Chesterfield are into the northern area final of the Johnstone's Paint Trophy after beating Preston on penalties.

It finished 1-1 after normal time at Deepdale, Jamie McCombe heading home for the hosts before Craig Westcarr levelled, firing into an empty net.

Preston almost won the game with Neil Mellor's stunning effort but keeper Tommy Lee denied him.

And Alexandre Mendy then struck the winning penalty after Graham Alexander and Paul Coutts missed for North End.

The Spireites will now face Oldham Athletic for a place at Wembley.

Lineup, Bookings (3) & Substitutions (2)

Preston North End

  • 01 Stuckmann
  • 02 Gray
  • 06 Morgan Booked
  • 22 Alexander
  • 39 McCombe
  • 08 Coutts
  • 16 Mayor
  • 17 Parry
  • 38 Doyle
  • 09 Proctor
  • 33 Mellor Booked

Substitutes

  • 25 Arestidou
  • 03 McLaughlin
  • 05 Carlisle
  • 14 Smith
  • 19 Daley

Chesterfield

  • 01 Lee
  • 06 Ford
  • 15 Downes
  • 32 Griffiths
  • 07 Allott
  • 10 Whitaker
  • 09 Westcarr
  • 16 Mendy
  • 17 Morgan
  • 21 Bowery (Clarke - 77' )
  • 25 Talbot Booked (Mattis - 90' )

Substitutes

  • 13 Fleming
  • 11 Mattis
  • 14 Lester
  • 31 Clarke
  • 34 Obadeyi
Ref: Haywood
Att: 5,835

Match Stats

Shots

16 12

On target

11 5

Corners

10 5

Fouls

5 5

Live Text Commentary

95:14 Penalty

Noel Alexandre Mendy scores a penalty. Preston 2-4 Chesterfield on penalties.

94:31

Penalty taken by Paul Coutts saved by Tommy Lee.

93:57 Penalty

Dean Morgan scores a penalty. Preston 2-3 Chesterfield on penalties.

93:16

Penalty missed by Graham Alexander.

92:52 Penalty

Leon Clarke scores a penalty. Preston 2-2 Chesterfield on penalties.

92:28 Penalty

Neil Mellor scores a penalty. Preston 2-1 Chesterfield on penalties.

92:10 Penalty

Penalty scored by Danny Whitaker. Preston 1-1 Chesterfield on penalties.

91:17 Penalty

Penalty scored by Paul Parry. Preston 1-0 Chesterfield on penalties.

90:01

A save by Thorsten Stuckmann from penalty by Craig Westcarr.

90:00 +9:42

The penalty shoot-out is about to start.

90:00 +6:08

It's full-time and the rules of the competition mean we go straight to a penalty shoot-out.

90:00 +4:06 Substitution

Substitution (Chesterfield) makes a substitution, with Dwayne Mattis coming on for Drew Talbot.

90:00 +2:56 Booking

Booking Drew Talbot receives a yellow card for unsporting behaviour.

90:00 +2:28 Booking

Booking Neil Mellor is given a yellow card.

90:00 +1:10

Noel Alexandre Mendy delivers the ball, Shot from 12 yards from Leon Clarke. Save by Thorsten Stuckmann.

90:00 +0:18

Scott Griffiths restarts play with the free kick.

90:00 +0:18 Booking

Booking The referee books Craig Morgan for unsporting behaviour.

90:00 +0:12

Free kick awarded for a foul by Craig Morgan on Dean Morgan.

89:46

Danny Mayor crosses the ball, save by Tommy Lee.

87:53

Aaron Downes challenges Neil Mellor unfairly and gives away a free kick. The ball is delivered by Danny Mayor, Neil Mellor takes a shot. Save by Tommy Lee.

87:09

Effort from the edge of the area by Leon Clarke goes wide of the right-hand post.

83:44

The ball is sent over by David Gray, clearance made by Aaron Downes.

80:43

Handball by Craig Westcarr. Free kick taken by Thorsten Stuckmann.

78:23

Neil Mellor has shot on goal from just outside the box which goes wide of the right-hand upright.

77:23

Neil Mellor takes a shot. Save by Tommy Lee. Corner taken by Paul Parry. The ball is sent over by Danny Mayor.

76:46

Jamie Proctor takes a shot. Comfortable save by Tommy Lee.

75:49 Substitution

Substitution Leon Clarke joins the action as a substitute, replacing Jordan Bowery.

75:49

Centre by Dean Morgan, Shot from close in by Jordan Bowery misses to the left of the goal.

74:31

A cross is delivered by Paul Coutts.

73:55

Corner taken by Danny Mayor from the left by-line, save by Tommy Lee.

71:10

Dean Morgan gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Graham Alexander. Nathan Doyle takes the free kick.

68:50

Jamie Proctor gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Aaron Downes. Aaron Downes takes the direct free kick.

62:41

Paul Coutts takes a shot. Save by Tommy Lee.

61:03

The ball is crossed by Paul Coutts, Simon Ford gets a block in. Inswinging corner taken left-footed by Paul Parry played to the near post, Mark Allott manages to make a clearance. Inswinging corner taken left-footed by Paul Parry, clearance made by Aaron Downes.

59:08

The ball is delivered by Danny Whitaker, Jamie McCombe manages to make a clearance. The ball is sent over by Drew Talbot, Thorsten Stuckmann makes a save.

56:29

Paul Parry sends in a cross, Mark Allott makes a clearance.

