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Saturday, 7 December, 2002, 17:31 GMT
Preston 3-5 Wimbledon

Joel McAnuff scored two late goals as Wimbledon came from 3-1 down to beat Preston at Deepdale.

North End boss Craig Brown went into the game without first-choice strikers Ricardo Fuller and Richard Cresswell.

But Polish Under-21 forward Pawel Abbott and David Healy appeared to be doing an able job as Preston took an early lead.

The lively Abbott posed problems for the opposition and his efforts paid off after just 11 minutes when Dons defender Mikele Leigertwood deflected the striker's shot into the Wimbledon goal.

Wimbledon were stung into life and McAnuff forced a smart save from David Lucas before David Connolly equalised with a fine solo effort.

But the celebrations from the travelling fans had barely subsided when Paul McKenna thumped Preston back in front, collecting Dickson Etuhu's pass and firing home from 20 yards.

Preston, looking to extend their unbeaten home run to six games, started the second half at lightning pace and were rewarded on 56 minutes when Peter Hawkins fouled Abbot in the area.

Graham Alexander calmly squeezed his penalty kick between Davies and the post to put the home team firmly in control.

Preston continued to pile forward and Healy should have done better with McKenna┐s cross but scuffed his shot wide.

But the visitors were handed a lifeline when Etuhu bundled McAnuff to the ground and Connolly stepped up to stroke the resulting penalty home on 63 minutes.

Eight minutes later McAnuff latched on to Nigel Reo-Coker's pass and raced clear to slot the equaliser past Lucas.

McAnuff then put Wimbledon in front before Reo-Coker completed a brilliant comeback with his team's fifth in injury time.


Preston: Lucas, Alexander, Lucketti, Broomes, Edwards, McKenna, Etuhu, Skora, Lewis, Healy, Abbott. Subs: Moilanen, Cartwright, Rankine, Murdock, Mears.

Wimbledon: Davis, Darlington, Leigertwood, Williams, Hawkins, McAnuff, Francis, Morgan, Reo-Coker, Shipperley, Connolly. Subs: Willmott, Agyemang, Andersen, Heald, Gray.

Referee: A Kaye (W Yorkshire).

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