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Plymouth   1 - 1   Preston

Plymouth 1-1 Preston

Plymouth 1-1 Preston

Plymouth remain deep in relegation trouble one place off the bottom despite salvaging a late point.

Preston dominated the first half and might have scored after a minute when Ross Wallace hit over from close range.

Jon Parkin headed narrowly wide before Sean St Ledger headed North End ahead from Wallace's inswinging corner.

Joe Mason's header was superbly saved by Preston keeper Andy Lonergan but Matthew James later handled and Damien Johnson equalised from the spot.

After scoring his first goal of the season for Preston, St Ledger almost doubled the advantage midway through the opening half.

Wallace fizzed in a free-kick from 35 yards which home keeper David Stockdale could only parry, but the Republic of Ireland centre-back put the rebound wide.

After Argyle's equaliser they might have taken all three points when when Craig Noone drilled against the bar from 25 yards and Lonergan saved brilliantly from Rory Fallon's follow-up.


Plymouth manager Paul Mariner told BBC Radio Devon:
"I think overall we deserved something. Our keeper made some world class saves, but we just couldn't find that cutting edge.

"The boys worked tirelessly, but we didn't start as we liked, we had a hangover from the internationals.

"We started to find our feet after 30 minutes and were always on the front foot in the second-half."

"For the first 30 minutes we weren't at the races at all and Preston could have been out of sight.

"Luckily they weren't and in the end we could have won it.

"I thought their goalkeeper had a fantastic match for them. We just have to be a little bit more clinical in front of goal, every manager says it."

Preston boss Darren Ferguson:
"The game should have been over after half an hour, we absolutely battered them and had plenty of chances.

"I felt we played really, really well in the opening period of the game.

"They had a lot more pressure in the second half but my players' effort and determination to try and win the game was magnificent again."

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Saturday, 6 March 2010

Championship

Home Team Score Away Team Time
Plymouth 1-1 Preston FT
(HT 0-1)
  • Johnson (pen) 71
  • St. Ledger 18

Plymouth

  • 21 Stockdale
  • 15 Barker
  • 23 Eckersley
  • 02 Duguid
  • 04 Fletcher
  • 06 Clark (Fallon 54)
  • 07 Johnson
  • 11 Kari Arnason
  • 20 Summerfield (Noone 46)
  • 08 Mackie
  • 32 Mason

Substitutes

  • 01 Larrieu,
  • 18 Sawyer,
  • 17 Noone,
  • 36 Bolasie,
  • 10 Wright-Phillips,
  • 14 Fallon,
  • 33 Cooper

Preston

  • 01 Lonergan
  • 05 Mawene yellow card
  • 12 St. Ledger
  • 19 Jones yellow card
  • 20 Williams
  • 04 Chaplow
  • 16 Treacy (Carter 87)
  • 23 James
  • 25 Wallace (Sedgwick 53)
  • 26 Parkin
  • 33 Mellor (Brown 71)

Substitutes

  • 22 Henderson,
  • 02 Hart,
  • 06 Collins,
  • 14 Chilvers,
  • 07 Sedgwick,
  • 11 Carter,
  • 09 Brown
Ref: WoolmerAtt: 9,582
PLYMOUTH
PRESTON

