City 3-2 PNE
Preston North End made the trip to Leicester, setting
off just after 07:00am. On arrival to the pitch, we we're impressed
with the setup.
A make-shift team started the match, which didn't
start well. Alex Higgins on his return limped off after five
minutes. Atky came on to fill in at center back. Leicester we're
playing one man up front, manager Steve switched to a 3-5-2.
North End created most of the chances in the first
half, Leicester keeping the Preston strikers at bay, defending
well. Leicester hit Preston on the break, twice!. The home side
took a quick-fire 2-0 lead as the inexperienced defence failed
to clear their lines.
Things went from bad to worse when Mike pulled
just before half time. The first half ended 2-0 to the Fox's.
The second half was much better for the Lilywhites, Andy making
the break through after splitting the home rear guard to finish
Andy made up for two chances in the first half
which we're easier to miss. North End started playing some good
football, Jimmy came on for Mike filling in at right back as
Pete moved into center back with Atky. Most of North End's play
was down the flanks, Ash and Dan playing neat football.
Any chance of a Preston clinching a point we're
taken away when Leicester scored a third goal from a mix-up at
the back, for a easy tap in. The home side could of gone 4-1
to the good, as Pete handled in the box. Chris pulled off an
amazing save to Keep North End in the game.
Preston went for the draw, pushing everyone up.
Allan did well in the last 20 minutes, going close with two efforts
on goal. North End finally scored their second goal of the match,
which was well deserved. After an on-flurry of corner kicks,
11 in total. Ash swung the ball in, which was met with a clean
head from Des.
With three minutes left, North End went for it.
It was too little to late as the full time whistle went. It was
an enjoyable match, nothing bad about it. North End can now look
forward to their final away game of the season when they travel
to Hull City's impressive KC Stadium complex.
Pete, Atky, Alex, Steve, Mike, Johnny, Dan, Ash, Andy,
- Des, Jimmy
lads then went on to watch the professionals beat the Coventry
City, to secure their playoff place.