Preston North End eased past League Two leaders Gillingham in the first FA Cup meeting between the two teams.

The Lilywhites took the lead when Jeffrey Monakana's deflected shot found the back of the net after the Gills defence failed to clear a free kick.

The lead was doubled when Stuart Beavon side-footed home after a poor back-pass by visiting defender Callum Davies.

Gillingham's Deon Burton hit the post with a penalty after John Welsh handled as Preston moved into the third round.

VIEWS FROM THE DRESSING ROOM

Gillingham manager Martin Allen told BBC Radio Kent :

"In the first 10 minutes we were slow coming out, but for the next 80 minutes we were superb.

"That goal just before half-time was why I made two changes, to put two wingers at full-back, so you attack because if you go out you may as well go out in style.

"The lads were terrific in the second half, got a penalty, unfortunately it didn't go in, but we kept going and couldn't get that goal that would have made the difference.

"Against a team from a division above we've given a very good account of ourselves but didn't manage to score."

Lineup, Bookings (7) & Substitutions (6)

Preston

  • 01 Stuckmann
  • 04 Huntington
  • 05 Robertson
  • 06 Cansdell-Sherriff Booked
  • 14 Kane
  • 08 Wroe (King - 46' )
  • 11 Holmes Booked
  • 17 Monakana (Trundle - 90' )
  • 19 Welsh
  • 21 Mousinho (Procter - 74' )
  • 29 Beavon

Substitutes

  • 23 Simonsen
  • 13 Byrom
  • 18 Procter
  • 22 King
  • 24 Hayhurst
  • 10 Trundle
  • 12 Sodje

Gillingham

  • 21 Forecast
  • 02 Fish
  • 03 Martin Booked (Lee - 46' )
  • 15 Davies (Whelpdale - 48' )
  • 26 Barrett Booked
  • 30 Vincelot Booked
  • 14 Allen Booked
  • 16 Montrose Booked
  • 24 Weston
  • 17 Birchall
  • 20 Burton (Kedwell - 68' )

Substitutes

  • 19 Flitney
  • 11 Jackman
  • 12 Frampton
  • 07 Whelpdale
  • 08 Lee
  • 09 Kedwell
  • 10 Strevens
Ref: Kettle
Att: 5,271

Match Stats

Shots

10 12

On target

4 2

Corners

3 10

Fouls

16 11

Live Text Commentary

90:00 +3:21 Full time

Full Time The game is over, as the referee blows his whistle.

90:00 +2:49

Inswinging corner taken by Charlie Allen, save by Thorsten Stuckmann.

90:00 +2:25

The ball is delivered by Myles Weston, Paul Huntington gets a block in.

90:00 +2:06

Stuart Beavon gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Romain Vincelot. Charlie Allen takes the free kick.

90:00 +0:17

Lee Trundle challenges Lewis Montrose unfairly and gives away a free kick. Tommy Forecast restarts play with the free kick.

89:19 Substitution

Substitution (Preston) makes a substitution, with Lee Trundle coming on for Jeffrey Monakana.

87:15

corner taken right-footed by Charlie Allen from the left by-line, clearance made by Stuart Beavon.

86:26

Chris Whelpdale takes a shot.

83:35

Lee Holmes has an effort at goal from outside the box which goes wide left of the goal.

82:56

The offside flag is raised against Adam Birchall. Free kick taken by Thorsten Stuckmann.

82:02

Inswinging corner taken by Charlie Allen, Shane Cansdell-Sherriff makes a clearance.

81:48

Centre by Charlie Lee.

81:10

Adam Birchall produces a volleyed left-footed shot from yards. Blocked by Paul Huntington.

80:56

The assistant referee flags for offside against Jack King. Tommy Forecast restarts play with the free kick.

79:02

The referee blows for offside against Romain Vincelot. Free kick taken by Thorsten Stuckmann.

78:12

Jack King concedes a free kick for a foul on Adam Barrett. Tommy Forecast takes the free kick.

76:34

Jack King concedes a free kick for a foul on Charlie Lee. Tommy Forecast takes the free kick.

75:42 Booking

Booking Lewis Montrose receives a caution for unsporting behaviour.

75:29

Myles Weston delivers the ball.

74:42

Myles Weston takes a shot. Chris Robertson gets a block in.

73:52 Substitution

Substitution John Mousinho goes off and Andy Procter comes on.

