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Preston   1 - 1   Doncaster

Preston v Doncaster

Preston 1-1 Doncaster

Preston goalkeeper Andy Lonergan denied Doncaster victory with a fine save from Billy Sharp's second-half penalty.

Rovers took a deserved lead when James Hayter finished clinically on the turn after Gareth Roberts' pinpoint cross.

Neil Mellor levelled from close range after good work by Youl Mawene, before Sharp's missed spot-kick.

Both sides almost snatched victory in a frantic finale, with Sharp dragging a shot just wide and Neil Sullivan making a fine save from Jon Parkin.


Preston manager Darren Ferguson:
"In the end we should have won it. In the last 10 minutes or so, we had three outstanding chances.

"They caused us problems in the first half but we got back in the game on half-time and in the second half, on chances, I feel we should have won it.

"I'm disappointed because you want to win your home games."

Doncaster boss Sean O'Driscoll:
"We've had two away games in four days and we've got four points. I'd have taken that at the start of the week.

"Billy Sharp will be disappointed with missing the penalty.

"Goalscorers want to score goals. He'll be a sulky boy on the way home but he'll bounce back, I'm sure."

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Tuesday, 9 March 2010

Championship

Home Team Score Away Team Time
Preston 1-1 Doncaster FT
(HT 1-1)
  • Mellor 42
  • Hayter 29

Preston

  • 01 Lonergan
  • 05 Mawene
  • 12 St. Ledger
  • 19 Jones
  • 20 Williams (Davidson 35)
  • 04 Chaplow (James 65)
  • 07 Sedgwick
  • 15 Coutts
  • 16 Treacy (Mayor 58)
  • 26 Parkin
  • 33 Mellor

Substitutes

  • 22 Henderson,
  • 02 Hart,
  • 03 Davidson,
  • 14 Chilvers,
  • 23 James,
  • 35 Mayor,
  • 09 Brown

Doncaster

  • 01 Sullivan
  • 02 O'Connor
  • 03 Roberts
  • 06 Chambers yellow card
  • 32 Ward
  • 15 Wilson yellow card
  • 16 Oster
  • 26 Coppinger (Shiels 77)
  • 31 Emmanuel-Thomas
  • 05 Sharp (Woods 83)
  • 12 Hayter

Substitutes

  • 13 Smith,
  • 21 Hird,
  • 04 Mutch,
  • 10 Spicer,
  • 17 Woods,
  • 07 Guy,
  • 22 Shiels
Ref: CrossleyAtt: 11,942
PRESTON
DONCASTER

