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Fleetwood Town 1-1 Preston North End

David Ball hit a superb late leveller as mid table Fleetwood dented Preston's hopes of catching League One leaders Bristol City.

Preston took a ninth-minute lead when Daniel Johnson smashed home Nathan Pond's clearance from 18 yards.

Ball equalised with a fine 25-yard lob which dropped in off the back post.

Ashley Hunter and David Ball had chances to seal it at the death for Town but a crucial block by Scott Laird ensured the spoils were shared.

Line-ups

Fleetwood

  • 28Maxwell
  • 15ChicksenSubstituted forHunterat 46'minutes
  • 25JordanBooked at 45mins
  • 6Pond
  • 5RobertsSubstituted forBallat 74'minutes
  • 20Hornby-ForbesBooked at 52mins
  • 18SarcevicBooked at 34mins
  • 8Schumacher
  • 27Haughton
  • 12Morris
  • 19Proctor

Substitutes

  • 4Murdoch
  • 7Evans
  • 9Dobbie
  • 21Moore
  • 23Ball
  • 30Hunter
  • 33Crainey

Preston

  • 34Johnstone
  • 23HuntingtonBooked at 65minsSubstituted forWoodsat 83'minutes
  • 5Clarke
  • 22KingBooked at 60mins
  • 7Humphrey
  • 19Welsh
  • 12GallagherSubstituted forBrownhillat 90+7'minutes
  • 24Johnson
  • 3Laird
  • 14Garner
  • 10BeckfordSubstituted forDaviesat 68'minutes

Substitutes

  • 8Kilkenny
  • 9Davies
  • 15Woods
  • 17Reid
  • 18Little
  • 21Stuckmann
  • 30Brownhill
Referee:
Andy Madley
Attendance:
5,110

Match Stats

Home TeamFleetwoodAway TeamPreston
Possession
Home40%
Away60%
Shots
Home5
Away6
Shots on Target
Home2
Away4
Corners
Home4
Away8
Fouls
Home12
Away19

Live Text

Match ends, Fleetwood Town 1, Preston North End 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Fleetwood Town 1, Preston North End 1.

Foul by Daniel Johnson (Preston North End).

Nathan Pond (Fleetwood Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Corner, Fleetwood Town. Conceded by Scott Laird.

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

Foul by Stephen Jordan (Fleetwood Town).

Foul by Joe Garner (Preston North End).

Nathan Pond (Fleetwood Town) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Attempt saved. Ashley Hunter (Fleetwood Town) right footed shot from a difficult angle on the right is saved in the bottom right corner.

Substitution

Substitution, Preston North End. Josh Brownhill replaces Paul Gallagher.

Daniel Johnson (Preston North End) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Antoni Sarcevic (Fleetwood Town).

Ashley Hunter (Fleetwood Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by John Welsh (Preston North End).

Hand ball by Tom Clarke (Preston North End).

Calum Woods (Preston North End) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by David Ball (Fleetwood Town).

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

Goal!

Goal! Fleetwood Town 1, Preston North End 1. David Ball (Fleetwood Town) right footed shot from outside the box to the top left corner.

Attempt saved. Tom Clarke (Preston North End) header from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

Corner, Preston North End. Conceded by Josh Morris.

Substitution

Substitution, Preston North End. Calum Woods replaces Paul Huntington because of an injury.

Delay in match Paul Huntington (Preston North End) because of an injury.

Substitution

Substitution, Fleetwood Town. David Ball replaces Mark Roberts.

Foul by Chris Humphrey (Preston North End).

Josh Morris (Fleetwood Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by John Welsh (Preston North End).

Ashley Hunter (Fleetwood Town) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Substitution

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

Booking

Paul Huntington (Preston North End) is shown the yellow card.

Antoni Sarcevic (Fleetwood Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Paul Huntington (Preston North End).

Foul by Jermaine Beckford (Preston North End).

Tyler Hornby-Forbes (Fleetwood Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Antoni Sarcevic (Fleetwood Town).

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

Antoni Sarcevic (Fleetwood Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Jermaine Beckford (Preston North End).

Foul by Daniel Johnson (Preston North End).

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Bristol City39259575344184
2Preston382111664333174
3Swindon37217965392670
4MK Dons38209976403669
5Sheff Utd3917101256451161
6Rochdale381751665511456
7Barnsley39168155352156
8Peterborough39175174647-156
9Chesterfield38159145549654
10Bradford371412114842654
11Doncaster381411134848053
12Fleetwood391411144044-453
13Oldham391410154958-952
14Gillingham391312145457-351
15Port Vale39146194856-848
16Walsall381113143642-646
17Coventry391113154454-1046
18Crewe39136203769-3245
19Scunthorpe381111165062-1244
20Notts County381110173952-1343
21Crawley391110184466-2243
22Leyton Orient38119185054-442
23Colchester38108204663-1738
24Yeovil3989222960-3133
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