeatedly asked questions of the Saints defence but failed to make the crucial breakthrough.

However, it was Southampton who had the best chance of the half as Billy Sharp failed to hit the target from close range following good work from Daniel Fox.

The second period continued in much the same fashion but Sharp got the first goal of the game as he finished smartly past Carl Ikeme.

Sharp's goal brought the game to life and the striker put some distance between his side and Rovers in the 75th minute as he took advantage of some questionable defending before placing his shot in the bottom corner.

Doncaster improved in the closing stages but Sharp's brace was enough to secure the points for Southampton.

Related Video
Champions League
Championship
League One
7.45pm
Crewe Alexandra
vs
Notts County
Conference Premier
7.45pm
Telford
vs
Chester
7.45pm
Alfreton
vs
Halifax Town
7.45pm
Altrincham
vs
Macclesfield
7.45pm
Braintree Town
vs
Barnet
7.45pm
Dover Athletic
vs
Aldershot
7.45pm
Eastleigh
vs
Bristol Rovers
7.45pm
Forest Green
vs
Torquay Utd
7.45pm
Grimsby Town
vs
Southport
7.45pm
Lincoln City
vs
Gateshead
7.45pm
Welling United
vs
Dartford
7.45pm
Woking
vs
Nuneaton Town
7.45pm
Wrexham
vs
Kidderminster
Scottish Premiership
7.45pm
Aberdeen
vs
St Mirren
Tables