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PrestonPreston North End2CrawleyCrawley Town0

Preston North End 2-0 Crawley Town

Preston beat Crawley to pick up their first win in four league games.

Crawley goalkeeper Jamie Ashdown produced a magnificent save to deny Joe Garner, but from the resulting corner Preston went ahead.

Bailey Wright expertly tucked home from inside the area, but the Reds almost provided an immediate response as Dean Leacock hit the bar with a header.

Midway through the second half Garner wrapped up the win, slotting home a penalty after Mat Sadler handled.

Crawley Town boss John Gregory told BBC Surrey:

"When you come to a place like this, you expect to be put under pressure a lot more then we did.

"I can't remember Jamie Ashdown having to do too much in the second half except for taking the ball out of his net for their penalty. They haven't really caused us too many problems but they kept a clean sheet.

"The problem we have is scoring goals and that's where we are not at our best. That side of our game needs improving.

"We had a lot of pressure and good scoring opportunities but there wasn't a red shirt."

Line-ups

Preston

  • 1Jones
  • 16BuchananSubstituted forLairdat 45'minutes
  • 5ClarkeBooked at 59mins
  • 6WrightBooked at 41mins
  • 15Woods
  • 31Browne
  • 8Kilkenny
  • 24HayhurstSubstituted forHumphreyat 71'minutes
  • 12GallagherBooked at 25mins
  • 30Brownhill
  • 14Garner

Substitutes

  • 3Laird
  • 4Wiseman
  • 7Humphrey
  • 17Reid
  • 21Stuckmann
  • 22King
  • 27Robinson

Crawley

  • 25Ashdown
  • 26Sadler
  • 12WalshBooked at 71mins
  • 8Smith
  • 5Leacock
  • 4HendersonSubstituted forWrightat 55'minutes
  • 21TomlinSubstituted forHarroldat 62'minutes
  • 33Elliott
  • 7Edwards
  • 20BawlingSubstituted forYoungat 84'minutes
  • 9McLeodBooked at 59mins

Substitutes

  • 1Jensen
  • 6Bradley
  • 10Wright
  • 14Young
  • 15Banya
  • 18Harrold
  • 22O'Connor
Referee:
Kevin Wright
Attendance:
10,388

Match Stats

Home TeamPrestonAway TeamCrawley
Possession
Home54%
Away46%
Shots
Home17
Away9
Shots on Target
Home7
Away2
Corners
Home2
Away7
Fouls
Home12
Away14

Live Text

  1. Post update

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

  2. Full Time

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

  3. Post update

    Attempt saved. Joe Garner (Preston North End) header from the centre of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

  4. Post update

    Attempt missed. Paul Gallagher (Preston North End) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right.

  5. Post update

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

  6. Post update

    Foul by Izale McLeod (Crawley Town).

  7. Post update

    Attempt missed. Marvin Elliott (Crawley Town) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right.

  8. Post update

    Corner, Crawley Town. Conceded by Jamie Jones.

  9. Post update

    Attempt saved. Gwion Edwards (Crawley Town) right footed shot from a difficult angle on the left is saved in the bottom right corner.

  10. Post update

    Attempt missed. Izale McLeod (Crawley Town) right footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the left.

  11. Post update

    Attempt missed. Paul Gallagher (Preston North End) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left.

  12. Substitution

    Substitution, Crawley Town. Lewis Young replaces Bobson Bawling.

  13. Post update

    Attempt missed. Paul Gallagher (Preston North End) right footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high from a direct free kick.

  14. Post update

    Joe Garner (Preston North End) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  15. Post update

    Foul by Joe Walsh (Crawley Town).

  16. Post update

    Foul by Alan Browne (Preston North End).

  17. Post update

    Marvin Elliott (Crawley Town) wins a free kick on the left wing.

  18. Post update

    Attempt missed. Alan Browne (Preston North End) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses the top left corner.

  19. Post update

    Attempt saved. Joe Garner (Preston North End) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the top right corner.

  20. Substitution

    Substitution, Preston North End. Chris Humphrey replaces William Hayhurst.