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  • Date:07 Aug 2010
  • Kick-off:15:00
  • Venue:Deepdale
  • Attendance:12,190
Goal!

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The referee brings the game to a close.

94:13 +4.13

Keith Treacy crosses the ball, Chris Brown takes a shot. Save made by Neil Sullivan.

93:50 +3.50

Dean Shiels has an effort at goal from deep inside the area missing to the left of the target.

92:36 +2.36

James Hayter is ruled offside. Andy Lonergan restarts play with the free kick. Steve Brooker on for James Hayter.

90:51 +0.51

Shot from long distance by Paul Coutts misses to the right of the target.

88:42

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Dean Shiels by Callum Davidson. Direct free kick taken by Dean Shiels. Joshua King sends in a cross, Close range headed effort by Chris Brown goes wide of the left-hand post. (Doncaster) makes a substitution, with Sam Hird coming on for Billy Sharp.

87:37

Joshua King takes a shot. Save by Neil Sullivan.

85:43

The ball is crossed by David Gray.

84:56

Free kick awarded for a foul by Billy Sharp on Billy Jones. Free kick taken by Matthew James.

83:20

Shelton Martis gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Chris Brown. Chris Brown restarts play with the free kick.

82:52

Dean Shiels gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Joshua King. Free kick taken by David Gray.

81:39

The offside flag is raised against Keith Treacy. Free kick taken by Neil Sullivan.

81:04

Centre by Brian Stock, save made by Andy Lonergan.

80:01

Dean Shiels takes a shot from just inside the penalty box which clears the bar.

76:43

Simon Gillett challenges Billy Jones unfairly and gives away a free kick. Simon Gillett is sent off by the referee. Indirect free kick taken by Andy Lonergan.

75:39

Keith Treacy takes a shot. Save made by Neil Sullivan.

74:46

Danny Mayor is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Free kick taken by Neil Sullivan.

73:50

Corner taken left-footed by Martin Woods from the left by-line to the near post, Joshua King manages to make a clearance.

73:30

The ball is swung over by Billy Sharp, Andy Lonergan makes a save.

73:02

The ball is delivered by Brian Stock.

72:10

James Coppinger goes off and Dean Shiels comes on.

71:36

The ball is crossed by Keith Treacy, Chris Brown has a headed effort at goal from deep inside the area missing to the right of the target.

70:49

Foul by George Friend on Danny Mayor, free kick awarded. Free kick crossed by Danny Mayor, James O'Connor makes a clearance.

69:20

Martin Woods gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Matthew James. Free kick taken by Craig Morgan. Paul Hayes goes off and Joshua King comes on.

68:33

Callum Davidson is ruled offside. Neil Sullivan takes the indirect free kick.

67:20

Paul Coutts fouled by Brian Stock, the ref awards a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Craig Morgan. Brian Stock is cautioned by the ref for unsporting behaviour.

66:11

George Friend gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Danny Mayor. Paul Coutts restarts play with the free kick.

65:40

The ball is swung over by Simon Gillett, clearance by Craig Morgan.

64:53

Corner taken by Danny Mayor from the right by-line.

64:15

A cross is delivered by David Gray, Paul Hayes takes a shot. Save made by Neil Sullivan.

63:16

Unfair challenge on Shelton Martis by Chris Brown results in a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Neil Sullivan.

61:00

Martin Woods is penalised for handball and concedes a free kick. Andy Lonergan takes the free kick.

60:44

The ball is swung over by James Coppinger, Craig Morgan manages to make a clearance.

58:43

Corner from left by-line taken by Keith Treacy.

58:27

Keith Treacy takes a shot. Blocked by Martin Woods.

57:52

The ball is crossed by Callum Davidson, George Friend manages to make a clearance.

57:15

The ball is crossed by Keith Treacy, George Friend makes a clearance.

56:57

Paul Hayes fouled by Adam Lockwood, the ref awards a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Paul Coutts.

56:31

Danny Mayor crosses the ball, save made by Neil Sullivan.

56:06

James Coppinger fouled by Chris Brown, the ref awards a free kick. Shelton Martis takes the free kick.

55:35

The referee shows Chris Brown a yellow card for unsporting behaviour.

55:00

Chris Brown takes a shot. Save made by Neil Sullivan.

54:05

The ball is sent over by James O'Connor, Billy Sharp has an effort at goal from the edge of the box that misses to the right of the target.

53:32

Paul Coutts on for Darel Russell.

53:12

Brian Stock takes a shot.

52:10

Inswinging corner taken by Martin Woods from the right by-line. Corner taken by Martin Woods.

51:18

Shot from just outside the box by Billy Sharp misses to the right of the goal.

50:50

Simon Gillett takes a shot. Save by Andy Lonergan.

