Match ends, Wycombe Wanderers 0, Preston North End 1.
Wycombe Wanderers 0-1 Preston North End
Kevin Davies' 30-yard volley sealed Preston's place in the FA Cup third round after a scrappy win over Wycombe.
Wycombe's Matt Ingram saved well from a Tom Clarke header in a poor first half.
It took the hosts until the 83rd minute to test keeper Declan Rudd thanks to Matt McClure's low drive.
Preston could have doubled their lead when Clarke's header was cleared off the line by McClure before Rudd saved late on from Anthony Stewart to ensure their place in the next round.
VIEW FROM THE DRESSING ROOM
Wycombe Wanders manager Gareth Ainsworth told BBC Three Counties Radio:
"It was a world class strike from Kevin Davies that separated the two teams today. You've got to take the positives from that - we haven't been carved apart, we haven't been opened up, I thought we defended very well.
"A little bit of luck would have been good, just to see that ball at the back of the net. We created a lot, but we didn't manage to stick it in the goal.
"Simon [Grayson] has given us a lot of respect and put his full-strength squad out - he obviously wanted to get through.
"I thought we handled it very well. I've got some young kids in there who really performed and shone today, and I'm really proud. I just told the lads - be down, but don't be disappointed about that one, because nobody expected us to win that and we came so close to taking them up to Deepdale."
- 2McCoyBooked at 33mins
- 3DunneSubstituted forWoodat 14'minutes
- 7MorganSubstituted forCraigat 81'minutes
- 28KnottSubstituted forKretzschmarat 71'minutes
- 3LairdBooked at 31mins
- 5ClarkeBooked at 88mins
- 30BrownhillSubstituted forByromat 90+2'minutes
- 9DaviesBooked at 86mins
- David Webb
- Shots on Target
Second Half ends, Wycombe Wanderers 0, Preston North End 1.
Corner, Preston North End. Conceded by Marvin McCoy.
Substitution, Preston North End. Joel Byrom replaces Josh Brownhill.
Attempt saved. Anthony Stewart (Wycombe Wanderers) header from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Sam Wood with a cross.
Foul by John Welsh (Preston North End).
Sam Wood (Wycombe Wanderers) wins a free kick on the right wing.
Tom Clarke (Preston North End) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.
Foul by Tom Clarke (Preston North End).
Paris Cowan-Hall (Wycombe Wanderers) wins a free kick on the left wing.
Kevin Davies (Preston North End) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.
Foul by Kevin Davies (Preston North End).
Josh Scowen (Wycombe Wanderers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Scott Laird (Preston North End) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by Matt McClure (Wycombe Wanderers).
Attempt saved. Max Kretzschmar (Wycombe Wanderers) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Sam Wood.
Corner, Preston North End. Conceded by Sam Wood.
Substitution, Wycombe Wanderers. Steven Craig replaces Dean Morgan.
Attempt saved. Kevin Davies (Preston North End) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Stuart Beavon with a headed pass.
Attempt blocked. Paris Cowan-Hall (Wycombe Wanderers) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.