Preston goalkeeper Iain Turner was an unlikely scorer as his side secured a late win over Notts County.

North End were the better side throughtout with Jamie Proctor going close with a half-volley.

Brian McLean rose highest to head the home side into the lead from Paul Parry's corner.

Home keeper Turner sealed the win with a kick from his own area which bounced over his opposite number Stuart Nelson, under pressure from Neil Mellor.

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Notts County manager Martin Allen told BBC Radio Nottingham:

"I think the team played much, much better than they did at Sheffield (Wednesday). I thought we were superb to be honest.

"We restricted Preston to one 25-yard shot where our keeper did have to make a save.

"The rest of it, we've had good opportunities, good chances, got in good areas in the final third.

"To come here and do that with two people making their debut was absolutely terrific."

Lineup, Bookings (0) & Substitutions (6)

Preston North End

  • 21 Turner
  • 03 McLaughlin
  • 05 Carlisle
  • 12 McLean
  • 22 Alexander (Barton - 90' )
  • 08 Coutts
  • 10 Nicholson
  • 16 Mayor (Hume - 52' )
  • 17 Parry
  • 09 Proctor
  • 33 Mellor (Tsoumou - 88' )

Substitutes

  • 25 Arestidou
  • 15 Barton
  • 24 Clucas
  • 07 Hume
  • 11 Tsoumou

Notts County

  • 17 Nelson
  • 02 Kelly
  • 03 Sheehan
  • 04 Edwards
  • 05 Pearce
  • 06 Bencherif
  • 11 J Hughes
  • 19 Allen (Judge - 67' )
  • 31 Mahon
  • 08 Hawley (Demontagnac - 70' )
  • 09 L Hughes (Montano - 53' )

Substitutes

  • 01 Burch
  • 12 Sterling
  • 07 Demontagnac
  • 14 Judge
  • 30 Montano
Ref: Robert Madley
Att: 10,759

Match Stats

Shots

14 11

On target

7 2

Corners

5 4

Fouls

10 15

Live Text Commentary

90:00 +2:41

Ishmel Demontagnac decides to take a short corner.

90:00 +2:20

Jamie Proctor is caught offside. Stuart Nelson takes the direct free kick.

89:59 Substitution

Substitution (Preston) makes a substitution, with Adam Barton coming on for Graham Alexander.

89:59

Alan Judge challenges Graham Alexander unfairly and gives away a free kick. Clarke Carlisle takes the free kick.

89:39

The assistant referee signals for offside against Jamie Proctor. Stuart Nelson takes the direct free kick.

88:38

Short corner taken by Barry Nicholson from the left by-line.

88:01 Full time

Full Time The referee ends the match.

88:00 Substitution

Substitution Juvhel Tsoumou on for Neil Mellor.

85:22 Goal scored

Goal! - Iain Turner - Preston 2 - 0 Notts Co Iain Turner scores a goal from a long way out high into the middle of the goal. Preston 2-0 Notts County.

84:59

Alan Sheehan crosses the ball, save by Iain Turner.

84:07

Unfair challenge on Conor McLaughlin by Ishmel Demontagnac results in a free kick. Free kick taken by Iain Turner.

82:24

Assist on the goal came from Paul Parry.

82:24 Goal scored

Goal! - Brian McLean - Preston 1 - 0 Notts Co Brian McLean finds the back of the net with a goal from close range to the top left corner of the goal. Preston 1-0 Notts County.

81:42

Corner taken left-footed by Paul Parry from the right by-line,

81:35

A cross is delivered by Paul Coutts, blocked by Alan Sheehan.

80:11

Shot from just outside the box by Neil Mellor goes over the crossbar.

78:47

Alan Judge has an effort at goal from outside the penalty box missing to the wide right of the target.

78:25

Centre by Paul Parry, Stuart Nelson makes a save.

78:08

Julian Kelly gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Iain Hume. Free kick taken by Graham Alexander.

77:17

Paul Coutts takes a shot. Comfortable save by Stuart Nelson.

76:46

Paul Parry produces a left-footed shot from just outside the area that goes harmlessly over the target.

