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  • Date:27 Sep 2011
  • Kick-off:19:45
  • Venue:Adams Park
  • Attendance:3,734
  • Ainsworth (11) Donnelly - pen (13)
    Beavon (26)
  • Mellor (6) Hume (8)
    Hume (63)
    Mellor (72)
Goal!

Live Commentary

90:36 +0.36

Ian Ashbee concedes a free kick for a foul on Kadeem Harris. The referee cautions Ian Ashbee for unsporting behaviour. Free kick taken by James Tunnicliffe.

87:44

(Preston) makes a substitution, with Danny Mayor coming on for Jamie Proctor.

87:11

Outswinging corner taken from the right by-line by Scott Donnelly, Paul Coutts manages to make a clearance.

86:32

Corner taken right-footed by Scott Donnelly, Ben Strevens takes a shot. Save by Andreas Arestidou.

84:41

Foul by Jamie Proctor on Elliot Benyon, free kick awarded. Jamie Proctor is booked. Scott Donnelly takes the direct free kick.

84:05

(Wycombe) makes a substitution, with Elliot Benyon coming on for Martin Rowlands.

82:00

Foul by Paul Coutts on Stuart Lewis, free kick awarded. The referee books Paul Coutts for unsporting behaviour. Leon Johnson takes the direct free kick.

80:43

Ian Ashbee replaces Iain Hume.

80:30

Danny Foster takes a shot from just inside the penalty box which clears the crossbar.

78:40

Unfair challenge on Leon Johnson by Jamie Proctor results in a free kick. Leon Johnson takes the direct free kick.

77:05

Corner taken right-footed by Barry Nicholson, clearance made by Andy Sandell.

76:22

Leon Johnson challenges Jamie Proctor unfairly and gives away a free kick. Caution for Leon Johnson. Steven Smith restarts play with the free kick.

75:05

Steven Smith takes a outswinging corner.

73:54

Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Scott Donnelly from the left by-line, clearance by Clarke Carlisle.

72:48

A goal is scored by Neil Mellor from inside the six-yard box to the top right corner of the goal. Wycombe 3-4 Preston.The assist for the goal came from Iain Hume.

68:46

Ben Strevens joins the action as a substitute, replacing Gareth Ainsworth.

68:06

Corner taken by Scott Donnelly.

67:11

Clarke Carlisle concedes a free kick for a foul on Stuart Beavon. Gareth Ainsworth restarts play with the free kick.

65:24

Corner taken by Steven Smith from the right by-line to the near post, clearance made by Leon Johnson.

65:04

Stuart Beavon handles the ball and concedes a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Graham Alexander.

63:41

Goal scored by Iain Hume from close range low into the middle of the goal. Wycombe 3-3 Preston.Assist by Clarke Carlisle.

63:04

Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Scott Donnelly, Clarke Carlisle manages to make a clearance.

62:51

The official flags Graham Alexander offside. Nikki Bull takes the free kick.

59:49

Shot from long range by Kadeem Harris goes wide of the left-hand post.

54:47

Unfair challenge on Jamie Proctor by Kadeem Harris results in a free kick. Barry Nicholson restarts play with the free kick.

51:23

Corner taken short by Barry Nicholson.

51:05

Jamie Proctor takes a shot. Save by Nikki Bull.

50:33

James Tunnicliffe takes a shot. Save by Andreas Arestidou.

42:59

Corner from the right by-line taken by Iain Hume, clearance by Andy Sandell.

42:37

Jamie Proctor takes a shot. Danny Foster gets a block in.

41:23

Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Scott Donnelly from the left by-line.

40:14

Corner taken by Scott Donnelly, clearance by Brian McLean.

39:57

Stuart Lewis takes a shot.

34:52

Corner taken by Barry Nicholson played to the near post, Header from deep inside the area by Jamie Proctor goes harmlessly over the crossbar.

34:33

Martin Rowlands receives a yellow card.

34:03

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Graham Alexander by Martin Rowlands. Brian McLean takes the direct free kick.

31:35

The assistant referee flags for offside against Stuart Beavon. Free kick taken by Andreas Arestidou.

30:03

Stuart Lewis gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Neil Mellor. Steven Smith takes the direct free kick.

28:21

Outswinging corner taken right-footed by Scott Donnelly, James Tunnicliffe takes a shot.

28:02

Stuart Beavon takes a shot. Save by Andreas Arestidou.

27:02

Neil Mellor produces a left-footed shot from just outside the area that goes harmlessly over the target.

25:53

Scott Donnelly takes the inswinging corner, Stuart Beavon scores a headed goal from inside the penalty area. Wycombe 3-2 Preston.Assist by Scott Donnelly.

25:34

Gareth Ainsworth takes a shot. Save by Andreas Arestidou.

19:48

Unfair challenge on Kadeem Harris by Graham Alexander results in a free kick. Booking for Graham Alexander for unsporting behaviour. Free kick taken by Martin Rowlands.

16:50

Free kick awarded for a foul by Kadeem Harris on Brian McLean. Free kick taken by Brian McLean.

12:19

Unfair challenge on Kadeem Harris by Conor McLaughlin results in a Penalty. Placed penalty scored by Scott Donnelly. Wycombe 2-2 Preston.

10:21

Foul by Clarke Carlisle on Gareth Ainsworth, free kick awarded. Direct strike on goal from the free kick comes in from Andy Sandell, save made by Andreas Arestidou. Gareth Ainsworth grabs a goal from close range to the bottom right corner of the goal. Wycombe 1-2 Preston.Andy Sandell provided the assist for the goal.

