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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

  1. Post update

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

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Preston North End 2, Notts County 0.

  3. Post update

    Joe Garner (Preston North End) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  4. Post update

    Foul by Gareth Roberts (Notts County).

  5. Post update

    Attempt missed. John Welsh (Preston North End) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left.

  6. Post update

    Chris Humphrey (Preston North End) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  7. Post update

    Foul by Gareth Roberts (Notts County).

  8. Post update

    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.

  9. Substitution

    Substitution, Preston North End. Keith Keane replaces Lee Holmes.

  10. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Callum McGregor (Notts County) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

  11. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Joe Garner (Preston North End) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

  12. Booking

    Jack Grealish (Notts County) is shown the yellow card.

  13. Post update

    Lee Holmes (Preston North End) wins a free kick on the left wing.

  14. Post update

    Foul by Jack Grealish (Notts County).

  15. Post update

    Foul by Neil Kilkenny (Preston North End).

  16. Post update

    Kieran Freeman (Notts County) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  17. Post update

    Attempt missed. Kwesi Appiah (Notts County) left footed shot from the right side of the box is close, but misses the top left corner.

  18. Post update

    Foul by Chris Humphrey (Preston North End).

  19. Post update

    Kieran Freeman (Notts County) wins a free kick on the left wing.

  20. Substitution

    Substitution, Preston North End. Chris Humphrey replaces Paul Gallagher.