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  • Date:17 Sep 2011
  • Kick-off:15:00
  • Venue:Madejski Stadium
  • Attendance:15,124
  • Church (51) Le Fondre (58)
Goal!

Live Commentary

94mins

The ball is swung over by Sam Hird, save made by Adam Federici.

93mins

Jobi McAnuff decides to take a short corner.

91mins

Inswinging corner taken by Milan Lalkovic, clearance by Shaun Cummings.

90mins

Centre by Milan Lalkovic, blocked by Shaun Cummings.

90mins

The ball is swung over by George Friend, Adam Federici makes a save.

87mins

Milan Lalkovic concedes a free kick for a foul on Joseph Mills. The referee cautions Milan Lalkovic for unsporting behaviour. Adam Federici restarts play with the free kick.

86mins

The ball is swung over by James Coppinger, Kaspars Gorkss manages to make a clearance.

85mins

James Coppinger has a shot on goal from outside the box which misses left.

83mins

Unfair challenge on Jobi McAnuff by James Hayter results in a free kick. James Hayter goes into the referee's book for unsporting behaviour. Direct free kick taken by Joseph Mills.

81mins

Effort on goal by Brian Stock from long range goes harmlessly over the bar.

79mins

Milan Lalkovic concedes a free kick for a foul on Kaspars Gorkss. Brian Stock replaces Tommy Spurr. Sam Hird is brought on as a substitute for Giles Barnes. Joseph Mills restarts play with the free kick.

76mins

Inswinging corner taken by Jobi McAnuff from the left by-line.

76mins

Mikele Leigertwood takes a shot. Blocked by George Friend.

75mins

Giles Barnes sends in a cross, Alex Pearce manages to make a clearance.

74mins

Joseph Mills produces a cross, Noel Hunt takes a shot. Save by Neil Sullivan.

73mins

James Coppinger takes a shot. Alex Pearce gets a block in.

73mins

Jobi McAnuff produces a cross.

71mins

Free kick awarded for a foul by Shaun Cummings on James Coppinger. Free kick taken by Tommy Spurr.

70mins

James Coppinger produces a right-footed shot from long distance which goes wide right of the goal.

69mins

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Milan Lalkovic by Alex Pearce. Direct free kick taken by John Oster.

68mins

The ball is swung over by James Coppinger.

67mins

James Hayter takes a shot. Blocked by Kaspars Gorkss.

66mins

James Hayter concedes a free kick for a foul on Kaspars Gorkss. Adam Federici takes the free kick.

65mins

Jobi McAnuff produces a cross, save made by Neil Sullivan.

64mins

Shelton Martis concedes a free kick for a foul on Simon Church. Direct free kick taken by Joseph Mills.

64mins

Milan Lalkovic takes a shot. Alex Pearce gets a block in.

63mins

The referee blows for offside. Indirect free kick taken by James O'Connor.

62mins

The assistant referee flags for offside against Milan Lalkovic. Adam Federici takes the indirect free kick.

61mins

Noel Hunt produces a cross.

59mins

Adam Le Fondre finds the back of the net with a headed goal from inside the box. Reading 2-0 Doncaster.Assist by Joseph Mills.

58mins

A cross is delivered by James Coppinger.

58mins

Simon Church takes a shot. Neil Sullivan makes a save.

57mins

Effort on goal by Noel Hunt from deep inside the penalty area misses to the right of the target.

57mins

Joseph Mills takes a shot. Neil Sullivan makes a save.

54mins

Kyle Bennett leaves the field to be replaced by Milan Lalkovic.

53mins

Corner taken by Tommy Spurr from the right by-line, clearance made by Jay Tabb.

52mins

Simon Church scores a goal from close range to the bottom right corner of the goal. Reading 1-0 Doncaster.

50mins

Jobi McAnuff takes a inswinging corner from the right by-line played to the near post.

50mins

Jobi McAnuff takes a shot. Giles Barnes gets a block in.

49mins

Free kick awarded for a foul by Tommy Spurr on Noel Hunt. Joseph Mills takes the direct free kick.

