Watford 2-2 Doncaster

11 September 2010 05:05
Watford were denied their first home win of the season after an injury-time strike earned Doncaster a point.Simon Gillett put the visitors in front in the 32nd minute with his first goal in nearly four years. [LNB]But substitute Marvin Sordell levelled in the 63rd minute before adding a second goal seven minutes later after a long clearance from keeper Scott Loach. [LNB]But George Friend grabbed a dramatic point for Doncaster from a corner two minutes into injury-time. [LNB]A victory would have propelled Watford towards the play-off zone but Friend's late goal ensures the Hornets are firmly sandwiched mid-table in the Championship. [LNB]The home side had struggled to create an equaliser when John Oster played in Gillett to fire past Loach. [LNB]But Watford boss Malky Mackay's decision to replace Stephen McGinn with Sordell in the 55th minute paid dividends when the striker struck twice in seven minutes. [LNB][LNB] [LNB][LNB] The visitors had goalkeeper Neil Sullivan to thank when he parried away a shot from Danny Graham as Watford pushed for a third. [LNB]But Friend's late equaliser, converting Martin Woods's corner, denied Watford their first win in five matches. [LNB][LNB] Watford   2 - 2   Doncaster Live text and stats  [LNB] Saturday, 11 September 2010[LNB] Npower Championship[LNB] Home Team Score Away Team Time Watford 2-2 Doncaster FT (HT 0-1) Sordell 63 Sordell 70 Gillett 32 Friend 90+3 Watford 01 Loach 02 Hodson 03 Taylor yellow card 05 Taylor 06 Mariappa 04 Eustace 07 Cowie 11 Buckley (Jenkins 88) 15 McGinn (Sordell 55) 18 Mutch (Walker 90+2) 10 Graham Substitutes 13 Gilmartin, 17 Bennett, 08 Walker, 14 Jenkins, 16 Bryan, 09 Deeney, 20 Sordell Doncaster 01 Sullivan 02 O'Connor 03 Friend 04 Martis yellow card 11 Lockwood yellow card (Dumbuya 79) 07 Woods 08 Stock (Mason 79) 16 Oster (Shiels 79) 18 Gillett 26 Coppinger 10 Sharp yellow card Substitutes 33 Woods, 21 Hird, 15 Wilson, 17 Mason, 24 Dumbuya, 22 Shiels, 29 Fairhurst Ref: SheldrakeAtt: 15,101 WATFORD DONCASTER Possession Watford 51% Doncaster 49% Attempts on target Watford 5 Doncaster 3 Attempts off target Watford 6 Doncaster 4 Corners Watford 3 Doncaster 7 Fouls Watford 8 Doncaster 14 Final Result Full Time 90:00+4:14 The referee brings the game to a close. 90:00+2:42 GOAL - George Friend:Watford 2 - 2 Doncaster George Friend gets on the score sheet with a goal from inside the area to the top right corner of the goal. Watford 2-2 Doncaster. 90:00+2:12 Corner taken by Martin Woods from the left by-line, 90:00+0:52 Substitution Josh Walker is brought on as a substitute for Jordon Mutch. 88:33 Jordon Mutch takes a shot. Save by Neil Sullivan. 87:03 Substitution Ross Jenkins is brought on as a substitute for Will Buckley. 87:03 Free kick awarded for a foul by Martin Woods on Don Cowie. Free kick taken by Scott Loach. 85:37 Mustapha Dumbuya fouled by Danny Graham, the ref awards a free kick. Neil Sullivan takes the free kick. 84:03 Simon Gillett produces a cross. 83:11 Mustapha Dumbuya delivers the ball, clearance by John Eustace. 82:17 Danny Graham takes a shot. Save by Neil Sullivan. 80:45 Corner taken left-footed by Martin Woods, Billy Sharp challenges Martin Taylor unfairly and gives away a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Scott Loach. 79:57 Simon Gillett gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Danny Graham. Free kick taken by Lee Hodson. Correction - 78:15 Substitution Ryan Mason replaces Brian Stock. Correction - 78:15 Substitution Dean Shiels is brought on as a substitute for John Oster. Correction - 78:15 Substitution (Doncaster) makes a substitution, with Mustapha Dumbuya coming on for Adam Lockwood. 78:15 Substitution Ryan Mason on for Brian Stock. 78:15 Substitution Dean Shiels comes on in place of John Oster. 