A Haydn Hollis own goal earned Preston victory at Notts County, who lost for the first time in eight matches.

The visitors took a deserved first-half lead when Will Hayhurst's curling cross was turned into his own net by Hollis.

Preston, unbeaten during manager Simon Grayson's four games in charge, could have gone 2-0 ahead but Stuart Beavon's shot was saved by Bartosz Bialkowski.

Notts had a chance to equalise but away goalkeeper Declan Rudd produced a fine save to block Yoann Arquin's effort.

Grayson's side have now won two and drawn two of their four matches since he took over last month.

This victory takes them up to 15th, four places behind Notts County, who are nine points adrift of the League One play-offs.

Lineup, Bookings (1) & Substitutions (6)

Notts County

  • 01 Bialkowski
  • 03 Sheehan
  • 05 Smith
  • 26 Hollis
  • 04 Bishop Booked
  • 08 Liddle
  • 11 Hughes
  • 20 Campbell-Ryce (Thompson - 22' )
  • 28 Boucaud
  • 09 Showunmi (Blyth - 75' )
  • 13 Zoko (Arquin - 59' )

Substitutes

  • 23 Speiss
  • 18 Bencherif
  • 21 Thompson
  • 25 Tempest
  • 15 Arquin
  • 17 Waite
  • 29 Blyth

Preston

  • 23 Rudd
  • 04 Huntington
  • 15 Connolly
  • 16 Buchanan
  • 26 Wright (Robertson - 46' )
  • 08 Wroe
  • 11 Holmes
  • 19 Welsh (Mousinho - 85' )
  • 24 Hayhurst
  • 14 Garner (Cummins - 78' )
  • 29 Beavon

Substitutes

  • 01 Stuckmann
  • 05 Robertson
  • 02 Keane
  • 17 Monakana
  • 20 Beardsley
  • 21 Mousinho
  • 09 Cummins
Ref: Russell
Att: 3,587

Match Stats

Shots

6 14

On target

4 6

Corners

4 4

Fouls

12 10

Live Text Commentary

90:00 +3:23 Full time

Full Time The referee ends the match.

90:00 +2:34

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Chris Robertson by Yoann Arquin. Declan Rudd takes the direct free kick.

90:00 +2:06

Long range shot by Nicky Wroe goes wide right of the target.

90:00 +1:30

Neal Bishop produces a cross. Alan Sheehan takes a inswinging corner.

89:21

Graham Cummins takes a shot. Save by Bartosz Bialkowski.

87:59

The official flags Graham Cummins offside. Free kick taken by Bartosz Bialkowski.

84:52

Stuart Beavon concedes a free kick for a foul on Andre Boucaud. Alan Sheehan restarts play with the free kick.

84:19 Substitution

Substitution John Mousinho replaces John Welsh.

83:31

Graham Cummins crosses the ball, clearance by Haydn Hollis.

83:09

John Welsh takes a shot. Save by Bartosz Bialkowski.

82:33

Stuart Beavon gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Haydn Hollis. Direct free kick taken by Bartosz Bialkowski.

81:46

Handball decision goes against Graham Cummins. Direct free kick taken by Bartosz Bialkowski.

77:16 Substitution

Substitution Graham Cummins on for Joe Garner.

77:02

William Hayhurst produces a cross, Gary Liddle gets a block in.

76:38

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Joe Garner by Haydn Hollis. Direct free kick taken by Nicky Wroe.

75:35

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Joe Garner by Andre Boucaud. Paul Connolly takes the free kick.

74:40 Substitution

Substitution Jacob Blyth on for Enoch Showunmi.

73:41

Gary Liddle gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Joe Garner. Nicky Wroe takes the free kick.

71:45

Paul Huntington restarts play with the free kick.

71:45 Booking

Booking Neal Bishop booked for unsporting behaviour.

71:39

Neal Bishop concedes a free kick for a foul on Nicky Wroe.

69:55

The ball is crossed by William Hayhurst, Headed effort from inside the area by Lee Holmes misses to the left of the target.

69:21

Lee Holmes crosses the ball, save made by Bartosz Bialkowski.

66:08

Joe Garner takes a shot.

65:03

The ball is crossed by William Hayhurst.

64:26

Free kick awarded for a foul by Neal Bishop on John Welsh. Nicky Wroe restarts play with the free kick.

63:31

The referee gives a free kick against Enoch Showunmi for handball. Declan Rudd takes the direct free kick.

62:39

Paul Connolly gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Curtis Thompson. Free kick taken by Alan Sheehan.

61:00

The referee blows for offside. Declan Rudd restarts play with the free kick.

60:16

Yoann Arquin takes a shot. Save made by Declan Rudd.

59:30

Stuart Beavon takes a shot. Save by Bartosz Bialkowski.

58:52 Substitution

Substitution Yoann Arquin is brought on as a substitute for Francois Zoko.

55:48

Free kick awarded for a foul by William Hayhurst on Curtis Thompson. Direct free kick taken by Gary Liddle.

53:52

John Welsh concedes a free kick for a foul on Neal Bishop. Andre Boucaud takes the free kick.

51:32

Enoch Showunmi takes a shot. Chris Robertson gets a block in.

51:04

A cross is delivered by Gary Liddle, Nicky Wroe gets a block in.

49:29

A cross is delivered by Lee Holmes, save made by Bartosz Bialkowski.