48:04

Keith Treacy has an effort at goal from the edge of the box that misses to the right of the target.

47:07 +2.07

The assistant referee signals for offside against Keith Treacy. Indirect free kick taken by Neil Sullivan.

46:59

Outswinging corner taken from the left by-line by Martin Woods, clearance made by Paul Hayes.

46:28 +1.28

Danny Mayor takes a inswinging corner from the left by-line played to the near post, Adam Lockwood makes a clearance.

45:56

A cross is delivered by David Gray, clearance by James O'Connor.

45:43 +0.43

The ball is crossed by Simon Gillett, James Hayter has a headed effort at goal from deep inside the area missing to the left of the target.

45:36 +0.36

James Coppinger produces a cross, Craig Morgan manages to make a clearance.

44:43

George Friend has an effort at goal from just inside the box that misses to the right of the goal.

44:12

Centre by James O'Connor, Craig Morgan makes a clearance.

43:42

The official flags Chris Brown offside. Neil Sullivan takes the free kick.

43:15

Unfair challenge on Keith Treacy by James O'Connor results in a free kick. Andy Lonergan takes the free kick.

42:47

Callum Davidson goes into the referee's book for unsporting behaviour. Caution for Simon Gillett.

40:41

A cross is delivered by Chris Brown, James O'Connor makes a clearance.

39:16

Shelton Martis challenges Paul Hayes unfairly and gives away a free kick. Shelton Martis goes into the book. Keith Treacy crosses the ball from the free kick left-footed from left wing.

38:47

Shot by Keith Treacy. Save by Neil Sullivan.

37:42

Corner taken by Danny Mayor from the left by-line, clearance made by George Friend.

37:26

Paul Hayes has an effort at goal. Blocked by Shelton Martis.

35:34

Chris Brown gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Simon Gillett. Brian Stock takes the free kick.

33:10

Martin Woods challenges Darel Russell unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick taken by Andy Lonergan.

30:35

Brian Stock gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Paul Hayes. Free kick taken by Craig Morgan.

29:29

Brian Stock fouled by Darel Russell, the ref awards a free kick. Darel Russell booked for unsporting behaviour. Neil Sullivan restarts play with the free kick.

29:22

The ball is delivered by David Gray, Brian Stock makes a clearance.

27:55

Chris Brown challenges Adam Lockwood unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick taken by Adam Lockwood.

26:38

Free kick awarded for a foul by James Hayter on Darel Russell. Andy Lonergan takes the free kick.

25:06

Callum Davidson sends in a cross, Shelton Martis manages to make a clearance.

23:46

The ball is sent over by Paul Hayes, Close range shot by Chris Brown goes over the bar.

23:19

The assistant referee signals for offside against James Coppinger. Andy Lonergan takes the indirect free kick.

22:37

Callum Davidson concedes a free kick for a foul on James Coppinger. Neil Sullivan takes the direct free kick.

22:27

Paul Hayes produces a cross, clearance made by George Friend.

21:38

Unfair challenge on George Friend by Danny Mayor results in a free kick. Neil Sullivan takes the direct free kick.

20:26

Foul by James O'Connor on Keith Treacy, free kick awarded. Danny Mayor delivers the ball from the free kick right-footed from left wing, clearance made by Brian Stock.

18:56

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on George Friend by David Gray. David Gray receives a caution for unsporting behaviour. Adam Lockwood takes the free kick.

17:03

George Friend delivers the ball, Billy Sharp takes a shot. Save by Andy Lonergan. James Hayter scores a headed goal from inside the penalty box. Preston 0-2 Doncaster.

15:49

Unfair challenge on Chris Brown by Adam Lockwood results in a free kick. Strike on goal comes in from Keith Treacy from the free kick, Neil Sullivan makes a comfortable save.

15:15

Keith Treacy produces a cross, save made by Neil Sullivan.

14:09

James O'Connor crosses the ball, clearance made by Craig Morgan.

11:31

James O'Connor finds the net with a goal from the edge of the penalty box to the bottom left corner of the goal. Preston 0-1 Doncaster.

10:06

Simon Gillett takes a shot from 30 yards. Andy Lonergan makes a save.

9:11

Darel Russell gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Brian Stock. Direct strike on goal from the free kick comes in from Martin Woods, Paul Hayes gets a block in.

8:16

Corner taken by Martin Woods from the right by-line, Craig Morgan makes a clearance.

5:02

Keith Treacy is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Neil Sullivan takes the indirect free kick.

4:46

Simon Gillett gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Darel Russell. Free kick taken by David Gray.

3:48

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on James O'Connor by Paul Hayes. Indirect free kick taken by Neil Sullivan.

2:59

Callum Davidson delivers the ball, clearance by Adam Lockwood.

