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  • Date:20 Aug 2011
  • Kick-off:15:00
  • Venue:Pride Park Stadium
  • Attendance:23,377
  • Kilbane (6) Davies (45)
    Davies (61)

Live Commentary

92:57 +2.57

George Friend produces a right-footed shot from just outside the box that misses to the right of the net.

90:56 +0.56

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Kyle Bennett by Lee Croft. Kyle Bennett takes the free kick.

90:28 +0.28

Foul by Theo Robinson on Richard Naylor, free kick awarded. Richard Naylor takes the indirect free kick.


Tommy Spurr concedes a free kick for a foul on Chris Maguire. Kevin Kilbane takes the free kick.


Shot from just outside the penalty area by Kyle Bennett misses to the left of the target.


Chris Maguire joins the action as a substitute, replacing Craig Bryson.


Sam Hird on for Mustapha Dumbuya.


Effort on goal by George Friend from outside the area goes harmlessly over the bar.


The ball is delivered by Mustapha Dumbuya, save by Frank Fielding.


The official flags Simon Gillett offside. Free kick taken by Frank Fielding.


Craig Bryson fouled by Tommy Spurr, the ref awards a free kick. John Brayford takes the free kick.


Kyle Bennett takes a outswinging corner from the right by-line played to the near post, Simon Gillett takes a shot. Clearance made by James Bailey.


John Oster takes a shot. Blocked by Ben Davies.


Mark Wilson is brought on as a substitute for Chris Brown.


Theo Robinson takes a shot. Save by Gary Woods.


Kyle Bennett takes a shot. Save made by Frank Fielding.


Steve Davies leaves the field to be replaced by Theo Robinson.


Steve Davies has an effort at goal from outside the penalty area missing to the wide left of the goal.


Corner taken right-footed by Ben Davies.


Ben Davies finds the net with a goal from just outside the area to the top right corner of the goal. Derby 3-0 Doncaster.Assist on the goal came from Lee Croft.


John Oster gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on John Brayford. John Brayford takes the direct free kick. Kyle Bennett comes on in place of Reece Brown.


Shot by Milan Lalkovic from outside the box goes high over the target.


Mustapha Dumbuya decides to take a short corner.


Giles Barnes takes a outswinging corner to the near post.


Milan Lalkovic takes a shot. Jason Shackell gets a block in.


Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Lee Croft by George Friend. George Friend receives a yellow card. Ben Davies delivers the ball, Craig Bryson has an effort at goal from close range which goes wide left of the goal.


Headed effort from deep inside the penalty area by Steve Davies goes harmlessly over the crossbar.

46:40 +1.40

Unfair challenge on Mustapha Dumbuya by Ben Davies results in a free kick. George Friend takes the free kick.


Ben Davies takes a shot. Richard Naylor gets a block in.


Steve Davies finds the net with a headed goal from inside the six-yard box. Derby 2-0 Doncaster.Ben Davies provided the assist for the goal.


Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Chris Brown by Lee Croft. Direct free kick taken by Simon Gillett.


Effort by Simon Gillett from a long way out goes over the crossbar.


Outswinging corner taken right-footed by Giles Barnes from the right by-line to the near post, Steve Davies manages to make a clearance.


Jason Shackell gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Chris Brown. Free kick taken by Simon Gillett.


Effort on goal by John Oster from long range goes over the crossbar.


Short corner taken by Tommy Spurr from the left by-line.


Ben Davies takes a shot. Gary Woods makes a save.


Chris Brown fouled by Lee Croft, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick taken by Richard Naylor.


John Brayford has an effort at goal from outside the area which goes wide right of the goal.


Unfair challenge on John Brayford by Tommy Spurr results in a free kick. Frank Fielding takes the free kick. Lee Croft comes on in place of Jamie Ward.


The assistant referee flags for offside against Craig Bryson. Indirect free kick taken by George Friend.


Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Tommy Spurr by Steve Davies. Indirect free kick taken by Chris Brown.


Shot on goal by Giles Barnes from inside the box goes harmlessly over the target.


Short corner taken by Giles Barnes.


James Bailey challenges Mustapha Dumbuya unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick taken by Richard Naylor.


Outswinging corner taken by Ben Davies from the right by-line played to the near post, Kevin Kilbane finds the net with a headed goal from close in. Derby 1-0 Doncaster.The assist for the goal came from Ben Davies.


Corner from the right by-line taken by Giles Barnes, Header on goal by Richard Naylor from inside the box goes harmlessly over the target.