48mins

James Coppinger takes a shot. Blocked by Alex Pearce.

48mins

Jobi McAnuff produces a left-footed shot from deep inside the penalty box which goes wide of the left-hand upright.

43mins

Corner from right by-line taken by Jobi McAnuff.

43mins

Simon Church takes a shot. Blocked by George Friend.

42mins

Joseph Mills delivers the ball, clearance by Shelton Martis.

42mins

Inswinging corner taken left-footed by Joseph Mills played to the near post, Tommy Spurr manages to make a clearance.

41mins

Jobi McAnuff takes a shot. Neil Sullivan makes a save.

41mins

Jimmy Kebe goes off and Adam Le Fondre comes on.

39mins

Simon Church is caught offside. George Friend takes the indirect free kick.

37mins

Mikele Leigertwood produces a right-footed shot from the edge of the area and misses to the left of the target.

36mins

The ball is delivered by James O'Connor, clearance by Shaun Cummings.

36mins

Noel Hunt challenges Simon Gillett unfairly and gives away a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Shelton Martis.

33mins

A cross is delivered by James Coppinger, save by Adam Federici.

31mins

Simon Church takes a shot. Save by Neil Sullivan.

30mins

Jay Tabb takes a shot. Giles Barnes gets a block in.

29mins

James O'Connor sends in a cross, Alex Pearce makes a clearance.

28mins

The ball is sent over by Simon Church, clearance made by George Friend.

28mins

Simon Church is ruled offside. Shelton Martis takes the indirect free kick.

27mins

Giles Barnes gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Mikele Leigertwood. Adam Federici takes the free kick.

26mins

Foul by Noel Hunt on George Friend, free kick awarded. Free kick taken by John Oster.

25mins

Handball decision goes against Tommy Spurr. Adam Federici takes the indirect free kick.

24mins

Corner taken by Tommy Spurr played to the near post, save made by Adam Federici.

24mins

The ball is crossed by James Coppinger, Joseph Mills manages to make a clearance.

21mins

Noel Hunt is ruled offside. Free kick taken by Neil Sullivan.

21mins

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Simon Church by George Friend. Jay Tabb takes the direct free kick.

18mins

The ball is sent over by Kyle Bennett, Kaspars Gorkss manages to make a clearance.

18mins

James O'Connor delivers the ball.

13mins

Unfair challenge on Noel Hunt by Shelton Martis results in a free kick. Jimmy Kebe restarts play with the free kick.

9mins

Simon Church crosses the ball, Noel Hunt takes a shot. James O'Connor gets a block in.

8mins

The ball is sent over by Shaun Cummings, Shelton Martis makes a clearance.

6mins

Corner taken by Jobi McAnuff, Header from close in by Noel Hunt misses to the right of the goal.

5mins

The ball is crossed by Simon Church, Jimmy Kebe takes a shot. Save made by Neil Sullivan.

4mins

The ball is delivered by Kyle Bennett, save made by Adam Federici.

2mins

Inswinging corner taken by Joseph Mills from the right by-line, Neil Sullivan makes a save.

1mins

George Friend challenges Noel Hunt unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick crossed left-footed by Joseph Mills, John Oster manages to make a clearance.

Match Preview

McDermott sweating on strikers' fitness Reading are sweating on the fitness of attacking duo Noel Hunt and Hal Robson-Kanu ahead of their clash with Doncaster on Saturday. Hunt missed last weekend's home defeat to Watford with a back problem and is fighting to be fit for the meeting with Donny, while Robson-Kanu has missed training during the week with a knee injury and is doubtful. Simon Church bagged two goals for the club's reserve side in midweek and may well feature in manager Brian McDermott's starting line-up, as Reading look to put an end to a dismal run of four consecutive Championship losses. Adam Le Fondre failed to score on his debut for the first time in his professional career last week and will be hoping to make up for that against the Hornets. Marcus Williams, meanwhile, has been sent out on loan to Sheffield United. Doncaster boss Sean O'Driscoll could call upon fit-again duo Shelton Martis and Brian Stock after both came through a friendly unscathed. Defender Martis and midfielder Stock have been hit by injury in the opening weeks of the campaign but came through 90 minutes of a practice match against Grimsby in midweek. Yet the Yorkshire outfit remain beset by injuries, with Chris Brown, James Chambers, Martin Woods, Adam Lockwood, Billy Sharp and Ryan Mason all remaining sidelined. Rovers have yet to win a league game, while Reading have lost their last five after clinching their only victory of the season at Leicester on August 13. O'Driscoll said: "Obviously confidence on both sides has not been sky high but it's important that we go into the game believing we can play well rather than just hoping that will be the case."

