Leicester City 3-2 PNE

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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 well.

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.

Chris, Pete, Atky, Alex, Steve, Mike, Johnny, Dan, Ash, Andy, Allan

Subs: - Des, Jimmy

The lads then went on to watch the professionals beat the Coventry City, to secure their playoff place.





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