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  • Date:30 Oct 2010
  • Kick-off:15:00
  • Venue:Madejski Stadium
  • Mills (8) Karacan (59) Harte (73)
    Church (87)
  • Hayter (25)
    Martis (41) Shiels (49)
Goal!

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94:10 +4.10

Shot by Shelton Martis from deep inside the penalty area misses to the right of the target.

93:48 +3.48

Mustapha Dumbuya fouled by Noel Hunt, the ref awards a free kick. Direct free kick taken by James Coppinger.

91:16 +1.16

The referee cautions Noel Hunt for not retreating ten yards at a set play. Noel Hunt concedes a free kick for a foul on Shelton Martis. Free kick taken by Neil Sullivan.

89:28

Michail Antonio challenges James Hayter unfairly and gives away a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Neil Sullivan.

87:10

Goal scored by Simon Church from close range low into the middle of the goal. Reading 4-3 Doncaster.Michail Antonio provided the assist for the goal.

86:07

Byron Webster replaces Dean Shiels.

84:03

The ball is swung over by Jobi McAnuff.

83:25

Unfair challenge on Jem Karacan by Martin Woods results in a free kick. Adam Federici restarts play with the free kick.

82:42

Foul by Noel Hunt on Joseph Mills, free kick awarded. Neil Sullivan takes the direct free kick.

81:42

Hal Robson-Kanu leaves the field to be replaced by Michail Antonio.

80:48

The assistant referee signals for offside against Noel Hunt. Neil Sullivan restarts play with the free kick.

79:07

Unfair challenge on James O'Connor by Brian Howard results in a free kick. Free kick taken by Neil Sullivan.

78:19

Hal Robson-Kanu gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Shelton Martis. Direct free kick taken by Shelton Martis.

75:43

Effort from the edge of the area by Jobi McAnuff goes wide of the left-hand upright.

73:11

Ian Harte grabs a goal from just outside the box to the top right corner of the goal. Reading 3-3 Doncaster.The referee gives a free kick against Brian Stock for handball.

70:01

Brian Howard takes a inswinging corner to the near post, clearance by Brian Stock.

68:30

Sam Hird on for John Oster. Noel Hunt is ruled offside. Neil Sullivan takes the free kick.

66:36

Hal Robson-Kanu has a header from deep inside the six-yard box and clears the crossbar.

66:05

Mustapha Dumbuya gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Hal Robson-Kanu. Ian Harte takes the direct free kick.

65:50

The ball is sent over by Hal Robson-Kanu, James O'Connor makes a clearance.

63:52

The ball is swung over by Andy Griffin, save made by Neil Sullivan.

63:06

Noel Hunt produces a cross, blocked by Shelton Martis.

61:34

A cross is delivered by Noel Hunt.

61:11

Brian Stock takes a shot. Adam Federici makes a save.

59:24

Jem Karacan finds the net with a headed goal from close range. Reading 2-3 Doncaster.Noel Hunt provided the assist for the goal.

58:22

James Coppinger has an effort at goal from just inside the box that misses to the left of the target.

57:06

Simon Church fouled by Shelton Martis, the ref awards a free kick. Ian Harte restarts play with the free kick.

55:42

Noel Hunt replaces Jay Tabb. Shane Long goes off and Simon Church comes on.

55:32

James Hayter produces a right-footed shot from just outside the penalty box that goes wide left of the target.

54:58

Ian Harte concedes a free kick for a foul on James Coppinger. Martin Woods takes the free kick.

49:31

Dean Shiels grabs a goal from inside the penalty box to the bottom left corner of the goal. Reading 1-3 Doncaster.

48:59

Brian Stock fouled by Jay Tabb, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick taken by Martin Woods.

48:16

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on James Hayter by Andy Griffin. Free kick taken by Joseph Mills.

46:55

Hal Robson-Kanu gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Mustapha Dumbuya. Neil Sullivan takes the free kick.

46:04 +1.04

A cross is delivered by Jobi McAnuff, save by Neil Sullivan.

45:15 +0.15

Unfair challenge on Jem Karacan by Martin Woods results in a free kick. Brian Howard takes the free kick.

44:04

Andy Griffin challenges Dean Shiels unfairly and gives away a free kick. Martin Woods takes the direct free kick.

41:42

Shelton Martis finds the net with a headed goal from inside the six-yard box. Reading 1-2 Doncaster.The assist for the goal came from Martin Woods.

40:18

Free kick awarded for a foul by Brian Howard on James Coppinger. Direct free kick taken by Martin Woods.