48:37

The ball is swung over by Curtis Thompson, Neal Bishop takes a shot. Save by Declan Rudd.

47:49

Paul Huntington challenges Francois Zoko unfairly and gives away a free kick. Alan Sheehan delivers the ball from the free kick left-footed from left wing, Chris Robertson manages to make a clearance.

47:04

Free kick awarded for a foul by Chris Robertson on Enoch Showunmi. Alan Sheehan takes the free kick.

45:01

The match restarts for the second half.

45:01 Substitution

Substitution Chris Robertson replaces Bailey Wright.

45:00 +1:40 Half time

Half Time The ref blows to end the first period.

45:00 +0:12

Stuart Beavon takes a shot. Save by Bartosz Bialkowski. Handball decision goes against Enoch Showunmi. Direct free kick taken by Declan Rudd.

44:32

A cross is delivered by Alan Sheehan, clearance by William Hayhurst. Outswinging corner taken by Alan Sheehan, clearance made by Joe Garner.

44:21

The ball is swung over by Alan Sheehan, Joe Garner makes a clearance.

43:56

Alan Sheehan takes a outswinging corner from the left by-line played to the near post, clearance by Joe Garner.

42:50

Curtis Thompson takes a shot. Save made by Declan Rudd. Jeff Hughes takes a shot. Francois Zoko produces a right-footed shot from the edge of the box and misses to the left of the goal.

42:18

Lee Holmes produces a left-footed shot from just outside the area that goes harmlessly over the bar.

41:39

Stuart Beavon produces a right-footed shot from just outside the box that goes wide right of the goal.

40:46

Foul by William Hayhurst on Gary Liddle, free kick awarded. Alan Sheehan takes the direct free kick.

40:00

Stuart Beavon concedes a free kick for a foul on Neal Bishop. Free kick taken by Andre Boucaud.

39:35

Francois Zoko delivers the ball, clearance by Nicky Wroe.

35:57

A cross is delivered by Lee Holmes, Joe Garner produces a header from inside the area that goes over the crossbar.

35:49

The ball is crossed by Lee Holmes, Alan Sheehan makes a clearance.

34:51

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Joe Garner by Haydn Hollis. William Hayhurst takes the direct free kick.

33:12

Assist on the goal came from William Hayhurst.

33:12 Goal scored

Goal! - Haydn Hollis - Notts Co 0 - 1 Preston Haydn Hollis concedes an unfortunate own goal. Notts County 0-1 Preston.

33:00

William Hayhurst produces a cross.

31:38

Corner taken left-footed by Lee Holmes to the near post, clearance made by Enoch Showunmi.

31:00

Joe Garner takes a shot. Save made by Bartosz Bialkowski.

29:27

Stuart Beavon produces a right-footed shot from just outside the penalty area that goes harmlessly over the target.

28:20

Corner taken left-footed by Lee Holmes from the right by-line to the near post, Emmanuele Smith manages to make a clearance.

28:11

A cross is delivered by Lee Holmes, clearance made by Haydn Hollis.

27:57

The ball is delivered by David Buchanan, clearance made by Haydn Hollis.

25:59

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on David Buchanan by Gary Liddle. Declan Rudd takes the free kick.

25:23

Centre by Gary Liddle, clearance made by Paul Huntington.

23:19

Lee Holmes concedes a free kick for a foul on Alan Sheehan. The free kick is delivered left-footed by Alan Sheehan from left wing, Paul Huntington makes a clearance. Enoch Showunmi gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Paul Huntington. Declan Rudd takes the direct free kick.

22:24

The referee gives a free kick against Stuart Beavon for handball. Free kick taken by Bartosz Bialkowski.

21:33 Substitution

Substitution Curtis Thompson is brought on as a substitute for Jamal Campbell-Ryce.

17:44

Shot from just outside the box by Lee Holmes misses to the right of the goal.

17:14

Jeff Hughes concedes a free kick for a foul on John Welsh. Direct free kick taken by Nicky Wroe.

16:32

Francois Zoko concedes a free kick for a foul on William Hayhurst. Declan Rudd takes the free kick.

15:04

Paul Connolly sends in a cross, Bartosz Bialkowski makes a save.

11:59

A cross is delivered by Alan Sheehan, save by Declan Rudd.

10:34

David Buchanan sends in a cross, clearance made by Emmanuele Smith. David Buchanan is adjudged to have handled the ball. Bartosz Bialkowski takes the direct free kick.

8:58

Corner taken by John Welsh.

8:47

The ball is delivered by William Hayhurst, blocked by Jeff Hughes.

8:36

Stuart Beavon takes a shot. Blocked by Emmanuele Smith.

7:38

Handball decision goes against Enoch Showunmi. John Welsh takes the direct free kick.

7:30

The ball is sent over by Stuart Beavon, clearance made by Haydn Hollis.

7:13

David Buchanan produces a cross, clearance by Haydn Hollis.

3:42

The ball is swung over by David Buchanan, clearance made by Emmanuele Smith. John Welsh takes the inswinging corner, clearance made by Jeff Hughes.

2:26

The assistant referee signals for offside against Enoch Showunmi. Declan Rudd restarts play with the free kick.

1:40

Outswinging corner taken by Alan Sheehan, Paul Huntington manages to make a clearance.

0:13

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Lee Holmes by Jeff Hughes. Free kick taken by Bailey Wright.

0:00

The referee gets the game started.

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