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  • Date:16 Aug 2011
  • Kick-off:19:45
  • Venue:Keepmoat Stadium
  • Attendance:9,464
Goal!

Live Commentary

92:06 +2.06

Foul by Robbie Findley on Tommy Spurr, free kick awarded. The ball is swung over by John Oster, Header by Tommy Spurr from deep inside the penalty area misses to the left of the goal.

89:04

Joel Lynch comes on in place of Andy Reid.

88:33

James Baxendale joins the action as a substitute, replacing Giles Barnes.

84:23

Ishmael Miller concedes a free kick for a foul on Sam Hird. Mustapha Dumbuya takes the direct free kick. Kyle Bennett leaves the field to be replaced by Reece Brown.

82:27

Chris Brown takes a shot. Save by Lee Camp.

80:52

Corner taken by Andy Reid from the left by-line.

80:04

Corner taken right-footed by James Coppinger from the left by-line to the near post, Simon Gillett takes a shot. Lee Camp makes a save.

79:25

Unfair challenge on Chris Brown by Wes Morgan results in a free kick. Tommy Spurr restarts play with the free kick.

77:27

Kyle Bennett has shot on goal from just outside the box which goes wide of the right-hand upright.

76:46

Inswinging corner taken from the left by-line by James Coppinger, Chris Cohen manages to make a clearance.

75:20

Simon Gillett is adjudged to have handled the ball. Free kick taken by Lee Camp.

74:56

(Nottm Forest) makes a substitution, with Ishmael Miller coming on for David McGoldrick.

69:34

Sam Hird concedes a free kick for a foul on Robbie Findley. Booking for Sam Hird for unsporting behaviour. Strike comes in from Radoslaw Majewski from the free kick.

66:39

Radoslaw Majewski is adjudged to have handled the ball. George Friend takes the free kick.

64:38

Wes Morgan concedes a free kick for a foul on James Coppinger. Free kick crossed by Kyle Bennett, Chris Gunter manages to make a clearance.

63:25

Luke Chambers gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Chris Brown. John Oster restarts play with the free kick.

60:34

James Coppinger is ruled offside. Indirect free kick taken by Lee Camp.

58:33

Inswinging corner taken from the right by-line by Andy Reid, Kyle Bennett manages to make a clearance.

56:42

Matt Derbyshire goes off and Robbie Findley comes on.

56:35

James Coppinger is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Lee Camp restarts play with the free kick.

56:19

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on John Oster by David McGoldrick. John Oster restarts play with the free kick.

55:35

John Oster fouled by Chris Cohen, the ref awards a free kick. Giles Barnes restarts play with the free kick.

53:02

Corner taken right-footed by Kyle Bennett to the near post, clearance made by Chris Gunter.

52:12

Matt Derbyshire is caught offside. Direct free kick taken by Sam Hird.

51:22

Unfair challenge on George Friend by Matt Derbyshire results in a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Gary Woods.

49:01

Luke Chambers challenges Chris Brown unfairly and gives away a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Giles Barnes.

48:02

James Coppinger is caught offside. Lee Camp takes the free kick.

47:01

The ball is crossed by Giles Barnes.

45:16

Foul by David McGoldrick on Sam Hird, free kick awarded. Gary Woods takes the direct free kick.

43:42

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Radoslaw Majewski by Simon Gillett. Chris Cohen restarts play with the free kick.

41:13

Free kick awarded for a foul by Kyle Bennett on Chris Gunter. Andy Reid takes the direct free kick.

39:34

Radoslaw Majewski has an effort at goal from just inside the box that misses to the right of the target.

38:47

Andy Reid takes a outswinging corner.

36:22

Corner taken short by Kyle Bennett.

35:58

Shot by James Coppinger from 18 yards. Save by Lee Camp.

33:47

Shot from just outside the area by Chris Cohen goes over the bar.

