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  • Date:11 Sep 2010
  • Kick-off:15:00
  • Venue:Vicarage Road Stadium
  • Sordell (62)
    Sordell (69)
  • Gillett (31) Friend (90)
Goal!

Live Commentary

92:12 +2.12

Corner taken left-footed by Martin Woods, George Friend scores a goal from inside the penalty area to the top right corner of the goal. Watford 2-2 Doncaster.

90:52 +0.52

Josh Walker comes on in place of Jordon Mutch.

88:33

Jordon Mutch takes a shot. Save by Neil Sullivan.

87:03

Free kick awarded for a foul by Martin Woods on Don Cowie. Scott Loach takes the free kick. Will Buckley goes off and Ross Jenkins comes on.

85:37

Foul by Danny Graham on Mustapha Dumbuya, free kick awarded. Neil Sullivan restarts play with the free kick.

84:03

Simon Gillett sends in a cross.

83:11

Centre by Mustapha Dumbuya, John Eustace makes a clearance.

82:17

Danny Graham takes a shot. Save made by Neil Sullivan.

80:45

Outswinging corner taken left-footed by Martin Woods from the left by-line, Martin Taylor fouled by Billy Sharp, the ref awards a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Scott Loach.

79:57

Free kick awarded for a foul by Simon Gillett on Danny Graham. Lee Hodson takes the free kick.

78:15

Mustapha Dumbuya comes on in place of Adam Lockwood. Dean Shiels joins the action as a substitute, replacing John Oster. Ryan Mason comes on in place of Brian Stock.

78:15

Adam Lockwood leaves the field to be replaced by Mustapha Dumbuya. Dean Shiels comes on in place of John Oster. Ryan Mason on for Brian Stock.

77:36

The ball is delivered by James Coppinger, save made by Scott Loach.

74:37

The assistant referee flags for offside against Danny Graham. Free kick taken by Shelton Martis.

73:10

Unfair challenge on Jordon Mutch by Shelton Martis results in a free kick. Free kick taken by John Eustace. Shelton Martis is given a yellow card.

72:32

John Oster fouled by Lee Hodson, the ref awards a free kick. John Oster takes the free kick.

71:16

The referee blows for offside. Scott Loach restarts play with the free kick.

69:39

A goal is scored by Marvin Sordell from just outside the penalty box to the bottom left corner of the goal. Watford 2-1 Doncaster.

69:14

A cross is delivered by George Friend, save by Scott Loach.

67:57

Brian Stock challenges Marvin Sordell unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick taken by Danny Graham.

66:54

The ball is delivered by Andrew Taylor, Adam Lockwood makes a clearance.

65:32

Foul by John Eustace on Martin Woods, free kick awarded. Free kick crossed by Martin Woods, Martin Taylor manages to make a clearance.

64:36

Foul by Jordon Mutch on Brian Stock, free kick awarded. Direct free kick taken by Brian Stock.

62:03

The ball is crossed by Don Cowie, Marvin Sordell finds the back of the net with a headed goal from close range. Watford 1-1 Doncaster.The assist for the goal came from Don Cowie.

58:36

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Will Buckley by George Friend. The referee cautions George Friend for unsporting behaviour. Andrew Taylor produces a strike on goal direct from the free kick.

58:36

Adam Lockwood concedes a free kick for a foul on Will Buckley. Adam Lockwood is shown a yellow card. Shot comes in from Andrew Taylor from the free kick.

57:21

James O'Connor produces a right-footed shot from just outside the area that goes wide left of the goal.

56:53

Outswinging corner taken by Martin Woods from the left by-line played to the near post, clearance by Jordon Mutch.

56:45

A cross is delivered by James O'Connor, clearance made by Lee Hodson.

55:45

James O'Connor sends in a cross, Lee Hodson manages to make a clearance.

54:08

Marvin Sordell replaces Stephen McGinn.

53:17

Martin Woods crosses the ball, John Oster has an effort at goal from just outside the area which goes wide of the left-hand post.

52:57

Outswinging corner taken by Martin Woods from the left by-line, John Eustace makes a clearance.

52:31

George Friend produces a cross, Martin Taylor makes a clearance.

