Tranmere Rovers 0-3 PNE

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Preston North End made the short trip to Mersyside to play hosts Tranmere Rovers. Preston took a strong team to Tranmere looking to come away with three points.

North End made a bright start to the match, taking the game right to Tranmere from the off. The hosts couldn't handle the slick passing game of the visitors. Many chances were created in the first half. North End couldn't find the killer shot in the opening 20 minutes.

Preston playing in all yellow kept their heads and stuck to their game. The openings started to come only for the Tranmere keeper to make some good saves to keep Preston at bay. The break through finally game towards the end of the first half as Allan scored a sensational goal.

Allan failed to take an earlier chance in the game but he made amends with a stunning strike from 25 yards which flew into the top corner of the net, everyone on the pitch was amazed. North End kept the level of football up right to the whistle which ended the first half.

During the first half there was some excellent football on show. There was lots of good movement on the ball, Tranmere found it hard to deal with. Tranmere were playing with one striker up front, North End's back line dealt with everything.

Preston started the second half where they left off, keeping the pressure on the hosts. North End kept breaking away through the middle of the park. The midfield of Jason, Lewis, Johnny and Potter were having a cracking game threading, creating some good opportunities for Allan and Ash.

The rear guard of Atky, Steve, Alex and Mike were also running the show from the back. Tranmere had one or two efforts on goal, nothing really bothering Chris in the Preston goal.

It was Ash who came on in the first half for Andy that grabbed the second goal of the game. The goal came from a dashing run from Jason. Dodwell Jnr's striker came back off the post, Ash who was in the right place at the right time smashed the rebound into the net.

Preston made some subs towards the end of the game. Jimmy, Dan, Jimmy Pete and Des all came on for the remainder of the match whom all played a part in the game.

North End never stopped playing their football, when North End went three goals to the good. The third and final goal of the game came from a corner kick. Jason crossed the ball into the box for player manager Steve nodding the ball into the net at the near post.

North End completed a resounding victory against Tranmere Rovers in fine fashion. Coming away from Tranmere with all three points was something to be proud of after an excellent performance. Well done to Ash for getting his second goal for the team and picking up the Man Of The Match award.




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