78:15 Substitution Adam Lockwood leaves the field to be replaced by Mustapha Dumbuya. 77:36 The ball is delivered by James Coppinger, save by Scott Loach. 74:37 The assistant referee signals for offside against Danny Graham. Indirect free kick taken by Shelton Martis. 73:31 Booking Shelton Martis is cautioned by the ref for unsporting behaviour. 73:10 Unfair challenge on Jordon Mutch by Shelton Martis results in a free kick. Free kick taken by John Eustace. 72:32 Free kick awarded for a foul by Lee Hodson on John Oster. John Oster takes the free kick. 71:16 Martin Woods is ruled offside. Scott Loach takes the free kick. 69:39 GOAL - Marvin Sordell:Watford 2 - 1 Doncaster Marvin Sordell scores a goal from just outside the penalty area to the bottom left corner of the goal. Watford 2-1 Doncaster. 69:14 George Friend delivers the ball, save by Scott Loach. 67:57 Brian Stock concedes a free kick for a foul on Marvin Sordell. Direct free kick taken by Danny Graham. 66:54 Centre by Andrew Taylor, clearance made by Adam Lockwood. 65:32 Martin Woods fouled by John Eustace, the ref awards a free kick. The free kick is delivered right-footed by Martin Woods from right channel, clearance by Martin Taylor. 64:36 Jordon Mutch challenges Brian Stock unfairly and gives away a free kick. Brian Stock takes the free kick. 62:17 Assist on the goal came from Don Cowie. 62:17 GOAL - Marvin Sordell:Watford 1 - 1 Doncaster Marvin Sordell grabs a headed goal from close in. Watford 1-1 Doncaster. 62:03 A cross is delivered by Don Cowie, Correction - 58:43 Direct effort from the free kick comes in from Andrew Taylor. Correction - 58:43 Booking Booking for Adam Lockwood for unsporting behaviour. 58:43 Andrew Taylor produces a shot on goal direct from the free kick. 58:43 Booking Booking for George Friend. Correction - 58:36 Adam Lockwood concedes a free kick for a foul on Will Buckley. 58:36 George Friend challenges Will Buckley unfairly and gives away a free kick. 57:21 Shot from just outside the penalty area by James O'Connor misses to the left of the target. 56:53 Martin Woods takes the outswinging corner, Jordon Mutch manages to make a clearance. 56:45 A cross is delivered by James O'Connor, clearance by Lee Hodson. 55:45 The ball is crossed by James O'Connor, clearance made by Lee Hodson. 54:08 Substitution Marvin Sordell comes on in place of Stephen McGinn. 53:17 Martin Woods produces a cross, John Oster produces a right-footed shot from just outside the penalty box that misses to the left of the goal. 52:57 Outswinging corner taken by Martin Woods from the left by-line, clearance made by John Eustace. 52:31 Centre by George Friend, clearance by Martin Taylor. 51:23 The assistant referee flags for offside against James Coppinger. Scott Loach takes the free kick. 50:46 Danny Graham takes a shot. Save made by Neil Sullivan. 48:50 Shelton Martis challenges Danny Graham unfairly and gives away a free kick. Don Cowie takes the indirect free kick. 48:32 Billy Sharp concedes a free kick for a foul on John Eustace. Direct free kick taken by Scott Loach. 45:37 The referee blows for offside against Danny Graham. Neil Sullivan takes the indirect free kick. 45:21 Martin Woods is caught offside. Scott Loach takes the free kick. 45:01 The second half kicks off. Half Time 45:00+1:53 The match has reached half-time. 45:00+0:28 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Adam Lockwood by Will Buckley. Neil Sullivan takes the free kick. 45:00+0:10 Will Buckley crosses the ball, Shelton Martis manages to make a clearance. 44:22 Booking The referee cautions Billy Sharp for unsporting behaviour. 44:15 Adrian Mariappa fouled by Billy Sharp, the ref awards a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Scott Loach. 43:41 Jordon Mutch produces a right-footed shot from the edge of the box and misses to the left of the target. 