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  • Date:12 Feb 2011
  • Kick-off:15:00
  • Venue:Keepmoat Stadium
  • Attendance:10,288
  • Kitson (41) Ward (51)
Goal!

Live Commentary

96mins

Unfair challenge on Joel Ward by John Oster results in a free kick. Ritchie De Laet takes the direct free kick.

95mins

Foul by George Friend on Liam Lawrence, free kick awarded. Ritchie De Laet restarts play with the free kick.

92mins

Ryan Mason takes a shot. Jamie Ashdown makes a save.

90mins

Carl Dickinson replaces Dave Kitson.

89mins

Jonathan Hogg is sent off by the referee. Handball decision goes against Jonathan Hogg. John Oster delivers the ball from the free kick right-footed from right wing, clearance made by Hermann Hreidarsson.

89mins

James Chambers takes a shot. Jamie Ashdown makes a save.

87mins

Paul Keegan gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Dave Kitson. The free kick is delivered right-footed by Liam Lawrence from left wing, blocked by Paul Keegan.

86mins

Paul Keegan receives a caution. Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Liam Lawrence by Paul Keegan. Free kick taken by Ritchie De Laet.

83mins

Short corner taken by Dean Shiels from the right by-line. Corner from the right by-line taken by Dean Shiels, Ritchie De Laet makes a clearance.

82mins

Liam Lawrence challenges George Friend unfairly and gives away a free kick. Matthew Kilgallon takes the free kick.

81mins

Byron Webster is cautioned by the ref for unsporting behaviour. Byron Webster gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Joel Ward. Free kick taken by Ricardo Rocha.

77mins

Ryan Mason gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Dave Kitson. Hermann Hreidarsson takes the direct free kick.

76mins

Byron Webster on for James Coppinger.

75mins

John Oster takes a shot from just outside the penalty area clears the crossbar.

73mins

Greg Halford gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Billy Sharp. John Oster takes the direct free kick.

71mins

Booking for Hermann Hreidarsson for unsporting behaviour. Hermann Hreidarsson is adjudged to have handled the ball. Free kick taken by John Oster.

69mins

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Paul Keegan by Jonathan Hogg. Paul Keegan takes the direct free kick.

67mins

Liam Lawrence takes a shot. Save by Gary Woods.

66mins

Paul Keegan challenges Jonathan Hogg unfairly and gives away a free kick. Jamie Ashdown takes the direct free kick.

63mins

Jonathan Hogg receives a caution. Free kick awarded for a foul by Jonathan Hogg on Ryan Mason. John Oster takes the free kick.

59mins

James Coppinger delivers the ball in from the corner, save by Jamie Ashdown.

59mins

George Friend produces a cross, clearance made by Hermann Hreidarsson.

58mins

Ryan Mason joins the action as a substitute, replacing Sam Hird. Dean Shiels is brought on as a substitute for Brian Stock.

58mins

Paul Keegan takes a shot from inside the box clearing the bar.

55mins

Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Liam Lawrence from the left by-line, save by Gary Woods.

55mins

Dave Kitson concedes a free kick for a foul on Paul Keegan. Direct free kick taken by Brian Stock.

54mins

James Chambers fouled by Joel Ward, the ref awards a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Brian Stock.

53mins

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on James O'Connor by Dave Kitson. James O'Connor takes the direct free kick.

52mins

Joel Ward scores a goal from inside the box to the bottom left corner of the goal. Doncaster 0-2 Portsmouth.David Nugent provided the assist for the goal.

47mins

Effort on goal by James O'Connor from outside the penalty box goes harmlessly over the bar.

47mins

Unfair challenge on James Chambers by Dave Kitson results in a free kick. Brian Stock crosses the ball from the free kick right-footed from right wing, Greg Halford manages to make a clearance.

46mins

David Nugent is caught offside. Free kick taken by James O'Connor.

45mins

Unfair challenge on Liam Lawrence by George Friend results in a free kick. Greg Halford takes the direct free kick.

42mins

Dave Kitson finds the back of the net with a headed goal from inside the six-yard box. Doncaster 0-1 Portsmouth.Hermann Hreidarsson has an effort at goal from the edge of the box hitting the post. Hermann Hreidarsson provided the assist for the goal.

