• FT

    Crewe

    2

    Carlisle

    1

  • FT

    MK Dons

    0

    Colchester

    0

  • FT

    Notts County

    3

    Bradford

    0

  • FT

    Oldham

    1

    Shrewsbury

    2

  • FT

    Peterborough

    1

    Brentford

    3

  • FT

    Preston

    3

    Port Vale

    2

  • FT

    Rotherham

    1

    Coventry

    3

  • FT

    Tranmere

    1

    Wolves

    1

  • FT

    Walsall

    2

    Sheff Utd

    1

  • PPD

    L Orient

    P

    Bristol City

    P

  • PPD

    Stevenage

    P

    Gillingham

    P

  • PPD

    Swindon

    P

    Crawley Town

    P

ENGLISH LEAGUE ONE

Deepdale, England

Referee: Keith Wright | Attendance: 10653

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Preston North End

  • Joe Garner 43'
  • Paul Gallagher 50'
  • Joe Garner 62'

3 - 2

FT

Port Vale

  • Gavin Tomlin 69'
  • Jordan Hugill 84'

Lilywhites land Vale victory

PA Sport

Paul Gallagher's strike was the pick of the goals as Preston stayed in the hunt for automatic promotion from League One with a 3-2 victory over Port Vale at Deepdale.

Leicester loanee Gallagher's unstoppable 25-yard effort into the top corner of the net was sandwiched by Joe Garner's double as North End secured their third consecutive win despite Gavin Tomlin and Jordan Hugill pulling goals back for the visitors.

Garner headed Preston in front after 43 minutes, nodding Lee Holmes' cross beyond Vale goalkeeper Sam Johnson from close range.

Gallagher doubled the lead five minutes into the second half, receiving the ball in space before unleashing a stunning shot to give Johnson no chance.

Garner added a third goal after 62 minutes when he shot high into the net from Gallagher's unselfish pass after Iain Hume's close-range header was parried away.

Tomlin's diving header seven minutes later from Jennison Myrie-Williams' cross gave the travelling supporters some hope as Vale piled the pressure on.

And with six minutes remaining substitute Hugill headed a second at the near-post, but Simon Grayson's side clung on to seal all three points.

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Scoring Summary

  • Preston North End
  • Port Vale

Match Stats

  • Preston North End
  • Port Vale
13(5) Shots (on goal) 10(3)
7 Fouls 10
0 Corner kicks 0
2 Offsides 1
55% Time of Possession 45%
2 Yellow Cards 2
0 Red Cards 0
0 Saves 1

Teams

  • Preston North End
  • Port Vale
Substitutes
Substitutions
Yellow Cards
Richard Duffy (45')
Doug Loft (90 + 3')