PNE 1-5 Bury

First Half

Preston gave an excellent account of themselves, taking the lead early on. Jason, who was making his first appearance for the team rounded the Bury keeper to make it 1-0 to the whites.

Preston went on to dominate the majority of the first half as the Bury players were getting frustrated with Preston's neat passing game. Preston could have gone 2-0 up from a free-kick 20 yards out. The Eddie Lewis style free-kick was destined for the top left corner, but came crashing off the crossbar.

Bury equalised totally against the run of play. Preston failed to clear the ball in the final third only for a Bury player to place it in the right corner. Preston kept the pressure on Bury, spreading the ball well across the field. It was a great defensive show for Preston, with both centre backs keeping Bury at bay.

Second Half

Manager Surf made a few changes at half time, to give Preston some fresh legs. Preston kept battling away, creating some good chances to get back in the lead. The match was level at 1-1 for the first 20 minutes of the first half, but the fitness of the Bury players showed. Des, playing upfront has a good effort on goal whilst under pressure from the Bury defence. Pete made an excellent goal line clearance, adding to the solid performance from the back four.

Preston pushed up for another goal, but was punished on the break by Bury. In the end, Preston conceded some sloppy goals as the score line finished 1-5 to Bury.

Overall this was a massive improvement from the first match against Bury, when they won 16-0. Thanks to everyone that turned up to play, we all had a great day once again. Preston can now look forward to next Saturdays match against Tranmere Rovers.