Doncaster 1-1 Preston

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Doncaster   1 - 1   Preston

Highlights - Doncaster 1-1 Preston

Highlights - Doncaster 1-1 Preston

Substitute Paul Hayes' goal secured Preston a point at Doncaster, but hopes of a great escape for Phil Brown's men are fading.

Doncaster led when Simon Gillet's clever pass picked out Brian Stock to score from the edge of the box.

Hayes then nodded in the equaliser after Bongani Khumalo's shot had hit the bar.

Preston remain second bottom, seven points off safety, while Rovers stay two places above the drop zone.

The result does more favours for Sean O'Driscoll's Rovers, who halted a run of three straight defeats and sit eight points clear of the relegation places.

Both sides enjoyed a host of chances in an entertaining, end-to-end affair at the Keepmoat Stadium.

Doncaster almost had the perfect start when Stock's perfectly-measured first-time pass found left-back George Friend in the area. Friend let fly with a rasping effort that had Preston goalkeeper Iain Turner at full-stretch to beat over the bar.

The game developed a cat-and-mouse feel as Preston worked tirelessly to thwart Doncaster whilst still posing a threat on the counter-attack.

When Iain Hume and Keith Treacy combined in the 35th minute, North End should have gone in front. Treacy's goal-bound volley from Hume's left-wing cross was spilt by Woods to leave Johnson with a golden opportunity, but Preston's on-loan Fulham forward thumped into the side netting from point-blank range.

Rovers came close when James O'Connor's teasing 70th-minute cross skimmed off Nicholson's head, forcing Turner into a splendid reaction save and the Rovers right-back was immediately involved in another flashpoint at the other end when Hume played in Johnson.

Although O'Connor's contact with the American appeared to be minimal, Preston's players furiously surrounded referee Scott Mathieson when a penalty was not awarded.

Doncaster pressed once more, Franck Moussa's exquisite 25-yard volley cannoned back off the underside of the crossbar. And then, Simon Gillett's smart cut-back caught out the massed ranks of Preston defenders and left Stock free to rifle into the top corner from the edge of the box.

Preston immediately sent on Hayes for Johnson and the former Scunthorpe man snatched a quick-fire equaliser.

When Bongani Khumalo shot against the crossbar it was Hayes who was on hand to bravely nod home the rebound from a tight angle.

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Tuesday, 12 April 2011

Npower Championship

Home Team Score Away Team Time
Doncaster 1-1 Preston FT
(HT 0-0)
  • Stock 77
  • Hayes 80

Doncaster

  • 33 Woods
  • 02 O'Connor yellow card
  • 03 Friend
  • 04 Martis
  • 27 Kilgallon
  • 08 Stock
  • 14 Moussa
  • 16 Oster (Thomas 82)
  • 18 Gillett
  • 26 Coppinger (Shiels 86)
  • 12 Hayter (Euell 90 yellow card)

Substitutes

  • 01 Sullivan,
  • 05 Thomas,
  • 21 Hird,
  • 15 Wilson,
  • 17 Mason,
  • 22 Shiels,
  • 19 Euell

Preston

  • 21 Turner
  • 02 Morgan
  • 03 Khumalo
  • 19 Jones
  • 10 Nicholson
  • 11 Treacy (Ellington 89)
  • 24 Ashbee
  • 41 Carter
  • 09 Brown
  • 16 Hume (Proctor 90+4)
  • 27 Johnson (Hayes 78)

Substitutes

  • 01 Lonergan,
  • 42 Wright,
  • 07 Coutts,
  • 15 Barton,
  • 08 Hayes,
  • 18 Ellington,
  • 38 Proctor
Ref: MathiesonAtt: 9,456
DONCASTER
PRESTON

