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The Keepmoat Stadium (ATT 5,681) 2nd October 2012 - Kick off 19:45 Ref: D Whitestone

Doncaster Doncaster Rovers vs Preston North End Preston

Doncaster 1

D Cotterill (45+1)

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Preston 3

J King (33)
S Laird (60)
S Beavon (71)

Rovers fail to reap reward

Last Updated: 02/10/12 11:21pm

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Beavon: On target for PNE

Beavon: On target for PNE

Stuart Beavon snatched a 72nd-minute breakaway goal to earn Preston a hard-fought 3-1 victory at Doncaster on Tuesday night.

Doncaster battled hard, playing with tremendous spirit and Billy Paynter hit the post, but they were unable to get the reward their efforts deserved in the League One clash at the Keepmoat.

The home side only had themselves to blame for conceding a couple of goals through slack marking at corners.

Right-back Jack King headed Preston in front in the 33rd minute after being left unmarked in the centre of goal following a corner from Joel Byrom before Rovers equalised from a free-kick on the stroke of half-time.

David Cotterill hammered home a swerving 20-yard shot that took a deflection off the head of Byrom.

Preston restored their lead in the 61st minute with Scott Laird heading home at the near post following another corner from Byrom and Beavon's clincher came against the run of play when he broke away to fire home from 20 yards with 18 minutes left.

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Table

Sky Bet League 1

Sky Bet League 1
Pos Team P Pts
1 Bristol City 13 31
2 Peterborough United 13 26
3 Swindon Town 11 22
4 Preston North End 11 22
5 Milton Keynes Dons 11 20
6 Notts County 12 20
7 Sheffield United 12 20
8 Chesterfield 12 19
9 Fleetwood Town 13 19
10 Oldham Athletic 13 19
11 Bradford City 13 18
12 Rochdale 12 17
13 Barnsley 12 15
14 Doncaster Rovers 11 14
15 Crawley Town 13 14
16 Colchester United 13 13
17 Coventry City 13 13
18 Gillingham 13 13
19 Yeovil Town 13 13
20 Leyton Orient 12 12
21 Walsall 13 12
22 Port Vale 13 12
23 Scunthorpe United 13 11
24 Crewe Alexandra 13 10