Doncaster Rovers player ratings after welcome win over Tranmere Rovers

Doncaster Rovers beat Tranmere 2-0 to snap a three-game losing streak and move within two points of the play-off places.

Two second-half goals in quick succession from Ben Close and Kyle Hurst were enough to hand Doncaster a much-needed boost after Tranmere had earlier hit the woodwork through Ethan Bristow.

Visitors Tranmere created the best chances to score prior to the goal and also went close through captain Kane Hemmings, who was denied by Jonathan Mitchell from close range.

But a slice of luck saw Close break the deadlock when his deflected effort from outside the box flew over Mateusz Hewelt and into the back of the net on 62 minutes.

Three minutes later Kyle Hurst grabbed his seventh goal of the season with a well-taken finish after Charlie Lakin played him through one-on-one.

Brad Walker hit the bar in response for Tranmere but Doncaster held out comfortably to earn just their fifth clean sheet in League Two this term.

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