• Date: Sat 13 March 2010
  • Venue: Deepdale
  • Ref: Haywood, M
  • Attendance: 14,426
Preston North End

Preston North End

Wallace (20)

Davidson (29) P

James (32)

3 - 2
Nottingham Forest

Nottingham Forest

Blackstock (57)P

Earnshaw (76)

Preston North End vs Nottingham Forest

Team Lineups

Preston North End

Andy Lonergan
Callum Davidson
Youl Mawene (Liam Chilvers, 41)
Sean St Ledger
Billy Jones
Chris Sedgwick (Keith Treacy, 82)
Paul Coutts
Matty James
Ross Wallace
Chris Brown
Neil Mellor (Richard Chaplow, 80)

Nottingham Forest

Lee Camp
Wes Morgan
Kelvin Wilson
Chris Gunter
Paul Anderson (Dele Adebola, 80)
Lewis McGugan (Luke Chambers, 46)
Chris Cohen
Guy Moussi
David McGoldrick
George Boyd (Robert Earnshaw, 69)
Dexter Blackstock

Match Report
Preston North End won 3-2 against Nottingham Forest at Deepdale in front of a crowd of 14,426. David McGoldrick picked the ball up in space and hit a tame daisy-cutter from 25-yards for the first shot of the game for Forest which was saved by Preston goalkeeper Andrew Lonergan in the 18th minute. Preston striker Neil Mellor had a surging run from his own half down the inside right channel with no Forest players near him and Ross Wallace was to his left begging for the pass which was delivered to perfection. Forest goalkeeper Lee Camp closed him down but Wallace scored in the 20th minute with a goal from the edge of the penalty box into the bottom right corner of the goal. Wallace's left-foot left-wing out-swinging corner led to Chris Gunter manhandling Billy Jones to the ground and referee Mark Haywood gave a penalty. Preston left-back and captain Callum Davidson's left-foot penalty was hard and low, straight down the middle in the 29th minute. Matthew James picked the ball up after a well-worked move from Chris Brown and Wallace's assist and hit the ball with all his might into the far top right corner from 20-yards out in the 32nd minute. Liam Chilvers replaced Youl Mawene who limped off with a strain in the 41st minute. Luke Chambers replaced Lewis McGugan at half-time. Sean St. Ledger was shown a yellow card in the 52nd minute for a clumsy challenge on McGoldrick. Mellor had a shot saved in the 55th minute. Jones fouled Chris Cohen just inside the box and Dexter Blackstock slammed the penalty low and hard into the bottom corner to make it 3-1 in the 57th minute. A minute later Chambers crossed and Blackstock's shot was saved. Wallace was booked in the 61st minute and Davidson in the 67th minute for a foul on Gunter. Robert Earnshaw replaced George Boyd in the 69th minute. Earnshaw made it 3-2 when he was played clean through the middle by Blackstock and calmly slotted the ball over Lonergan in the 76th minute from inside the area into the bottom right corner. Richard Chaplow replaced Mellor and Dele Adebola replaced Paul Anderson in the 80th minute. Keith Treacy replaced Chris Sedgwick in the 82nd minute. Blackstock was booked for a blatant dive in the Preston box in the 85th minute. Wes Morgan was booked for a foul on Davidson in the 89th minute. Chaplow fouled Kelvin Wilson and both were booked in the 90th minute.
Live Text Commentary
Full time

The ref has blown his whistle for full time.

Yellow Card

Richard Chaplow goes into the referee's book for unsporting behaviour.

Yellow Card

Kelvin Wilson is booked for unsporting behaviour.

Yellow Card

Wes Morgan goes into the referee's book for unsporting behaviour.

Yellow Card

Dexter Blackstock goes into the referee's book for unsporting behaviour.


Preston are replacing Chris Sedgwick with Keith Treacy.


Neil Mellor is being taken off, Richard Chaplow has come on in his place.


Paul Anderson is being taken off, Dele Adebola has come on in his place.


Goal!! Robert Earnshaw scores for Nottm Forest.


George Boyd is replaced by Robert Earnshaw.

Yellow Card

James Scowcroft is booked for unsporting behaviour.

Yellow Card

Ross Wallace goes into the referee's book for dissent.


Dexter Blackstock takes a penalty for Nottm Forest and scores!.

Yellow Card

The referee has booked Sean St Ledger.


Nottm Forest are replacing Lewis McGugan with Luke Chambers.

Second half

The second half is under way with the score currently at 3 v 0.

Half time

Half time whistle is blown by M Haywood


Youl Mawene is being taken off, Liam Chilvers has come on in his place.


Goal!! Matthew James scores for Preston.


James Scowcroft takes a penalty for Preston and scores!.


Goal!! Ross Wallace scores for Preston.


It's 3pm on Saturday, March 13th, the match has kicked off.

Awaiting Kickoff

Preston face Nottm Forest at 3pm on Saturday, March 13th.