Johnson 30,91 ,Frank 47, Lita 66
TWO goals from Adam Johnson, the first at senior level for Jonathan Franks and another from Leroy Lita inflicted just the second home defeat of the season on Doncaster Rovers
Doncaster Rovers: Sullivan; Chambers, Hird (Webster 79), O'Connor, Roberts, Spicer (Mutch 68), Wilson, Guy, Heffernan, Sharp, Coppinger (McDaid 82). Unused subs: Smith (gk); Dumbaya, Fisher, Clark.
Middlesbrough: Coyne; McMahon, Wheater, Grounds, Hoyte (Taylor 90 +1), Flood, O'Neil (Capt), Arca (Bennett 79), Johnson, Franks (Lita 55), Killen. Unused subs: Steele (gk); Walker, L Williams, Emnes.
*For the purposes of statistical analysis, the order of substitutes were Lita for Franks, Mutch for Spicer, Bennett for Arca, Webster for Hird, McDaid for Coppinger and Taylor for Hoyte.
Referee: Steve Tanner. Somerset
Doncaster Rovers: O'Connor, 90, foul
Attendance :10,794 (1,295 Boro) (The first time there had been a crowd of more than 10,000 to watch a Doncaster v Boro fixture)
Conditions: Cold and still
Website Boro Man of the Match: Adam Johnson, although Jonathan Grounds is well worthy of a mention.