Vital Football

Latest Doncaster Rovers News

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



Join Vital Doncaster Rovers!

With news and views, along with a forum, polls and article comments, everything you need in a fans site is right here!


You can even win prizes, by posting articles comments, posting on the message forum and voting on the polls.

Vital is also 100% interactive. Not only can you have your say on the articles and the forum but you can also suggest an article or a poll so you can air your views.

So why not join Vital today?

It's easy to register here and enjoy getting involved

Message Board

To visit the message board, click here.

Get involved

This website is your website and we are looking for people to help run the site. Do you go to most of the games and have an opinion? Why not write a match report? Perhaps you are a budding journalist or even just someone who is very opinionated? Well why not join our team? If this interests you please contact Vital Doncaster .


Bookmark and Share








Click here to join in the debate on the club forum.

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

Comments

0
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
0
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
Page 1/1
  1. 1

Login to post a comment

Recent Doncaster Rovers Articles

EFL Goal Of 2016 Contenders Named

Ten EFL professional footballers find themselves nominated for the treasured Goal Of The Year gong for 2016.

More Reliable Than A League 2 Octopus? (21/3/17)

Time for the new special computer that crunches the numbers to determine the final League Two positions for 2016/17.

EFL League Two Team Of 2016 Named

The EFL Awards ceremony is definitely nearing, as is the end of the season, as yesterday saw the three Football League Select XI's of 2016 named.

DRFC Rovers Trio Named In EFL League Two Season Awards

Doncaster Rovers duo James Coppinger and John Marquis have been named in the EFL League Two Team of the Season along with manager Darren Ferguson

Archived Vital Donny Articles

Vital Donny articles from

Site Journalists

DonnyEd
Editor email
Profile

Current Poll (see more polls)

Man of the Match v Orient?
Suggested By:
Lawlor0%
Alcock16%
Baudry26%
Butler2%
Mason4%
Blair2%
Coppinger2%
Grant0%
Marquis16%
May10%
Rowe16%
Marosi6%

League Table

# Team P W D L Pts. GD
1 Doncaster 38 23 9 6 78 31
2 Plymouth 38 22 6 10 72 18
3 Portsmouth 38 19 8 11 65 25
4 Stevenage 38 19 4 15 61 12
5 Luton 38 15 15 8 60 20
6 Carlisle 38 15 14 9 59 0
7 Exeter 38 17 7 14 58 16
8 Blackpool 38 14 15 9 57 20
9 Mansfield 38 14 13 11 55 3
10 Wycombe 38 15 10 13 55 1
11 Colchester 38 15 9 14 54 3
12 Cambridge 37 15 8 14 53 6
13 Grimsby 38 14 9 15 51 -2
14 Accrington 37 12 12 13 48 -1
15 Barnet 38 11 15 12 48 -5
16 Morecambe 38 13 7 18 46 -13
17 Yeovil 38 10 15 13 45 -9
18 Crewe 38 11 12 15 45 -11
19 Crawley 38 12 9 17 45 -16
20 Notts County 38 12 7 19 43 -23
21 Hartlepool 38 10 11 17 41 -15
22 Cheltenham 38 9 12 17 39 -14
23 Newport 38 7 12 19 33 -20
24 Leyton Orient 38 9 5 24 32 -26
Write for Vital Football
Latest F1 News
Latest Vital Boxing News
The Vital Football Members League

Recent Doncaster Rovers Results (view all)

Doncaster Rovers Fixtures (view all)

Mar 26 2017 2:45PM : Plymouth Argyle (H)
Sky Bet League Two
Apr 1 2017 1:00PM : Grimsby Town (a)
Sky Bet League Two
Apr 8 2017 3:00PM : Mansfield Town (H)
Sky Bet League Two
Apr 14 2017 3:00PM : Colchester United (a)
Sky Bet League Two
Apr 17 2017 3:00PM : Blackpool (H)
Sky Bet League Two
Apr 22 2017 3:00PM : Wycombe Wanderers (a)
Sky Bet League Two

Vital Members League Table

RankNamePoints
1.DonnyEd9
2.1879Rovers5
3.Dblido1
Vital Football Comment