• Date: Sat 13 February 2010
  • Venue: Deepdale
  • Ref: Jones, M
  • Attendance: 19,840

Preston North End vs Blackpool

Team Lineups

Preston North End

Andy Lonergan
Michael Hart
Youl Mawene
Sean St Ledger
Billy Jones
Chris Sedgwick (Chris Brown, 81)
Paul Coutts
Matty James
Ross Wallace
Danny Welbeck
Jon Parkin

Blackpool

Matt Gilks
Stephen Crainey
Ian Evatt
Alex John-Baptiste
Rob Edwards
Keith Southern
David Vaughan
Ben Burgess
Brett Ormerod
Gary Taylor-Fletcher
DJ Campbell

Match Report
Preston North End drew 0-0 with arch-rivals Blackpool in a scrappy game at Deepdale in front of their highest league crowd of the season. Blackpool ended a run of three straight defeats with a well-earned point in this Lancashire derby. Blackpool had the best of the early play and had the first chance of the game after eight minutes when Gary Taylor-Fletcher had an effort saved. Ian Evatt had a shot from an out-swinging David Vaughan left-foot left-wing corner saved after 37 minutes. Stephen Crainey crossed to former Preston striker Brett Ormerod and he had a shot saved after 42 minutes. After a scrappy first half it was hoped that the second half would deliver more entertainment to the large crowd eagerly watching but it was not to be. Firstly, Preston central midfielder Paul Coutts had a shot saved by Blackpool goalkeeper Matthew Gilks after 49 minutes. Vaughan fouled Preston left-winger Ross Wallace and was the first player booked by referee Mike Jones from Chester after 57 minutes. Preston captain Sean St Ledger fouled Rob Edwards and followed Vaughan into the book after 63 minutes. Dudley Campbell had a shot saved by Preston goalkeeper Andrew Lonergan from an Alex Baptiste cross after 76 minutes. Preston striker and man-of-the-match Jon Parkin had a shot saved from a Wallace cross after 80 minutes. The only substitution of the afternoon was by Preston manager Darren Ferguson, who brought on striker Chris Brown to replace right winger Chris Sedgwick after 81 minutes. The chance failed to inspire his team to victory and both sides shared the spoils in a fair result.
Live Text Commentary
Full time
 

That's it, it's all over, the referee has blown the final whistle.

81
Substitution
 

Chris Sedgwick is being taken off, Chris Brown has come on in his place.

63
Yellow Card
 

Sean St Ledger is booked for unsporting behaviour.

57
Yellow Card
 

David Vaughan is booked for unsporting behaviour.

Second half
 

The second half is under way with the score currently at 0 v 0.

Half time
 

The ref has blown his whistle for half time.

Kickoff
 

The ref has blown his whistle and the match has started.

Awaiting Kickoff
 

Preston face Blackpool at 1pm on Saturday, February 13th.