33:00

Andy Reid fouled by Mustapha Dumbuya, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick taken by Chris Gunter.

30:02

Chris Gunter grabs a headed goal from inside the six-yard box. Doncaster 0-1 Nottm Forest.Assist on the goal came from Brendan Moloney.

26:47

Chris Cohen gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on James Coppinger. Direct free kick taken by Simon Gillett.

25:52

Giles Barnes takes a shot. Save by Lee Camp.

24:36

Chris Brown is ruled offside. Lee Camp restarts play with the free kick.

23:32

Giles Barnes fouled by Chris Cohen, the ref awards a free kick. John Oster takes the free kick.

21:32

Effort on goal by Kyle Bennett from just inside the area clears the crossbar.

19:48

John Oster fouled by Chris Cohen, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick taken by George Friend.

18:14

James Coppinger fouled by Brendan Moloney, the ref awards a free kick. Giles Barnes produces a strike on goal direct from the free kick, save made by Lee Camp.

14:58

Free kick awarded for a foul by Jonathan Greening on James Coppinger. James Coppinger delivers the ball from the free kick right-footed from left wing, clearance made by Wes Morgan.

13:42

Foul by Giles Barnes on Andy Reid, free kick awarded. Jonathan Greening restarts play with the free kick.

10:59

David McGoldrick fouled by Sam Hird, the ref awards a free kick. Shot on goal comes in from Andy Reid from the free kick.

10:22

Wes Morgan has an effort at goal from deep inside the area missing to the right of the goal.

9:43

Andy Reid fouled by Mustapha Dumbuya, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick taken by Chris Cohen.

3:58

Kyle Bennett produces a right-footed shot from just outside the area that goes harmlessly over the bar.

3:10

The assistant referee signals for offside against Chris Brown. Indirect free kick taken by Wes Morgan.

1:39

James Coppinger has an effort at goal from just outside the box which goes wide of the right-hand upright.

Match Preview

Rovers crisis continues Doncaster remain crippled by injury as they prepare to host Nottingham Forest. Rovers boss Sean O'Driscoll will choose from the same squad that slumped to a 1-0 home defeat at the hands of West Ham on Saturday. However, O'Driscoll has almost a full team on the sidelines as his men bid to collect their first points of the season. On-loan Tottenham midfielder Ryan Mason faces several weeks out having been carried off with ankle ligament damage in last Tuesday's 3-0 Carling Cup first-round victory over Tranmere. It came just three days after Rovers saw strikers Billy Sharp (ankle) and James Hayter (knee) leave the Amex Stadium pitch on stretchers in the opening-day 2-1 defeat at Brighton. Already out injured are James O'Connor, James Chambers, Martin Woods, Brian Stock, Adam Lockwood, Shelton Martis and Mark Wilson. Strikers Matt Derbyshire and Ishmael Miller could be in line for their Nottingham Forest debuts. Derbyshire was not considered against Millwall on Saturday following his arrivals from Greek club Olympiakos last week. He stayed behind in Nottingham to train as the Reds were beaten 2-0 at the Den. Miller is available after completing his #1.2million move from West Brom on Monday. With Forest yet to score a Championship goal this season, at least one of the new signings is expected to start in South Yorkshire. Paul Anderson is expected to remain absent after he missed the Millwall defeat with a groin problem. Fellow midfielder Radoslaw Majewski will be hoping to make his first league start of the season following substitute appearances against Barnsley and Millwall.

