Paul Gallagher's hat-trick helped Preston thrash Barnet in an FA Cup first-round game which saw both teams finish with 10 men.

Preston capitalised on Keanu Marsh-Brown's early straight red, with first-half headers from Tom Clarke and Joe Garner before Gallagher slotted home.

The hosts had Stuart Beavon sent off, but on-loan forward Gallagher struck twice to complete his hat-trick.

Garner's low effort then competed the rout for the Lilywhites.

Despite Beavon's red card for a challenge on Andy Yiadom, good work after the break by Lee Holmes helped Gallagher to his second, before the former Scotland international beat the offside trap for his third.

VIEW FROM THE DRESSING ROOM

Preston striker Paul Gallagher told BBC Radio Lancashire:

"I'm over the moon. Ten months is a long time to be not playing and last week I was over the moon just to be playing.

"To get a hat-trick and be in the next round of the FA Cup - I'm speechless.

"I'll enjoy tonight and then we'll wait and see who we get in the next round."

Lineup, Bookings (3) & Substitutions (6)

Preston North End

  • 23 Rudd
  • 02 Keane
  • 03 Laird
  • 19 Welsh
  • 05 Clarke
  • 04 Huntington (King - 65' )
  • 11 Holmes (Hayhurst - 78' )
  • 30 Brownhill (Byrom - 66' )
  • 14 Garner
  • 10 Beavon Dismissed
  • 12 Gallagher

Substitutes

  • 01 Stuckmann
  • 09 Davies
  • 13 Byrom
  • 16 Buchanan
  • 22 King
  • 24 Hayhurst
  • 27 Hume

Barnet

  • 29 Stack
  • 02 Yiadom
  • 20 Vilhete
  • 08 Byrne
  • 30 Stephens
  • 06 Saville
  • 14 Abdullah (Fletcher - 70' )
  • 04 Weston (Crawford - 61' )
  • 07 Marsh-Brown Dismissed
  • 01 Davids Booked (Mengerink - 76' )
  • 15 Cadogan

Substitutes

  • 03 Johnson
  • 05 Acheampong
  • 10 Crawford
  • 13 Jupp
  • 16 Mengerink
  • 28 Nurse
  • 39 Fletcher
Ref: Ross Joyce
Att: 5,217

Match Stats

Shots

18 5

On target

6 1

Corners

5 3

Fouls

12 11

Live Text Commentary

Full time

Full Time Match ends, Preston North End 6, Barnet 0.

90:00 +3:16 Full time

Full Time Second Half ends, Preston North End 6, Barnet 0.

90:00 +2:55

Attempt missed. Harry Crawford (Barnet) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

90:00 +2:21

Foul by Joel Byrom (Preston North End).

90:00 +2:21

Harry Crawford (Barnet) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

89:47

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

89:01

Attempt blocked. Scott Laird (Preston North End) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

88:35

Corner, Preston North End. Conceded by Jack Saville.

82:20

Foul by Scott Laird (Preston North End).

82:20

Andy Yiadom (Barnet) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

81:06 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Preston North End 6, Barnet 0. Joe Garner (Preston North End) right footed shot from the right side of the box to the centre of the goal. Assisted by Joel Byrom.

80:38

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

80:38

Foul by Carl Fletcher (Barnet).

78:21 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Preston North End 5, Barnet 0. Paul Gallagher (Preston North End) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the centre of the goal. Assisted by Joe Garner.

77:31 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Preston North End. William Hayhurst replaces Lee Holmes because of an injury.

75:45 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Barnet. Marciano Mengerink replaces Edgar Davids.

73:36

Attempt missed. Paul Gallagher (Preston North End) right footed shot from the right side of the box is close, but misses to the left.

69:43 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Barnet. Carl Fletcher replaces Ahmed Abdullah.

69:23

Foul by Lee Holmes (Preston North End).

69:23

Jack Saville (Barnet) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

69:11

Corner, Barnet. Conceded by Jack King.

68:26

Attempt blocked. Kieron Cadogan (Barnet) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

67:18 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Preston North End 4, Barnet 0. Paul Gallagher (Preston North End) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the top left corner. Assisted by Lee Holmes with a cross.

66:12

Foul by Keith Keane (Preston North End).

66:12

Mauro Vilhete (Barnet) wins a free kick on the right wing.

65:07 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Preston North End. Joel Byrom replaces Josh Brownhill.