41mins

Outswinging corner taken right-footed by Liam Lawrence from the right by-line, James O'Connor makes a clearance.

38mins

Billy Sharp is ruled offside. Indirect free kick taken by Jamie Ashdown.

37mins

John Oster takes a inswinging corner from the left by-line to the near post, Ricardo Rocha makes a clearance.

36mins

James Coppinger takes a shot. Save made by Jamie Ashdown.

34mins

Brian Stock gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Liam Lawrence. Liam Lawrence sends in a cross, Header from deep inside the penalty area by Joel Ward goes harmlessly over the crossbar.

32mins

Brian Stock concedes a free kick for a foul on Liam Lawrence. Liam Lawrence restarts play with the free kick.

29mins

Long range effort from Sam Hird misses to the left of the goal.

27mins

James Coppinger fouled by Jonathan Hogg, the ref awards a free kick. Brian Stock restarts play with the free kick.

24mins

James Chambers challenges Dave Kitson unfairly and gives away a free kick. Liam Lawrence takes the free kick.

20mins

Dave Kitson challenges James O'Connor unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick taken by Gary Woods.

17mins

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on James Coppinger by Dave Kitson. Direct free kick taken by James O'Connor.

14mins

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

14mins

Hayden Mullins challenges Brian Stock unfairly and gives away a free kick. James O'Connor restarts play with the free kick.

12mins

Liam Lawrence takes a shot. Save made by Gary Woods.

11mins

Unfair challenge on Dave Kitson by James O'Connor results in a free kick. Free kick crossed right-footed by Liam Lawrence, clearance by Paul Keegan.

8mins

David Nugent takes a shot. Blocked by Sam Hird.

8mins

Hermann Hreidarsson fouled by Billy Sharp, the ref awards a free kick. Jamie Ashdown takes the free kick.

6mins

The referee blows for offside. Jamie Ashdown takes the free kick.

4mins

The ball is swung over by Joel Ward.

3mins

David Nugent challenges James Chambers unfairly and gives away a free kick. James O'Connor restarts play with the free kick.

Match Preview

Double boost for Donny Doncaster goalkeeper Neil Sullivan and midfielder James Coppinger are expected to return to the squad for the home game with Portsmouth. Gary Woods has stepped in for Sullivan, who has been sidelined due to a shin injury, while Coppinger has been struggling with an ankle problem. Defender Joe Mills is also expected to return to the squad following the extension of his loan spell from Southampton. Central defender Matt Kilgallon and midfielder Mark Wilson (both hamstring) are hoping to prove their fitness after missing out in recent weeks. But defenders Shelton Martis (ankle), Mustapha Dumbuya (knee) and Wayne Thomas (calf), striker James Hayter (calf) and midfielders Simon Gillett (knee) and Martin Woods (groin) all remain sidelined as Rovers chase only their second win in seven league games. Portsmouth will be without captain Aaron Mokoena. The defender is stuck in South Africa following their midweek friendly against Kenya as his work permit has expired and he will not be issued a new one until Monday. It is the latest in a series of selection problems this season for beleaguered boss Steve Cotterill, whose side are without a win in 10 games. Defender Tal Ben Haim and midfielders Richard Hughes and Michael Brown are all still unavailable due to contract issues. Left-back Carl Dickinson will probably be on the bench again despite an ongoing knee problem, while striker Danny Webber has yet to play this term due to a cruciate injury.

Formation:451Manager: Sean O'Driscoll

Doncaster

Formation: 442Manager: Steve Cotterill

Portsmouth

  • Gary Woods
  • James O'Connor
  • Sam Hird
  • Matthew Kilgallon
  • James Chambers
  • Brian Stock
  • John Oster
  • Paul Keegan
  • George Friend
  • James Coppinger
  • Billy Sharp
  • SUBS
  • Jordan Bradshaw
  • Mark Wilson
  • Ryan Mason
  • Joseph Mills
  • Dean Shiels
  • Byron Webster
  • Dennis Souza