38:09

Headed effort from deep inside the penalty area by Shane Long misses to the left of the goal.

37:18

Unfair challenge on Shane Long by Shelton Martis results in a free kick. Ian Harte takes the direct free kick.

35:56

Martin Woods takes a shot. Save by Adam Federici.

33:45

Ian Harte sends in a cross.

33:35

The ball is sent over by Jobi McAnuff, clearance made by Shelton Martis.

33:17

Brian Stock concedes a free kick for a foul on Andy Griffin. Brian Howard takes the free kick.

32:07

Foul by Ian Harte on James Coppinger, free kick awarded. Brian Stock takes the direct free kick.

32:07

Free kick awarded for a foul by Ian Harte on James Coppinger. Free kick taken by Brian Stock.

31:21

Mustapha Dumbuya has an effort at goal from outside the box which goes wide left of the target.

30:39

The referee blows for offside against Shane Long. Neil Sullivan restarts play with the free kick.

30:18

James Hayter concedes a free kick for a foul on Hal Robson-Kanu. Ian Harte takes the free kick.

28:27

Joseph Mills fouled by Jem Karacan, the ref awards a free kick. John Oster takes the free kick.

27:49

The official flags Shane Long offside. Indirect free kick taken by Shelton Martis.

25:53

James Hayter scores a headed goal from close range. Reading 1-1 Doncaster.Assist on the goal came from James Coppinger.

24:11

Dean Shiels takes a shot. Zurab Khizanishvili gets a block in.

22:52

James Coppinger crosses the ball, blocked by Ian Harte.

21:20

Ian Harte concedes a free kick for a foul on Dean Shiels. Dean Shiels restarts play with the free kick.

17:22

Brian Howard fouled by Martin Woods, the ref awards a free kick. Brian Howard takes the free kick.

16:11

Jay Tabb delivers the ball, James O'Connor manages to make a clearance.

14:49

Jobi McAnuff takes a short corner.

14:19

Inswinging corner taken from the right by-line by Brian Howard, Shelton Martis manages to make a clearance.

12:45

Effort from inside the area by Shane Long misses to the right of the goal.

11:43

Unfair challenge on Jay Tabb by John Oster results in a free kick. Zurab Khizanishvili takes the free kick.

8:30

Matt Mills finds the back of the net with a goal from close range to the bottom left corner of the goal. Reading 1-0 Doncaster.Shelton Martis concedes a free kick for a foul on Jay Tabb.

7:08

The official flags Shane Long offside. Neil Sullivan takes the indirect free kick.

6:37

Centre by Jobi McAnuff, save by Neil Sullivan.

4:42

James Coppinger takes a shot. Save by Adam Federici.

4:24

Short corner taken by John Oster from the right by-line.

4:05

Martin Woods takes a shot. Zurab Khizanishvili gets a block in.

3:48

Centre by James Coppinger, blocked by Hal Robson-Kanu.

3:18

Joseph Mills fouled by Jobi McAnuff, the ref awards a free kick. Joseph Mills takes the free kick.

2:39

The assistant referee flags for offside against Hal Robson-Kanu. Shelton Martis takes the indirect free kick.

1:48

Shelton Martis concedes a free kick for a foul on Hal Robson-Kanu. Direct free kick taken by Ian Harte.

0:56

Hal Robson-Kanu produces a cross, blocked by Mustapha Dumbuya.

The match gets underway.

The referee blows for half time.

The referee starts the second half.

The final whistle is blown by the referee.

Match Preview

Royal return for Kebe? Reading winger Jimmy Kebe could make his comeback as the Royals host Doncaster. Kebe missed the fine 4-0 win at Burnley last weekend with a knee injury but is being monitored and could come back in. Midfielder Jem Karacan is fine despite picking up a knock at Turf Moor and the Turkey Under-21 international will keep his place. Icelandic midfielder Brynjar Gunnarsson will again miss out through a hamstring injury but former Coventry midfielder Jay Tabb is available for selection after recovering from a foot injury. Tabb has spent most of his Royals career at full-back or defensive midfield but played behind the striker last weekend and impressed. Youngster Michail Antonio will again be on the bench after he came on to score his first goal for the club last week. Doncaster will definitely be without striker Billy Sharp while midfielder Martin Woods is doubtful for the clash. Sharp tore his hamstring in last week's 2-0 home win over his former club Sheffield United and will be out for up to six weeks. Woods is still struggling with a recurrence of a groin strain but could feature if he is given a painkilling injection for the second game running. Manager Sean O'Driscoll could be boosted by the return of defensive pair James Chambers and Wayne Thomas, who have both been missing in recent weeks due to knee injuries. Centre-half Adam Lockwood came through a late substitute appearance against the Blades last week unscathed, but midfielder Simon Gillett and defender George Friend are still nursing knee injuries.