Match Preview

Minor niggles for Rams Derby manager Nigel Clough will assess his players before naming his squad to face Doncaster at Pride Park. The Rams may be nursing a few minor niggles following the game at Blackpool on Wednesday night, where a 1-0 victory meant they started the league season with three consecutive wins for the first time since 1948. Midfielder James Bailey (ankle) and striker Jamie Ward (hamstring) were doubts in midweek but both started against Ian Holloway`s side. Full-back Gareth Roberts, midfielder Lee Croft and strikers Chris Maguire and Theo Robinson are among those players waiting in the wings should Clough feel the need to freshen things up. Centre-halves Shaun Barker (knee) and Russell Anderson, midfielder Dave Martin (ankle) and forwards Conor Doyle (ankle) and Nathan Tyson (groin) remain unavailable. Doncaster boss Sean O'Driscoll has been handed a major boost ahead of the trip after rookie Chelsea striker Milan Lalkovic arrived on a one-month loan deal. The 18-year-old Slovakian scored the winner for Chelsea's reserves on Monday night in a 3-2 win over Sunderland at Stamford Bridge. The Slovakia Under-21 international has joined Rovers following injuries to strike trio James Hayter (knee), Billy Sharp (ankle) and Ryan Mason (ankle). Yet Rovers remain crippled by injury and James O'Connor, James Chambers, Martin Woods, Brian Stock, Adam Lockwood, Shelton Martis and Mark Wilson all remain sidelined. Stock, O'Connor, Martis and Hayter all trained this week and moved closer towards match fitness but they are not yet ready to be considered for action.

Formation:442Manager: Nigel Clough


Formation: 433Manager: Sean O'Driscoll


  • Frank Fielding
  • John Brayford
  • Mark O'Brien
  • Jason Shackell
  • Kevin Kilbane
  • Craig Bryson
  • James Bailey
  • Jeff Hendrick
  • Ben Davies
  • Jamie Ward
  • Steve Davies
  • SUBS
  • Adam Legzdins
  • Lee Croft
  • Theo Robinson
  • Gareth Roberts
  • Chris Maguire



Match Report

Rams continue flying start Derby continued their faultless start to their npower Championship campaign as they made light work of Doncaster, winning 3-0 to record their best opening to a season for 106 years. The Rams came into the game on the back of wins over Birmingham, Watford and Blackpool and there was no danger of it being anything other than another routine three points as Nigel Clough's men dominated in front of more than 23,000 at Pride Park. Veteran Kevin Kilbane opened the scoring in the sixth minute when he headed home a corner and Steve Davies doubled the lead early in the second period with another header. Ben Davies, who had created the first two goals, then deservedly got on the scoresheet when he struck from the edge of the area as the Rams outlined their promotion credentials. For Doncaster in contrast it was a fourth straight defeat and they were made to pay for failing to make a period of first-half domination count. Indeed, Rovers are without a Championship win since they won at Derby at the start of March, 16 games ago. Having made such a positive start to the season, the confidence was flowing at Pride Park and it did not take long for Clough`s side to grab the initiative as they went ahead in the sixth minute. Ben Davies whipped in a corner from the right and Kilbane climbed highest and powered home a header to give his side the perfect start. However, any thoughts of an easy afternoon were misplaced as Rovers came into the game and began to control it. Keeping faith with their passing game, Sean O'Driscoll's men had a golden opportunity to level, but Giles Barnes, returning to Pride Park after he was sold to Fulham in 2009, blazed over from a great position after good work from Chris Brown. Rovers continued on top, but were restricted to long-distance efforts and were unable to turn their pressure into rewards. And they were made to pay just 20 seconds into the second half as Derby doubled their lead. Ben Davies advanced down the left and earned his second assist by setting up Steve Davies to head home at the far post. It gave the Rams some breathing space and Steve Davies headed over shortly after as they pushed for a third. And it was not long coming as this time Ben Davies got in on the act, curling home a sweet effort from 20 yards in the 62nd minute. Derby knew they had the points in the bag and took their foot off the gas, but Rovers were unable to capitalise on a comfortable afternoon for the hosts.

Form Guide

  • Derby
  • VS
  • Doncaster
  • LLL

Last Meetings

  • Derby
  • 1 - 3
  • Doncaster
  • 01/03/2011
  • Doncaster
  • 2 - 3
  • Derby
  • 19/10/2010
  • Doncaster
  • 2 - 1
  • Derby
  • 13/03/2010
  • Derby
  • 0 - 2
  • Doncaster
  • 19/12/2009
  • Doncaster
  • 2 - 1
  • Derby
  • 27/02/2009
  • Derby
  • 0 - 1
  • Doncaster
  • 09/08/2008

Top Scorers


  • S Davies 2
  • J Shackell 1
  • C Bryson 1


  • B Sharp 1



    • Total goals 5
    • Goals per game 4
  • (For) 1 (Against) Period 11-20 mins
  • 1 (For) Period 21-30 mins
  • 1 (For) Period 41-50 mins
  • 1 (For) Period 51-60 mins
  • 1 (For) Period 61-70 mins


    • Total goals 2
    • Goals per game 1
  • (For) 1 (Against) Period 0-10 mins
  • 1 (For) 1 (Against) Period 31-40 mins
  • (For) 2 (Against) Period 81-90 mins