64:51 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Preston North End. Jack King replaces Paul Huntington.

64:23

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

62:26 Booking

Booking Edgar Davids (Barnet) is shown the yellow card.

62:16

Lee Holmes (Preston North End) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

62:16

Foul by Edgar Davids (Barnet).

62:00

Corner, Barnet. Conceded by Declan Rudd.

61:39

Attempt saved. Harry Crawford (Barnet) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

60:28 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Barnet. Harry Crawford replaces Curtis Weston.

60:12

Corner, Barnet. Conceded by Keith Keane.

55:53 Dismissal

Dismissal Stuart Beavon (Preston North End) is shown the red card.

55:40

Foul by Stuart Beavon (Preston North End).

55:40

Andy Yiadom (Barnet) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

54:03

Attempt missed. Paul Gallagher (Preston North End) right footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high.

53:11

Attempt missed. Scott Laird (Preston North End) right footed shot from a difficult angle on the left is close, but misses to the left.

52:24

Paul Gallagher (Preston North End) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

52:24

Foul by Edgar Davids (Barnet).

47:13

Foul by Stuart Beavon (Preston North End).

47:13

Andy Yiadom (Barnet) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

46:34

Lee Holmes (Preston North End) hits the bar with a left footed shot from outside the box from a direct free kick.

45:49

Stuart Beavon (Preston North End) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

45:49

Foul by Curtis Weston (Barnet).

45:00

Second Half begins Preston North End 3, Barnet 0.

45:00 +2:11 Half time

Half Time First Half ends, Preston North End 3, Barnet 0.

45:00 +0:24 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Preston North End 3, Barnet 0. Paul Gallagher (Preston North End) left footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Lee Holmes.

44:22

Attempt missed. Ahmed Abdullah (Barnet) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right.

41:43

John Welsh (Preston North End) wins a free kick on the right wing.

41:43

Foul by Kieron Cadogan (Barnet).

41:08

Foul by Stuart Beavon (Preston North End).

41:08

David Stephens (Barnet) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

38:25

Foul by John Welsh (Preston North End).

38:25

Andy Yiadom (Barnet) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

35:54 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Preston North End 2, Barnet 0. Joe Garner (Preston North End) header from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Scott Laird with a cross.

34:20

Foul by John Welsh (Preston North End).

34:20

Curtis Weston (Barnet) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

33:21

Foul by Lee Holmes (Preston North End).

33:21

Mauro Vilhete (Barnet) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

32:43

Joe Garner (Preston North End) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

32:43

Foul by Mauro Vilhete (Barnet).

30:51

Attempt missed. Joe Garner (Preston North End) header from the left side of the six yard box is close, but misses to the left.

30:26

Corner, Preston North End. Conceded by Mark Byrne.

30:02

Attempt blocked. Paul Gallagher (Preston North End) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

29:02

Josh Brownhill (Preston North End) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

29:02

Foul by Ahmed Abdullah (Barnet).

26:24

Attempt blocked. Kieron Cadogan (Barnet) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

25:38

Foul by John Welsh (Preston North End).

25:38

Mark Byrne (Barnet) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

24:28

Attempt missed. Tom Clarke (Preston North End) header from the centre of the box is too high.

24:04

Stuart Beavon (Preston North End) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

24:04

Foul by David Stephens (Barnet).

23:24

Attempt missed. Scott Laird (Preston North End) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left.

22:53

Corner, Preston North End. Conceded by Mauro Vilhete.

17:07 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Preston North End 1, Barnet 0. Tom Clarke (Preston North End) header from the centre of the box to the top right corner. Assisted by Lee Holmes with a cross.

16:29

Corner, Preston North End. Conceded by Edgar Davids.

16:03

Corner, Preston North End. Conceded by Ahmed Abdullah.

14:48

Foul by Paul Gallagher (Preston North End).

14:48

Edgar Davids (Barnet) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

14:32

Paul Gallagher (Preston North End) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

14:32

Foul by Edgar Davids (Barnet).

13:00

Scott Laird (Preston North End) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

12:55 Dismissal

Dismissal Keanu Marsh-Brown (Barnet) is shown the red card.

12:48

Foul by Keanu Marsh-Brown (Barnet).

5:00

Stuart Beavon (Preston North End) wins a free kick on the right wing.

4:56

Foul by Jack Saville (Barnet).

0:10

Attempt missed. Joe Garner (Preston North End) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

0:00

First Half begins.

0:00

Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

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