8:18

A goal is scored by Iain Hume from deep inside the penalty box to the bottom left corner of the goal. Wycombe 0-2 Preston.Neil Mellor provided the assist for the goal.

7:46

Corner taken by Scott Donnelly from the left by-line to the near post, Graham Alexander makes a clearance.

6:22

Neil Mellor fires in a goal from close range to the bottom right corner of the goal. Wycombe 0-1 Preston.

1:34

Shot by Scott Donnelly from outside the box goes over the net.

0:37

Martin Rowlands takes a shot from just outside the penalty area clears the crossbar.

Match Preview

Ainsworth hoping for recall Wycombe midfielder Gareth Ainsworth will hope to start against his former club when Preston visit Adams Park. The 38-year-old was rested as Wanderers halted a five-game losing streak with a surprise 1-0 home victory over high-flying Sheffield United on Saturday. Ainsworth, who has had three spells with the Lilywhites during his career, will have to dislodge one of Stuart Lewis, Ben Harding, Scott Donnelly or Joel Grant if he is to start the match. Manager Gary Waddock, who celebrated his 100th game in charge of the club at the weekend, reported no fresh problems. He is able to call upon Matt Bloomfield, Marvin McCoy, Elliot Benyon, Ben Strevens and the fit-again John Halls, as well as Ainsworth, should he wish to make any changes. Preston will be without Paul Parry following his sending off in Saturday's 2-1 win over Tranmere. Left-back Parry was dismissed for two bookable offences so must serve a one-game suspension. Defender Steven Smith has recovered from his troublesome calf injury and is likely to start in Parry's absence. Fellow full-back David Gray is also in contention after coming on for the final 14 minutes at the weekend which was his first league appearance since breaking his leg in March. Young goalkeeper Andreas Arestidou should retain his place in the side. He will continue in the absence of Iain Turner, who is nearing a return after suffering a foot injury against Yeovil earlier this month.

Formation:4411Manager: Gary Waddock

Wycombe

Formation: 442Manager: Phil Brown

Preston

  • Nikki Bull
  • Danny Foster
  • James Tunnicliffe
  • Leon Johnson
  • Andy Sandell
  • Gareth Ainsworth
  • Stuart Lewis
  • Martin Rowlands
  • Kadeem Harris
  • Scott Donnelly
  • Stuart Beavon
  • SUBS
  • Ben Harding
  • Ben Strevens
  • Joel Grant
  • Marvin McCoy
  • Elliot Benyon

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Match Report

Preston edge thriller Neil Mellor struck midway through the second half to earn Preston a thrilling 4-3 win against Wycombe at Adams Park. The visitors - who climbed to second with the win - started brightly with Mellor poking home his first from close range after seven minutes before unselfishly feeding Iain Hume two minutes later to tuck the ball under Nikki Bull from 10 yards. Wycombe responded almost immediately and former Preston star Gareth Ainsworth swept the ball home from two yards in the 12th minute after a fumble from Andreas Arestidou. Incredibly the Chairboys were level two minutes later when Conor McLaughlin bundled over Kadeem Harris and Scott Donnelly coolly dispatched the penalty. The turnaround was complete in the 27th minute when Donnelly's inswinging corner was headed home at the near post by Stuart Beavon to give Wycombe the lead. Hume raced clear of the Wycombe defence and delicately chipped over the advancing Bull for his second to level for Preston after 64 minutes, before Mellor smashed into the roof of the net for his seventh league goal of season 17 minutes from time.

Form Guide

    DWLLLL
  • Wycombe
  • VS
  • Preston
  • LDWWWW

Last Meetings

  • Preston
  • 3 - 2
  • Wycombe
  • 22/01/2000
  • Wycombe
  • 1 - 1
  • Preston
  • 21/08/1999
  • Preston
  • 2 - 1
  • Wycombe
  • 13/02/1999
  • Wycombe
  • 0 - 1
  • Preston
  • 08/09/1998
  • Preston
  • 1 - 1
  • Wycombe
  • 21/02/1998
  • Wycombe
  • 0 - 0
  • Preston
  • 27/09/1997

Top Scorers

Wycombe

  • B Strevens 1
  • J Grant 1
  • J Tunnicliffe 1

Preston

  • N Mellor 3
  • B Nicholson 2
  • J Proctor 2
  • C Carlisle 1
  • I Hume 1
  • I Turner 1
  • B McLean 1
  • P Coutts 1

Goals

Wycombe

    • Total goals 15
    • Goals per game 5
  • 1 (For) 1 (Against) Period 0-10 mins
  • 1 (For) 1 (Against) Period 11-20 mins
  • 1 (For) 2 (Against) Period 21-30 mins
  • (For) 2 (Against) Period 31-40 mins
  • 1 (For) Period 41-50 mins
  • (For) 1 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • 1 (For) 1 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • (For) 1 (Against) Period 71-80 mins
  • (For) 1 (Against) Period 81-90 mins

Preston

    • Total goals 22
    • Goals per game 12
  • 1 (For) Period 0-10 mins
  • 2 (For) 1 (Against) Period 11-20 mins
  • (For) 1 (Against) Period 31-40 mins
  • 2 (For) 1 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • 2 (For) Period 51-60 mins
  • 3 (For) 2 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • (For) 1 (Against) Period 71-80 mins
  • 2 (For) 2 (Against) Period 81-90 mins

possession


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