Preston are now five games unbeaten in all competitions after comfortably beating Bury in League One.

The visitors went ahead against the run of play when Akpo Sodje nodded in Scott Laird's cross at the back post, and they never looked back.

Adam Lockwood went close for the hosts, but Shane Cansdell-Sherriff headed in Laird's in-swinging free-kick for 2-0.

Shakers defender Joe Skarz headed home Peter Sweeney's corner in stoppage time, but North End held on.

Lineup, Bookings (6) & Substitutions (6)

Bury

  • 01 Carson
  • 02 Picken (Jones - 70' )
  • 03 Skarz Booked
  • 05 Lockwood
  • 17 Hughes
  • 06 Sweeney Booked
  • 07 Worrall
  • 08 Schumacher
  • 13 Carrington (Byrne - 52' )
  • 12 John-Lewis Booked
  • 19 Cullen (Jones - 64' )

Substitutes

  • 20 Dibble
  • 16 Sodje
  • 04 Byrne
  • 09 Jones
  • 11 Marshall
  • 21 Jones
  • 15 Elford-Alliyu

Preston North End

  • 01 Stuckmann
  • 03 Laird
  • 04 Huntington
  • 06 Cansdell-Sherriff
  • 26 Wright Booked
  • 02 Keane Booked (Byrom - 46' Booked )
  • 08 Wroe
  • 17 Monakana (Amoo - 57' )
  • 19 Welsh
  • 12 Sodje (Beardsley - 74' )
  • 29 Beavon

Substitutes

  • 23 Simonsen
  • 16 Buchanan
  • 13 Byrom
  • 20 Beardsley
  • 22 King
  • 24 Hayhurst
  • 07 Amoo
Ref: Drysdale
Att: 5,213

Match Stats

Shots

8 8

On target

4 7

Corners

3 6

Fouls

10 14

Live Text Commentary

90:00 +5:16 Full time

Full Time The referee brings the game to a close.

90:00 +3:34

Bailey Wright takes a shot. Save made by Trevor Carson.

90:00 +2:24

Assist on the goal came from Peter Sweeney.

90:00 +2:24 Goal scored

Goal! - Joe Skarz - Bury 1 - 2 Preston Joe Skarz finds the back of the net with a headed goal from close in. Bury 1-2 Preston.

90:00 +2:11

Inswinging corner taken by Peter Sweeney,

90:00 +1:40 Booking

Booking Joel Byrom booked.

90:00 +1:38

Corner taken by Peter Sweeney.

90:00 +0:27

Stuart Beavon challenges Peter Sweeney unfairly and gives away a free kick. Joe Skarz restarts play with the free kick.

87:07

Lenell John-Lewis has an effort at goal from outside the penalty area which goes wide right of the goal.

85:50 Booking

Booking Lenell John-Lewis receives a yellow card.

82:23

Foul by Lenell John-Lewis on John Welsh, free kick awarded. Thorsten Stuckmann restarts play with the free kick.

80:16

David Amoo challenges Andrai Jones unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick taken by Joe Skarz.

79:15

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on David Worrall by Shane Cansdell-Sherriff. Andrai Jones takes the direct free kick.

74:03

Effort on goal by Scott Laird from 35 yards missed to the left of the goal.

72:35 Substitution

Substitution Chris Beardsley joins the action as a substitute, replacing Akpo Sodje.

72:35 Booking

Booking Peter Sweeney booked for unsporting behaviour.

72:28

Peter Sweeney challenges Nicky Wroe unfairly and gives away a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Nicky Wroe.

71:43

Unfair challenge on Joe Skarz by Akpo Sodje results in a free kick. Joe Skarz restarts play with the free kick.

70:48

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Mark Hughes by Bailey Wright. Mark Hughes restarts play with the free kick.

70:41 Booking

Booking Bailey Wright is booked.

69:57 Substitution

Substitution Andrai Jones is brought on as a substitute for Phil Picken.

65:57 Goal scored

Goal! - Shane Cansdell-Sherriff - Bury 0 - 2 Preston Shane Cansdell-Sherriff finds the net with a headed goal from inside the six-yard box. Bury 0-2 Preston.

65:13

The ball is swung over by David Amoo. Corner taken by Scott Laird from the right by-line.

63:55 Substitution

Substitution Mark Cullen goes off and Craig Jones comes on.

