Tranmere were condemned to a fourth home loss in a row, as Doncaster took all three points at Prenton Park.
A double from on loan Aston Villa midfielder, Jacob Ramsey, and one from Fejiri Okenabirhie saw the visitors head back to South Yorkshire with a 3-0 win.
Tranmere fans would have been delighted to see that returning Andy Cook was handed his second debut by Micky Mellon, after signing on deadline day for the Super Whites. Meanwhile, defender Manny Monthe returned from suspension to take his place at centre-half.
The Super Whites first real chance came on the 20-minute mark. A tantalising ball was swung in from the left-hand side by Kane Wilson, which was nearly met by a lively Morgan Ferrier. The ball, however, got cleared to the edge of the box where Kieron Morris tried his luck on the volley, but the ball slide wide of the far post.
Doncaster’s first chance of the game came midway through the first half. Madger Gomes whipped in a threatening ball right on the Tranmere six-yard line, before Kieran Sadlier had his shot from close range blocked and cleared for a corner, which the home side dealt with easily.
The best chance of the half fell to the visitors. The ball was pulled back to Ramsey on the penalty spot, before his shot was blocked on the line. It then looked like it was harder to miss for the midfielder on the rebound, but somehow Scott Davies got a hand to it to relieve his side of some serious pressure.
Tranmere were trying their best to fight back, and had a great chance to take the lead five minutes before half-time. The ball found its way to the edge of the box where Alex Woodyard met it on the half volley, but sliced his effort high and wide into the cluster of travelling Doncaster fans.
Half-time: Tranmere Rovers 0-0 Doncaster Rovers
The first chance of the second half fell to the visitors. Niall Ennis found space on the left-hand side and took the ball into the box. The winger thought he saw a gap at the near post, but hit his shot straight into the side netting. Let off for the Merseyside men.
Doncaster were really threatening now. Sadlier found himself in acres of space just inside the area, before unleashing a thunderbolt goal bound. Somehow, captain Davies reacted and made a superb stop to deny the away sides top goal scorer.
Minutes later the deadlock was broken. Superb work down the right hand side by an ever present Sadlier, who pulled the ball back to the edge of the box. Ramsey fired home to give the away side a deserved lead. Nothing Davies could do in the Tranmere goal.
Tranmere were trying their hardest to get back into the game, and won a free kick 20 yards out midway through the second half. Wilson took the free kick, keeping his shot on target but not troubling Seny Dieng in the Doncaster goal.
The visitors were flexing their muscles now, and doubled their lead with 15 minutes to go. A fantastic cross from Ennis was met on the head by Ramsey, who grabbed his second of the game in what was becoming a clinical performance from the visitors.
It was becoming all too easy for the away side. Substitute Fejiri Okenabihie made it 3-0 after Monthe failed to clear his lines. The centre-half had time to get rid of it, but turned into trouble, before the Doncaster striker coolly slotted home. It was all becoming far too easy for the South Yorkshire side.
Tranmere tried their best to grab a consolation goal but couldn’t break down a resolute Doncaster defence. The Super Whites stay in the relegation zone, still six points from safety.
Full-time: Tranmere Rovers 0-3 Doncaster Rovers
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