75:55

The official flags Cristian Montano offside. Iain Turner takes the direct free kick. Paul Coutts crosses the ball, Jeff Hughes gets a block in. A cross is delivered by Conor McLaughlin, Krystian Pearce makes a clearance.

75:03

Paul Parry takes a shot. Blocked by Julian Kelly.

73:32

Cristian Montano has an effort at goal from deep inside the area missing to the right of the target.

72:23

Foul by Neil Mellor on Gavin Mahon, free kick awarded. Direct free kick taken by Gavin Mahon.

72:11

Julian Kelly crosses the ball, clearance by Graham Alexander.

71:42

Paul Coutts challenges Alan Sheehan unfairly and gives away a free kick. Alan Judge crosses the ball from the free kick right-footed from left wing, save by Iain Turner.

71:02

Shot by Jamie Proctor. Clarke Carlisle gets a block in.

70:29

Ishmel Demontagnac concedes a free kick for a foul on Paul Parry. Direct free kick taken by Paul Parry.

69:44 Substitution

Substitution Ishmel Demontagnac on for Karl Hawley.

68:46

Shot from just outside the box by Alan Judge misses to the right of the goal.

68:12

The ball is sent over by Alan Judge.

66:42 Substitution

Substitution Charlie Allen leaves the field to be replaced by Alan Judge.

63:41

The assistant referee flags for offside against Cristian Montano. Brian McLean takes the free kick.

61:00

Inswinging corner taken by Paul Parry from the right by-line, Clarke Carlisle takes a shot. Save made by Stuart Nelson.

60:45

Shot by Jamie Proctor. Comfortable save by Stuart Nelson.

59:36

Iain Hume gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Gavin Mahon. Mike Edwards takes the direct free kick.

58:58

Jamie Proctor produces a cross.

57:31

Paul Coutts produces a right-footed shot from just outside the box that goes wide left of the goal.

56:57

Charlie Allen challenges Neil Mellor unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick taken by Paul Parry.

56:33

The ball is sent over by Julian Kelly, Clarke Carlisle manages to make a clearance.

55:56

Jeff Hughes fouled by Conor McLaughlin, the ref awards a free kick. Stuart Nelson takes the free kick.

54:09

Alan Sheehan challenges Neil Mellor unfairly and gives away a free kick. Paul Parry crosses the ball in from the free kick, clearance made by Krystian Pearce.

51:46 Substitution

Substitution Lee Hughes leaves the field to be replaced by Cristian Montano.

51:46 Substitution

Substitution Iain Hume is brought on as a substitute for Danny Mayor.

51:46

Conor McLaughlin gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Gavin Mahon. Mike Edwards restarts play with the free kick.

50:55

The ball is crossed by Jeff Hughes, Iain Turner makes a save.

50:34

Hamza Bencherif takes a shot. Blocked by Hamza Bencherif.

48:43

Clarke Carlisle gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Karl Hawley. Direct free kick taken by Gavin Mahon.

48:11

Conor McLaughlin delivers the ball, clearance by Krystian Pearce.

47:40

The ball is crossed by Charlie Allen, save by Iain Turner.

47:09

The ball is delivered by Karl Hawley, clearance by Clarke Carlisle.

45:53

Mike Edwards gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Neil Mellor. The free kick is swung in left-footed by Paul Parry, save by Stuart Nelson.

45:01

The second half begins.

45:00 +2:00 Half time

Half Time It is the end of the first-half.

45:00 +1:03

Danny Mayor challenges Karl Hawley unfairly and gives away a free kick. Mike Edwards takes the free kick. The ball is delivered by Charlie Allen.

44:44

Unfair challenge on Julian Kelly by Jamie Proctor results in a free kick. Stuart Nelson restarts play with the free kick. Jamie Proctor produces a right-footed shot from just outside the box that goes wide left of the goal.

44:06

The ball is sent over by Jeff Hughes, Clarke Carlisle fouled by Lee Hughes, the ref awards a free kick. Iain Turner takes the free kick.

43:06

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

41:45

The referee penalises Neil Mellor for handball. Stuart Nelson restarts play with the free kick.

