Crewe 1-4 PNE

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Preston North End ran out convincing winners at Crewe. Preston won the match 4-1 with goals from Andy (2), Lewis and Steve got his second goal of the season.

North End sent a strong team to Crewe, only John and Jimmy missing from the squad. North End failed to find the net into the first half after some impressive football.

Preston were playing some neat build up play only for the final ball going astray. It was Crewe who took the lead after nine minutes. The goal came from a cross on the left, the Crewe striker headed the ball home from five yards.

Two North End players were on the back post, both watched on as the ball hit the back of the net. North End pressed and pressed as they looked for away back in the match. Allan had a good chance to put the whites ahead, stand in keeper Jimmy made an excellent save to deny Allan.

The first half came to an end, Crewe still one goal to the good. North End started the second half brightly, scoring the leveler minutes after the restart. Andy scored his first goal of the afternoon, his shot on goal was deflected into the goal from the Crewe defender.

Preston capitalized on Crewe's fatigue as they went on to cruise the match. Lewis gave the Lilywhites a two goal lead after his shot was again deflected into the back of the net. Player manager Steve Cowell grabbed his second goal of the season. The goal resulted from some good play down the left wing from Johnny. Johnny sent the ball into the box for Steve to tap the ball home from close range.

Andy then put North End 4-1 to the good, with an audacious lob from outside the box. Jimmy who was standing in goal for Crewe made another great save from Lewis's drive on goal. Meanwhile Chris in the Preston goal didn't have anything to deal with all match. The preston defence played outstanding through out the match.

Des could of made it 5-1, he failed to find the net from the penalty spot.





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