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DRFC Doncaster v Preston Vital Preview

Doncaster entertain Preston on Saturday hoping to keep up their unbeaten start to the new season.

Form

Doncaster
Rovers drew their first league game of the season at Watford 1-1, James Hayter equalised for the side after Graham had given Watford the lead.

In their midweek Carling Cup tie Rovers defeated Notts County away 1-0 thanks to a goal from James Coppinger.

Preston
North End have had an identical start to Rovers, after drawing their opening league game of the season 2-2 at home with Bristol City, they put five past Morecambe in an emphatic 5-1 victory in the Carling Cup in midweek.


History

The two clubs have met on fourteen occasions at Doncaster in the past, Doncaster have much the better record with eight wins to Preston`s three and three being drawn.

Preston did the double over Rovers last season, Jon Parkin scored the only goal of the game inside the last ten minutes at Deepdale to give the Lilywhites a 1-0 win.
It the return game Preston won on their first visit to the Keepmoat, thanks to goals from ex Rovers loanee Chris Brown and Neil Mellor.

Previous meetings at Doncaster (League unless stated

1901/02 Doncaster Rovers 4-0 Preston North End
1902/03 Doncaster Rovers 1-2 Preston North End
1950/51 Doncaster Rovers 2-0 Preston North End
1964/65 Doncaster Rovers 1-0 Preston North End League Cup
1970/71 Doncaster Rovers 1-1 Preston North End
1981/82 Doncaster Rovers 1-0 Preston North End
1982/83 Doncaster Rovers 2-0 Preston North End
1983/84 Doncaster Rovers 2-1 Preston North End Associate Members Cup
1984/85 Doncaster Rovers 1-2 Preston North End
1987/88 Doncaster Rovers 2-3 Preston North End
1993/94 Doncaster Rovers 1-1 Preston North End
1994/95 Doncaster Rovers 2-1 Preston North End
1995/96 Doncaster Rovers 2-2Preston North End
2008/09 Doncaster Rovers 0-2Preston North End



Betting (Best odds from Oddschecker.com)

Match betting
Doncaster 7/5
Draw 12/5
Preston 2/1

First scorer (Selected players)
Heffernan (Rovers) 7/1
Brown (Preston) 9/1
Davidson (Preston) 18/1
Woods M (Rovers) 22/1
Mawene (Preston) 40/1
Chambers (Rovers) 66/1








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Writer:DonnyEd
Date:Thursday August 13 2009
Time: 9:09PM

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It would be good to get a home win this weekend, there are sure to be plenty of draws around again in this Division.
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13/08/2009 21:27:00
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