Chesterfield 0-2 Preston

Chesterfield   0 - 2   Preston

Goals by Clarke Carlisle and Barry Nicholson either side of half time earned Preston a first League One win.

Chesterfield were caught cold from a set-piece when Carlisle rose to head home the opener.

The Spireites came close when Dean Morgan's on-target shot struck a defender and Mark Allott shot just past the post in the second half.

But Nicholson's looped header, from Brian McLean's cross, in the 70th minute ensured victory for North End.

VIEWS FROM THE DRESSING ROOM

Chesterfield manager John Sheridan told BBC Radio Sheffield:

"I'm disappointed with the goals. They've had opportunities to score more but I think a big part of it was down to us, a lack of concentration, individual mistakes that just create problems.

"I think the second goal killed us as a team, but I do think we were trying to do the right things - we just didn't have that cutting edge.

"We'll stay together and we'll work very hard. We did try to get back into the game which was very pleasing for me."

Lineup, Bookings (2) & Substitutions (6)

Chesterfield

  • 01 Lee
  • 05 Holden
  • 15 Downes
  • 28 Smith
  • 07 Allott
  • 08 Niven (Lowry - 73' )
  • 10 Whitaker
  • 11 Mattis Booked
  • 14 Lester (Boden - 73' )
  • 17 Morgan (Bowery - 71' )
  • 25 Talbot

Substitutes

  • 13 Fleming
  • 04 Lowry
  • 23 Randall
  • 19 Boden
  • 21 Bowery

Preston North End

  • 21 Turner
  • 05 Carlisle
  • 12 McLean Booked
  • 14 Smith (Parry - 72' )
  • 18 Devine
  • 22 Alexander
  • 08 Coutts
  • 10 Nicholson
  • 07 Hume (Clucas - 90' )
  • 09 Proctor (Mayor - 81' )
  • 33 Mellor

Substitutes

  • 25 Arestidou
  • 16 Mayor
  • 17 Parry
  • 24 Clucas
  • 11 Tsoumou
Ref: Bates
Att: 6,706

Match Stats

Shots

11 16

On target

4 5

Corners

2 3

Fouls

6 10

Live Text Commentary

90:00 +4:20 Full time

Full Time The referee ends the match.

90:00 +0:51 Substitution

Substitution Iain Hume goes off and Seanan Clucas comes on.

90:00 +0:26

Iain Hume has an effort at goal from deep inside the area missing to the left of the target.

88:53

Neil Mellor produces a right-footed shot from deep inside the penalty box which goes wide of the left-hand post.

86:24

Shot from just outside the area by Nathan Smith goes over the bar.

84:02

Corner taken right-footed by Barry Nicholson, Jamie Lowry manages to make a clearance.

82:57

Danny Whitaker crosses the ball in from the free kick, save made by Iain Turner.

82:57 Booking

Booking Brian McLean is booked.

82:31

Foul by Brian McLean on Jamie Lowry, free kick awarded.

82:21

Drew Talbot sends in a cross.

80:08

Free kick crossed left-footed by Daniel Devine from left channel.

80:08 Substitution

Substitution Danny Mayor comes on in place of Jamie Proctor.

80:08 Booking

Booking Caution for Dwayne Mattis.

79:53

Free kick awarded for a foul by Dwayne Mattis on Neil Mellor.

78:30

Scott Boden delivers the ball, Clarke Carlisle makes a clearance.

77:54

Free kick awarded for a foul by Jamie Proctor on Drew Talbot. Danny Whitaker crosses the ball in from the free kick, clearance by Graham Alexander.

76:42

The ball is crossed by Brian McLean, Dwayne Mattis makes a clearance.

75:07

Effort from outside the area by Dean Holden goes wide right of the goal.

74:34

Inswinging corner taken by Mark Allott, clearance made by Clarke Carlisle.

74:10

Daniel Devine gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Scott Boden. Mark Allott takes the direct free kick.

72:50 Substitution

Substitution Scott Boden joins the action as a substitute, replacing Jack Lester.

72:50 Substitution

Substitution Jamie Lowry is brought on as a substitute for Derek Niven.

72:42

The ball is sent over by Drew Talbot, save by Iain Turner.

71:14 Substitution

Substitution Paul Parry is brought on as a substitute for Steven Smith.

70:25 Substitution

Substitution Jordan Bowery comes on in place of Dean Morgan.

69:20

Assist on the goal came from Brian McLean.

69:20 Goal scored

Goal! - Barry Nicholson - Chesterfld 0 - 2 Preston Barry Nicholson finds the back of the net with a headed goal from close in. Chesterfield 0-2 Preston.

68:12

The ball is delivered by Barry Nicholson, Iain Hume has a headed effort at goal from deep inside the area missing to the left of the target.

67:19

Effort on goal by Paul Coutts from just inside the penalty area goes over the target.

66:20

Nathan Smith sends in a cross, clearance by Brian McLean.

65:59

Nathan Smith produces a cross, clearance made by Steven Smith.

65:46

The ball is swung over by Nathan Smith, clearance made by Clarke Carlisle.

64:13

Handball by Jamie Proctor. Direct free kick taken by Aaron Downes.

63:15

Mark Allott produces a right-footed shot from the edge of the box and misses to the right of the goal.

63:10

The ball is sent over by Derek Niven, save by Iain Turner.

62:35

Dean Holden delivers the ball, blocked by Steven Smith.

59:34

The ball is swung over by Drew Talbot.

