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Preston North End 3-2 Fleetwood Town

Joe Garner
Joe Garner hit a hat-trick to preserve Preston's unbeaten home record.

High-flying Preston North End made it six wins in a row despite an early scare from Fleetwood Town.

Stephen Jordan headed in from Steven Schumacher's corner and Scott Laird deflected a cross into his own net to give the visitors a 2-0 lead.

But the home side hit back in the second half when Joe Garner twice headed in to draw level.

And Garner completed his hat-trick to win the match with a left-footed strike from 12 yards.

Victory sees Preston go second, five points behind leaders Bristol City but with two games in hand. Fleetwood remain in 11th.

Line-ups

Preston

  • 1Jones
  • 3LairdSubstituted forHumphreyat 55'minutes
  • 22King
  • 23Huntington
  • 16Buchanan
  • 8Kilkenny
  • 31BrowneSubstituted forWelshat 45'minutes
  • 17ReidSubstituted forDaviesat 45'minutes
  • 12Gallagher
  • 27Robinson
  • 14Garner

Substitutes

  • 7Humphrey
  • 9Davies
  • 11Holmes
  • 19Welsh
  • 20Davies
  • 21Stuckmann
  • 30Brownhill

Fleetwood

  • 28MaxwellBooked at 62mins
  • 2McLaughlin
  • 25Jordan
  • 6PondBooked at 80mins
  • 33Crainey
  • 8SchumacherBooked at 14mins
  • 7EvansSubstituted forDobbieat 82'minutes
  • 11Hughes
  • 19ProctorBooked at 65mins
  • 12MorrisSubstituted forBlairat 72'minutes
  • 18SarcevicSubstituted forMcAlindenat 73'minutes

Substitutes

  • 5Roberts
  • 9Dobbie
  • 13Lucas
  • 17Blair
  • 20McAlinden
  • 24Southern
  • 27Haughton
Referee:
Eddie Ilderton
Attendance:
13,280

Match Stats

Home TeamPrestonAway TeamFleetwood
Possession
Home57%
Away43%
Shots
Home17
Away6
Shots on Target
Home5
Away2
Corners
Home8
Away2
Fouls
Home7
Away15

Live Text

Match ends, Preston North End 3, Fleetwood Town 2.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Preston North End 3, Fleetwood Town 2.

Attempt missed. Stephen Crainey (Fleetwood Town) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

Paul Huntington (Preston North End) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Stephen Dobbie (Fleetwood Town).

Attempt blocked. Callum Robinson (Preston North End) right footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked.

Attempt missed. Stephen Crainey (Fleetwood Town) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

Substitution

Substitution, Fleetwood Town. Stephen Dobbie replaces Gareth Evans.

Booking

Nathan Pond (Fleetwood Town) is shown the yellow card.

Joe Garner (Preston North End) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Nathan Pond (Fleetwood Town).

Goal!

Goal! Preston North End 3, Fleetwood Town 2. Joe Garner (Preston North End) left footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Kevin Davies.

Chris Humphrey (Preston North End) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Jamie Proctor (Fleetwood Town).

Steven Schumacher (Fleetwood Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by John Welsh (Preston North End).

Foul by Kevin Davies (Preston North End).

Steven Schumacher (Fleetwood Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt missed. John Welsh (Preston North End) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right.

Substitution

Substitution, Fleetwood Town. Liam McAlinden replaces Antoni Sarcevic.

Substitution

Substitution, Fleetwood Town. Matty Blair replaces Josh Morris.

Attempt missed. David Buchanan (Preston North End) left footed shot from outside the box is too high.

Corner, Preston North End. Conceded by Conor McLaughlin.

Attempt missed. Jamie Proctor (Fleetwood Town) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left.

Corner, Preston North End. Conceded by Jeff Hughes.

Attempt blocked. Paul Gallagher (Preston North End) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

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

Foul by Nathan Pond (Fleetwood Town).

Booking

Jamie Proctor (Fleetwood Town) is shown the yellow card.

Kevin Davies (Preston North End) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Stephen Crainey (Fleetwood Town).

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

Foul by Jamie Proctor (Fleetwood Town).

Goal!

Goal! Preston North End 2, Fleetwood Town 2. Joe Garner (Preston North End) header from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by John Welsh with a cross.

Corner, Preston North End. Conceded by Stephen Crainey.

Booking

Chris Maxwell (Fleetwood Town) is shown the yellow card.

Goal!

Goal! Preston North End 1, Fleetwood Town 2. Joe Garner (Preston North End) header from the right side of the six yard box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Neil Kilkenny.

Corner, Preston North End. Conceded by Nathan Pond.

Attempt blocked. Paul Huntington (Preston North End) header from the centre of the box is blocked.

Substitution

Substitution, Preston North End. Chris Humphrey replaces Scott Laird.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Bristol City1596032171533
2Preston1384126131328
3Notts County147522112926
4Peterborough158252417726
5Sheff Utd148242218426
6Oldham156722317625
7MK Dons1373327151224
8Rochdale1472526151123
9Swindon1365227171023
10Chesterfield145452321219
11Fleetwood155461716119
12Bradford155461920-119
13Crawley155371424-1018
14Colchester154562122-117
15Barnsley144462224-216
16Port Vale154472023-316
17Coventry154471825-716
18Leyton Orient143651518-315
19Walsall153661215-315
20Doncaster134361220-815
21Gillingham153571421-714
22Yeovil153481226-1413
23Crewe1541101231-1913
24Scunthorpe153391729-1212
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