Preston North End 4-1 Tranmere Rovers

With only 12 players available for selection the team basically pick it's self for this morning friendly game against Tranmere Rovers. Winning the toss Preston kicked off towards the "Savick End".

Early possession by Preston failed to trouble the Tranmere defence and it was the visitors who slowly got a hold of the game without really troubling the Preston keeper Chris Hall. An even first half was brought to a close with both sides having their moments without really threatening to score.

The Preston Manager made one substitution at half time bringing on Nick Blades for Dave and within 4 minutes of the restart Preston went ahead, Dan who was making his first start up front for the yellows made the most of a mix up in the Tranmere back line to run the ball into the empty net.

Preston now began to open up the Tranmere defence and it was no surprise when they went 2-0 up with a goal by Allan Cookson but credit to Tranmere for sticking to the task and they deservedly reduce the lead with a well taken header from a corner kick.

But Preston were always capable of raising their game and two quality moves near the end saw Andy Dodwell and Johnny Kershaw add further goals to make the final score 4-1 to Preston.

Des who was making his debut rounded of a good performance by being awarded the Man of the Match trophy.






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