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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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Sky Bet League 1

Sky Bet League 1
Pos Team P Pts
1 Swindon Town 26 54
2 Bristol City 25 54
3 Milton Keynes Dons 26 52
4 Preston North End 26 47
5 Chesterfield 26 38
6 Rochdale 25 37
7 Fleetwood Town 27 37
8 Bradford City 25 36
9 Sheffield United 24 36
10 Notts County 26 35
11 Doncaster Rovers 25 35
12 Port Vale 27 35
13 Peterborough United 26 34
14 Oldham Athletic 25 34
15 Walsall 26 33
16 Gillingham 27 31
17 Scunthorpe United 24 30
18 Coventry City 27 30
19 Barnsley 25 29
20 Crewe Alexandra 26 29
21 Colchester United 26 27
22 Leyton Orient 26 26
23 Yeovil Town 27 25
24 Crawley Town 27 24