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Preston North End 2-2 Doncaster Rovers

Jermaine Beckford
Jermaine Beckford has three goals from his last four games

Substitute Jermaine Beckford's injury-time strike rescued a point for Preston and denied Doncaster a dramatic win.

North End led for much of the game thanks to Daniel Johnson's left-foot strike from just inside the box as they went in search of a sixth straight win.

Harry Forrester fired in Rovers' equaliser after being teed up by James Coppinger and Curtis Main looped in an 84th-minute header to put them ahead.

But Beckford turned in from six yards to earn Preston a late point.

It means the Lilywhites have still lost only once in the league at home this season and move up to second in the League One table after MK Dons lost at home to Chesterfield.

The draw was enough to keep Doncaster sixth, occupying the final play-off place.

Line-ups

Preston

Formation 4-4-1-1

  • 34Johnstone
  • 5Clarke
  • 6Wright
  • 23HuntingtonBooked at 86mins
  • 3Laird
  • 7Humphrey
  • 24Johnson
  • 19Welsh
  • 27RobinsonSubstituted forBeckfordat 85'minutes
  • 12GallagherSubstituted forKilkennyat 69'minutes
  • 14GarnerBooked at 54minsSubstituted forDaviesat 79'minutes

Substitutes

  • 4Wiseman
  • 8Kilkenny
  • 9Davies
  • 10Beckford
  • 17Reid
  • 21Stuckmann
  • 40Ebanks-Blake

Doncaster

Formation 4-1-2-1-2

  • 43Bywater
  • 22Wabara
  • 16Butler
  • 12McCullough
  • 17Stevens
  • 18KeeganSubstituted forIkpeazuat 71'minutes
  • 19Wellens
  • 8RazakSubstituted forForresterat 57'minutes
  • 4FurmanSubstituted forCoppingerat 65'minutes
  • 11Main
  • 14Tyson

Substitutes

  • 6McCombe
  • 9Robinson
  • 10Forrester
  • 13Marosi
  • 20Ikpeazu
  • 23Bennett
  • 26Coppinger
Referee:
Dean Whitestone
Attendance:
8,703

Match Stats

Home TeamPrestonAway TeamDoncaster
Possession
Home47%
Away53%
Shots
Home13
Away11
Shots on Target
Home2
Away4
Corners
Home4
Away7
Fouls
Home17
Away13

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Preston North End 2, Doncaster Rovers 2.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Preston North End 2, Doncaster Rovers 2.

  3. Goal!

    Goal! Preston North End 2, Doncaster Rovers 2. Jermaine Beckford (Preston North End) right footed shot from the right side of the six yard box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Paul Huntington.

  4. Post update

    Foul by Uche Ikpeazu (Doncaster Rovers).

  5. Post update

    Chris Humphrey (Preston North End) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  6. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Paul Huntington (Preston North End) left footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

  7. Post update

    Harry Forrester (Doncaster Rovers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  8. Post update

    Foul by Chris Humphrey (Preston North End).

  9. Post update

    Foul by Curtis Main (Doncaster Rovers).

  10. Post update

    Tom Clarke (Preston North End) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  11. Post update

    Foul by James Coppinger (Doncaster Rovers).

  12. Post update

    John Welsh (Preston North End) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  13. Post update

    Attempt missed. Bailey Wright (Preston North End) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left.

  14. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Paul Huntington (Preston North End) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

  15. Post update

    Corner, Preston North End. Conceded by Andy Butler.

  16. Post update

    Foul by Richard Wellens (Doncaster Rovers).

  17. Post update

    Kevin Davies (Preston North End) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  18. Post update

    Foul by Uche Ikpeazu (Doncaster Rovers).

  19. Post update

    Bailey Wright (Preston North End) wins a free kick on the right wing.

  20. Booking

    Paul Huntington (Preston North End) is shown the yellow card.

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Bristol City34227565313473
2Preston33189653302363
3MK Dons34188868353362
4Swindon34187959382161
5Sheff Utd33158104739853
6Doncaster341310114342149
7Chesterfield34139124945448
8Bradford33139114238448
9Peterborough34145154244-247
10Barnsley34145154448-447
11Oldham331210114248-646
12Gillingham34129134950-145
13Port Vale34136154246-445
14Fleetwood34129133438-445
15Rochdale321351456431344
16Walsall341111123436-244
17Scunthorpe33119134650-442
18Notts County33118143440-641
19Crewe34116173259-2739
20Coventry33812133445-1136
21Leyton Orient3398164451-735
22Colchester3497183956-1734
23Crawley34810163558-2334
24Yeovil3479182649-2330
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