• Date: Tue 09 March 2010
  • Venue: Deepdale
  • Ref: Crossley, P
  • Attendance: 11,942

Preston North End vs Doncaster Rovers

Team Lineups

Preston North End

Andy Lonergan
Youl Mawene
Sean St Ledger
Billy Jones
Tom Williams (James Scowcroft, 35)
Richard Chaplow (Matty James, 65)
Chris Sedgwick
Paul Coutts
Keith Treacy (Danny Mayor, 58)
Jon Parkin
Neil Mellor

Doncaster Rovers

Neil Sullivan
James O'Connor
Gareth Roberts
James Chambers
Elliott Ward
Mark Wilson
John Oster
James Coppinger (Dean Shiels, 77)
Jay Emmanuel-Thomas
Billy Sharp (Martin Woods, M, 83)
James Hayter

Match Report
Billy Sharp missed a second-half penalty as Doncaster Rovers drew 1-1 away to Preston North End. Preston striker Jon Parkin had the first chance of the game with a 15-yard left-foot shot saved by Doncaster goalkeeper Neil Sullivan after four minutes from a Paul Coutts pass. A long throw-in came into the Preston box and Jay Emmanuel-Thomas forced a save from Preston goalkeeper Andrew Lonergan. Keith Treacy had a 20-yard shot saved at the near post after 20 minutes. Emmanuel-Thomas then had a low shot saved, with Youl Mawene heading the rebound away. James Coppinger's cross found Sharp and his shot was saved after 25 minutes. Coppinger's cross came to Gareth Roberts and he had a 30-yard shot palmed away by Lonergan for a corner. Coppinger's outswinging corner came to Roberts on the left, who crossed to James Hayter in the middle who scored into the bottom left corner from 12 yards in the 29th minute. Left-back Tom Williams hobbled off and was replaced by Preston captain Callum Davidson in the 35th minute. James Chambers fouled Sean St. Ledger and was booked in the 42nd minute Treacy crossed the free-kick to man-of-the-match Mawene, who passed the ball back to Neil Mellor in the area and he equalised with three minutes left until half-time. Mark Wilson was booked for a foul on Mellor after 45 minutes. Sean St Ledger pushed Chambers in the box and referee Phil Crossley awarded Rovers a penalty ten minutes into the second half. Sharp's hard and true placed spot-kick to Lonergan's right was superbly saved by the home goalkeeper. Soon after Danny Mayor replaced Treacy, before Parkin flicked to Mellor and his shot was saved by Sullivan. Matthew James come on for Richard Chaplow in the 65th minute, before Mayor, on the left, played the ball to Parkin who spun and his shot was saved by Sullivan. Dean Shiels replaced Coppinger in the 77th minute and Rovers made a change soon after as Martin Woods took over from Sharp. Mayor crossed to James who shot straight at Sullivan two minutes from time as both sides were forced to settle for a point.
Live Text Commentary
Full time

That's it, it's all over, the referee has blown the final whistle.


Billy Sharp is replaced by Martin Woods.


James Coppinger is replaced by Dean Shiels.


Richard Chaplow is being taken off, Matthew James has come on in his place.


Keith Treacy is being taken off, Danny Mayor has come on in his place.

Second half

The second half is under way with the score currently at 1 v 1.

Half time

Half time whistle is blown by P Crossley

Yellow Card

The referee has booked Mark Wilson.

Yellow Card

James Chambers is booked for unsporting behaviour.


Goal!! Preston have scored with Neil Mellor putting it in the back of the net.


Preston are replacing Tom Williams with James Scowcroft.


Goal!! Doncaster have scored with James Hayter putting it in the back of the net.


The ref has blown his whistle and the match has started.

Awaiting Kickoff

Preston face Doncaster at 7:45pm on Tuesday, March 9th.