Possession

  • Preston 51%
  • Doncaster 49%

Attempts on target

  • Preston 9
  • Doncaster 7

Attempts off target

  • Preston 4
  • Doncaster 7

Corners

  • Preston 4
  • Doncaster 5

Fouls

  • Preston 12
  • Doncaster 8
  • Final Result
  • Full Time
  • 90:00+4:26 The final whistle goes and the game is over.
  • 90:00+3:48 A cross is delivered by Paul Coutts, save made by Neil Sullivan.
  • 90:00+3:29 Callum Davidson crosses the ball, James O'Connor manages to make a clearance.
  • 90:00+2:05 Sean St. Ledger gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on James Hayter. Strike comes in from Martin Woods from the free kick.
  • 90:00+1:52 Gareth Roberts delivers the ball, Jon Parkin manages to make a clearance.
  • 90:00+1:29 Chris Sedgwick gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on James Hayter. Free kick taken by Martin Woods.
  • 90:00+0:28 Jon Parkin takes a shot. Blocked by James O'Connor. Corner from the left by-line taken by Danny Mayor, clearance by Jay Emmanuel-Thomas.
  • 89:12 The referee blows for offside against Jon Parkin. Direct free kick taken by Elliott Ward.
  • 88:48 Matthew James takes a shot. Neil Sullivan makes a save.
  • 88:36 The ball is crossed by John Oster, Chris Sedgwick manages to make a clearance.
  • 87:55 Sean St. Ledger concedes a free kick for a foul on Jay Emmanuel-Thomas. Martin Woods crosses the ball from the free kick left-footed from right channel, clearance by Sean St. Ledger.
  • 87:04 Centre by Callum Davidson, Mark Wilson makes a clearance.
  • 82:23 Substitution Billy Sharp goes off and Martin Woods comes on.
  • 80:12 Dean Shiels gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Matthew James. Callum Davidson takes the free kick.
  • 79:11 The ball is sent over by Jon Parkin, clearance made by Gareth Roberts.
  • 77:59 A cross is delivered by Danny Mayor, clearance by James O'Connor.
  • Correction - 76:28 Outswinging corner taken by John Oster.
  • Correction - 76:28 Substitution (Doncaster) makes a substitution, with Dean Shiels coming on for James Coppinger.
  • Correction - 76:28 Jay Emmanuel-Thomas takes a shot. Sean St. Ledger gets a block in.
  • 76:28 Corner from right by-line taken by John Oster.
  • 76:28 Substitution Dean Shiels joins the action as a substitute, replacing James Coppinger.
  • 76:28 Jay Emmanuel-Thomas takes a shot. Blocked by Sean St. Ledger.
  • 76:05 Outswinging corner taken right-footed by Danny Mayor played to the near post, James Coppinger makes a clearance.
  • 75:43 Jon Parkin takes a shot. Save by Neil Sullivan.
  • 72:44 Danny Mayor delivers the ball, clearance made by Elliott Ward.
  • 71:18 The ball is sent over by Callum Davidson, Jon Parkin gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Elliott Ward. Direct free kick taken by Neil Sullivan.
  • 70:35 Effort from the edge of the penalty area by Billy Sharp goes wide of the left-hand post.
  • 69:27 Danny Mayor decides to take the corner short. The ball is crossed by Paul Coutts, clearance made by James O'Connor. The assistant referee flags for offside against Neil Mellor. Free kick taken by Neil Sullivan.
  • 69:20 The ball is sent over by Danny Mayor, clearance by James Chambers.
  • 68:21 Effort on goal by Billy Sharp from just inside the box goes harmlessly over the target.
  • 67:01 Matthew James produces a right-footed shot from just outside the box that goes wide left of the target.
  • 66:54 Danny Mayor produces a cross, clearance made by James O'Connor.
  • 66:33 A cross is delivered by Billy Jones, clearance by James O'Connor.
  • 66:06 Callum Davidson delivers the ball, Elliott Ward makes a clearance.
  • 64:41 Substitution Matthew James replaces Richard Chaplow.
  • 63:46 Neil Mellor takes a shot. Save made by Neil Sullivan.
  • 62:46 Paul Coutts fouled by James Chambers, the ref awards a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Sean St. Ledger.
  • 62:30 Jay Emmanuel-Thomas crosses the ball, Richard Chaplow manages to make a clearance.
  • 62:11 Callum Davidson takes a shot. Blocked by James O'Connor.
  • 62:00 Chris Sedgwick produces a cross, James Chambers makes a clearance.
  • Correction - 60:09 The ball is crossed by Danny Mayor, Effort from the edge of the area by Neil Mellor goes wide of the left-hand upright.
