PNE 10-0 Blackburn Rovers

Preston North End hosted close neighbours Blackburn Rovers for the first match between the two sides. The game was played at a different venue, taking place in Bamber Bridge.

It was a game where goals we're the order of the day. North End bagging ten over the 90 minutes. Rovers are in the same position that we found ourselves in this time last year. Our first ever match ended in a 16-0 drubbing against Bury.

We've come on leaps and bounds since that first match, look where we are now! Allan scored the first goal for North End. Andy floated a ball to the back post. Allan connected with his head, the initial header hit the post, but the ball hit is leg from the rebound and trickled into the net.

Matty made the score line 2-0 to Preston with a well placed shot into the bottom right corner of the goal. North End went in at half time 5-0 up. The next three goals came from a neat shot from Chris, a penalty from Pete and an own goal.

Atky came on at half time and slotted in a right back. Preston went on to score another five goals in the second half. The pick of the bunch was Chris's forth goal of the day. Matty picked the ball up from midfield and chipped the ball into Chris's path.

Chris directed a first time header over the keeper and into the back of the net. Andy scored his 39th goal of the season with a penalty from Des and two more goals from Chris wrapping up the scoring.

Although Rovers have only just formed, Preston looked the part against their rivals. North End will now go into their IFA Cup semi-final match with confidence of getting some sort of result.

Chris, Pete, John, Steve, Mike, Johnny, Matty, Johnny, Andy, Allan, Chris

Subs: - Des, Jimmy, Atky





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