42:41 Centre by Simon Gillett, Lee Hodson makes a clearance. 41:03 The ball is sent over by Andrew Taylor, comfortable save by Neil Sullivan. 37:34 The assistant referee flags for offside against Will Buckley. Brian Stock takes the free kick. 35:35 Will Buckley gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Brian Stock. Shelton Martis takes the free kick. 34:41 The referee blows for offside against Will Buckley. Indirect free kick taken by Neil Sullivan. 33:44 Don Cowie fouled by Martin Woods, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick taken by Scott Loach. 32:48 Will Buckley produces a cross. 31:31 Assist by John Oster. 31:31 GOAL - Simon Gillett:Watford 0 - 1 Doncaster A goal is scored by Simon Gillett from the edge of the area to the bottom left corner of the goal. Watford 0-1 Doncaster. 29:14 Adrian Mariappa fouled by Billy Sharp, the ref awards a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Scott Loach. 28:25 Martin Woods delivers the ball from the free kick right-footed from right channel, clearance by Adrian Mariappa. 28:25 Booking Andrew Taylor receives a caution for unsporting behaviour. 28:09 Free kick awarded for a foul by Andrew Taylor on James Coppinger. 26:44 A cross is delivered by Danny Graham, James O'Connor makes a clearance. 25:02 Simon Gillett challenges Jordon Mutch unfairly and gives away a free kick. Strike comes in from Jordon Mutch from the free kick. 23:16 Jordon Mutch takes a short corner. 23:08 The ball is crossed by John Eustace, clearance by James O'Connor. 21:56 George Friend challenges Danny Graham unfairly and gives away a free kick. Don Cowie restarts play with the free kick. Martin Woods delivers the ball. 21:11 The assistant referee signals for offside against Danny Graham. Neil Sullivan takes the free kick. 19:40 James O'Connor sends in a cross. 19:14 Free kick awarded for a foul by Will Buckley on Adam Lockwood. John Oster takes the free kick. 18:32 The referee blows for offside against Will Buckley. Neil Sullivan takes the free kick. 17:08 Martin Woods produces a right-footed shot from just outside the area that goes harmlessly over the target. 16:52 James O'Connor produces a cross, clearance by Adrian Mariappa. 14:28 Billy Sharp has an effort at goal from just outside the box which goes wide of the left-hand upright. 12:55 Foul by Martin Woods on John Eustace, free kick awarded. John Eustace crosses the ball from the free kick right-footed from left channel. 12:18 James Coppinger is caught offside. Scott Loach restarts play with the free kick. 11:42 The ball is delivered by James Coppinger, Martin Taylor manages to make a clearance. 10:51 Effort on goal by Will Buckley from deep inside the penalty area misses to the right of the target. 9:36 Corner taken right-footed by Don Cowie from the left by-line, Close range header by Martin Taylor goes over the crossbar. 8:47 The ball is sent over by Martin Woods, Scott Loach makes a save. 8:01 Shot from just outside the box by Jordon Mutch misses to the left of the target. 7:12 Martin Woods takes a corner. 6:48 James Coppinger takes a shot. Blocked by Adrian Mariappa. 5:57 Inswinging corner taken left-footed by Martin Woods played to the near post, Danny Graham manages to make a clearance. 5:34 James Coppinger delivers the ball, Andrew Taylor manages to make a clearance. 4:54 The ball is sent over by James Coppinger, Adrian Mariappa makes a clearance. 4:35 The ball is crossed by James Coppinger, Adrian Mariappa manages to make a clearance. 3:43 Outswinging corner taken right-footed by Don Cowie from the right by-line. 2:56 A cross is delivered by Danny Graham, Adam Lockwood manages to make a clearance. 0:00 The referee gets the match started. Live text and data provided by The Press Association.[LNB]

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