51:23

The assistant referee signals for offside against James Coppinger. Free kick taken by Scott Loach.

50:46

Danny Graham takes a shot. Save made by Neil Sullivan.

48:50

Danny Graham fouled by Shelton Martis, the ref awards a free kick. Don Cowie takes the free kick.

48:32

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on John Eustace by Billy Sharp. Scott Loach takes the direct free kick.

45:37

The referee blows for offside. Neil Sullivan takes the indirect free kick.

45:28 +0.28

Adam Lockwood fouled by Will Buckley, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick taken by Neil Sullivan.

45:21

The referee blows for offside against Martin Woods. Indirect free kick taken by Scott Loach.

45:10 +0.10

The ball is crossed by Will Buckley, clearance made by Shelton Martis.

44:15

Free kick awarded for a foul by Billy Sharp on Adrian Mariappa. Direct free kick taken by Scott Loach. Billy Sharp goes into the book for unsporting behaviour.

43:41

Jordon Mutch has an effort at goal from just inside the box that misses to the left of the goal.

42:41

The ball is sent over by Simon Gillett, clearance by Lee Hodson.

41:03

Andrew Taylor crosses the ball, save by Neil Sullivan.

37:34

The offside flag is raised against Will Buckley. Brian Stock takes the indirect free kick.

35:35

Free kick awarded for a foul by Will Buckley on Brian Stock. Direct free kick taken by Shelton Martis.

34:41

The referee blows for offside against Will Buckley. Free kick taken by Neil Sullivan.

33:44

Free kick awarded for a foul by Martin Woods on Don Cowie. Free kick taken by Scott Loach.

32:48

The ball is swung over by Will Buckley.

31:31

Simon Gillett scores a goal from the edge of the area to the bottom left corner of the goal. Watford 0-1 Doncaster.John Oster provided the assist for the goal.

29:14

Billy Sharp concedes a free kick for a foul on Adrian Mariappa. Scott Loach takes the free kick.

28:09

Free kick awarded for a foul by Andrew Taylor on James Coppinger. Andrew Taylor goes into the referee's book for unsporting behaviour. Free kick crossed right-footed by Martin Woods from right channel, Adrian Mariappa manages to make a clearance.

26:44

Danny Graham sends in a cross, clearance by James O'Connor.

25:02

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Jordon Mutch by Simon Gillett. Shot comes in from Jordon Mutch from the free kick.

23:16

Jordon Mutch decides to take the corner short.

23:08

The ball is delivered by John Eustace, clearance made by James O'Connor.

21:56

Foul by George Friend on Danny Graham, free kick awarded. Free kick taken by Don Cowie. The ball is delivered by Martin Woods.

21:11

The official flags Danny Graham offside. Indirect free kick taken by Neil Sullivan.

19:40

James O'Connor sends in a cross.

19:14

Unfair challenge on Adam Lockwood by Will Buckley results in a free kick. John Oster takes the free kick.

18:32

Will Buckley is caught offside. Free kick taken by Neil Sullivan.

17:08

Shot from just outside the box by Martin Woods goes over the crossbar.

16:52

A cross is delivered by James O'Connor, Adrian Mariappa makes a clearance.

14:28

Billy Sharp produces a right-footed shot from just outside the box that goes wide left of the goal.

12:55

Martin Woods gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on John Eustace. John Eustace crosses the ball from the free kick right-footed from left channel.

12:18

James Coppinger is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Free kick taken by Scott Loach.

11:42

The ball is sent over by James Coppinger, clearance made by Martin Taylor.

10:51

Effort from deep inside the area by Will Buckley misses to the right of the target.

9:36

Corner from the left by-line taken by Don Cowie, Close range header by Martin Taylor goes over the bar.

8:47

Martin Woods produces a cross, save made by Scott Loach.

8:01

Jordon Mutch has an effort at goal from just outside the penalty box which goes wide of the left-hand post.

7:12

Corner from left by-line taken by Martin Woods.

6:48

James Coppinger takes a shot. Adrian Mariappa gets a block in.

5:57

Corner taken by Martin Woods from the right by-line played to the near post, Danny Graham makes a clearance.