72:03

The ball is swung over by Romain Vincelot, Chris Robertson makes a clearance.

71:34

Matt Fish fouled by Stuart Beavon, the ref awards a free kick. Chris Whelpdale takes the free kick.

69:51

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Tommy Forecast by Stuart Beavon. Free kick taken by Tommy Forecast.

67:57 Substitution

Substitution Danny Kedwell is brought on as a substitute for Deon Burton.

67:36

Shot by Adam Birchall from deep inside the penalty area misses to the right of the target.

67:10

Outswinging corner taken from the left by-line by Lee Holmes, Charlie Lee manages to make a clearance.

66:33

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Stuart Beavon by Lewis Montrose. Jack King takes the free kick.

65:52

Chris Whelpdale has a shot on goal from outside the area which misses right.

65:08

Outswinging corner taken left-footed by Lee Holmes from the left by-line, clearance by Charlie Lee.

64:50

Centre by Lee Holmes.

63:31

Corner taken by Charlie Allen played to the near post, save made by Thorsten Stuckmann.

62:15

The referee blows for offside. Free kick taken by Thorsten Stuckmann.

61:40

Lee Holmes crosses the ball, clearance by Matt Fish.

61:15

Charlie Lee takes a shot. Save by Thorsten Stuckmann.

59:50

The ball is swung over by Lee Holmes.

59:17

Foul by John Mousinho on Charlie Lee, free kick awarded. Myles Weston takes the free kick.

58:33

The ball is delivered by Romain Vincelot, save by Thorsten Stuckmann.

57:17

Corner taken right-footed by Charlie Allen to the near post, clearance by Jack King.

56:26

Jeffrey Monakana crosses the ball, Jack King has an effort at goal from deep inside the area missing to the right of the goal.

55:35

Shane Cansdell-Sherriff sends in a cross, Adam Barrett makes a clearance.

54:50

Stuart Beavon takes a shot. Matt Fish gets a block in.

54:03

Corner taken right-footed by Charlie Allen from the , Jack King makes a clearance.

53:42

Corner taken by Chris Whelpdale.

53:21

Deon Burton takes a shot. Thorsten Stuckmann makes a save.

53:10

Myles Weston sends in a cross, clearance made by Shane Cansdell-Sherriff.

52:30

Chris Whelpdale takes the direct free kick.

52:30 Booking

Booking Charlie Allen booked for unsporting behaviour.

52:21 Booking

Booking Shane Cansdell-Sherriff goes into the referee's book.

51:39

Shane Cansdell-Sherriff concedes a free kick for a foul on Charlie Allen.

49:45

Stuart Beavon takes a shot.

49:21

Myles Weston delivers the ball, Thorsten Stuckmann makes a save.

49:03

Unfair challenge on Adam Birchall by Lee Holmes results in a free kick. Charlie Lee takes the free kick.

48:26

Corner from the left by-line taken by Charlie Allen, John Mousinho makes a clearance.

47:32 Substitution

Substitution Chris Whelpdale is brought on as a substitute for Callum Davies.

45:22 Substitution

Substitution Charlie Lee replaces Joe Martin.

45:34 Penalty

Power penalty missed by Deon Burton.

45:34

Handball decision goes against Shane Cansdell-Sherriff.

45:01

The referee blows his whistle to start the second half.

45:01 Substitution

Substitution Jack King on for Nicky Wroe.

45:00 +3:03 Half time

Half Time The half-time whistle blows.

45:00 +0:32

The ball is crossed by Charlie Allen, Chris Robertson manages to make a clearance.

44:55

Corner taken right-footed by Charlie Allen to the near post, clearance by John Welsh.

43:35

Foul by Deon Burton on Chris Robertson, free kick awarded. Free kick taken by Thorsten Stuckmann.

43:09

Lewis Montrose fouled by Chris Robertson, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick taken by Tommy Forecast.

42:37

Free kick taken by Nicky Wroe.

42:37 Booking

Booking Joe Martin goes into the book for unsporting behaviour.

42:29

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Todd Kane by Joe Martin.

42:02

Shane Cansdell-Sherriff crosses the ball, clearance made by Adam Barrett.

41:50

The ball is crossed by Lee Holmes, clearance by Matt Fish.

