Aug 16, 2013 at 7.45pm UK at ​The Keepmoat Stadium
DoncasterDoncaster Rovers
2-0
BlackburnBlackburn Rovers
Robinson (37'), Husband (58')
Brown (31')
FT(HT: 1-0)

Cairney (10'), Hanley (62'), Taylor (63')

Result: Doncaster win war of the Rovers against Blackburn

Doncaster pick up their first points of the Championship season and maiden league victory under Paul Dickov courtesy of a 2-0 win over Blackburn at the Keepmoat Stadium.

Doncaster Rovers beat Blackburn Rovers 2-0 at the Keepmoat Stadium tonight to record their first league victory under Paul Dickov's management.

Goals either side of half time from debutant Theo Robinson and James Husband earned Donny their first points of the season, after they went down to Blackpool in their Championship opener.

It was the hosts who were more creative in the final third, but their first chance was handed to them when Grant Hanley's tame back pass was intercepted by Chris Brown, who poked just wide of the post.

At the other end, Jordan Rhodes was another whose shot finished the wrong side of the woodwork, as he failed to convert from a tight angle after rounding keeper Ross Turnbull.

After David Cotterill and Richie Wellens had tested Jake Kean, Robinson, who only signed from Derby County on Thursday, beat the Blackburn stopper on 37 minutes with a near-post header from James Husband's free kick.

Chris Taylor saw what he thought was an equaliser ruled out just before the break when Rhodes was adjudged offside, but few more opportunities came the visitors' way during the remainder of the contest.

Instead, Donny extended their advantage as provider became scorer after the interval, when Husband's attempted cross looped over the backtracking Kean and dipped into the far side of the net.

Gary Bowyer's Blackburn are now without a win in their opening three Championship matches of the campaign.

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