League One
PrestonPreston North End6CarlisleCarlisle United1

Preston North End 6-1 Carlisle United

Preston striker Craig Davies

Craig Davies hit a second-half hat-trick as Preston romped to victory over Carlisle, who fell back into the League One relegation zone.

Stuart Beavon headed Preston in front and Alan Browne tapped in for 2-0, with Gary Madine replying for Carlisle with a header before half-time.

Lee Holmes restored the two-goal lead before Davies scrambled in the fourth and tapped in to make it 5-1.

Davies then completed his hat-trick with a thumping finish.

The result means Preston have consolidated a play-off place, but they are eight points behind second-placed Brentford. Carlisle slip into the relegation zone on goal difference.

Line-ups

Preston

  • 23Rudd
  • 2Keane
  • 3Laird
  • 31Browne
  • 5ClarkeSubstituted forHuntingtonat 84'minutes
  • 22KingBooked at 60mins
  • 11Holmes
  • 37KilkennySubstituted forBrownhillat 74'minutes
  • 10BeavonSubstituted forDaviesat 74'minutes
  • 17DaviesBooked at 83mins
  • 12Gallagher

Substitutes

  • 1Stuckmann
  • 4Huntington
  • 6Wright
  • 9Davies
  • 16Buchanan
  • 30Brownhill

Carlisle

  • 18Pickford
  • 19Symington
  • 4Chantler
  • 28Brown
  • 23O'Hanlon
  • 39ChimbondaSubstituted forRobsonat 40'minutes
  • 16PottsSubstituted forNobleat 62'minutes
  • 12Thirlwell
  • 10Madine
  • 7Amoo
  • 24RedmondSubstituted forMillerat 72'minutes

Substitutes

  • 3Robson
  • 8Noble
  • 9Miller
  • 20Fleming
  • 25Byrne
  • 29Guy
  • 30Meppen-Walter
Referee:
Mark Haywood
Attendance:
11,428

Match Stats

Home TeamPrestonAway TeamCarlisle
Possession
Home62%
Away38%
Shots
Home19
Away3
Shots on Target
Home10
Away2
Corners
Home6
Away5
Fouls
Home15
Away5

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Preston North End 6, Carlisle United 1.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Preston North End 6, Carlisle United 1.

  3. Post update

    Attempt missed. Craig Davies (Preston North End) right footed shot from the left side of the box is too high.

  4. Post update

    Corner, Preston North End. Conceded by Chris Chantler.

  5. Post update

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

  6. Post update

    Foul by Sean O'Hanlon (Carlisle United).

  7. Post update

    Foul by Lee Holmes (Preston North End).

  8. Post update

    Matty Robson (Carlisle United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  9. Post update

    Attempt missed. Kevin Davies (Preston North End) header from the right side of the box is close, but misses to the right.

  10. Substitution

    Substitution, Preston North End. Paul Huntington replaces Tom Clarke.

  11. Goal!

    Goal! Preston North End 6, Carlisle United 1. Craig Davies (Preston North End) right footed shot from outside the box to the bottom left corner.

  12. Post update

    Foul by Tom Clarke (Preston North End).

  13. Post update

    Gary Madine (Carlisle United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  14. Goal!

    Goal! Preston North End 5, Carlisle United 1. Craig Davies (Preston North End) right footed shot from very close range to the bottom left corner.

  15. Post update

    Attempt saved. Josh Brownhill (Preston North End) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

  16. Post update

    Attempt saved. Paul Gallagher (Preston North End) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

  17. Post update

    Corner, Preston North End. Conceded by David Amoo.

  18. Post update

    Attempt missed. Tom Clarke (Preston North End) header from the centre of the box is just a bit too high.

  19. Substitution

    Substitution, Preston North End. Josh Brownhill replaces Neil Kilkenny.

  20. Substitution

    Substitution, Preston North End. Kevin Davies replaces Stuart Beavon.

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Wolves42289576255193
2Brentford42269766372987
3Leyton Orient422311878393980
4Rotherham422213777492879
5Preston422116563402379
6Peterborough422141764541067
7Swindon42179165954560
8MK Dons42177185857158
9Port Vale42176195770-1357
10Walsall421414144543256
11Sheff Utd411511154243-156
12Bradford421117145251150
13Bristol City421117146464050
14Coventry421611157172-149
15Crawley401213154249-749
16Gillingham42146225574-1948
17Oldham411211184657-1147
18Colchester421113184859-1146
19Tranmere411210195171-2046
20Notts County42134255974-1543
21Carlisle411110204167-2643
22Crewe421110214978-2943
23Shrewsbury42914193852-1441
24Stevenage42109234264-2239
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