Possession

  • Doncaster 49%
  • Preston 51%

Attempts on target

  • Doncaster 7
  • Preston 5

Attempts off target

  • Doncaster 7
  • Preston 8

Corners

  • Doncaster 7
  • Preston 7

Fouls

  • Doncaster 10
  • Preston 7
  • Final Result
  • 94:46 The referee brings the game to a close.
  • Full Time
  • 90:00+3:43 George Friend takes a shot. Iain Turner makes a save.
  • 90:00+3:43 Substitution Iain Hume leaves the field to be replaced by Jamie Proctor.
  • 90:00+2:50 Short corner taken by George Friend from the left by-line.
  • 90:00+1:29 A cross is delivered by Nathan Ellington, clearance by Matthew Kilgallon.
  • 90:00+0:39 Booking Jason Euell is shown a yellow card for unsporting behaviour.
  • 90:00+0:04 Wayne Thomas takes a shot. Save by Iain Turner.
  • 89:32 Substitution James Hayter leaves the field to be replaced by Jason Euell.
  • 88:04 Free kick awarded for a foul by Darren Carter on Simon Gillett. Free kick taken by Shelton Martis.
  • 88:04 Substitution Nathan Ellington comes on in place of Keith Treacy.
  • 85:57 Corner taken by Simon Gillett played to the near post.
  • 85:57 Substitution James Coppinger goes off and Dean Shiels comes on.
  • 82:27 Simon Gillett gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Ian Ashbee. Free kick crossed left-footed by Keith Treacy from left channel, Brian Stock makes a clearance.
  • 81:35 Brian Stock concedes a free kick for a foul on Ian Ashbee. Free kick taken by Craig Morgan.
  • 81:35 Substitution Wayne Thomas on for John Oster.
  • 79:24 Assist by Bongani Khumalo.
  • 79:24 GOAL - Paul HayesDoncaster 1 - 1 Preston A goal is scored by Paul Hayes from close range to the top left corner of the goal. Doncaster 1-1 Preston.
  • 78:26 Iain Hume takes a inswinging corner from the left by-line played to the near post, Bongani Khumalo takes a shot.
  • 76:49 Assist by Simon Gillett.
  • 76:49 Substitution Eddie Johnson goes off and Paul Hayes comes on.
  • 76:49 GOAL - Brian StockDoncaster 1 - 0 Preston Brian Stock finds the net with a goal from the edge of the penalty box to the top right corner of the goal. Doncaster 1-0 Preston.
  • 76:05 James O'Connor sends in a cross, clearance by Barry Nicholson.
  • 74:17 The referee blows for offside against Simon Gillett. Free kick taken by Iain Turner.
  • 73:54 Shot from 25 yards from Franck Moussa.
  • 69:40 Inswinging corner taken by John Oster from the left by-line. Corner taken by Keith Treacy from the left by-line played to the near post, Corner taken by Keith Treacy from the right by-line, George Friend makes a clearance. Save made by Gary Woods.
  • 67:26 Ian Ashbee challenges Brian Stock unfairly and gives away a free kick. John Oster delivers the ball from the free kick right-footed from right channel.
  • 65:00 Unfair challenge on James Hayter by Bongani Khumalo results in a free kick. Shelton Martis restarts play with the free kick.
  • 64:07 Simon Gillett is ruled offside. Iain Turner restarts play with the free kick.
  • 62:10 Corner taken by Keith Treacy from the right by-line to the near post, clearance made by Matthew Kilgallon.
  • 61:38 Iain Hume takes a shot. George Friend manages to make a clearance.
  • 61:15 Ian Ashbee challenges James Hayter unfairly and gives away a free kick. George Friend takes the direct free kick.
  • 60:41 Keith Treacy has an effort at goal from outside the penalty area which goes wide right of the goal.
  • 58:36 John Oster takes the inswinging corner, clearance made by Keith Treacy.
  • 57:38 Handball by James Coppinger. Iain Turner restarts play with the free kick.
  • 56:04 Simon Gillett has an effort at goal from close range which goes wide right of the goal.
  • 55:27 The ball is delivered by Keith Treacy.
  • 50:18 The referee blows for offside against Simon Gillett. Iain Turner restarts play with the free kick.
  • 46:46 Free kick awarded for a foul by James O'Connor on Eddie Johnson. Free kick crossed right-footed by Iain Hume from left wing, clearance by James Hayter.
  • 45:04 Unfair challenge on Iain Hume by Simon Gillett results in a free kick. Iain Hume has an effort direct from the free kick.
  • 45:01 The referee starts the second half.
  • Half Time
  • 45:00+1:19 The ref blows to signal half-time.
  • 45:00+0:42 The ball is delivered by Keith Treacy, save by Gary Woods.
  • 42:15 Shot from just outside the box by Billy Jones misses to the left of the target.
  • 41:42 James Hayter takes a shot. Save made by Iain Turner.
  • 39:49 Iain Turner takes the direct free kick. Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Chris Brown by Shelton Martis. Iain Hume crosses the ball from the free kick right-footed from left channel, Shelton Martis makes a clearance.