  • 60:09 Centre by Danny Mayor, Neil Mellor has an effort from just inside the box that misses to the left of the goal.
  • 59:13 Unfair challenge on James Coppinger by Callum Davidson results in a free kick. Free kick taken by John Oster.
  • 58:37 The assistant referee signals for offside against Callum Davidson. Direct free kick taken by Neil Sullivan.
  • 57:34 Sean St. Ledger takes the indirect free kick.
  • 57:34 Substitution Danny Mayor joins the action as a substitute, replacing Keith Treacy.
  • 57:34 Handball by James Hayter.
  • 56:52 Jon Parkin takes a shot. Elliott Ward gets a block in.
  • 56:32 John Oster crosses the ball, Youl Mawene manages to make a clearance.
  • 55:51 Mark Wilson takes a shot. Blocked by Sean St. Ledger.
  • 55:44 The ball is crossed by Callum Davidson, clearance by Gareth Roberts.
  • 54:06 Placed penalty taken by Billy Sharp saved by Andy Lonergan. Preston 1-1 Doncaster.
  • 54:06 Sean St. Ledger concedes a Penalty for a foul on James Chambers.
  • 52:58 The assistant referee signals for offside against Billy Sharp. Sean St. Ledger takes the direct free kick.
  • 52:38 The ball is crossed by James Coppinger, Richard Chaplow manages to make a clearance.
  • 50:44 The ball is sent over by Jon Parkin, clearance made by James O'Connor.
  • 50:05 The assistant referee signals for offside against Neil Mellor. Neil Sullivan takes the free kick.
  • 49:20 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Keith Treacy by Jay Emmanuel-Thomas. Keith Treacy crosses the ball from the free kick left-footed from left wing.
  • 48:37 Gareth Roberts sends in a cross.
  • 47:57 James Coppinger takes the outswinging corner, clearance by Youl Mawene.
  • 47:44 The ball is sent over by James Coppinger, Sean St. Ledger makes a clearance.
  • 47:26 The ball is crossed by Jay Emmanuel-Thomas, clearance by Youl Mawene.
  • 45:37 Keith Treacy produces a cross, Jon Parkin gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Gareth Roberts. Neil Sullivan takes the free kick.
  • 45:29 The ball is crossed by Keith Treacy, Elliott Ward manages to make a clearance.
  • 45:01 The game restarts for the second half.
  • Half Time
  • 45:00+2:24 The ref blows to end the first period.
  • 45:00+1:55 Youl Mawene produces a right-footed shot from just outside the penalty box that misses to the left of the target.
  • 45:00+1:33 Jon Parkin has an effort at goal. Elliott Ward gets a block in.
  • 45:00+0:54 Callum Davidson takes the free kick.
  • 45:00+0:54 Booking Booking for Mark Wilson for unsporting behaviour.
  • 45:00+0:37 Unfair challenge on Neil Mellor by Mark Wilson results in a free kick.
  • 43:03 Callum Davidson delivers the ball, Jon Parkin concedes a free kick for a foul on Elliott Ward. Neil Sullivan restarts play with the free kick.
  • 42:00 Assist by Youl Mawene.
  • 42:00 GOAL - Neil MellorPreston 1 - 1 Doncaster Neil Mellor finds the back of the net with a goal from close in low into the middle of the goal. Preston 1-1 Doncaster.
  • 41:06 Youl Mawene crosses the ball,
  • 41:06 Booking Caution for James Chambers.
  • 40:57 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Sean St. Ledger by James Chambers.
  • 38:26 The ball is sent over by Callum Davidson, clearance made by Elliott Ward.
  • 37:41 Shot from outside the area by John Oster misses to the left of the goal.
  • 36:27 Callum Davidson challenges James Coppinger unfairly and gives away a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Neil Sullivan.
  • 36:16 Keith Treacy delivers the ball, clearance by James O'Connor.
  • 35:46 James Chambers challenges Chris Sedgwick unfairly and gives away a free kick. Callum Davidson restarts play with the free kick.
  • 34:22 Substitution Callum Davidson replaces Tom Williams.
  • 34:02 The ball is swung over by Gareth Roberts, Headed effort from deep inside the area by Billy Sharp misses to the right of the target.
  • 32:22 Free kick awarded for a foul by Sean St. Ledger on James Hayter. John Oster takes the direct free kick.
  • 32:12 Jon Parkin delivers the ball.
  • 30:58 The offside flag is raised against Jon Parkin. Direct free kick taken by Neil Sullivan.
  • 30:25 The referee blows for offside against Billy Sharp. Andy Lonergan takes the indirect free kick.
