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  • Date:03 Mar 2012
  • Kick-off:15:00
  • Venue:Keepmoat Stadium
  • Attendance:8,964
  • Diouf - pen (78)
  • Mackail-Smith (19)
Goal!

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91:58 +1.58

Sam Vokes challenges Habib Beye unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick taken by Habib Beye.

90:46 +0.46

Corner taken by Craig Noone.

83:42

Craig Noone gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Pascal Chimbonda. Carl Ikeme takes the direct free kick. Foul by Habib Bamogo on Gordon Greer, free kick awarded. Habib Bamogo goes into the referee's book for unsporting behaviour. Adam El-Abd takes the free kick. Inswinging corner taken by El-Hadji Diouf, clearance by Adam El-Abd. Outswinging corner taken left-footed by Tommy Spurr from the right by-line to the near post.

81:18

Foul by Pascal Chimbonda on Craig Noone, free kick awarded. Free kick taken by Liam Bridcutt. Will Buckley goes off and Gai Assulin comes on. Sam Vokes replaces Craig Mackail-Smith.

80:41

Will Buckley takes a shot. Save by Carl Ikeme.

78:30

El-Hadji Diouf scores a power penalty. Doncaster 1-1 Brighton.

78:03

El-Hadji Diouf takes a short corner.

76:14

Unfair challenge on Craig Noone by Pascal Chimbonda results in a free kick. Pascal Chimbonda receives a caution for unsporting behaviour. Will Buckley takes the direct free kick.

73:47

(Doncaster) makes a substitution, with Kyle Bennett coming on for James Hayter.

71:12

Craig Mackail-Smith fouled by Habib Beye, the ref awards a free kick. Adam El-Abd restarts play with the free kick. Habib Beye receives a caution for unsporting behaviour.

70:17

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Giles Barnes by Will Buckley. Shelton Martis restarts play with the free kick.

68:09

Shot from deep inside the area by Joe Mattock clears the bar.

66:16

Simon Gillett concedes a free kick for a foul on Ashley Barnes. Gordon Greer restarts play with the free kick. Fabien Robert replaces James Coppinger.

64:05

Corner taken left-footed by Will Buckley from the right by-line, clearance made by Carl Ikeme.

59:49

Unfair challenge on Giles Barnes by Liam Bridcutt results in a free kick. Shelton Martis takes the direct free kick. Craig Noone replaces Abdul Razak. Adam El-Abd challenges El-Hadji Diouf unfairly and gives away a free kick. Giles Barnes takes the free kick. El-Hadji Diouf takes a corner. Gonzalo Jara Reyes is booked.

53:25

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on El-Hadji Diouf by Alan Navarro. El-Hadji Diouf restarts play with the free kick.

52:03

Inswinging corner taken by El-Hadji Diouf from the left by-line.

48:41

James Coppinger has an effort at goal from deep inside the area missing to the left of the goal.

45:34 +0.34

Foul by Shelton Martis on Craig Mackail-Smith, free kick awarded. Free kick taken by Liam Bridcutt.

45:09

Corner taken by El-Hadji Diouf from the left by-line, clearance made by Will Buckley.

43:52

Shot from inside the area by James Hayter clears the bar.

42:05

Corner taken short by Will Buckley, James Hayter manages to make a clearance.

41:38

Unfair challenge on Craig Mackail-Smith by Shelton Martis results in a free kick. Liam Bridcutt takes the direct free kick.

39:54

Foul by Habib Beye on Craig Mackail-Smith, free kick awarded. Direct free kick taken by Joe Mattock.

36:21

Unfair challenge on James Chambers by Joe Mattock results in a free kick. El-Hadji Diouf takes the free kick.

33:02

Corner taken by Will Buckley from the left by-line, clearance made by El-Hadji Diouf.

31:59

Habib Bamogo takes a shot. Peter Brezovan makes a save.

29:42

Handball by Will Buckley. Carl Ikeme restarts play with the free kick.

27:09

Pascal Chimbonda takes a shot.

25:17

Corner taken by El-Hadji Diouf from the right by-line, clearance by Joe Mattock.

