UK time is: 07:31:23
Vital Login
Social Login

Choose your club

Other Sites

Network Navigation

Vital Partners

'If It's Football, It's Vital'

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.



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.


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.


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

Use your social login to comment on front page articles. Login using you Facebook, Twitter, Google or LinkedIn accounts and have your say!

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

The Journalist

Writer: DonnyEd Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Friday August 6 2010

Time: 1:48PM

Your Comments (oldest first)

Change to most recent first
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.
Report Abuse
06/08/2010 14:57:00

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.
Report Abuse
06/08/2010 21:46:00


Have Your Say

Log in...
with your social network     OR     with your Vital account

Recent Doncaster Rovers Articles

Archived Doncaster Rovers Articles

List All Vital Donny Articles
Have your say
Click here to suggest an article
Click here to suggest a poll

Vital Members League (view all)

1. 1879Rovers 21
2. DonnyEd 10
3. Dblido 5

League Results (view all)

League Table (view table)

Team P W D L GD Pts
10. Barnsley 44 16 11 17 -3 59
11. Peterborough 44 17 8 19 -4 59
12. Bradford 43 15 13 15 -2 58
13. Doncaster 43 15 13 15 -3 58
14. Oldham 44 14 14 16 -11 56
15. Walsall 43 13 16 14 0 55
16. Coventry 44 12 16 17 -10 52

Breaking League News

City Hoping For PNE & Rochdale Wins
Coventry : 20/04/2015 23:00:01
Shakespeare Tames Shrews In Midland Cup Final
Walsall : 20/04/2015 20:50:01
DRFC MK Dons v Doncaster Rovers - Team News
Doncaster : 20/04/2015 20:31:00
DRFC Can Rovers halt the Dons?
Doncaster : 20/04/2015 19:00:00
Walsall Youth Team XI v Shrewsbury
Walsall : 20/04/2015 18:53:01

Current Site Poll (view all polls)

How do you think Rovers will do against MK Dons?
Suggested By:  
Win 26%
Lose 62%
Draw 12%