Championship
Preston0Bolton0

Preston North End 0-0 Bolton Wanderers

Tom Barkhuizen rues a missed header
Preston ended a four-match losing streak in the Championship

Bolton missed the opportunity to move out of the Championship relegation zone by drawing at local rivals Preston.

Preston's Paul Gallagher shot straight at Ben Alnwick and created chances for Andrew Boyle and Tom Barkhuizen.

In a game of few openings, Adam Armstrong tested Lilywhites stopper Chris Maxwell after the break and Karl Henry shot narrowly over the bar.

Preston ended a four-game losing streak while Wanderers extended their unbeaten run to six league matches.

The derby meeting at Deepdale was low on quality and both sides seemed happy to settle for a point.

Boyle and Barkhuizen both saw headers go inches wide of the post in the opening half hour before a fierce half-volley from Bolton's Josh Vela was tipped over by Maxwell.

Preston were restricted to long-range shots in the second half, with Callum Robinson and Alan Browne having routine efforts saved by Alnwick.

The Trotters move up a place to 22nd in the table while Preston go 13th before Saturday's fixtures.

Line-ups

Preston

  • 22Maxwell
  • 15Woods
  • 23HuntingtonBooked at 77mins
  • 6BoyleBooked at 86mins
  • 25O'Connor
  • 4Pearson
  • 12GallagherSubstituted forJohnsonat 75'minutes
  • 29Barkhuizen
  • 8BrowneSubstituted forHarropat 82'minutes
  • 37RobinsonSubstituted forHorganat 68'minutes
  • 27Mavididi

Substitutes

  • 1Rudd
  • 5Clarke
  • 7Horgan
  • 10Harrop
  • 11Johnson
  • 18Pringle
  • 19Welsh

Bolton

  • 13Alnwick
  • 2Little
  • 31Wheater
  • 5BeeversBooked at 67mins
  • 15Robinson
  • 21Pratley
  • 24HenryBooked at 2mins
  • 10AmeobiBooked at 53mins
  • 6VelaSubstituted forMoraisat 87'minutes
  • 20ArmstrongSubstituted forBuckleyat 72'minutes
  • 14Madine

Substitutes

  • 11Buckley
  • 12Noone
  • 17Derik
  • 22Morais
  • 32Burke
  • 33Howard
  • 35Hall
Referee:
Simon Hooper
Attendance:
15,213

Match Stats

Home TeamPrestonAway TeamBolton
Possession
Home57%
Away43%
Shots
Home12
Away9
Shots on Target
Home4
Away3
Corners
Home5
Away6
Fouls
Home13
Away12

Live Text

Match ends, Preston North End 0, Bolton Wanderers 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Preston North End 0, Bolton Wanderers 0.

Attempt missed. Gary Madine (Bolton Wanderers) header from very close range misses to the right. Assisted by Filipe Morais with a cross following a corner.

Corner, Bolton Wanderers. Conceded by Kevin O'Connor.

Corner, Bolton Wanderers. Conceded by Calum Woods.

Foul by Ben Pearson (Preston North End).

Antonee Robinson (Bolton Wanderers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Corner, Bolton Wanderers. Conceded by Calum Woods.

Substitution

Substitution, Bolton Wanderers. Filipe Morais replaces Josh Vela.

Booking

Andrew Boyle (Preston North End) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Offside, Bolton Wanderers. Antonee Robinson tries a through ball, but William Buckley is caught offside.

Attempt blocked. Stephy Mavididi (Preston North End) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Josh Harrop.

Foul by Calum Woods (Preston North End).

William Buckley (Bolton Wanderers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Substitution

Substitution, Preston North End. Josh Harrop replaces Alan Browne.

Andrew Boyle (Preston North End) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Darren Pratley (Bolton Wanderers).

Foul by Andrew Boyle (Preston North End).

Sammy Ameobi (Bolton Wanderers) wins a free kick on the right wing.

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

Foul by Gary Madine (Bolton Wanderers).

Booking

Paul Huntington (Preston North End) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Paul Huntington (Preston North End).

Gary Madine (Bolton Wanderers) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Substitution

Substitution, Preston North End. Daniel Johnson replaces Paul Gallagher.

Attempt missed. Karl Henry (Bolton Wanderers) right footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high. Assisted by Sammy Ameobi with a headed pass following a corner.

Corner, Bolton Wanderers. Conceded by Alan Browne.

Substitution

Substitution, Bolton Wanderers. William Buckley replaces Adam Armstrong.

Paul Huntington (Preston North End) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Mark Beevers (Bolton Wanderers).

Foul by Alan Browne (Preston North End).

Darren Pratley (Bolton Wanderers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Attempt saved. Alan Browne (Preston North End) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top right corner. Assisted by Daryl Horgan.

Substitution

Substitution, Preston North End. Daryl Horgan replaces Callum Robinson.

Booking

Mark Beevers (Bolton Wanderers) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Stephy Mavididi (Preston North End) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Mark Beevers (Bolton Wanderers).

Attempt saved. Adam Armstrong (Bolton Wanderers) right footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Sammy Ameobi.

Foul by Kevin O'Connor (Preston North End).

Darren Pratley (Bolton Wanderers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Sheff Utd17120527151236
2Wolves16112329151435
3Cardiff169432213931
4Bristol City1686226161030
5Middlesbrough167542113826
6Aston Villa167542215726
7Derby157442319425
8Ipswich158072622424
9Nottm Forest168082526-124
10Leeds167272419523
11Sheff Wed166552119223
12Brentford165742521422
13Preston175751919022
14Norwich166461520-522
15QPR165651922-321
16Barnsley155462221119
17Fulham164751819-119
18Reading155371819-118
19Millwall164571717017
20Hull164482830-216
21Burton1734101134-2313
22Bolton172691329-1612
23Birmingham163310825-1712
24Sunderland161782031-1110
View full Championship table

Top Stories