Yeovil Town came from behind to claim their seventh successive league victory and increase the pressure on Preston North End manager Graham Westley.

Preston scored when Jeffrey Monakana passed to Chris Beardsley, who spun his marker and fired low into the corner.

But the hosts grabbed three goals in the last 17 minutes to win the match.

James Hayter prodded home an equaliser from Paddy Madden's cross, Nathan Ralph made it 2-1 pouncing on a loose ball, before Madden poked in a late third.

However, Preston should have earlier gone 2-0 ahead but Beardsley's header was saved by Marek Stech.

North End had only won once in their previous 13 league games and last week Peter Risdale, employed as an advisor by the club's owner Trevor Hemmings, revealed he expected the club's results to improve.

But this latest defeat, Preston's sixth in seven games in all competitions, leaves them only five points above the League One relegation places.

VIEWS FROM THE DRESSING ROOM

Yeovil Town manager Gary Johnson told BBC Somerset:

"It was nice. We looked a strong club again.

"We went 1-0 down so we gave Preston a little carrot to make them want to keep going.

"[Nathan] Ralph and [Lewis] Young have just spent five months in the gym, working so hard with two really bad injuries.

"It was fantastic to see them back and creating opportunities."

Lineup, Bookings (4) & Substitutions (6)

Yeovil

  • 01 Stech
  • 02 Ayling
  • 03 McAllister Booked
  • 05 Webster
  • 18 Burn
  • 20 Edwards
  • 08 Upson
  • 14 Foley (Young - 61' )
  • 22 Dawson (Ralph - 61' )
  • 09 Hayter (Appiah - 81' )
  • 17 Madden

Substitutes

  • 12 Stewart
  • 04 Hinds
  • 16 Ralph
  • 06 Blizzard
  • 10 Williams
  • 07 Appiah
  • 15 Young

Preston

  • 23 Rudd
  • 04 Huntington
  • 05 Robertson
  • 15 Connolly Booked
  • 28 Davies Booked (Buchanan - 69' )
  • 11 Holmes
  • 17 Monakana
  • 18 Procter (Keane - 83' )
  • 19 Welsh
  • 20 Beardsley Booked (Cummins - 83' )
  • 14 Garner

Substitutes

  • 01 Stuckmann
  • 16 Buchanan
  • 27 Foster
  • 02 Keane
  • 08 Wroe
  • 24 Hayhurst
  • 09 Cummins
Ref: East
Att: 3,661

Match Stats

Shots

10 4

On target

4 3

Corners

6 1

Fouls

11 17

Live Text Commentary

90:00 +7:00 Full time

Full Time The final whistle is blown by the referee.

90:00 +6:02

Unfair challenge on Nathan Ralph by Keith Keane results in a free kick. James McAllister takes the free kick.

90:00 +5:06

Foul by Paddy Madden on Chris Robertson, free kick awarded. Declan Rudd takes the direct free kick.

90:00 +3:05

Kwesi Appiah provided the assist for the goal.

90:00 +3:05 Goal scored

Goal! - Paddy Madden - Yeovil 3 - 1 Preston Paddy Madden grabs a goal from inside the penalty box to the bottom left corner of the goal. Yeovil 3-1 Preston.

90:00 +0:42

Inswinging corner taken from the left by-line by Graham Cummins, Headed effort from deep inside the penalty area by Chris Robertson misses to the right of the target.

86:53

Free kick awarded for a foul by James McAllister on Lee Holmes. Lee Holmes takes the direct free kick.

85:41

Foul by Lee Holmes on Nathan Ralph, free kick awarded. Marek Stech takes the free kick.

82:34 Substitution

Substitution (Preston) makes a substitution, with Keith Keane coming on for Andy Procter.

82:34 Substitution

Substitution Graham Cummins comes on in place of Chris Beardsley.

81:41

Jeffrey Monakana delivers the ball, Marek Stech makes a save.

80:09 Substitution

Substitution James Hayter leaves the field to be replaced by Kwesi Appiah.

79:02 Goal scored

Goal! - Nathan Ralph - Yeovil 2 - 1 Preston Nathan Ralph grabs a goal from inside the six-yard box to the top left corner of the goal. Yeovil 2-1 Preston.

78:17

Edward Upson takes the direct free kick.

78:17 Booking

Booking Paul Connolly is shown a yellow card for unsporting behaviour.

78:03

Paul Connolly gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Joe Edwards.

75:58

Lee Holmes concedes a free kick for a foul on Nathan Ralph. James McAllister takes the direct free kick.

75:33

Free kick awarded for a foul by Chris Beardsley on Byron Webster. James McAllister takes the free kick.

73:44

Free kick awarded for a foul by John Welsh on Luke Ayling. Direct free kick taken by Marek Stech.

72:26

The assist for the goal came from Paddy Madden.

72:26 Goal scored

Goal! - James Hayter - Yeovil 1 - 1 Preston James Hayter finds the back of the net with a goal from close in high into the middle of the goal. Yeovil 1-1 Preston.

70:02

Andy Procter handles the ball and concedes a free kick. Edward Upson takes the free kick.

68:21 Substitution

Substitution David Buchanan comes on in place of Ben Davies.

66:50

Outswinging corner taken right-footed by Edward Upson, Chris Beardsley manages to make a clearance.

65:49

The ball is sent over by Chris Beardsley.

65:21

The ball is swung over by Luke Ayling, Chris Robertson makes a clearance.

