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Yeovil Town 0-2 Preston North End

Paul Huntington
Paul Huntington scored his third goal of the season to ensure victory for Preston

Paul Huntington scored against his old club to help Preston North End keep pace at the top of League One with victory over Yeovil.

Huntington headed Paul Gallagher's cross into the top corner to give the visitors an early lead.

Yeovil saw Ryan Inniss sent off midway through the second half after a two-footed challenge on Kyel Reid.

Kevin Davies then found Gallagher on the break to consign Yeovil to their 10th defeat of the season.

Yeovil manager Gary Johnson told BBC Somerset:

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Gary Johnson: Yeovil Town manager on Preston loss

"I thought they were a very experienced team and have a lot of experience in their squad as far as league games are concerned.

"I thought that showed on the day, we had a lot of play and our inexperience showed when we went 1-0 down from a set play that we've been working on all week.

"They just got on to the header; we made the mistake, lost him and now you're chasing the game.

"Of course the second goal comes later on. We're down to 10 men, we'll have to look at the DVD. I'm not sure if it was a strong tackle or whether it was a bad tackle."

Line-ups

Yeovil

  • 12Krysiak
  • 18Clarke
  • 24InnissBooked at 63mins
  • 26Arthurworrey
  • 3Smith
  • 7DawsonSubstituted forGillettat 83'minutes
  • 8BerrettSubstituted forHayterat 61'minutes
  • 4Edwards
  • 11Foley
  • 19DavisSubstituted forRalphat 58'minutes
  • 27Eaves

Substitutes

  • 2Moloney
  • 9Hayter
  • 10Leitch-Smith
  • 14Hoskins
  • 16Ralph
  • 22Stewart
  • 23Gillett

Preston

  • 21Stuckmann
  • 4Wiseman
  • 5ClarkeBooked at 40mins
  • 23Huntington
  • 16Buchanan
  • 8KilkennySubstituted forKingat 70'minutes
  • 19WelshBooked at 52minsSubstituted forBrownhillat 76'minutes
  • 7Humphrey
  • 12Gallagher
  • 17Reid
  • 10BeckfordSubstituted forDaviesat 85'minutes

Substitutes

  • 1Jones
  • 3Laird
  • 9Davies
  • 22King
  • 29Fewster
  • 30Brownhill
  • 31Browne
Referee:
Darren Deadman
Attendance:
4,343

Match Stats

Home TeamYeovilAway TeamPreston
Possession
Home53%
Away47%
Shots
Home11
Away7
Shots on Target
Home0
Away4
Corners
Home2
Away2
Fouls
Home12
Away16

Live Text

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

Full Time

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

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

Foul by Sam Foley (Yeovil Town).

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

Attempt missed. Stephen Arthurworrey (Yeovil Town) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left.

Goal!

Goal! Yeovil Town 0, Preston North End 2. Paul Gallagher (Preston North End) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Kevin Davies.

Jordan Clarke (Yeovil Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by David Buchanan (Preston North End).

Joe Edwards (Yeovil Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Paul Gallagher (Preston North End).

Substitution

Substitution, Preston North End. Kevin Davies replaces Jermaine Beckford.

Attempt saved. Kyel Reid (Preston North End) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

Substitution

Substitution, Yeovil Town. Simon Gillett replaces Kevin Dawson.

Foul by Joe Edwards (Yeovil Town).

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

Hand ball by Kyel Reid (Preston North End).

Substitution

Substitution, Preston North End. Josh Brownhill replaces John Welsh.

Joe Edwards (Yeovil Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by John Welsh (Preston North End).

Foul by Nathan Ralph (Yeovil Town).

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

Substitution

Substitution, Preston North End. Jack King replaces Neil Kilkenny.

Attempt missed. Stephen Arthurworrey (Yeovil Town) right footed shot from the left side of the box is just a bit too high.

Jordan Clarke (Yeovil Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Kyel Reid (Preston North End).

Dismissal

Ryan Inniss (Yeovil Town) is shown the red card for a bad foul.

Foul by Ryan Inniss (Yeovil Town).

Kyel Reid (Preston North End) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Kevin Dawson (Yeovil Town).

Kyel Reid (Preston North End) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Substitution

Substitution, Yeovil Town. James Hayter replaces James Berrett.

James Berrett (Yeovil Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by John Welsh (Preston North End).

Substitution

Substitution, Yeovil Town. Nathan Ralph replaces Liam Davis.

Foul by Nathan Smith (Yeovil Town).

Jermaine Beckford (Preston North End) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt saved. Kyel Reid (Preston North End) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Attempt missed. Stephen Arthurworrey (Yeovil Town) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left.

Booking

John Welsh (Preston North End) is shown the yellow card.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Bristol City19116236191739
2Swindon19115336201638
3Preston19114432191337
4MK Dons17104338182034
5Sheff Utd189452521431
6Oldham197932820830
7Notts County188642517830
8Rochdale198383224827
9Peterborough198382624227
10Bradford197572625126
11Fleetwood197481918125
12Chesterfield196762626025
13Walsall195861516-123
14Port Vale196582527-223
15Barnsley186482830-222
16Doncaster176471824-622
17Crawley195771929-1022
18Coventry195682128-721
19Leyton Orient194782429-519
20Gillingham194782027-719
21Scunthorpe185492333-1019
22Colchester1945102434-1017
23Yeovil1945101430-1617
24Crewe1944111537-2216
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