Rovers earn gritty point
Relegated Doncaster put the brakes on Middlesbrough's npower Championship play-off push as they stood firm to earn a goalless draw at the Riverside.
With the pressure off for the South Yorkshire side as relegation to League One was confirmed by a home defeat to Portsmouth on Saturday, Rovers showed sparks of the one-touch football that had guided them to the second tier four years ago. Wins for Cardiff and Blackpool had denied Middlesbrough any possible return to the top six, and their profligacy may come back to haunt them with just two more matches remaining this term. Doncaster might even have snatched all three points if they had been afforded the chance to score from the spot when Chris Brown was felled in the area by Seb Hines in the first half, but no penalty was given. The Teessiders laid siege to the Gary Woods in the visiting goal in a frantic final minute, but it was not to be for Tony Mowbray's men, who are now four points away from the play-offs.