Doncaster relegated by Pompey defeat

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Doncaster were relegated from the npower Championship after a dramatic 4-3 loss to fellow strugglers Portsmouth on Saturday afternoon.

The bottom side looked like earning at least a temporary reprieve as they opened up a 2-0 lead at the Keepmoat Stadium with goals from Habib Beye and Fabien Robert inside the opening five minutes. But all began to go wrong as Beye conceded the first of two penalties early in the second half to earn a red card.

Greg Halford tucked away both spot-kicks and although James Coppinger put Doncaster back ahead, Pompey substitutes Dave Kitson and Marko Futacs sealed their fate in the closing minutes.

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James Coppinger
Doncaster Rovers
Habib Beye
Greg Halford
Dave Kitson

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