Formation:442Manager: Brian McDermott

Reading

Formation: 433Manager: Sean O'Driscoll

Doncaster

  • Adam Federici
  • Shaun Cummings
  • Kaspars Gorkss
  • Alex Pearce
  • Joseph Mills
  • Jimmy Kebe
  • Jay Tabb
  • Mikele Leigertwood
  • Jobi McAnuff
  • Simon Church
  • Noel Hunt
  • SUBS
  • Alex McCarthy
  • Brynjar Gunnarsson
  • Adam Le Fondre
  • Brian Howard
  • Mathieu Manset

Home

Away

Match Report

Royals gain home comforts Reading cleared some of the gloom surrounding the Madejski Stadium with a convincing 2-0 npower Championship victory over Doncaster. The Royals, who went into the game on a four-match losing streak, dominated throughout and were good value for their three points. Second-half goals from Simon Church and Adam Le Fondre ensured Brian McDermott could sleep a little easier, after the Reading manager revealed earlier this week that he was being kept up until the middle of the night by his side's precarious position in the table. Reading started brightly, with Jimmy Kebe forcing Neil Sullivan in the Doncaster goal into an early save. Church centred and Kebe nodded goalwards, only for former Wimbledon stopper Sullivan to push the effort around the post after seven minutes. And Church acted as provider once more two minutes later as his cross found Noel Hunt, but the Irishman could not direct his header and the ball drifted behind for a goal-kick. After taking quarter of an hour to settle, the visitors steadily began to find their feet, but for all the early promise the game hit a lull in the middle of the first period. Church should have ended that, and put the Royals in front, on 32 minutes but failed to beat Sullivan after being put clean through on goal by Jobi McAnuff. But quickly the home side began to assert themselves over their visitors from Yorkshire. Mikele Leigertwood saw his drilled shot fizz just wide eight minutes before the break, and only a desperate clearance by Sullivan denied Church from following up McAnuff's original effort. Just before the interval, the impressive Church had a good effort blocked by George Friend as Reading ended the opening 45 minutes at a canter. The game picked up almost exactly from where it left off after half-time, with McAnuff blasting over the bar from long range, but soon the Berkshire outfit found themselves in front. Sullivan fumbled a high ball, leaving Church with the simplest of tap-ins, and the striker took the chance his performance richly deserved. Reading were soon dominant. Church went close with two attempts before Le Fondre, on as a first-half substitute for the injured Kebe, found himself in acres of space to head Joseph Mills' cross home for his first goal for his new club on his second appearance. Doncaster rallied a little late on, with James Coppinger firing against the post, but it was an isolated moment in a display of comfortable control from Reading.

Form Guide

    DWLLLL
  • Reading
  • VS
  • Doncaster
  • LLLLDL

Last Meetings

  • Doncaster
  • 0 - 3
  • Reading
  • 15/01/2011
  • Reading
  • 4 - 3
  • Doncaster
  • 30/10/2010
  • 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

  • M Manset 2
  • N Hunt 1
  • H Robson-Kanu 1

Doncaster

  • J Hayter 1
  • B Sharp 1

Goals

Reading

    • Total goals 13
    • Goals per game 5
  • (For) 1 (Against) Period 11-20 mins
  • (For) 1 (Against) Period 21-30 mins
  • (For) 1 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • (For) 2 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • 1 (For) 2 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • 1 (For) 1 (Against) Period 71-80 mins
  • 3 (For) Period 81-90 mins

Doncaster

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

possession


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