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Crewe Alexandra 1-1 Preston North End

Preston's Jermaine Beckford struck late on to prevent Crewe from climbing out of the League One relegation zone.

The hosts had taken the lead moments earlier through youngster George Cooper.

The teenage substitute took on Nicky Ajose's pass before finishing well, but on-loan Bolton striker Beckford denied the Alex a valuable victory.

He made amends for an earlier miss by running onto Kevin Davies's header to keep Preston within two points of second-placed Swindon.

Crewe, who had won their previous two games to climb off the bottom of League One, moved up another place to 21st, but remain in the danger zone on goal difference behind Crawley.

Line-ups

Crewe

  • 13Garratt
  • 33Stewart
  • 4Davis
  • 3Guthrie
  • 19Baillie
  • 7TurtonSubstituted forCooperat 68'minutes
  • 42Grant
  • 28Ness
  • 24Leigh
  • 35Ajose
  • 25HaberSubstituted forIkpeazuat 63'minutes

Substitutes

  • 1Shearer
  • 2Tootle
  • 11Cooper
  • 18Nolan
  • 20Jones
  • 23Ng
  • 34Ikpeazu

Preston

  • 21Stuckmann
  • 4Wiseman
  • 5Clarke
  • 23Huntington
  • 3Laird
  • 31Browne
  • 19WelshSubstituted forKilkennyat 86'minutes
  • 30Brownhill
  • 12GallagherSubstituted forBeckfordat 68'minutes
  • 9Davies
  • 18LittleSubstituted forHumphreyat 60'minutes

Substitutes

  • 1Jones
  • 6Wright
  • 7Humphrey
  • 8Kilkenny
  • 10Beckford
  • 15Woods
  • 22King
Referee:
Seb Stockbridge
Attendance:
6,429

Match Stats

Home TeamCreweAway TeamPreston
Possession
Home50%
Away50%
Shots
Home2
Away15
Shots on Target
Home1
Away6
Corners
Home2
Away3
Fouls
Home5
Away12

Live Text

Match ends, Crewe Alexandra 1, Preston North End 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Crewe Alexandra 1, Preston North End 1.

Corner, Preston North End. Conceded by Harry Davis.

Attempt blocked. Kevin Davies (Preston North End) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

Attempt blocked. Kevin Davies (Preston North End) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

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

Attempt missed. Kevin Davies (Preston North End) right footed shot from the right side of the box misses to the right.

Substitution

Substitution, Preston North End. Neil Kilkenny replaces John Welsh.

Goal!

Goal! Crewe Alexandra 1, Preston North End 1. Jermaine Beckford (Preston North End) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner.

Foul by Uche Ikpeazu (Crewe Alexandra).

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

Goal!

Goal! Crewe Alexandra 1, Preston North End 0. George Cooper (Crewe Alexandra) left footed shot from outside the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Nicky Ajose.

Uche Ikpeazu (Crewe Alexandra) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by John Welsh (Preston North End).

Attempt missed. Jermaine Beckford (Preston North End) right footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right.

Foul by Harry Davis (Crewe Alexandra).

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

Attempt saved. Jermaine Beckford (Preston North End) left footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Substitution

Substitution, Crewe Alexandra. George Cooper replaces Oliver Turton.

Substitution

Substitution, Preston North End. Jermaine Beckford replaces Paul Gallagher.

James Baillie (Crewe Alexandra) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Scott Wiseman (Preston North End).

Jamie Ness (Crewe Alexandra) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Josh Brownhill (Preston North End).

Substitution

Substitution, Crewe Alexandra. Uche Ikpeazu replaces Marcus Haber.

Anthony Stewart (Crewe Alexandra) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by John Welsh (Preston North End).

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

Substitution

Substitution, Preston North End. Chris Humphrey replaces Andy Little.

Attempt saved. Andy Little (Preston North End) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Attempt saved. John Welsh (Preston North End) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Delay in match Scott Laird (Preston North End) because of an injury.

Corner, Preston North End. Conceded by Jamie Ness.

James Baillie (Crewe Alexandra) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Paul Gallagher (Preston North End).

Corner, Preston North End. Conceded by Anthony Stewart.

Second Half

Second Half begins Crewe Alexandra 0, Preston North End 0.

Half Time

First Half ends, Crewe Alexandra 0, Preston North End 0.

Attempt missed. Nicky Ajose (Crewe Alexandra) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.

Attempt blocked. Alan Browne (Preston North End) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Bristol City23146342222048
2Swindon23145444222247
3Preston23136436211545
4MK Dons22135448222644
5Bradford2310673126536
6Sheff Utd229672826233
7Chesterfield238873231132
8Rochdale2394103931831
9Notts County228772724331
10Peterborough2394103029131
11Fleetwood238692322130
12Walsall237972322130
13Oldham227962933-430
14Doncaster228682327-430
15Port Vale2385102932-329
16Barnsley2275103235-326
17Coventry236892431-726
18Scunthorpe217592836-826
19Gillingham2367102735-825
20Crawley2358102136-1523
21Crewe2365122041-2123
22Leyton Orient2257102934-522
23Colchester2356122740-1321
24Yeovil2255121933-1420
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