23:58

Tommy Spurr is penalised for handball and concedes a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Gordon Greer.

21:35

Pascal Chimbonda fouled by Craig Mackail-Smith, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick taken by El-Hadji Diouf. Craig Mackail-Smith is shown a yellow card. Headed effort from inside the box by Giles Barnes misses to the right of the target.

19:04

Craig Mackail-Smith fires in a goal from inside the area to the bottom left corner of the goal. Doncaster 0-1 Brighton.Assist on the goal came from Liam Bridcutt.

15:43

Short corner taken by Will Buckley from the right by-line. Unfair challenge on Habib Bamogo by Alan Navarro results in a free kick. Free kick taken by El-Hadji Diouf.

13:34

Unfair challenge on Will Buckley by Simon Gillett results in a free kick. Free kick taken by Gonzalo Jara Reyes.

10:51

Adam El-Abd concedes a free kick for a foul on Giles Barnes. Simon Gillett takes the free kick.

8:47

(Doncaster) makes a substitution, with Simon Gillett coming on for Brian Stock.

6:23

Free kick awarded for a foul by Will Buckley on Pascal Chimbonda. Carl Ikeme takes the indirect free kick.

2:40

Foul by Craig Mackail-Smith on Habib Bamogo, free kick awarded. James Chambers takes the free kick.

0:51

The official flags James Hayter offside. Gonzalo Jara Reyes takes the indirect free kick.

Match Preview

Coppinger cheer for Donny James Coppinger has given a fitness boost to Doncaster boss Dean Saunders ahead of the home encounter with Brighton. Coppinger last featured when he suffered a broken cheekbone in January's defeat at Bristol City, but the 31-year-old winger is in contention to face the Seagulls. Carl Ikeme is poised for his second Doncaster debut between the posts after rejoining on loan from Wolves. Ikeme - whose initial stay with Rovers was cut short by injury earlier this term - will replace David Button after the Tottenham youngster played the final game of his own loan spell in last weekend's 1-1 draw with Peterborough. Saunders has no new injury problems,though, despite his side heading into the game six points from safety at the foot of the npower Championship. Midfielder Martin Woods and forward Habib Bamogo remain major doubts with respective knee and hamstring problems, while defender George Friend (knee) is a long-term absentee. Brighton have no new injury worries. But manager Gus Poyet says he will assess the fitness of strike duo Craig Mackail-Smith and Sam Vokes after they returned from international duty on Wednesday night. Mackail-Smith played just over an hour of Scotland's 1-1 draw in Slovenia and Vokes came on for the final 22 minutes of Wales' 1-0 defeat by Costa Rica. Full-back Marcos Painter is still on the sidelines with a hamstring problem while fellow defender Tommy Elphick (Achilles) and midfielder Gary Dicker (broken leg) are continuing their recovery from long-term injuries. Young goalkeeper Mitch Walker has completed a move to Sussex neighbours Eastbourne on loan until the end of the season.

Formation:442Manager: Dean Saunders

Doncaster

Formation: 433Manager: Gustavo Poyet

Brighton

  • Carl Ikeme
  • Pascal Chimbonda
  • Shelton Martis
  • Habib Beye
  • Tommy Spurr
  • James Coppinger
  • Brian Stock
  • Giles Barnes
  • James Hayter
  • El-Hadji Diouf
  • Habib Bamogo
  • SUBS
  • John Oster
  • Simon Gillett
  • Sam Hird
  • Fabien Robert
  • Kyle Bennett