The ref blows the whistle to begin the match.

The match has reached half-time.

The match restarts for the second half.

Match Preview


New-boys braced for Deepdale debuts

Preston boss Darren Ferguson could hand debuts to a number of his new signings for the home clash with Doncaster.

Striker Paul Hayes was recruited on a free transfer from Scunthorpe, centre-backs Wayne Brown and Craig Morgan arrived from Leicester and Peterborough respectively, and defender David Gray signed after being released from Manchester United.

Midfielder Matt James should feature against Rovers after he rejoined Ferguson's men on a season-long loan from Old Trafford following a successful spell last term.

In a further boost, North End this week signed Darel Russell on a three-year deal after he turned down the offer of a new deal at Norwich.

Ferguson, who is hoping to sign a speedy striker before the transfer window closes, will check on the fitness of burly hitman Jon Parkin as he bids to shake off a hamstring strain.

Sean O'Driscoll's Doncaster squad will be bolstered by the return of three long-term injury victims.

Martin Woods, Adam Lockwood and Steve Brooker all suffered extended spells on the sidelines last term but have been back in action during pre-season.

The returns are welcome for O'Driscoll, who is without James Chambers and John Oster after they underwent knee surgery in the summer.

Lockwood could line up alongside youngster Mustapha Dumbuya, who made just three substitute appearances last season but has impressed in recent friendly outings. George Friend, a close-season arrival from Wolves, is poised for a debut.

Fellow new signings Simon Gillett and Josh Payne join Woods in contention for a place in midfield, where Rovers fans will be relieved to see the sought-after Brian Stock lining up in their colours.

Billy Sharp, who made his successful loan move from Sheffield United permanent in the summer, will lead a Rovers attack that could be boosted by Brooker from the bench.

Formation:442Manager: Darren Ferguson

Preston

Formation: 442Manager: Sean O'Driscoll

Doncaster

  • Andy Lonergan
  • David Gray
  • Craig Morgan
  • Billy Jones
  • Callum Davidson
  • Danny Mayor
  • Matthew James
  • Darel Russell
  • Keith Treacy
  • Chris Brown
  • Paul Hayes
  • SUBS
  • Andres Arestidou
  • Paul Coutts
  • Adam Barton
  • Paul Parry
  • Conor McLaughlin
  • Joshua King
  • Bailey Wright

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Match Report

Preston downed by Doncaster New-look Preston endured a bitterly disappointing 2-0 opening-day defeat at the hands of 10-man npower Championship rivals Doncaster. Rovers established an early two-goal advantage with goals from James O'Connor and James Hayter to secure victory before the late dismissal of debutant midfielder Simon Gillett. North End never recovered from their early double blow as a previously optimistic mood at Deepdale gave way to an air of deflation and disappointment among the stunned home fans. Preston manager Darren Ferguson made wholesale changes during the summer, showing the door to several players and bringing in a number of new faces. Defenders David Gray and Craig Morgan, midfielder Darel Russell and striker Paul Hayes were handed places in the starting line-up. Yet Doncaster's intricate passing quickly proved difficult for Preston to cope with and they were left chasing shadows by Sean O'Driscoll's men. O'Connor opened the scoring in the 12th minute when he finished off a fine move down the left flank with a fierce right-foot strike across home goalkeeper Andy Lonergan and into the bottom left-hand corner. O'Driscoll handed debuts to summer signings George Friend and Gillett and the duo both helped the visitors to dominate the opening exchanges and it came as no surprise when they added their second goal in the 18th minute. Defender Friend crossed dangerously and club record signing Billy Sharp greeted his delivery with a firm header. Lonergan made a parried save but Hayter nodded in the rebound from 12 yards out to put Rovers 2-0 up and in total control. Preston struggled to exert themselves on the game and Hayes had a shot blocked by Shelton Martis seven minutes before the break. Moments later, North End winger Keith Treacy drilled in a shot from 25 yards which drew a comfortable save from Rovers goalkeeper Neil Sullivan. Five bookings in the first half - three for Preston - summed up the frustrations of the home side and Chris Brown also earned a fourth yellow card for the home team shortly after the restart. Treacy fired wide in the 49th minute and Sharp also went close for Doncaster. Rovers midfielder Brian Stock also went close as the visitors threatened a third goal. Ferguson replaced Russell with Paul Coutts in the 54th minute and on-loan Manchester United youngster Josh King came off the bench to replace the wasteful Hayes with 20 minutes remaining. But Doncaster's defence continued to hold firm as Sullivan made a smart stop to deny Treacy in the 76th minute. Rovers lost Gillett to a second bookable offence with 12 minutes remaining but they held on with relative comfort to leave Ferguson with plenty to ponder.

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