5:34

James Coppinger delivers the ball, clearance made by Andrew Taylor.

4:54

The ball is crossed by James Coppinger, Adrian Mariappa manages to make a clearance.

4:35

The ball is swung over by James Coppinger, clearance by Adrian Mariappa.

3:43

Don Cowie takes a outswinging corner.

2:56

The ball is swung over by Danny Graham, Adam Lockwood makes a clearance.

The referee gets the match started.

The referee gets the second half underway.

The match has reached half-time.

The final whistle goes and the game is over.

Match Preview

Taylor primed for Hornets debut Andrew Taylor could make his Watford debut when Doncaster visit Vicarage Road. The left-back penned a six-month loan deal to join from Middlesbrough on deadline day and could go straight into Malky Mackay's side as the manager looks for a return to winning ways. Lloyd Doyley is struggling with a calf injury and his absence would pave the way for Taylor to come in. Striker Danny Graham missed the defeat to Leeds last time out with a groin injury and is doubtful so Troy Deeney could again partner Marvin Sordell in attack. Scott Loach will be in goal after again being named in the England squad this week. On-loan Birmingham midfielder Jordon Mutch will come up against the side he joined last season if he keeps his place alongside John Eustace. Doncaster are expected to be without teenage midfielder Ryan Mason. Mason has returned to parent club Tottenham for treatment on a back problem and Rovers manager Sean O'Driscoll could be forced to draft in cover on loan. Defenders Wayne Thomas (knee), Byron Webster (metatarsal) and James Chambers (knee) remain sidelined. But O'Driscoll will be boosted by the return to fitness of skipper Brian Stock (back) - he withdrew from the Wales squad last week - and defender Adam Lockwood, who have both benefited from the break for international matches. Rovers, who bounced back from a recent 4-0 drubbing at Cardiff by defeating Hull 3-1 in their last league match, could climb into the top six with victory.

Match Report

Hornets are stung Watford were denied their first home win of the season after George Friend's injury-time strike earned Doncaster a point from a 2-2 draw at Vicarage Road. Doncaster made a good start and took the lead in the 32nd minute when John Oster played in Simon Gillett and he finished well for his first goal in nearly four years. Hornets boss Malky Mackay brought Marvin Sordell on 10 minutes after the break and the change paid dividends when he headed home Don Cowie's cross with 63 minutes gone. Seven minutes later the impressive Sordell got on the end of goalkeeper Scott Loach's long punt upfield and fired past Neil Sullivan to put Watford in front. It looked like that would be enough to get Watford the three points but two minutes into injury-time Martin Woods' corner found Friend and he stabbed in a dramatic equaliser. Watford made a bright start and Jordon Mutch tried his luck from 20 yards but his shot fizzed wide. The Hornets could have gone ahead after nine minutes when Cowie's corner found Martin Taylor but he headed over from close range. Doncaster eventually began to find their rhythm and Billy Sharp's 20-yard effort went wide with Loach untroubled. Minutes later Woods fired in another shot from distance but it went just over the bar. Neither side were managing to fashion any clear chances on goal and Watford midfielder Mutch sent in a free-kick from 25 yards that went just over. Watford began to put the Doncaster defence under pressure but the visitors took the lead with 32 minutes gone after an incisive break. Sharp held play up superbly before passing to Oster and he played in Gillett who kept his nerve to produce a fine finish past Loach. The home side pushed forward in search of an equaliser before the break but the closest they came was a weak shot from Mutch that went wide. Watford came flying out the traps at the start of the second half and Danny Graham saw a shot from the edge of the box parried away by veteran Doncaster goalkeeper Sullivan. Mackay brought Sordell on for Stephen McGinn with 55 minutes gone and eight minutes later the substitute drew Watford level. Cowie got down the right and crossed for Sordell who got in front of his marker and headed past Sullivan. With 20 minutes remaining Sordell grabbed his second when he latched onto Loach's long kick out and held off the challenge of Gillett before finding the bottom left-hand corner. Watford continued to press in search of a third goal and Sullivan did well to parry away a shot from Graham. And Doncaster duly made Watford pay for not putting the game to bed when Friend got on the end of Woods' corner and poked the ball home.

possession


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