League One

December 29, 2012

Full-time

Preston

0 - 3

Doncaster

League One

15:00 +00:00, December 29, 2012

Deepdale, England

Referee: S Rushton

Rovers romp to points at Preston

David Syers scored inside the opening minute to set Doncaster on their way to back-to-back victories as they continued their promotion push with a comfortable 3-0 win at struggling Preston.

Syers struck in stoppage-time to defeat Oldham on Boxing Day and he was at it again after just 58 seconds at Deepdale to put the visitors ahead.

David Cotterill doubled Doncaster's advantage with a long-range free-kick after 30 minutes before Billy Paynter sealed the win from the penalty spot in the second half to leave Preston without a win in eight npower League One games.

Rovers took the lead when Cotterill's low corner was hooked in via the crossbar by Syers at the near post.

It was 2-0 on the half-hour mark when Cotterill's free-kick from wide on the left evaded everyone and nestled in Thorsten Stuckmann's net.

Will Hayhurst and substitute Anthony Elding both shot wide before Hayhurst was penalised for bringing down Kyle Bennett in the area and Paynter sent Stuckmann the wrong way from the penalty spot after 76 minutes to seal the win.

Scoring Summary

Preston North End Doncaster Rovers
 Dave Syers (1')
 David Cotterill (30')
 Billy Paynter (pen 76')