Formation:442Manager: Brian McDermott

Reading

Formation: 442Manager: Sean O'Driscoll

Doncaster

  • Adam Federici
  • Andy Griffin
  • Matt Mills
  • Zurab Khizanishvili
  • Ian Harte
  • Jay Tabb
  • Jem Karacan
  • Brian Howard
  • Hal Robson-Kanu
  • Jobi McAnuff
  • Shane Long
  • SUBS
  • Alex McCarthy
  • Noel Hunt
  • Michail Antonio
  • Simon Church
  • Shaun Cummings
  • Alex Pearce
  • Chris Armstrong

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Match Report

Royals rally for the points Simon Church hit a late winner as Reading fought back from 3-1 down to claim a stunning 4-3 npower Championship win at home to Doncaster. Reading captain Matt Mills opened the scoring against his former club but goals from James Hayter, Shelton Martis and Dean Shiels looked to have put Sean O'Driscoll's side in control. But Jem Karacan soon got on the scoresheet and Ian Harte's superb free-kick levelled matters with quarter of an hour left. Substitute Church then pounced to slot home and keep the Royals in touch with the play-off places. Brian McDermott's men took the lead in the ninth minute. Brian Howard was fouled on the edge of the box and when former Leeds man Harte sent in a fantastic free-kick, Mills was able to bundle in his fourth goal of the season from close range. Shane Long then broke clear of a shaky Doncaster offside trap but after cutting in from wide on the right could only drag his shot into the side netting. And that miss proved costly when the visitors equalised in the 26th minute. James Coppinger earned himself a yard of space with a clever turn on the right wing and delivered a superb inswinging cross for Hayter to meet with a bullet header into the top corner. Doncaster were beginning to settle into their trademark passing game but it was the hosts who had a great chance against the run of play. Long climbed high to flick a ball on and Jay Tabb found himself in on goal. The midfielder attempted to go round goalkeeper Neil Sullivan but the former Scotland international stood tall and nicked the ball cleanly from his toes. Again Rovers were clinical in punishing the home side as Martis put them ahead with three minutes of the first half remaining. Martin Woods delivered a free-kick from wide and Martis got ahead of his marker to head in from close range. Rovers started the second half in similar fashion as Shiels latched onto a defensive error, cut inside a challenge and slid the ball past Adam Federici. But McDermott's side pulled one back on the hour mark when Karacan headed a cross from substitute Noel Hunt in off the base of the post. Hal Robson-Kanu wasted a great chance to level when he headed another Harte delivery over the top before Harte took matters into his own hands with 16 minutes left. Brian Stock was adjudged to have handled on the edge of the area and Harte gave Sullivan no chance with a powerful effort which flew into the top corner. The home pushed on and found the winner with two minutes left. Substitutes Michail Antonio and Church combined and after beating two men Antonio was able to pick out Church six yards out to deliver a knockout blow.

Form Guide

    WWDLLW
  • Reading
  • VS
  • Doncaster
  • LLDWLW

Last Meetings

  • Doncaster
  • 1 - 2
  • Reading
  • 06/02/2010
  • Reading
  • 0 - 0
  • Doncaster
  • 12/09/2009
  • Doncaster
  • 0 - 1
  • Reading
  • 17/03/2009
  • Reading
  • 2 - 1
  • Doncaster
  • 21/10/2008

Top Scorers

Reading

  • JB Kebe 4
  • S Church 2
  • I Harte 1
  • J McAnuff 1
  • M Mills 1
  • A Pearce 1
  • J Karacan 1
  • H Robson-Kanu 1
  • M Antonio 1

Doncaster

  • J Coppinger 5
  • B Sharp 3
  • J O'Connor 2
  • D Shiels 2
  • J Hayter 1
  • AB Lockwood 1
  • M Woods 1
  • S Gillett 1
  • G Friend 1

Goals

Reading

    • Total goals 29
    • Goals per game 18
  • 1 (For) 3 (Against) Period 0-10 mins
  • 1 (For) Period 11-20 mins
  • 2 (For) 2 (Against) Period 21-30 mins
  • 1 (For) 1 (Against) Period 31-40 mins
  • 1 (For) 2 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • 1 (For) 2 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • 2 (For) 1 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • 1 (For) Period 71-80 mins
  • 8 (For) Period 81-90 mins

Doncaster

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

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