FA Cup - First Round
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Preston North End 6-0 Barnet

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."

Line-ups

Preston

  • 23Rudd
  • 2Keane
  • 3Laird
  • 19Welsh
  • 5Clarke
  • 4HuntingtonSubstituted forKingat 65'minutes
  • 11HolmesSubstituted forHayhurstat 78'minutes
  • 30BrownhillSubstituted forByromat 66'minutes
  • 14Garner
  • 10BeavonBooked at 56mins
  • 12Gallagher

Substitutes

  • 1Stuckmann
  • 9Davies
  • 13Byrom
  • 16Buchanan
  • 22King
  • 24Hayhurst
  • 27Hume

Barnet

  • 29Stack
  • 2Yiadom
  • 20Vilhete
  • 8Byrne
  • 30Stephens
  • 6Saville
  • 14AbdullahSubstituted forFletcherat 70'minutes
  • 4WestonSubstituted forCrawfordat 61'minutes
  • 7Marsh-BrownBooked at 13mins
  • 1DavidsBooked at 63minsSubstituted forMengerinkat 76'minutes
  • 15Cadogan

Substitutes

  • 3Johnson
  • 5Acheampong
  • 10Crawford
  • 13Jupp
  • 16Mengerink
  • 28Nurse
  • 39Fletcher
Referee:
Ross Joyce
Attendance:
5,217

Match Stats

Home TeamPrestonAway TeamBarnet
Possession
Home55%
Away45%
Shots
Home18
Away5
Shots on Target
Home6
Away1
Corners
Home5
Away3
Fouls
Home12
Away11

Live Text

Match ends, Preston North End 6, Barnet 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Preston North End 6, Barnet 0.
Attempt missed. Harry Crawford (Barnet) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.
Foul by Joel Byrom (Preston North End).
Harry Crawford (Barnet) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
Attempt missed. Joel Byrom (Preston North End) left footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left.
Attempt blocked. Scott Laird (Preston North End) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.
Corner, Preston North End. Conceded by Jack Saville.
Foul by Scott Laird (Preston North End).
Andy Yiadom (Barnet) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

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.
John Welsh (Preston North End) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by Carl Fletcher (Barnet).

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.

Substitution

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

Substitution

Substitution, Barnet. Marciano Mengerink replaces Edgar Davids.
Attempt missed. Paul Gallagher (Preston North End) right footed shot from the right side of the box is close, but misses to the left.

Substitution

Substitution, Barnet. Carl Fletcher replaces Ahmed Abdullah.
Foul by Lee Holmes (Preston North End).
Jack Saville (Barnet) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
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