David Artell’s side arrived at the Eco-Power Stadium knowing that only a win would keep their League One status alive.
But captain Tommy Rowe ended Doncaster’s run of five games without scoring when he struck from the edge of the box after 10 minutes.
Josh Martin and John Bostock had chances for Rovers before Crewe finished the half stronger, with Rekeem Harper hitting a post and Chris Long shooting narrowly.
But Rovers doubled their lead after 47 minutes when Josh Martin picked up a loose ball in the box and drilled a shot high into the net.
Aidan Barlow was denied after a trio of tries as Rovers threatened to extend their lead. Harper then drew a good save from Jonathan Mitchell with Crewe’s best individual effort.
But their stay in League One ended after two seasons when Doncaster boosted their dim hopes of survival with victory.
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This notice was published: 2022-04-09 16:45:42