60:30

Inswinging corner taken left-footed by Scott Laird.

60:08

The ball is crossed by David Amoo, Joe Skarz gets a block in.

58:52

David Worrall crosses the ball.

57:49

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Scott Laird by Mark Cullen. Thorsten Stuckmann restarts play with the free kick.

56:59 Substitution

Substitution David Amoo replaces Jeffrey Monakana.

54:27

Nicky Wroe fouled by Joe Skarz, the ref awards a free kick.

54:22

Scott Laird restarts play with the free kick.

54:22 Booking

Booking The referee cautions Joe Skarz for unsporting behaviour.

51:56 Substitution

Substitution Shane Byrne on for Mark Carrington.

50:44

Foul by Bailey Wright on Mark Cullen, free kick awarded. Trevor Carson takes the free kick.

48:55

Scott Laird takes the inswinging corner, Steven Schumacher manages to make a clearance.

48:15

Nicky Wroe challenges Adam Lockwood unfairly and gives away a free kick. Steven Schumacher shoots direct from the free kick.

46:58

Stuart Beavon gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Adam Lockwood. Trevor Carson restarts play with the free kick.

45:01

The referee gets the second half underway.

45:01 Substitution

Substitution (Preston) makes a substitution, with Joel Byrom coming on for Keith Keane.

45:00 +2:04 Half time

Half Time The players leave the pitch at half time.

45:00 +1:15

Unfair challenge on David Worrall by Stuart Beavon results in a free kick. Joe Skarz takes the direct free kick.

45:00 +0:46

Mark Carrington challenges Keith Keane unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick taken by Bailey Wright.

44:09

Headed effort from inside the area by Adam Lockwood misses to the left of the target.

43:45

Nicky Wroe gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Peter Sweeney. Direct free kick taken by Steven Schumacher.

39:51

David Worrall fouled by Bailey Wright, the ref awards a free kick. Steven Schumacher produces a shot on goal direct from the free kick.

37:53

Mark Hughes takes a shot. Comfortable save by Thorsten Stuckmann.

33:02

Akpo Sodje is ruled offside. Free kick taken by Trevor Carson.

31:55

Unfair challenge on Steven Schumacher by John Welsh results in a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Phil Picken.

29:08 Goal scored

Goal! - Akpo Sodje - Bury 0 - 1 Preston Akpo Sodje finds the net with a headed goal from inside the six-yard box. Bury 0-1 Preston.

28:07

Corner taken by Jeffrey Monakana,

27:38

Jeffrey Monakana takes a shot. Blocked by Mark Hughes.

26:00

Mark Hughes gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Shane Cansdell-Sherriff. Thorsten Stuckmann takes the direct free kick.

24:41

Unfair challenge on Shane Cansdell-Sherriff by Mark Hughes results in a free kick. Shane Cansdell-Sherriff takes the direct free kick.

22:04

Inswinging corner taken by Nicky Wroe from the left by-line.

21:35

Jeffrey Monakana takes a shot. Trevor Carson makes a comfortable save.

17:09

Steven Schumacher takes a shot. Blocked by Shane Cansdell-Sherriff.

15:27

Shane Cansdell-Sherriff takes a shot. Clearance made by Thorsten Stuckmann. Corner taken left-footed by Steven Schumacher.

11:18

Free kick awarded for a foul by Stuart Beavon on David Worrall. Phil Picken takes the free kick.

8:04

Unfair challenge on Akpo Sodje by Adam Lockwood results in a free kick. John Welsh produces a shot on goal direct from the free kick, save made by Trevor Carson.

7:39

Mark Cullen takes a shot. Save made by Thorsten Stuckmann.

6:20

Mark Cullen is ruled offside. Thorsten Stuckmann restarts play with the free kick.

5:23

Unfair challenge on Bailey Wright by David Worrall results in a free kick. Shane Cansdell-Sherriff restarts play with the free kick.

3:18

Phil Picken challenges Shane Cansdell-Sherriff unfairly and gives away a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Nicky Wroe.

3:07 Booking

Booking Booking for Keith Keane.

2:16

Stuart Beavon concedes a free kick for a foul on Trevor Carson. Trevor Carson restarts play with the free kick.

1:46

Corner taken by Nicky Wroe from the left by-line.

0:00

The referee gets the game underway.

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