64:48

Lee Holmes is penalised for a handball. James McAllister restarts play with the free kick.

63:41

Corner taken right-footed by Edward Upson from the left by-line to the near post, Joe Garner manages to make a clearance.

62:00

James McAllister crosses the ball in from the free kick, clearance by Paul Huntington.

62:00 Booking

Booking Ben Davies receives a yellow card.

61:39

Ben Davies concedes a free kick for a foul on Lewis Young.

60:30

Marek Stech restarts play with the free kick.

60:30 Substitution

Substitution (Yeovil) makes a substitution, with Nathan Ralph coming on for Kevin Dawson.

60:30 Substitution

Substitution Lewis Young on for Sam Foley.

60:30

The referee blows for offside against Chris Beardsley.

59:29

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Lee Holmes by Edward Upson. Lee Holmes shoots direct from the free kick.

58:49

Kevin Dawson concedes a free kick for a foul on John Welsh. Free kick taken by Ben Davies.

56:57

Ben Davies restarts play with the free kick.

56:57 Booking

Booking James McAllister is cautioned by the ref for unsporting behaviour.

56:47

James McAllister gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Chris Robertson.

53:33

The ball is swung over by Joe Edwards, save by Declan Rudd.

52:01

The ball is delivered by Sam Foley, Header from deep inside the penalty area by Byron Webster goes harmlessly over the crossbar.

51:35

Unfair challenge on James McAllister by Lee Holmes results in a free kick. Edward Upson restarts play with the free kick.

46:22

Kevin Dawson produces a cross, save by Declan Rudd.

45:01

The referee gets the second half underway.

45:00 +2:15 Half time

Half Time The match has reached half-time.

45:00 +1:06

James McAllister concedes a free kick for a foul on Lee Holmes. Direct free kick taken by Lee Holmes.

45:00 +0:07

Joe Garner challenges Byron Webster unfairly and gives away a free kick. James McAllister takes the free kick.

42:13

Centre by Lee Holmes, Marek Stech makes a save.

41:31

Paddy Madden produces a left-footed shot from inside the area that clears the bar.

41:05

Luke Ayling fouled by Jeffrey Monakana, the ref awards a free kick. Luke Ayling takes the direct free kick.

38:59

Centre by Sam Foley, Declan Rudd makes a save.

37:34

Effort on goal by Edward Upson from long range goes over the crossbar.

37:05

James McAllister takes the free kick.

37:05 Booking

Booking Chris Beardsley goes into the referee's book for unsporting behaviour.

36:53

Unfair challenge on James McAllister by Chris Beardsley results in a free kick.

35:59

The assistant referee flags for offside against Paddy Madden. Free kick taken by Declan Rudd.

35:15

Unfair challenge on Byron Webster by Joe Garner results in a free kick. Free kick taken by James McAllister.

34:41

Effort on goal by Edward Upson from just outside the penalty area goes harmlessly over the target.

33:47

Jeffrey Monakana takes a shot. Marek Stech makes a save.

29:20

Assist on the goal came from Jeffrey Monakana.

29:20 Goal scored

Goal! - Chris Beardsley - Yeovil 0 - 1 Preston Chris Beardsley finds the net with a goal from the edge of the penalty area to the bottom right corner of the goal. Yeovil 0-1 Preston.

28:44

Foul by Chris Robertson on Kevin Dawson, free kick awarded. Free kick taken by James McAllister.

28:24

Byron Webster fouled by Joe Garner, the ref awards a free kick. Marek Stech restarts play with the free kick.

27:16

The assistant referee signals for offside against Paddy Madden. Indirect free kick taken by Declan Rudd.

26:59

Jeffrey Monakana delivers the ball, save by Marek Stech.

26:28

The assistant referee signals for offside against Paddy Madden. Indirect free kick taken by Declan Rudd.

23:12

Paddy Madden produces a cross, clearance made by Paul Huntington.

20:34

The ball is swung over by James McAllister, Declan Rudd makes a save.

20:15

Corner taken short by Edward Upson.

19:38

The ball is sent over by Luke Ayling, Header from deep inside the area by Paddy Madden goes harmlessly over the crossbar.

18:34

The referee blows for offside against Dan Burn. Declan Rudd takes the free kick.

18:05

Outswinging corner taken right-footed by Edward Upson, clearance made by Chris Robertson.

17:41

Outswinging corner taken by Edward Upson from the right by-line, clearance by Paul Huntington.

17:25

Paddy Madden takes a shot. Blocked by Paul Connolly.

16:54

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on James McAllister by Jeffrey Monakana. James McAllister takes the direct free kick.

11:14

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Sam Foley by John Welsh. James McAllister takes the direct free kick.

10:19

Unfair challenge on Jeffrey Monakana by James McAllister results in a free kick. Free kick taken by Paul Connolly.

9:05

Free kick awarded for a foul by Luke Ayling on Lee Holmes. Direct free kick taken by Lee Holmes.

6:21

Shot by Kevin Dawson from outside the box goes high over the crossbar.

4:20

Corner from the right by-line taken by Edward Upson, James Hayter gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Declan Rudd. Declan Rudd takes the free kick.

3:17

Paul Connolly fouled by Sam Foley, the ref awards a free kick. Paul Connolly takes the free kick.

1:54

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Chris Robertson by Joe Edwards. Direct free kick taken by Chris Robertson.

0:45

Joe Garner gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Byron Webster. Free kick taken by Luke Ayling.

0:00

The referee gets the game underway.

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