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Preston North End 1-1 Yeovil Town

Sylvan Ebanks-Blake
Sylvan Ebanks-Blake left Ipswich for Preston in the summer

Preston came from behind to draw with bottom club Yeovil Town, but missed the chance to move third in League One.

Gozie Ugwu netted his second goal in as many games to put the Glovers ahead just before half-time, much to the delight of their 73 travelling fans.

But the hosts drew level when substitute Sylvan Ebanks-Blake rounded goalkeeper Jed Steer.

Preston are now without a league win since Boxing Day and are seven points off the automatic promotion spots.

Yeovil, meanwhile, remain at the foot of the table but are only two points from safety.

Yeovil Town manager Gary Johnson told BBC Somerset:

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Johnson on Preston v Yeovil Town

"I enjoyed the first half as I think we took the game to them. We deserved the goal.

"In the second half, Preston showed their Championship qualities - getting in cross after cross.

"We dealt with most of them but didn't deal with one, but then we saw the game out well.

"We'd have taken 1-1 but we were disappointed as we were 1-0 up."

Line-ups

Preston

  • 34Johnstone
  • 5Clarke
  • 23Huntington
  • 6WrightSubstituted forWisemanat 45'minutes
  • 7Humphrey
  • 30BrownhillSubstituted forReidat 66'minutes
  • 12Gallagher
  • 19Welsh
  • 3Laird
  • 9Davies
  • 10BeckfordSubstituted forEbanks-Blakeat 66'minutes

Substitutes

  • 4Wiseman
  • 8Kilkenny
  • 17Reid
  • 21Stuckmann
  • 22King
  • 31Browne
  • 40Ebanks-Blake

Yeovil

  • 30Steer
  • 3SmithBooked at 90mins
  • 13MooreBooked at 83mins
  • 26Arthurworrey
  • 15Ofori-Twumasi
  • 28SmithSubstituted forBerrettat 85'minutes
  • 4Edwards
  • 32Shephard
  • 11Foley
  • 25UgwuSubstituted forHayterat 53'minutes
  • 18LozaSubstituted forHoskinsat 67'minutes

Substitutes

  • 8Berrett
  • 9Hayter
  • 12Krysiak
  • 14Hoskins
  • 22Stewart
Referee:
Chris Sarginson
Attendance:
7,491

Match Stats

Home TeamPrestonAway TeamYeovil
Possession
Home50%
Away50%
Shots
Home16
Away9
Shots on Target
Home3
Away3
Corners
Home9
Away3
Fouls
Home9
Away11

Live Text

Match ends, Preston North End 1, Yeovil Town 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Preston North End 1, Yeovil Town 1.

Foul by Tom Clarke (Preston North End).

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

Booking

Nathan Smith (Yeovil Town) is shown the yellow card.

Scott Wiseman (Preston North End) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Nathan Smith (Yeovil Town).

Sylvain Ebanks-Blake (Preston North End) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by James Hayter (Yeovil Town).

Foul by Kevin Davies (Preston North End).

Kieffer Moore (Yeovil Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt missed. Sylvain Ebanks-Blake (Preston North End) right footed shot from the centre of the box is just a bit too high.

Corner, Preston North End. Conceded by Sam Foley.

Substitution

Substitution, Yeovil Town. James Berrett replaces Alex Smith.

Booking

Kieffer Moore (Yeovil Town) is shown the yellow card.

Kevin Davies (Preston North End) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Kieffer Moore (Yeovil Town).

Paul Huntington (Preston North End) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Sam Hoskins (Yeovil Town).

Corner, Preston North End. Conceded by Kieffer Moore.

Goal!

Goal! Preston North End 1, Yeovil Town 1. Sylvain Ebanks-Blake (Preston North End) right footed shot from the left side of the six yard box to the centre of the goal. Assisted by Kevin Davies.

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

Foul by Kieffer Moore (Yeovil Town).

Attempt missed. Stephen Arthurworrey (Yeovil Town) header from very close range is close, but misses to the left following a corner.

Corner, Yeovil Town. Conceded by Kevin Davies.

Corner, Yeovil Town. Conceded by Scott Wiseman.

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

Foul by John Welsh (Preston North End).

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

Corner, Preston North End. Conceded by Kieffer Moore.

Substitution

Substitution, Yeovil Town. Sam Hoskins replaces Jamar Loza because of an injury.

Substitution

Substitution, Preston North End. Kyel Reid replaces Josh Brownhill.

Substitution

Substitution, Preston North End. Sylvain Ebanks-Blake replaces Jermaine Beckford.

Corner, Preston North End. Conceded by Liam Shephard.

Corner, Preston North End. Conceded by Sam Foley.

Corner, Preston North End. Conceded by Sam Foley.

Attempt blocked. Scott Wiseman (Preston North End) right footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked.

Corner, Preston North End. Conceded by Stephen Arthurworrey.

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

Foul by Scott Wiseman (Preston North End).

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Swindon26166452252754
2Bristol City25166348222654
3MK Dons24146451242748
4Preston26138540261447
5Rochdale251141045331237
6Bradford2510693229336
7Sheff Utd2410683028236
8Chesterfield259883634235
9Notts County259882929035
10Doncaster259882629-335
11Port Vale26105113337-435
12Fleetwood2697102626034
13Oldham2481063335-234
14Walsall268992628-233
15Peterborough2594123133-231
16Barnsley2485113436-229
17Scunthorpe2385103239-729
18Coventry2678112737-1029
19Gillingham2677123241-928
20Leyton Orient2568113437-326
21Crewe2575132444-2026
22Colchester2566132942-1324
23Crawley2559112442-1824
24Yeovil2666142139-1824
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