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DRFC - Rovers suffer home defeat

Doncaster Roves
0 - 2
Preston North End

keepmoat

13/04/09 3pm

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Doncaster entertained Preston hoping to secure three more points which would guarantee safety in the Championship.

Rovers made three changes from the side that beat Ipswich at the Weekend, Van Nieuwstadt, Guy and Hayter replaced Lockwood, Heffernan and Spicer

Ex Rovers striker Chris Brown was in the starting line up for Preston and opened the scoring halfway through the half with a powerful header after Rovers had dominated the half.

Rovers best chance of the half fell to Shiels whose lofted effort hit the post with Hayter somehow failing to tap in from close range.

In a fairly even second half the game was put beyond doubt after 72 minutes when Mellor found himself in space inside the area and beat Sullivan to double Preston`s lead.

With clubs at the bottom picking up points again Rovers will once again be looking over their shoulder with three games remaining.



Teams

Doncaster Rovers
Sullivan, Roberts, Mills, Van Nieuwstadt, Chamber, Wellens, Wilson, Woods, Guy, Hayter, Shiels

Substitutes
Heffernan, Spicer, Lua Lua, Fairhurst, Hird

Preston
Lonergan, Jones, St Ledger, Mawene, Wallace, Sedgwick, Williamson, McKenna, Nolan, Mellor, Brown

Substitutes
Chilvers, Elliott, Parkin, Neal, Carter

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Writer:DonnyEd
Date:Monday April 13 2009
Time: 6:49PM

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Comments

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Cannot understand why they would rest Heffernan and Woods when there is still a possibility they could go down, especially when he brings in Guy and hayter to replace them!
dazza71
13/04/2009 18:55:00
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Cannot understand why they would rest Heffernan and Woods when there is still a possibility they could go down, especially when he brings in Guy and hayter to replace them!
dazza71
13/04/2009 18:55:00
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Realistically, can't expect a win at Wolves, which leaves only Plymouth and Crystal Palace for a result
temaze10
14/04/2009 00:18:00
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Realistically, can't expect a win at Wolves, which leaves only Plymouth and Crystal Palace for a result
temaze10
14/04/2009 00:18:00
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