ON THIS DAY: 2007: Doncaster Rovers win thrilling Johnstone Paints Trophy final in front of 60,000 in Cardiff - VIDEO + PICTURES

Rovers fans descended on Cardiff in their thousands.

Rovers fans descended on Cardiff in their thousands.

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Exactly ten years ago today, Doncaster Rovers enjoyed one of the greatest victories in their 138 year history.

It was on April 1, 2007 that Sean O'Driscoll's side lifted the Johnstone's Paint Trophy, securing a thrilling 3-2 victory over Bristol Rovers in front of nearly 60,000 supporters packed inside Cardiff's Millennium Stadium.

It was a day that few Rovers fans will forget in a hurry.

Thousands of supporters, decked out in red and white, descended on Wales, many on specially chartered trains for the game which proved to be eventful right from the very first minute.

Within seconds of kick-off, Jonathan Forte had fired Rovers into the lead and striker Paul Heffernan doubled the advantage after just five minutes, sending the Rovers fans into ecstasy.

But there was to be no easy ride for Doncaster against their southern counterparts.

Sean O'Driscoll hoists the trophy aloft at a victory parade outside the Mansion House.

Sean O'Driscoll hoists the trophy aloft at a victory parade outside the Mansion House.

Within a few moments of the second half restart, Bristol were back in the game, courtesy of a Richard Walker penalty.

And when Sammy Igoe levelled things up after 62 minutes, Doncaster fans were fearing the worst.

The game remained at 2-2 within the 90 minutes and so extra time and the prospect of the dreaded penalty shoot out reared its ugly head.

But cometh the hour, cometh the man and twenty minutes into extra time, Graeme Lee popped up to make it 3-2, sparking crazy scenes both in the stadium and back home in Doncaster where thousands had watched the match on TV in the town's pubs as Rovers hung on to lift the silverware.

Those unable to make it to Wales watched the game in pubs in Doncaster.

Those unable to make it to Wales watched the game in pubs in Doncaster.

Here we take a look back to that momentous day with a selection of pictures and video from Cardiff.

Fans were overjoyed at the victory.

Fans were overjoyed at the victory.

Goalscorers Graeme Lee, Jonathan Forte and Paul Heffernan celebrate with the trophy.

Goalscorers Graeme Lee, Jonathan Forte and Paul Heffernan celebrate with the trophy.

The party gets underway!

The party gets underway!

Paul Heffernan fires in the second goal.

Paul Heffernan fires in the second goal.

Former chairman John Ryan parades the cup to delighted supporters.

Former chairman John Ryan parades the cup to delighted supporters.

Rovers fans at Cardiff.

Rovers fans at Cardiff.

Victory is ours!

Victory is ours!