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Preston North End 2-0 Crawley Town

Preston beat Crawley to pick up their first win in four league games.

Crawley goalkeeper Jamie Ashdown produced a magnificent save to deny Joe Garner, but from the resulting corner Preston went ahead.

Bailey Wright expertly tucked home from inside the area, but the Reds almost provided an immediate response as Dean Leacock hit the bar with a header.

Midway through the second half Garner wrapped up the win, slotting home a penalty after Mat Sadler handled.

Crawley Town boss John Gregory told BBC Surrey:

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Gregory: Crawley boss after Preston defeat

"When you come to a place like this, you expect to be put under pressure a lot more then we did.

"I can't remember Jamie Ashdown having to do too much in the second half except for taking the ball out of his net for their penalty. They haven't really caused us too many problems but they kept a clean sheet.

"The problem we have is scoring goals and that's where we are not at our best. That side of our game needs improving.

"We had a lot of pressure and good scoring opportunities but there wasn't a red shirt."

Line-ups

Preston

  • 1Jones
  • 16BuchananSubstituted forLairdat 45'minutes
  • 5ClarkeBooked at 59mins
  • 6WrightBooked at 41mins
  • 15Woods
  • 31Browne
  • 8Kilkenny
  • 24HayhurstSubstituted forHumphreyat 71'minutes
  • 12GallagherBooked at 25mins
  • 30Brownhill
  • 14Garner

Substitutes

  • 3Laird
  • 4Wiseman
  • 7Humphrey
  • 17Reid
  • 21Stuckmann
  • 22King
  • 27Robinson

Crawley

  • 25Ashdown
  • 26Sadler
  • 12WalshBooked at 71mins
  • 8Smith
  • 5Leacock
  • 4HendersonSubstituted forWrightat 55'minutes
  • 21TomlinSubstituted forHarroldat 62'minutes
  • 33Elliott
  • 7Edwards
  • 20BawlingSubstituted forYoungat 84'minutes
  • 9McLeodBooked at 59mins

Substitutes

  • 1Jensen
  • 6Bradley
  • 10Wright
  • 14Young
  • 15Banya
  • 18Harrold
  • 22O'Connor
Referee:
Kevin Wright
Attendance:
10,388

Match Stats

Home TeamPrestonAway TeamCrawley
Possession
Home54%
Away46%
Shots
Home17
Away9
Shots on Target
Home7
Away2
Corners
Home2
Away7
Fouls
Home12
Away14

Live Text

Match ends, Preston North End 2, Crawley Town 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Preston North End 2, Crawley Town 0.

Attempt saved. Joe Garner (Preston North End) header from the centre of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

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

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

Foul by Izale McLeod (Crawley Town).

Attempt missed. Marvin Elliott (Crawley Town) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right.

Corner, Crawley Town. Conceded by Jamie Jones.

Attempt saved. Gwion Edwards (Crawley Town) right footed shot from a difficult angle on the left is saved in the bottom right corner.

Attempt missed. Izale McLeod (Crawley Town) right footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the left.

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

Substitution

Substitution, Crawley Town. Lewis Young replaces Bobson Bawling.

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

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

Foul by Joe Walsh (Crawley Town).

Foul by Alan Browne (Preston North End).

Marvin Elliott (Crawley Town) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Attempt missed. Alan Browne (Preston North End) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses the top left corner.

Attempt saved. Joe Garner (Preston North End) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the top right corner.

Substitution

Substitution, Preston North End. Chris Humphrey replaces William Hayhurst.

Booking

Joe Walsh (Crawley Town) is shown the yellow card.

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

Foul by Joe Walsh (Crawley Town).

Foul by Tom Clarke (Preston North End).

Matt Harrold (Crawley Town) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Goal!

Goal! Preston North End 2, Crawley Town 0. Joe Garner (Preston North End) converts the penalty with a right footed shot to the top left corner.

Penalty conceded by Matthew Sadler (Crawley Town) with a hand ball in the penalty area.

Attempt missed. Gwion Edwards (Crawley Town) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

Substitution

Substitution, Crawley Town. Matt Harrold replaces Gavin Tomlin because of an injury.

Foul by Alan Browne (Preston North End).

Bobson Bawling (Crawley Town) wins a free kick on the left wing.

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

Foul by Joe Walsh (Crawley Town).

Foul by Neil Kilkenny (Preston North End).

Josh Wright (Crawley Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Booking

Tom Clarke (Preston North End) is shown the yellow card.

Booking

Izale McLeod (Crawley Town) is shown the yellow card.

Foul by Calum Woods (Preston North End).

Gavin Tomlin (Crawley Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Substitution

Substitution, Crawley Town. Josh Wright replaces Conor Henderson.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Bristol City96301871121
2MK Dons851221111016
3Peterborough9513139416
4Swindon84311710715
5Chesterfield84221511414
6Bradford94231210214
7Rochdale9414169713
8Preston8341149513
9Fleetwood934297213
10Sheff Utd84131112-113
11Coventry93331010012
12Gillingham93331112-112
13Yeovil93331012-212
14Oldham925299011
15Doncaster8323911-211
16Notts County824276110
17Leyton Orient824288010
18Crawley9315412-810
19Barnsley8233131309
20Walsall9153610-48
21Port Vale92251016-68
22Scunthorpe9216820-127
23Colchester9135913-46
24Crewe8116821-134
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