  • 39:00 Booking James O'Connor shown a yellow card.
  • 37:52 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on James Coppinger by Barry Nicholson. Direct free kick taken by Brian Stock.
  • 37:09 Matthew Kilgallon concedes a free kick for a foul on Iain Hume. Keith Treacy crosses the ball in from the free kick, clearance by James Hayter.
  • 36:29 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Matthew Kilgallon by Chris Brown. Gary Woods restarts play with the free kick.
  • 35:57 Close range shot by Chris Brown goes wide of the right-hand upright.
  • 35:34 Iain Hume delivers the ball, Keith Treacy takes a shot. Save by Gary Woods.
  • 34:44 Effort on goal by James Coppinger from just inside the area clears the crossbar.
  • 33:49 James Coppinger decides to take a short corner.
  • 32:43 Corner taken right-footed by Iain Hume to the near post, clearance by Shelton Martis.
  • 32:18 Matthew Kilgallon gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Chris Brown. Keith Treacy crosses the ball in from the free kick, Matthew Kilgallon manages to make a clearance.
  • 31:54 Foul by Franck Moussa on Barry Nicholson, free kick awarded. Direct free kick taken by Craig Morgan.
  • 29:09 The referee penalises Iain Hume for handball. Gary Woods restarts play with the free kick.
  • 28:16 Iain Hume takes a shot. Save by Gary Woods.
  • 27:45 Franck Moussa produces a right-footed shot from just outside the box that goes wide right of the target.
  • 27:21 Franck Moussa takes a shot. Blocked by James Hayter.
  • 26:42 Franck Moussa produces a right-footed shot from deep inside the six-yard box which goes wide of the right-hand post.
  • 25:37 Inswinging corner taken from the left by-line by James Coppinger, Shelton Martis takes a shot. James Hayter gets a block in.
  • 25:13 Iain Hume is ruled offside. Free kick taken by Gary Woods.
  • 24:44 A cross is delivered by James Coppinger, Iain Turner makes a save.
  • 22:36 A cross is delivered by Keith Treacy, Iain Hume has an effort at goal from close in which goes wide left of the goal.
  • 21:49 Eddie Johnson gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Franck Moussa. Gary Woods takes the direct free kick.
  • 21:21 Corner taken left-footed by Keith Treacy from the left by-line to the near post, clearance made by Matthew Kilgallon.
  • 21:01 Eddie Johnson takes a shot. Save by Gary Woods.
  • 20:25 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Ian Ashbee by Brian Stock. Direct free kick taken by Iain Turner.
  • 17:14 The assistant referee flags for offside against Simon Gillett. Free kick taken by Iain Turner.
  • 16:31 The referee blows for offside against Iain Hume. Gary Woods restarts play with the free kick.
  • 15:55 Corner taken by Keith Treacy from the left by-line to the near post, Shelton Martis makes a clearance.
  • 15:41 The ball is swung over by Keith Treacy, Shelton Martis makes a clearance.
  • 14:15 Iain Hume is penalised for a handball. Free kick taken by Brian Stock.
  • 10:28 Effort from the edge of the area by John Oster goes wide of the left-hand upright.
  • 10:00 Chris Brown is caught offside. Gary Woods restarts play with the free kick.
  • 8:26 The ball is swung over by Iain Hume, Chris Brown takes a shot. Gary Woods makes a save.
  • 7:19 The ball is swung over by John Oster, save by Iain Turner.
  • 5:55 Shelton Martis challenges Chris Brown unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick crossed left-footed by Keith Treacy from right channel, clearance by George Friend.
  • 5:14 Shot by Darren Carter went wide right of the target.
  • 4:38 Simon Gillett has an effort at goal from just inside the box that misses to the right of the goal.
  • 3:10 Simon Gillett decides to take the corner short.
  • 2:51 George Friend takes a shot. Iain Turner makes a save.
  • 1:46 The referee penalises Chris Brown for handball. Gary Woods restarts play with the free kick.
  • 0:00 The referee gets the match started.

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Npower Championship table snapshot

As it stood on 12 Apr 2011 23:59 UK

Position Team P GD PTS
1 QPR 41 38 82
2 Cardiff 41 21 72
3 Norwich 41 18 71
4 Swansea 41 19 70
5 Reading 41 24 69
6 Leeds 41 10 64
7 Nott'm Forest 41 11 63
8 Millwall 41 13 61
9 Leicester 41 4 60
10 Hull 41 4 60
11 Watford 41 11 57
12 Burnley 40 0 57
13 Ipswich 41 1 56
14 Portsmouth 41 -3 55
15 Bristol City 41 -5 54
16 Barnsley 41 -11 50
17 Coventry 41 -4 49
18 Middlesbrough 40 -7 49
19 Derby 41 -7 48
20 Doncaster 41 -21 45
21 Crystal Palace 41 -22 43
22 Scunthorpe 41 -40 37
23 Preston 41 -23 36
24 Sheff Utd 41 -31 35

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