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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 21 42
2 Milton Keynes Dons 20 41
3 Swindon Town 21 41
4 Preston North End 21 41
5 Sheffield United 21 33
6 Rochdale 21 31
7 Notts County 20 31
8 Bradford City 21 30
9 Peterborough United 21 30
10 Oldham Athletic 21 30
11 Chesterfield 21 28
12 Fleetwood Town 21 27
13 Walsall 21 27
14 Barnsley 21 26
15 Port Vale 21 26
16 Doncaster Rovers 20 26
17 Coventry City 21 25
18 Scunthorpe United 20 23
19 Gillingham 21 22
20 Crawley Town 21 22
21 Colchester United 21 20
22 Yeovil Town 21 20
23 Leyton Orient 21 19
24 Crewe Alexandra 21 19