Home

Away

Match Report

Diouf spot on for Rovers El-Hadji Diouf's second-half penalty secured a vital 1-1 draw for Doncaster in their fight for npower Championship survival. Diouf stepped up to coolly convert from 12 yards after Adam El-Abd handled with 10 minutes remaining at the Keepmoat Stadium. Brighton led at the interval through Craig Mackail Smith, but Gus Poyet's play-off chasers were forced to defend for long periods against the division's bottom club. Birmingham's draw with Derby means the Seagulls remain a point outside the top six. Meanwhile, Dean Saunders' Rovers are six points from safety with two games in hand on fourth bottom Bristol City ahead of Tuesday's vital trip to Nottingham Forest. James Coppinger returned to the Doncaster line-up following six weeks on the sidelines with a broken cheekbone as Carl Ikeme started in goal after rejoining on loan from Wolves and James Hayter was preferred to Kyle Bennett in attack. Poyet named a Brighton side unchanged from last weekend's impressive 3-0 win over Ipswich. Blustery conditions and a ragged playing surface made for a scrappy opening, during which home captain Brian Stock hobbled from the field to be replaced by Simon Gillett. Matters were made worse for Stock's team-mates in the 20th minute when Brighton took advantage of a statuesque Rovers defence to take the lead. Liam Bridcutt heavily scuffed a 20-yard effort, but Mackail-Smith was alive to the possibilities and managed to poke past Ikeme at the second attempt. The goalscorer almost gave Doncaster an immediate route back into the game as he received a yellow card for a foul on Pascal Chimbonda and Giles Barnes headed over from the resulting free-kick. Gillett was doing his best to provide ammunition for the Rovers forwards, with Mamadou Bagayoko forcing a save from Peter Brezovan via an audacious backheel from the former Southampton midfielder's cross. In the 44th minute James Hayter blazed over from inside the area after Gillett's shot was blocked, while at the other end Will Buckley almost gave Brighton a scarcely-deserved second on the break when he fired into the side netting. Doncaster remained on top at the start of the second period got under way, as Coppinger smashed a volley narrowly past the post. El-Hadji Diouf and Chimbonda then combined effectively down the right wing for the latter to cause panic in the Brighton penalty area with a low cross. The ball eventually found Rovers full-back Tommy Spurr, whose drilled effort was deflected wide. The hosts remained on the front foot, but Albion were starting to enjoy opportunities on the break as Mackail-Smith narrowly failed to get his head to a dangerous centre from substitute Craig Noone. As Doncaster's efforts took on an air of desperation they were handed a lifeline when Adam El-Abd inexplicably handled a Diouf corner, allowing the Senegal international to nonchalantly slot home from the spot. Both managers sent on playmaking substitutes and Brighton's Gai Assulin and Doncaster's Fabien Robert might have snatched victory for their respective sides before the points were shared. endM

Form Guide

    DLDLLD
  • Doncaster
  • VS
  • Brighton
  • DWWDDW

Last Meetings

  • Brighton
  • 2 - 1
  • Doncaster
  • 06/08/2011

Top Scorers

Doncaster

  • J Hayter 3
  • E Diouf 3
  • M Bagayoko 2
  • S Gillett 2
  • K Bennett 2
  • J Oster 1
  • B Stock 1
  • G Barnes 1

Brighton

  • C Mackail-Smith 8
  • W Buckley 7
  • A Barnes 5
  • M Sparrow 2
  • R Harley 2
  • C Noone 2
  • A Navarro 1
  • G Greer 1
  • RG Vicente 1
  • K LuaLua 1
  • S Vokes 1
  • I Calderon 1
  • R Vincelot 1
  • J Forster-Caskey 1

Goals

Doncaster

    • Total goals 79
    • Goals per game 27
  • (For) 3 (Against) Period 0-10 mins
  • 3 (For) 3 (Against) Period 11-20 mins
  • 3 (For) 5 (Against) Period 21-30 mins
  • 4 (For) 6 (Against) Period 31-40 mins
  • 4 (For) 5 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • 5 (For) 6 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • 5 (For) 8 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • 1 (For) 4 (Against) Period 71-80 mins
  • 2 (For) 12 (Against) Period 81-90 mins

Brighton

    • Total goals 91
    • Goals per game 39
  • 3 (For) 1 (Against) Period 0-10 mins
  • 2 (For) 3 (Against) Period 11-20 mins
  • 1 (For) 3 (Against) Period 21-30 mins
  • 4 (For) 3 (Against) Period 31-40 mins
  • 4 (For) 3 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • 4 (For) 4 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • 5 (For) 4 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • 5 (For) 5 (Against) Period 71-80 mins
  • 11 (For) 7 (Against) Period 81-90 mins

possession


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