  • 29:37 The ball is crossed by Jay Emmanuel-Thomas, James Hayter takes a shot. Youl Mawene gets a block in.
  • Correction - 28:05 Assist on the goal came from Gareth Roberts. Save by Andy Lonergan.
  • Correction - 28:05 GOAL - James HayterPreston 0 - 1 Doncaster Goal scored by James Hayter from just inside the penalty area to the bottom left corner of the goal. Preston 0-1 Doncaster.
  • 28:05 Assist on the goal came from Gareth Roberts.
  • 28:05 GOAL - James HayterPreston 0 - 1 Doncaster James Hayter grabs a goal from the edge of the area to the bottom left corner of the goal. Preston 0-1 Doncaster.
  • Correction - 27:21 James Coppinger sends in a cross, Gareth Roberts takes a shot. Outswinging corner taken right-footed by John Oster from the right by-line. The ball is delivered by Gareth Roberts,
  • 27:21 James Coppinger sends in a cross, Gareth Roberts takes a shot. Outswinging corner taken by John Oster. Gareth Roberts delivers the ball,
  • 25:52 The ball is swung over by James Coppinger.
  • 25:18 James Hayter concedes a free kick for a foul on Billy Jones. Billy Jones takes the direct free kick.
  • 25:00 The ball is sent over by James Coppinger, Billy Sharp takes a shot. Save made by Andy Lonergan.
  • 24:29 Corner taken by James Coppinger from the right by-line, Youl Mawene manages to make a clearance.
  • 24:09 Jay Emmanuel-Thomas takes a shot. Blocked by Andy Lonergan.
  • 23:13 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Mark Wilson by Keith Treacy. Free kick taken by Gareth Roberts.
  • 22:45 The ball is swung over by Keith Treacy, clearance made by Elliott Ward.
  • 22:21 Free kick awarded for a foul by Billy Sharp on Billy Jones. Youl Mawene takes the free kick.
  • 21:51 A cross is delivered by Jay Emmanuel-Thomas.
  • 20:44 Keith Treacy takes a shot. Save by Neil Sullivan.
  • 19:59 A cross is delivered by John Oster, clearance made by Tom Williams.
  • 19:45 The referee gives a free kick against James Hayter for handball. Free kick taken by Sean St. Ledger.
  • 18:06 Corner taken by James Coppinger from the right by-line, Shot by Billy Sharp from deep inside the penalty area misses wide to the left of the target.
  • 16:59 Tom Williams crosses the ball, free kick awarded for a foul by Jon Parkin on Elliott Ward. Direct free kick taken by Neil Sullivan.
  • 15:51 Jay Emmanuel-Thomas produces a left-footed shot from the edge of the area and misses to the left of the target.
  • 15:11 The ball is crossed by Tom Williams, clearance made by James Chambers.
  • 14:24 The ball is crossed by Chris Sedgwick.
  • 13:24 Centre by Tom Williams, clearance by Elliott Ward.
  • 13:11 James Coppinger is ruled offside. Free kick taken by Sean St. Ledger.
  • 12:31 The offside flag is raised against Jon Parkin. Free kick taken by Neil Sullivan.
  • Correction - 11:25 Centre by Chris Sedgwick, Mark Wilson makes a clearance.
  • 11:25 The ball is delivered by Chris Sedgwick, Elliott Ward manages to make a clearance.
  • 10:18 A cross is delivered by Billy Sharp.
  • 9:15 Corner taken by Paul Coutts from the left by-line to the near post, save made by Neil Sullivan.
  • 9:07 The ball is sent over by Keith Treacy, clearance made by James O'Connor.
  • 8:22 The offside flag is raised against Jon Parkin. Neil Sullivan restarts play with the free kick.
  • 8:14 Tom Williams crosses the ball.
  • 4:11 Jon Parkin has an effort at goal. Save made by Neil Sullivan.
  • 3:28 Neil Mellor delivers the ball, save by Neil Sullivan.
  • 1:06 Neil Mellor delivers the ball, save by Neil Sullivan.
  • 0:00 The game kicks-off.

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Championship table snapshot

As it stood on 9 Mar 2010 23:59 UK

Position Team P GD PTS
1 Newcastle 34 40 72
2 West Brom 35 30 66
3 Nottm Forest 35 22 64
4 Swansea 35 8 59
5 Leicester 34 9 54
6 Cardiff 34 14 52
7 Blackpool 35 10 50
8 Coventry 35 -6 49
9 Sheff Utd 35 0 48
10 Middlesbrough 35 7 47
11 Doncaster 35 2 45
12 Bristol City 35 -9 45
13 Barnsley 34 -10 45
14 Preston 35 -8 44
15 QPR 34 -4 43
16 Derby 34 -7 42
17 Ipswich 35 -7 41
18 Watford 33 -6 39
19 Reading 32 -9 38
20 Scunthorpe 34 -20 38
21 Crystal Palace 34 -1 37
22 Sheff Wed 35 -18 37
23 Plymouth 34 -17 30
24 Peterborough 35 -20 27


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