Jamie Ward struck a dramatic injury-time winner as Nottingham Forest avoided an EFL Cup banana skin at League Two Doncaster Rovers by securing a 2-1 victory.
David Vaughan had given Forest an early lead, but Liam Mandeville's 69th-minute leveller looked to have prolonged the match for Rovers, before Northern Ireland winger Ward scored a breakaway goal at the death.
Forest, showing nine changes from their opening-day 4-3 win over Burton, took a 10th-minute lead when Ward's free-kick was cleared only...
Burton secured the point they needed to clinch second place and promotion from Sky Bet League One but were made to battle for a 0-0 draw against relegated Doncaster.
The home side finished the game with nine men on the pitch, having used all three substitutes before left-back Aaron Taylor-Sinclair was helped off injured with more than 20 minutes to play. Winger Riccardo Calder then limped off 10 minutes from time.
The game saw little goalmouth action with Doncaster having more of the play as Burton...
Relegated Crewe earned their first win in 16 games and all-but condemned Doncaster to the drop with a 3-1 victory at Gresty Road.
Kick-off was delayed for half an hour to allow ground staff to drain a waterlogged pitch.
When play did start, Callum Saunders did well to bring down a high ball but the Crewe youngster dragged his shot wide.
Rovers gave their desperate plight a shot in the arm when Tommy Rowe slammed a deflected shot past keeper Ben Garratt from 15 yards in the 28th minute.
First-half goals from Tommy Rowe and Andy Williams kept Doncaster's faint hopes of avoiding relegation alive with a 2-0 win against a poor Coventry side.
Rovers chalked up their second successive victory at the Keepmoat Stadium in comfortable style after previously failing to win in 10 home games.
The home side looked as if they wanted it more against a Coventry side who were way below their best.
Riccardo Calder fired across the face of the Coventry goal in an early attack before Rowe gave them the...