League One
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Preston North End 2-0 Notts County

Joe Garner scores Preston's second goal from the penalty spot

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.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Brentford29196451272463
2Wolves29187449202961
3Leyton Orient28186459263360
4Preston281410438271152
5Rotherham29149651381351
6Walsall291210736261046
7Peterborough28143114840845
8Swindon29125124639741
9Port Vale27123123942-339
10MK Dons28106124142-136
11Gillingham29105143949-1035
12Coventry2712875547834
13Bradford2871383834434
14Colchester2681083534134
15Oldham2996143341-833
16Crawley2571082934-531
17Tranmere2987143250-1831
18Carlisle2886143249-1730
19Crewe2986153054-2430
20Bristol City28512114046-627
21Shrewsbury2969142839-1127
22Notts County3083193750-1327
23Sheff Utd2768132638-1226
24Stevenage2664162444-2022
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