Formation:451Manager: Sean O'Driscoll

Doncaster

Formation: 442Manager: Steve McClaren

Nottm Forest

  • Gary Woods
  • Mustapha Dumbuya
  • Sam Hird
  • George Friend
  • Tommy Spurr
  • James Coppinger
  • John Oster
  • Simon Gillett
  • Giles Barnes
  • Kyle Bennett
  • Chris Brown
  • SUBS
  • Neil Sullivan
  • Richard Naylor
  • Mark Wilson
  • Reece Brown
  • James Baxendale

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Match Report

McClaren off the mark Full-back Chris Gunter scored the only goal as Nottingham Forest scraped past Doncaster to record their first league win under Steve McClaren. The Reds had failed to score in their first two npower Championship matches and offered little by way of an attacking threat at the Keepmoat Stadium. However, Gunter's 31st-minute header proved enough to see off a Rovers side who remain without a point this season and have now gone 15 matches without a win. The result was somewhat harsh on Sean O'Driscoll's men, who were the better side for large periods and created several chances, particularly in the first half. Sam Hird replaced Richard Naylor in the centre of Doncaster's defence, while new loan signing Reece Brown - the brother of Sunderland defender Wes - was among the substitutes after joining from Manchester United earlier in the day. Former Blackburn striker Matt Derbyshire made his Forest debut as manager McClaren made four changes from Saturday's 2-0 defeat at Millwall. Ishmael Miller, who arrived from West Brom this week for an initial fee of #1.2million, had to settle for a place on the bench, along with highly-rated midfielder Lewis McGugan. Rovers made a bright start and both James Coppinger and Kyle Bennett went close inside the opening four minutes. The latter's 20-yard effort appeared to have been tipped over the crossbar by visiting goalkeeper Lee Camp, but referee Andy Woolmer awarded a goal kick. Wes Morgan hooked wide from an Andy Reid free-kick at the other end, yet it was Doncaster who were enjoying the bulk of possession, with the central midfield trio of John Oster, Simon Gillett and Giles Barnes functioning well. Barnes forced Camp into two routine stops and the lively Bennett saw another effort fly wide as the hosts continued to look the most likely to open the scoring. Yet it was Forest who made the breakthrough, moments after Derbyshire had seen a penalty appeal turned down, when Gunter nodded home Brendan Moloney's deep cross from the right. Camp showed good agility to palm away an effort from Coppinger that looked destined for the corner and ensure the visitors headed into the interval with their lead intact. Gillett had a chance to equalise early in the second half when he was picked out at the far post by Barnes, but the former Southampton man failed to connect cleanly with his volley. Forest, who had barely threatened since their goal, remained on the back foot as the hour mark approached and McClaren reacted by bringing on American forward Robbie Findley in place of Derbyshire. The change initially did little to improve the Reds' attacking output, although Radoslaw Majewski curled a free-kick narrowly over the bar in the 70th minute after a strong run from Findley had been unfairly halted by Hird, who received a booking. Miller was introduced in place of David McGoldrick six minutes later, prompting large cheers from the travelling support, and the Forest faithful soon had greater reason to cheer as their side held on to claim three points, with Camp denying Gillett from a corner late on.

Form Guide

    LL
  • Doncaster
  • VS
  • Nottm Forest
  • DL

Last Meetings

  • Nottm Forest
  • 0 - 0
  • Doncaster
  • 12/03/2011
  • Doncaster
  • 1 - 1
  • Nottm Forest
  • 02/10/2010
  • Doncaster
  • 1 - 0
  • Nottm Forest
  • 13/02/2010
  • Nottm Forest
  • 4 - 1
  • Doncaster
  • 28/11/2009
  • Nottm Forest
  • 2 - 4
  • Doncaster
  • 26/12/2008
  • Doncaster
  • 0 - 0
  • Nottm Forest
  • 25/11/2008

Top Scorers

Doncaster

  • B Sharp 1

Nottm Forest

    Goals

    Doncaster

      • Total goals 4
      • Goals per game 1
    • (For) 1 (Against) Period 0-10 mins
    • 1 (For) Period 31-40 mins
    • (For) 2 (Against) Period 81-90 mins

    Nottm Forest

      • Total goals 3
      • Goals per game 0
    • (For) 1 (Against) Period 0-10 mins
    • (For) 1 (Against) Period 71-80 mins

    possession


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