Super Eagles invitee Viv Solomon-Otabor struck his second goal of the season on Saturday, Futbalgalore.com.ng reports.
The Birmingham City academy product played 77 minutes of the game in the English League One fixture at Keepmoat Stadium.
Leam Richardson made two changes from Easter Monday’s defeat to Portsmouth, with Joe Dodoo and Will Keane coming into the starting eleven in place of Jamie Proctor and the injured Callum Lang.
It was a perfect start for Latics as Dodoo, leading the line for Richardson’s side, opened the scoring. Lee Evans’ whipped cross into the Doncaster penalty area was brought under control by Dodoo and his effort flew past Ellery Balcombe to get the ball rolling.
It got even better on the 15 minute mark as Aasgaard doubled Latics’ lead; Evans’ corner was met by Curtis Tilt, with his connection diverting into the path of Aasgaard, who controlled and finished calmly into the bottom corner.
Latics, with a two-goal advantage, were in complete control in the first half and were playing confidently from back-to-front. With this confidence, Latics searched for more goals and came close to another as Keane’s left-footed strike forced Balcombe into another save as he palmed the ball away for the corner.
Latics didn’t have to wait long to turn the two-goal lead into three as Solomon-Otabor finished an outstanding move. Superb interplay between Dodoo and Keane allowed the latter to bare down on the Rovers penalty area, and he squared the ball for Solomon-Otabor to slot home nicely.
The home side rarely threatened on Jamie Jones’ goal in the first half, but gave themselves a lifeline seconds before the break as Taylor Richards cut inside and scored with a curling effort from the edge of the area.
Latics started the second half in the same manner that they displayed throughout the first half, and got on the front foot looking to add to their tally. Keane was at the heart of this, and had an effort on goal after regathering possession, but that went wide of Balcombe’s left-hand post.
The home side started to get a foot hold in the second half, and had two big chances to reduce the lead further. First, Jason Lokilo was played in by Richards but saw his dinked effort saved by Jones, before Josh Sims cut inside and struck at goal but Jones was there again to repel the effort with his feet.
Having stood strong against the Doncaster pressure as they looked to play themselves back into the game, Latics regained control of the match and managed the rest of the second half superbly.
On the back of this controlled performance, Keane added a fourth for Latics with ten minutes to go. Having threatened to score on a number of occasions, and after he pulled an effort wide a minute earlier, Keane supported the superb work of Dodoo down the left hand side and prodded home the cross to seal the win.
Solomon-Otabor attracted interest from Charlton Athletic and Doncaster Rovers before extending his stay at the DW Stadium on Summer transfer deadline day.