Connect Four For Preston

02 September 2012 06:15
Preston won their second consecutive game four one as they beat Swindon who were blitzed away in the first half.

Westley made personnel changes as well as positional changes from Tuesday's win over Palace. Stuckmann came back in goals and Beavon made his debut alongside Sodje.

Laird started on the left wing as Preston switched to a 4-4-2 formation with Bailey Wright at left back, Keane reverting to right back whilst Sherrif and Huntington paired in the centre of defence.

North End came out all guns blazing as they did not allow Swindon to settle. Beavon chased down a back pass and the keeper blasted against his back. It was most likely his first touch for the club and the ball spun to Sodje who drove home from the edge of the box with only a couple of minutes on the clock.

Preston then soon made it two with a well worked move down the left. The ball was played in to an unmarked Wroe who slotted home with a deft finish to score yet another from midfield.

Paulo Di Canio then substituted his keeper after twenty minutes. The keeper stormed down the tunnel kicking a water bottle on the pitch much to the crowd's amusement.

The game was soon up for Swindon as Beavon scored from close range on his debut to give Preston a three goal cushion as the sides went into the break.

The visitors came out fighting in the second half forcing Stuckmann into an early block from down the leg. They had ten minutes of pressure which resulted in a goal from the left as a shot was cut across she stranded keeper.

North End then regained composure and restored their three goal lead. Welsh hit home from outside the box through a crowd of players although it is unclear whether it took a deflection.

Changes were made but Sodje should have had a second when he headed wide when it was easier to score. Preston closed out the game for their first three points of the season.


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