40:33

Shot by Julian Kelly from outside the box goes high over the crossbar.

38:54

Charlie Allen produces a cross, clearance by Brian McLean.

37:15

Gavin Mahon concedes a free kick for a foul on Brian McLean. Brian McLean restarts play with the free kick.

36:24

The referee blows for offside. Iain Turner takes the free kick.

34:59

The ball is swung over by Paul Parry, Gavin Mahon manages to make a clearance.

34:02

Conor McLaughlin produces a cross.

33:41

Neil Mellor delivers the ball, Alan Sheehan manages to make a clearance.

33:32

The ball is delivered by Graham Alexander.

31:53

The ball is crossed by Conor McLaughlin, Header from deep inside the penalty area by Barry Nicholson goes harmlessly over the crossbar.

31:04

The assistant referee flags for offside against Jamie Proctor. Direct free kick taken by Stuart Nelson.

30:44

Gavin Mahon challenges Neil Mellor unfairly and gives away a free kick. Paul Parry takes the direct free kick.

30:15

Karl Hawley takes a shot. Blocked by Iain Turner.

29:56

The ball is crossed by Paul Parry, save made by Stuart Nelson.

28:20

The official flags Lee Hughes offside. Free kick taken by Iain Turner.

28:01

Mike Edwards takes a shot.

26:59

Paul Coutts gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Jeff Hughes. Free kick taken by Alan Sheehan.

23:52

Outswinging corner taken left-footed by Alan Sheehan, Effort from inside the area by Krystian Pearce misses to the left of the goal.

23:40

Hamza Bencherif takes a shot. Clarke Carlisle gets a block in.

23:16

Neil Mellor is caught offside. Stuart Nelson restarts play with the free kick.

21:21

The ball is swung over by Paul Parry, Krystian Pearce manages to make a clearance.

20:06

Unfair challenge on Graham Alexander by Charlie Allen results in a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Graham Alexander.

19:53

Barry Nicholson produces a cross.

19:37

The ball is delivered by Paul Parry, Hamza Bencherif gets a block in.

18:11

Alan Sheehan takes a outswinging corner to the near post, clearance made by Clarke Carlisle.

17:47

Outswinging corner taken by Alan Sheehan from the left by-line played to the near post, clearance by Graham Alexander.

17:32

The ball is sent over by Alan Sheehan, Paul Coutts makes a clearance.

15:28

The assistant referee flags for offside against Neil Mellor. Direct free kick taken by Stuart Nelson.

15:22

The ball is delivered by Paul Parry.

14:58

Conor McLaughlin crosses the ball.

13:50

Brian McLean fouled by Jeff Hughes, the ref awards a free kick. Iain Turner takes the direct free kick.

13:09

The referee blows for offside against Neil Mellor. Free kick taken by Stuart Nelson.

11:50

The assistant referee flags for offside against Jamie Proctor. Stuart Nelson takes the free kick.

10:30

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Neil Mellor by Gavin Mahon. Barry Nicholson sends in a cross, Brian McLean takes a shot. Blocked by Hamza Bencherif.

9:17

Conor McLaughlin produces a cross.

8:27

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Neil Mellor by Jeff Hughes. Direct free kick taken by Graham Alexander.

8:02

The ball is sent over by Barry Nicholson, Stuart Nelson makes a comfortable save.

7:40

Alan Sheehan has an effort at goal from just outside the box which goes wide of the left-hand post.

6:32

The ball is delivered by Conor McLaughlin, save by Stuart Nelson.

4:42

Foul by Neil Mellor on Krystian Pearce, free kick awarded. Direct free kick taken by Stuart Nelson.

2:57

Danny Mayor crosses the ball.

2:03

Inswinging corner taken from the right by-line by Conor McLaughlin.

1:37

Corner from the right by-line taken by Conor McLaughlin, clearance by Krystian Pearce.

1:22

Jeff Hughes takes a shot. Blocked by Clarke Carlisle.

0:20

Karl Hawley gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Clarke Carlisle. Graham Alexander takes the free kick.

0:00

The game begins.

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