Gigg Lane, England

Referee: G Sutton | Attendance: 2023

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  • Joe Skarz 62'
  • Matthew Doherty 84'
  • Steven Schumacher 90' +2'

(4) 3 - 3 (5)


Preston North End

  • Jack King 25'
  • Andrew Procter 68'
  • Stuart Beavon 90'

Preston squeeze through

Ten-man Preston beat Bury on penalties after a 3-3 draw to seal their place in the last four of the Johnstone's Paint Trophy Northern Section.

Graham Cummins slotted home the decisive penalty to book a trip to Coventry after Gregg Wylde missed for Bury.

Preston took the lead when Joel Byrom picked out Jack King from a corner and his powerful shot squeezed past Trevor Carson.

Both David Healy and Steven Schumacher missed good chances to equalise, while a threatening Stuart Beavon shot whizzed over the bar at the opposite end.

But Bury eventually levelled when Joe Skarz flicked a well-placed header past Thorsten Stuckmann from Schumacher's free-kick.

An error from Carson allowed Andy Procter to rifle Preston's second but Matt Doherty smashed home Bury's equaliser from a tight angle.

Shane Cansdell-Sherriff was sent off for a second yellow card before Beavon capitalised on another Carson error to force the ball home in the final minute.

Schumacher created further drama with a stunning 25-yard free kick in injury time but Preston crept through after a tense shoot-out.

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Scoring Summary

  • Bury
  • Preston North End

Match Stats

  • Bury
  • Preston North End
10(6) Shots (on goal) 10(6)
11 Fouls 12
8 Corner kicks 2
3 Offsides 0
47% Time of Possession 53%
1 Yellow Cards 4
0 Red Cards 1
5 Saves 5


  • Bury
  • Preston North End
Yellow Cards
Mark Hughes (42')
Red Cards