September 8, 2012
Preston march on
Dominant Preston are now unbeaten in their last five league and cup games after cruising to a 2-1 victory at Bury.
The hosts enjoyed the better of the opening exchanges but against the run of play Preston broke the deadlock in the 29th minute.
Scott Laird floated over a corner to the far post and Akpo Sodje stooped to head home his fourth goal of the season.
Adam Lockwood went close for Bury shortly after the restart, before Preston doubled their lead in the 67th minute with a goal again created by Laird.
His inswinging free-kick was this time headed home by defender Shane Cansdell-Sherriff.
Defender Joe Skarz nodded in Peter Sweeney's corner-kick in stoppage-time, but Preston comfortably held on.
|Bury||Preston North End|
|1 Trevor Carson||1 Thorsten Stuckmann|
|5 Adam Brian Lockwood||6 Shane Cansdell-Sherriff|
|17 Mark Hughes||4 Paul Huntington|
|2 Phil Picken||3 Scott Laird|
|3 Joe Skarz||26 Bailey Wright|
|6 Peter Sweeney||19 John Welsh|
|8 Steven Schumacher||8 Nicky Wroe|
|13 Mark Carrington||2 Keith Keane|
|7 David Worrall||17 Jeffrey Monakana|
|12 Lenell John-Lewis||12 Akpo Sodje|
|19 Mark Cullen||29 Stuart Beavon|
|20 Christian Dibble||Steve Simonsen 23|
|16 Efetobore Sodje||David Buchanan 16|
|9 Craig Jones||Chris Beardsley 20|
|11 Marcus Marshall||Joel Byrom 13|
|21 Andrai Jones||William Hayhurst 24|
|4 Shane Byrne||Jack King 22|
|15 Lateef Elford-Alliyu||David Amoo 7|
|Shane Byrne for Mark Carrington (52)||Joel Byrom for Keith Keane (46)|
|Craig Jones for Mark Cullen (64)||David Amoo for Jeffrey Monakana (57)|
|Andrai Jones for Phil Picken (70)||Chris Beardsley for Akpo Sodje (74)|
|Joe Skarz (55)||Keith Keane (4)|
|Peter Sweeney (73)||Bailey Wright (71)|
|Lenell John-Lewis (86)||Joel Byrom (90)|
|· Rosters: Bury | Preston North End|