League One
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Preston North End 2-0 Notts County

New Preston North End loan signing Craig Davies made a promising start at Deepdale by scoring on his debut to help beat struggling Notts County.

The on-loan Bolton Wanderers striker fired into the top corner from 20 yards to give Preston a 65th-minute lead.

Davies was then involved again six minutes later when he was hauled down in the box by Jack Grealish.

Joe Garner scored from the spot to wrap up a convincing win which drops Notts into the relegation zone.

North End stay fourth, nine points adrift of the League One automatic promotion places.

VIEW FROM THE DRESSING ROOM

Preston assistant manager Glynn Snodin told BBC Radio Lancashire:

"The first half wasn't so good from our point of view. We've got standards at this club and we fell below them in the first half.

"We want to make this place a fortress. We're happy at the end of the game, but only for 45 minutes.

"We know Craig [Davies] is powerful and strong and can cause defences problems. He's got a good eye for goal."

Line-ups

Preston

  • 23Rudd
  • 32Wiseman
  • 16Buchanan
  • 19Welsh
  • 5Clarke
  • 6Wright
  • 11HolmesSubstituted forKeaneat 89'minutes
  • 37Kilkenny
  • 14Garner
  • 17DaviesSubstituted forHumeat 78'minutes
  • 12GallagherSubstituted forHumphreyat 82'minutes

Substitutes

  • 1Stuckmann
  • 2Keane
  • 3Laird
  • 7Humphrey
  • 10Beavon
  • 22King
  • 27Hume

Notts County

  • 35Pilkington
  • 29RobertsBooked at 61mins
  • 3SheehanBooked at 54mins
  • 22FotheringhamSubstituted forMullinsat 66'minutes
  • 28Boucaud
  • 5SmithBooked at 70mins
  • 7GrealishBooked at 86mins
  • 20Campbell-Ryce
  • 9ShowunmiSubstituted forAppiahat 65'minutes
  • 24Freeman
  • 8McGregor

Substitutes

  • 12Mullins
  • 15Appiah
  • 25Tempest
  • 26Hollis
  • 37Bishop
  • 40Andrews
Referee:
Tony Harrington
Attendance:
9,483

Match Stats

Home TeamPrestonAway TeamNotts County
Possession
Home51%
Away49%
Shots
Home26
Away10
Shots on Target
Home14
Away1
Corners
Home7
Away3
Fouls
Home12
Away13

Live Text

Match ends, Preston North End 2, Notts County 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Preston North End 2, Notts County 0.
Joe Garner (Preston North End) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by Gareth Roberts (Notts County).
Attempt missed. John Welsh (Preston North End) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left.
Chris Humphrey (Preston North End) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by Gareth Roberts (Notts County).
Attempt saved. David Buchanan (Preston North End) right footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Substitution

Substitution, Preston North End. Keith Keane replaces Lee Holmes.
Attempt blocked. Callum McGregor (Notts County) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.
Attempt blocked. Joe Garner (Preston North End) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

Booking

Jack Grealish (Notts County) is shown the yellow card.
Lee Holmes (Preston North End) wins a free kick on the left wing.
Foul by Jack Grealish (Notts County).
Foul by Neil Kilkenny (Preston North End).
Kieran Freeman (Notts County) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
Attempt missed. Kwesi Appiah (Notts County) left footed shot from the right side of the box is close, but misses the top left corner.
Foul by Chris Humphrey (Preston North End).
Kieran Freeman (Notts County) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Substitution

Substitution, Preston North End. Chris Humphrey replaces Paul Gallagher.
Attempt blocked. Callum McGregor (Notts County) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.
Foul by Iain Hume (Preston North End).
Andre Boucaud (Notts County) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by Joe Garner (Preston North End).
Alan Sheehan (Notts County) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Substitution

Substitution, Preston North End. Iain Hume replaces Craig Davies.
Attempt missed. Joe Garner (Preston North End) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right.
Attempt blocked. Craig Davies (Preston North End) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.
Joe Garner (Preston North End) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by Kieran Freeman (Notts County).

Goal!

Goal! Preston North End 2, Notts County 0. Joe Garner (Preston North End) converts the penalty with a right footed shot to the top right corner.

Booking

Andre Boucaud (Notts County) is shown the yellow card.
Penalty Preston North End. Joe Garner draws a foul in the penalty area.
Penalty conceded by Jack Grealish (Notts County) after a foul in the penalty area.
Foul by Scott Wiseman (Preston North End).
Jack Grealish (Notts County) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Substitution

Substitution, Notts County. Hayden Mullins replaces Mark Fotheringham.

Substitution

Substitution, Notts County. Kwesi Appiah replaces Enoch Showunmi.

Goal!

Goal! Preston North End 1, Notts County 0. Craig Davies (Preston North End) right footed shot from outside the box to the top right corner. Assisted by Neil Kilkenny.
Attempt saved. Craig Davies (Preston North End) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom left corner.
Attempt saved. Joe Garner (Preston North End) header from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.
Corner, Preston North End. Conceded by Gareth Roberts.
Attempt blocked. Paul Gallagher (Preston North End) left footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked.

Booking

Gareth Roberts (Notts County) is shown the yellow card.
Scott Wiseman (Preston North End) wins a free kick on the right wing.
Foul by Gareth Roberts (Notts County).
Corner, Preston North End. Conceded by Kevin Pilkington.
Attempt saved. Lee Holmes (Preston North End) left footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom left corner.
Corner, Preston North End. Conceded by Kevin Pilkington.
Attempt saved. Paul Gallagher (Preston North End) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom left corner.
Attempt saved. Joe Garner (Preston North End) left footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.
Attempt blocked. Craig Davies (Preston North End) right footed shot from the left side of the six yard box is blocked.
Corner, Preston North End. Conceded by Kieran Freeman.
Scott Wiseman (Preston North End) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by Jack Grealish (Notts County).

Booking

Alan Sheehan (Notts County) is shown the yellow card.
Hand ball by Alan Sheehan (Notts County).
Attempt missed. Paul Gallagher (Preston North End) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right.

Second Half

Second Half begins Preston North End 0, Notts County 0.

Half Time

First Half ends, Preston North End 0, Notts County 0.
Foul by David Buchanan (Preston North End).
goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLGDPts
1Brentford2919642463
2Wolves2918742961
3Leyton Orient2818643360
4Preston28141041152
5Rotherham2914961351
6Walsall29121071046
7Peterborough2814311845
8Swindon2912512741
9Port Vale2712312-339
10MK Dons2810612-136
11Gillingham2910514-1035
12Coventry271287834
13Bradford287138434
14Colchester268108134
15Oldham299614-833
16Crawley257108-531
17Tranmere298714-1831
18Carlisle288614-1730
19Crewe298615-2430
20Bristol City2851211-627
21Shrewsbury296914-1127
22Notts County308319-1327
23Sheff Utd276813-1226
24Stevenage266416-2022
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