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DRFC Preston v Doncaster Match Preview

DRFC Preston v Doncaster Match Preview

The Championship season kicks off on Saturday and Rovers will be hoping to start with a win as they make the journey across the Pennines to face Preston North End.

Form


Preston

The Lilywhites finished last season in seventeenth place on 54 points.

At Deepdale last season, they won 9, drew 10 and lost 4.

In pre season, they played six games, winning 3, drawing 1 and losing 2.

They beat Bamber Bridge 6-1, Chorley 1-0 and Blackburn 3-0. Wrexham held them to a 1-1 draw whilst they lost to Everton 3-0 and Oldham 1-0.

Doncaster

Rovers finished last season with a top half finish in twelfth place with 60 points

On their travels, they won 6, drew 8 and lost 9.

In pre season, they have played 7 games, winning 5, drawing 1 and losing 1.

Rovers beat Askern Welfare 2-0, Solihull Moors 1-0, Barnstaple Town 10-1, West Brom 1-0 and Sheffield Wednesday 1-0.

Quorns FC held Rovers to a 0-0 draw and their only defeat came in the South West cup when they were beaten 5-0 by Havant and Waterlooville.


History

In both sides long histories they have only ever met on fourteen occasions at Deepdale with the home side winning 11 to Doncaster`s 1 and 2 draws.

Rovers solitary win came back in the 1987/88 season when they recorded a 2-1 win.

They came very close to making two wins at Deepdale when they met last season. James Hayter gave Rovers the lead on the half hour only for Neil Mellor to cancel it out just before half time.

Billy Sharp had a great chance to take all three points back to the Keepmoat but Andy Lonergan excellently saved his penalty.



Full list of results at Preston (League unless stated)

1901/02 Preston 3-0 Doncaster Rovers
1902/03 Preston 5-0 Doncaster Rovers
1950/51 Preston 6-1 Doncaster Rovers
1970/71 Preston 4-0 Doncaster Rovers
1981/82 Preston 3-1 Doncaster Rovers
1982/83 Preston 4-1 Doncaster Rovers
1984/85 Preston 2-0 Doncaster Rovers
1987/88 Preston 1-2 Doncaster Rovers
1993/94 Preston 3-1 Doncaster Rovers
1994/95 Preston 2-2 Doncaster Rovers
1995/96 Preston 1-0 Doncaster Rovers
1997/98 Preston 3-2 Doncaster Rovers
2008/09 Preston 1-0 Doncaster Rovers
2009/10 Preston 1-1 Doncaster Rovers



Betting (Odds supplied by Bet365)

Preston 5/4
Draw 9/4
Doncaster 11/5

Title Odds

Preston 40/1
Doncaster 40/1

Leading goalscorer

Brown - Preston 66/1
Hayes - Preston 66/1

Sharp - Doncaster 14/1
Hayter - Doncaster 66/1



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Writer:DonnyEd
Date:Friday August 6 2010
Time: 1:48PM

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I didn't realise Preson had been so busy in the transfer market during the summer. I think it will be a close game on Saturday and wouldn't be surprised to see another 1-1 draw.
DonnyEd
06/08/2010 14:57:00
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The start of the season is back, can't wait. I am really hoping for a push at the Play offs this season if we can keep free of too many long term injuries.
1879Rovers
06/08/2010 21:46:00
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