55:29

Paul Parry sends in a cross, blocked by Drew Talbot. Corner taken by Danny Mayor from the left by-line to the near post, Mark Allott manages to make a clearance.

53:53

Drew Talbot produces a cross, Craig Morgan manages to make a clearance. Corner taken right-footed by Danny Whitaker to the near post, Craig Morgan manages to make a clearance. Danny Whitaker delivers the ball, clearance made by Graham Alexander. Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Jamie Proctor by Mark Allott. Free kick taken by Graham Alexander.

52:19

A cross is delivered by Craig Westcarr, clearance by Craig Morgan. Jamie Proctor gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Aaron Downes. Indirect free kick taken by Aaron Downes.

51:37

The referee blows for offside against Jamie Proctor. Tommy Lee takes the indirect free kick.

50:18

Danny Whitaker takes a shot. Craig Morgan gets a block in. Outswinging corner taken from the right by-line by Danny Whitaker.

48:33

The ball is swung over by Noel Alexandre Mendy, save by Thorsten Stuckmann.

46:54

Jamie Proctor takes a shot. Save by Tommy Lee.

45:01

The game restarts for the second half.

45:00 +1:05 Half time

Half Time The ref blows to signal half-time.

45:00 +0:05

Graham Alexander takes a shot. Save by Tommy Lee.

43:41

Craig Westcarr delivers the ball, Dean Morgan takes a shot. Graham Alexander gets a block in. Corner taken right-footed by Danny Whitaker.

41:19

Shot from just outside the box by Nathan Doyle goes over the bar.

40:59

David Gray fouled by Noel Alexandre Mendy, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick taken by Craig Morgan.

39:40

Corner taken right-footed by Danny Whitaker.

39:04

Craig Westcarr takes a shot from outside the penalty area and strikes the post.

38:34

Shot from just outside the box by Paul Coutts goes over the bar.

37:36

Jamie Proctor produces a cross, clearance by Drew Talbot. Danny Mayor takes a shot. Aaron Downes gets a block in. Corner taken right-footed by Danny Mayor from the left by-line, clearance by Simon Ford.

36:42

The ball is crossed by David Gray, clearance by Drew Talbot. Danny Mayor takes the inswinging corner, save by Tommy Lee.

35:33

Neil Mellor delivers the ball, clearance by Aaron Downes.

33:40

Foul by Craig Westcarr on Danny Mayor, free kick awarded. Danny Mayor delivers the ball from the free kick right-footed from left wing, save made by Tommy Lee.

32:01

Danny Mayor delivers the ball, save made by Tommy Lee.

29:11

The referee blows for offside. Aaron Downes restarts play with the free kick.

28:43

Paul Coutts takes a shot. Save made by Tommy Lee.

28:13

Craig Westcarr produces a left-footed shot from deep inside the penalty area which goes wide of the left-hand post.

27:38

Graham Alexander challenges Noel Alexandre Mendy unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick taken by Scott Griffiths.

27:15

Jamie Proctor takes a shot. Blocked by Craig Morgan.

26:22 Goal scored

Goal! - Craig Westcarr - Preston 1 - 1 Chesterfld A goal is scored by Craig Westcarr from close range low into the middle of the goal. Preston 1-1 Chesterfield.

24:48

Drew Talbot takes a shot.

24:12

A cross is delivered by David Gray, Aaron Downes makes a clearance.

23:52

The ball is crossed by David Gray, clearance made by Simon Ford.

22:58

Jamie Proctor produces a cross, Aaron Downes manages to make a clearance.

21:39

The ball is swung over by Craig Westcarr, Paul Parry gets a block in.

18:16

David Gray is caught offside. Indirect free kick taken by Tommy Lee.

17:38

The ball is crossed by Noel Alexandre Mendy.

15:22

The assist for the goal came from Danny Mayor.

15:22 Goal scored

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

14:37

A cross is delivered by Danny Mayor, clearance made by Danny Whitaker. Corner taken by Danny Mayor,

13:54

Jordan Bowery takes a shot. Thorsten Stuckmann makes a save.

13:23

Noel Alexandre Mendy takes a shot from deep inside the box clearing the bar.

12:28

Inswinging corner taken by Paul Parry, save made by Tommy Lee.

11:27

Centre by Scott Griffiths, clearance made by Craig Morgan.

7:18

Craig Westcarr sends in a cross, Craig Morgan makes a clearance. Graham Alexander produces a cross, The ball is swung over by Danny Whitaker, Dean Morgan is penalised for handball and concedes a free kick. Simon Ford takes the direct free kick. Jamie Proctor delivers the ball, Neil Mellor takes a shot. Danny Whitaker makes a clearance.

5:13

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Scott Griffiths by Jamie Proctor. Free kick taken by Tommy Lee. Danny Whitaker takes the inswinging corner, clearance by Jamie McCombe.

4:20

The ball is delivered by Paul Parry, Header from close in by Neil Mellor misses to the right of the target.

3:43

Jordan Bowery produces a cross, clearance by Craig Morgan.

3:14

Handball by Jamie Proctor. Aaron Downes takes the free kick.

1:59

David Gray delivers the ball, Simon Ford makes a clearance. Inswinging corner taken left-footed by Paul Parry from the right by-line, Jamie McCombe has a header from inside the six-yard box and clears the crossbar.

1:13

Jordan Bowery crosses the ball, Jamie McCombe makes a clearance.

0:29

Dean Morgan has an effort at goal from the edge of the box that misses to the right of the target.

0:00

The match has kicked off.

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