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Yeovil Town 0-2 Preston North End

Paul Huntington
Paul Huntington scored his third goal of the season to ensure victory for Preston

Paul Huntington scored against his old club to help Preston North End keep pace at the top of League One with victory over Yeovil.

Huntington headed Paul Gallagher's cross into the top corner to give the visitors an early lead.

Yeovil saw Ryan Inniss sent off midway through the second half after a two-footed challenge on Kyel Reid.

Kevin Davies then found Gallagher on the break to consign Yeovil to their 10th defeat of the season.

Yeovil manager Gary Johnson told BBC Somerset:

"I thought they were a very experienced team and have a lot of experience in their squad as far as league games are concerned.

"I thought that showed on the day, we had a lot of play and our inexperience showed when we went 1-0 down from a set play that we've been working on all week.

"They just got on to the header; we made the mistake, lost him and now you're chasing the game.

"Of course the second goal comes later on. We're down to 10 men, we'll have to look at the DVD. I'm not sure if it was a strong tackle or whether it was a bad tackle."

Line-ups

Yeovil

Formation 4-5-1

  • 12Krysiak
  • 18Clarke
  • 24InnissBooked at 63mins
  • 26Arthurworrey
  • 3Smith
  • 7DawsonSubstituted forGillettat 83'minutes
  • 8BerrettSubstituted forHayterat 61'minutes
  • 4Edwards
  • 11Foley
  • 19DavisSubstituted forRalphat 58'minutes
  • 27Eaves

Substitutes

  • 2Moloney
  • 9Hayter
  • 10Leitch-Smith
  • 14Hoskins
  • 16Ralph
  • 22Stewart
  • 23Gillett

Preston

Formation 4-2-3-1

  • 21Stuckmann
  • 4Wiseman
  • 5ClarkeBooked at 40mins
  • 23Huntington
  • 16Buchanan
  • 8KilkennySubstituted forKingat 70'minutes
  • 19WelshBooked at 52minsSubstituted forBrownhillat 76'minutes
  • 7Humphrey
  • 12Gallagher
  • 17Reid
  • 10BeckfordSubstituted forDaviesat 85'minutes

Substitutes

  • 1Jones
  • 3Laird
  • 9Davies
  • 22King
  • 29Fewster
  • 30Brownhill
  • 31Browne
Referee:
Darren Deadman
Attendance:
4,343

Match Stats

Home TeamYeovilAway TeamPreston
Possession
Home53%
Away47%
Shots
Home11
Away7
Shots on Target
Home0
Away4
Corners
Home2
Away2
Fouls
Home12
Away16

Live Text

  1. Post update

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

  2. Full Time

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

  3. Post update

    Attempt missed. Kyel Reid (Preston North End) left footed shot from the left side of the box is close, but misses to the left.

  4. Post update

    Foul by Sam Foley (Yeovil Town).

  5. Post update

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

  6. Post update

    Attempt missed. Stephen Arthurworrey (Yeovil Town) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left.

  7. Goal!

    Goal! Yeovil Town 0, Preston North End 2. Paul Gallagher (Preston North End) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Kevin Davies.

  8. Post update

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

  9. Post update

    Foul by David Buchanan (Preston North End).

  10. Post update

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

  11. Post update

    Foul by Paul Gallagher (Preston North End).

  12. Substitution

    Substitution, Preston North End. Kevin Davies replaces Jermaine Beckford.

  13. Post update

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

  14. Substitution

    Substitution, Yeovil Town. Simon Gillett replaces Kevin Dawson.

  15. Post update

    Foul by Joe Edwards (Yeovil Town).

  16. Post update

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

  17. Post update

    Hand ball by Kyel Reid (Preston North End).

  18. Substitution

    Substitution, Preston North End. Josh Brownhill replaces John Welsh.

  19. Post update

    Joe Edwards (Yeovil Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  20. Post update

    Foul by John Welsh (Preston North End).