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
Barnsley
vs
Notts County
7.45pm
Bristol City
vs
Bradford
7.45pm
Colchester
vs
Chesterfield
7.45pm
Crawley
vs
Walsall
7.45pm
Crewe Alexandra
vs
Peterborough
7.45pm
Doncaster
vs
Leyton Orient
7.45pm
Gillingham
vs
Preston
7.45pm
MK Dons
vs
Fleetwood Town
7.45pm
Oldham
vs
Coventry
7.45pm
Port Vale
vs
Scunthorpe
7.45pm
Sheff Utd
vs
Yeovil
7.45pm
Swindon
vs
Rochdale
League Two
7.45pm
Accrington
vs
Hartlepool
7.45pm
AFC Wimbledon
vs
Plymouth
7.45pm
Cambridge
vs
Cheltenham
7.45pm
Carlisle
vs
Burton Albion
7.45pm
Exeter
vs
Wycombe
7.45pm
Luton
vs
Dag & Red
7.45pm
Morecambe
vs
York City
7.45pm
Newport County
vs
Southend
7.45pm
Northampton
vs
Oxford Utd
7.45pm
Portsmouth
vs
Stevenage
7.45pm
Shrewsbury
vs
Bury
7.45pm
Tranmere
vs
Mansfield
Conference Premier
7.45pm
Barnet
vs
Braintree Town
Scottish Challenge Cup
Scottish Championship
7.45pm
Falkirk
vs
Livingston
Scottish League Two
7.30pm
Annan
vs
Arbroath
Tables