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Match Report

Pompey savour winning feeling Dave Kitson and Joel Ward struck either side of half-time to give 10-man Portsmouth a 2-0 win at Doncaster and their first triumph in 11 games. Following a winless run that stretches back to December, Kitson and Ward helped ease Pompey's npower Championship relegation worries. Liam Lawrence could have put them in front early on but his close range shot was well saved by Gary Woods, whilst the visitors were given a wake-up call when James Coppinger fluffed his lines. They took full advantage of that when Kitson headed in after Greg Halford had struck the post in the 42nd minute. Ward doubled Portsmouth's lead with a fine finish 10 minutes later and although they were on the back foot from then on, they defended stoically - despite being reduced to 10 men after Jonathan Hogg was dismissed for a second bookable offence late on. The win sees Steve Cotterill's men move seven points clear of the drop zone, whilst Doncaster have now lost six of their last seven games in all competitions. The hosts conceded a last-gasp goal in a 1-0 defeat at Millwall and manager Sean O'Driscoll made two changes to their line-up with Coppinger and Matthew Kilgallon coming in for Ryan Mason and Steve Brooker respectively. Their opponents, by contrast, relied on a 90th-minute David Nugent strike to grab a 1-1 draw against Derby and they were forced into making one change, with Ricardo Rocha replacing Aaron Mokoena, who was stranded in South Africa because of work permit issues. The visitors showed no signs of missing their captain though and they had first sight at goal. Herman Hreidarsson's strike was deflected into the path of Lawrence, however, the acting Pompey skipper's shot was smothered by Rovers goalkeeper Woods. At the other end, Sam Hird's half-volley from 25 yards went narrowly wide before Coppinger spurned a golden chance to break the deadlock. After cutting in from the left and shaking off the challenge of two Pompey defenders, the midfielder found himself off-balance and his tame shot was parried by Jamie Ashdown. His miss proved costly as Kitson gave Cotterill's men the lead three minutes before half-time. Hogg's hooked cross was only cleared to Halford on the edge of the area and although his miscued strike came back off the post, Kitson followed up to head in the rebound. If there was an element of luck to the breakthrough, there was nothing fortunate about the second. Ward latched on to Nugent's flick-on before sublimely lifting the ball over a helpless Woods in the 52nd minute. To their credit, Doncaster were the aggressors for the rest of the match, with Portsmouth relying on the odd counter-attack. However, chances were at a premium for the hosts and John Oster's strike from 20 yards, which was comfortably saved by Ashdown, was the closest they came to halving the deficit. Portsmouth did not have things all their own way though as Hogg picked up a second yellow card for deliberate handball in the last minute of normal time. It mattered little though, as they had already wrapped up the win by then.

Form Guide

    DLLLWL
  • Doncaster
  • VS
  • Portsmouth
  • LLDLLD

Last Meetings

  • Portsmouth
  • 2 - 3
  • Doncaster
  • 13/11/2010

Top Scorers

Doncaster

  • J Hayter 8
  • B Sharp 8
  • J Coppinger 6
  • D Shiels 3
  • J O'Connor 2
  • AB Lockwood 1
  • B Stock 1
  • S Martis 1
  • M Woods 1
  • S Gillett 1
  • G Friend 1
  • J Mills 1

Portsmouth

  • D Nugent 8
  • D Kitson 5
  • G Halford 3
  • H Mullins 2
  • M Brown 2
  • L Lawrence 2
  • J Ward 2
  • N Kanu 1
  • A Mokoena 1
  • I Sonko 1
  • N Ciftci 1

Goals

Doncaster

    • Total goals 87
    • Goals per game 41
  • 3 (For) 4 (Against) Period 0-10 mins
  • 6 (For) 3 (Against) Period 11-20 mins
  • 4 (For) 2 (Against) Period 21-30 mins
  • 5 (For) 2 (Against) Period 31-40 mins
  • 7 (For) 3 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • 4 (For) 5 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • 5 (For) 12 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • 3 (For) 5 (Against) Period 71-80 mins
  • 4 (For) 10 (Against) Period 81-90 mins

Portsmouth

    • Total goals 85
    • Goals per game 39
  • 2 (For) 4 (Against) Period 0-10 mins
  • 2 (For) 4 (Against) Period 11-20 mins
  • 3 (For) 6 (Against) Period 21-30 mins
  • 3 (For) 4 (Against) Period 31-40 mins
  • 3 (For) 4 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • 6 (For) 6 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • 5 (For) 8 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • 8 (For) 5 (Against) Period 71-80 mins
  • 7 (For) 5 (Against) Period 81-90 mins

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