40:04

Nicky Wroe delivers the ball, Foul by John Mousinho on Adam Barrett, free kick awarded. Direct free kick taken by Tommy Forecast.

38:48

Corner taken by Joe Martin from the left by-line.

38:33

The ball is crossed by Adam Barrett.

37:12

Lee Holmes provided the assist for the goal.

37:12 Goal scored

Goal! - Stuart Beavon - Preston 2 - 0 Gillingham Stuart Beavon gets on the score sheet with a goal from the edge of the penalty box to the bottom right corner of the goal. Preston 2-0 Gillingham.

36:21

The ball is sent over by Matt Fish.

35:50

Lee Holmes concedes a free kick for a foul on Joe Martin. Adam Barrett restarts play with the free kick.

35:14

Stuart Beavon is ruled offside. Tommy Forecast takes the free kick.

33:57

The ball is crossed by Lee Holmes, clearance made by Matt Fish.

32:18

Shane Cansdell-Sherriff restarts play with the free kick.

32:18 Booking

Booking Romain Vincelot receives a yellow card.

32:02

Romain Vincelot gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Nicky Wroe.

31:32

John Mousinho concedes a free kick for a foul on Deon Burton. Lewis Montrose takes the direct free kick.

30:52

Charlie Allen concedes a free kick for a foul on Jeffrey Monakana. Direct free kick taken by Nicky Wroe.

30:21

Effort from deep inside the area by Matt Fish clears the bar.

30:06

The ball is swung over by Matt Fish, clearance made by Chris Robertson.

29:35

Matt Fish crosses the ball.

28:31

Effort from long range by John Welsh goes wide right of the target.

28:03

Stuart Beavon takes a shot. Save made by Tommy Forecast.

24:39

Free kick awarded for a foul by Myles Weston on John Mousinho. Free kick crossed left-footed by Lee Holmes, Joe Martin makes a clearance.

24:12

The ball is crossed by John Welsh.

22:45

Nicky Wroe gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Romain Vincelot. The free kick is swung in right-footed by Charlie Allen, Thorsten Stuckmann makes a save.

21:49

Direct free kick taken by Charlie Allen.

21:49 Booking

Booking Lee Holmes is shown a yellow card for unsporting behaviour.

21:36

Unfair challenge on Joe Martin by Lee Holmes results in a free kick.

21:00

Romain Vincelot takes a shot. Save made by Thorsten Stuckmann.

19:40

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

18:22

Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Nicky Wroe from the left by-line, Callum Davies manages to make a clearance.

17:52

Lewis Montrose takes a shot. Paul Huntington gets a block in.

14:59

Shane Cansdell-Sherriff sends in a cross, Stuart Beavon takes a shot.

14:36

Free kick awarded for a foul by Lewis Montrose on Jeffrey Monakana. Shane Cansdell-Sherriff takes the free kick.

14:11

Adam Birchall takes a shot. Blocked by Chris Robertson.

13:18

Shot by Lee Holmes from a long way out goes over the net.

11:40 Goal scored

Goal! - Jeffrey Monakana - Preston 1 - 0 Gillingham A goal is scored by Jeffrey Monakana from just inside the area to the top right corner of the goal. Preston 1-0 Gillingham.

10:37

Nicky Wroe delivers the ball from the free kick right-footed from right wing, Lewis Montrose makes a clearance.

10:37 Booking

Booking The referee cautions Adam Barrett for unsporting behaviour.

10:19

Adam Barrett concedes a free kick for a foul on Lee Holmes.

8:33

Matt Fish gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on John Welsh. The free kick is swung in right-footed by Nicky Wroe, Adam Barrett manages to make a clearance.

7:09

Jeffrey Monakana produces a cross, clearance by Romain Vincelot.

5:23

Myles Weston is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Thorsten Stuckmann restarts play with the free kick.

4:51

Stuart Beavon concedes a free kick for a foul on Joe Martin. Tommy Forecast takes the direct free kick.

4:09

Myles Weston gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Todd Kane. Lee Holmes crosses the ball from the free kick left-footed from right wing, clearance by Adam Barrett.

1:59

The ball is swung over by Lee Holmes, save by Tommy Forecast.

0:49

Lee Holmes produces a cross.

0:04

Lewis Montrose concedes a free kick for a foul on Jeffrey Monakana. Free kick crossed by Nicky Wroe.

0:00

The game gets underway.

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