58:50

Effort on goal by Jamie Proctor from just inside the penalty area goes over the target.

58:43

Paul Coutts delivers the ball, clearance by Aaron Downes.

57:39

Iain Hume has an effort at goal from long distance that goes wide left.

57:27

The ball is swung over by Jamie Proctor.

56:38

The referee blows for offside. Clarke Carlisle restarts play with the free kick.

56:10

Danny Whitaker delivers the ball in from the corner, comfortable save by Iain Turner.

55:50

The ball is sent over by Drew Talbot. The ball is delivered by Drew Talbot, clearance made by Brian McLean.

54:11

Dean Morgan challenges Graham Alexander unfairly and gives away a free kick. Graham Alexander takes the free kick.

52:56

The ball is swung over by Brian McLean, save by Tommy Lee.

52:07

Mark Allott sends in a cross, save by Iain Turner.

49:16

Free kick awarded for a foul by Jamie Proctor on Dean Holden. Dean Holden restarts play with the free kick.

49:01

Iain Hume takes a shot. Tommy Lee makes a save.

48:29

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Steven Smith by Drew Talbot. Steven Smith takes the direct free kick.

46:37

Mark Allott challenges Paul Coutts unfairly and gives away a free kick. Daniel Devine takes the free kick.

45:01

The referee blows his whistle to start the second half.

45:00 +1:14 Half time

Half Time The ref blows to signal half-time.

45:00 +0:54

Danny Whitaker takes a shot. Iain Turner makes a save.

44:14

Paul Coutts concedes a free kick for a foul on Aaron Downes. Free kick taken by Aaron Downes.

42:37

Free kick awarded for a foul by Jamie Proctor on Dean Holden. Free kick taken by Tommy Lee.

41:58

Foul by Dean Morgan on Brian McLean, free kick awarded. Free kick crossed right-footed by Daniel Devine, clearance by Aaron Downes.

39:31

Jamie Proctor sends in a cross.

37:25

Shot from just outside the area by Drew Talbot misses to the right of the target.

37:13

Dean Holden produces a cross, clearance by Paul Coutts.

35:52

Unfair challenge on Dean Morgan by Steven Smith results in a free kick. Dean Morgan takes the direct free kick.

35:17

Shot from just outside the area by Paul Coutts misses to the left of the target.

35:07

The ball is delivered by Barry Nicholson, clearance made by Dean Holden.

33:17

Dean Holden delivers the ball, Daniel Devine makes a clearance.

33:04

Nathan Smith crosses the ball, Barry Nicholson manages to make a clearance.

31:57

A cross is delivered by Paul Coutts.

31:30

Dean Holden delivers the ball, Dean Morgan takes a shot. Blocked by Brian McLean.

28:53

Drew Talbot has an effort at goal from outside the penalty box missing to the wide left of the goal.

27:09

Graham Alexander takes a shot. Save by Tommy Lee.

21:53

The ball is swung over by Jack Lester.

20:59

Neil Mellor takes a shot. Save by Tommy Lee.

18:50

Long range shot by Brian McLean goes wide right of the target.

17:59

Shot by Danny Whitaker went wide right of the net.

16:36

Assist on the goal came from Barry Nicholson.

16:36 Goal scored

Goal! - Clarke Carlisle - Chesterfld 0 - 1 Preston Clarke Carlisle scores a headed goal from inside the six-yard box. Chesterfield 0-1 Preston.

16:16

Corner taken right-footed by Barry Nicholson from the left by-line,

16:06

The ball is delivered by Brian McLean, Dean Holden manages to make a clearance.

15:02

Dean Morgan is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Indirect free kick taken by Clarke Carlisle.

14:21

Steven Smith concedes a free kick for a foul on Danny Whitaker. Free kick crossed right-footed by Danny Whitaker, Clarke Carlisle makes a clearance.

13:36

Daniel Devine fouled by Dean Morgan, the ref awards a free kick. Clarke Carlisle restarts play with the free kick. The ball is swung over by Brian McLean, Neil Mellor has a headed effort at goal from deep inside the area missing to the right of the target.

12:20

The ball is delivered by Nathan Smith, Jack Lester takes a shot. Iain Turner makes a comfortable save.

11:26

Jack Lester takes a shot. Save by Iain Turner.

10:20

Steven Smith delivers the ball, Drew Talbot gets a block in.

9:35

The ball is crossed by Danny Whitaker, Brian McLean gets a block in.

7:14

Barry Nicholson produces a left-footed shot from just outside the box that misses to the right of the net.

6:19

Steven Smith delivers the ball, Effort on goal by Paul Coutts from just inside the penalty area goes harmlessly over the target.

5:37

Paul Coutts crosses the ball, Derek Niven makes a clearance.

4:50

Paul Coutts gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Mark Allott. Mark Allott restarts play with the free kick.

4:20

Jamie Proctor challenges Derek Niven unfairly and gives away a free kick. Tommy Lee takes the free kick.

3:40

Corner taken by Barry Nicholson from the left by-line, clearance made by Dwayne Mattis.

3:33

Paul Coutts delivers the ball, Dwayne Mattis manages to make a clearance.

2:59

Brian McLean crosses the ball, clearance made by Aaron Downes.

2:01

Drew Talbot delivers the ball, clearance made by Daniel Devine.

1:05

The ball is swung over by Drew Talbot, comfortable save by Iain Turner.

0:00

The referee gets the game underway.

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