Possession

  • Plymouth 44%
  • Preston 56%

Attempts on target

  • Plymouth 4
  • Preston 5

Attempts off target

  • Plymouth 2
  • Preston 5

Corners

  • Plymouth 9
  • Preston 5

Fouls

  • Plymouth 13
  • Preston 14
  • Final Result
  • Full Time
  • 90:00+5:29 The referee blows his whistle to end the game.
  • 90:00+3:48 Billy Jones gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Craig Noone. Direct free kick taken by David Stockdale.
  • 90:00+3:48 Booking Caution for Billy Jones.
  • 90:00+1:49 Craig Noone crosses the ball in from the free kick, clearance made by Billy Jones.
  • 90:00+1:49 Booking Youl Mawene is cautioned.
  • 90:00+1:39 Unfair challenge on Craig Noone by Youl Mawene results in a free kick.
  • 89:04 Foul by Rory Fallon on Youl Mawene, free kick awarded. Andy Lonergan takes the direct free kick.
  • 88:11 Craig Noone takes a shot. Rory Fallon takes a shot. Save by Andy Lonergan. Outswinging corner taken left-footed by Craig Noone, clearance by Youl Mawene.
  • 86:51 Substitution Darren Carter comes on in place of Keith Treacy.
  • 86:07 Inswinging corner taken by Craig Noone from the right by-line, Richard Chaplow manages to make a clearance.
  • 85:13 Free kick awarded for a foul by Rory Fallon on Sean St. Ledger. Andy Lonergan takes the direct free kick.
  • 84:26 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Chris Barker by Chris Sedgwick. David Stockdale takes the free kick.
  • 82:01 Free kick awarded for a foul by Richard Chaplow on Karl Duguid. David Stockdale takes the free kick.
  • 78:24 Damien Johnson challenges Chris Brown unfairly and gives away a free kick. Matthew James takes the direct free kick.
  • 75:19 Chris Brown challenges Damien Johnson unfairly and gives away a free kick. Direct free kick taken by David Stockdale.
  • 73:17 Inswinging corner taken left-footed by Craig Noone, Youl Mawene manages to make a clearance. Corner taken by Craig Noone, Foul by Rory Fallon on Youl Mawene, free kick awarded. Direct free kick taken by Andy Lonergan.
  • 72:40 Unfair challenge on Jamie Mackie by Sean St. Ledger results in a free kick. The free kick is swung in left-footed by Craig Noone, Chris Brown makes a clearance.
  • 71:56 Youl Mawene takes a shot. Clearance by Kari Arnason.
  • 71:23 Short corner worked by Keith Treacy.
  • 70:36 Substitution Neil Mellor goes off and Chris Brown comes on.
  • 70:05 GOAL - Damien JohnsonPlymouth 1 - 1 Preston Penalty taken right-footed by Damien Johnson and scored. Plymouth 1-1 Preston.
  • 68:41 Corner taken left-footed by Craig Noone. Handball by Matthew James.
  • 67:58 Rory Fallon concedes a free kick for a foul on Tom Williams. Free kick taken by Sean St. Ledger.
  • 64:17 The referee blows for offside against Jon Parkin. David Stockdale takes the indirect free kick.
  • 63:27 Effort on goal by Jon Parkin from deep inside the penalty area misses to the right of the goal.
  • 62:30 The assistant referee signals for offside against Neil Mellor. David Stockdale takes the free kick.
  • 56:03 Unfair challenge on Neil Mellor by Kari Arnason results in a free kick. The free kick is swung in left-footed by Keith Treacy, clearance made by Kari Arnason.
  • 55:00 Inswinging corner taken from the left by-line by Chris Sedgwick.
  • 52:18 David Stockdale takes the free kick.
  • 52:18 Substitution Rory Fallon joins the action as a substitute, replacing Chris Clark.
  • 52:18 Substitution Chris Sedgwick is brought on as a substitute for Ross Wallace.
  • 52:18 Free kick awarded for a foul by Ross Wallace on Karl Duguid.
  • 51:15 Chris Clark delivers the ball, Joe Mason takes a shot. Save by Andy Lonergan.
  • 50:01 Craig Noone takes a outswinging corner from the left by-line played to the near post, Carl Fletcher takes a shot.
  • 49:22 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Kari Arnason by Jon Parkin. Chris Barker takes the direct free kick.
  • 45:37 The official flags Neil Mellor offside. Indirect free kick taken by David Stockdale.
  • 45:01 The referee blows his whistle to start the second half.
  • 45:01 Substitution Craig Noone comes on in place of Luke Summerfield.
  • Half Time
  • 45:00+1:08 The whistle is blown to end the first half.
  • Correction - 41:49 Carl Fletcher gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Tom Williams. Tom Williams takes the free kick. Chris Clark crosses the ball, Joe Mason takes a shot. Save by Andy Lonergan. Corner from the right by-line taken by Luke Summerfield, save by Andy Lonergan. Corner taken right-footed by Luke Summerfield from the left by-line, save by Andy Lonergan.
  • 41:49 Carl Fletcher challenges Tom Williams unfairly and gives away a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Tom Williams. Chris Clark delivers the ball, Joe Mason takes a shot. Andy Lonergan makes a save. Outswinging corner taken right-footed by Tom Williams, save made by David Stockdale. Corner taken by Tom Williams, save by David Stockdale.
  • 41:24 Unfair challenge on Kari Arnason by Ross Wallace results in a free kick. David Stockdale restarts play with the free kick.
  • 39:20 Jon Parkin gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Karl Duguid. David Stockdale restarts play with the free kick.
  • 37:13 Jon Parkin is ruled offside. Free kick taken by David Stockdale.
  • 36:10 Unfair challenge on Tom Williams by Jamie Mackie results in a free kick. Free kick taken by Andy Lonergan.
  • 35:21 Free kick awarded for a foul by Jamie Mackie on Youl Mawene. Free kick taken by Andy Lonergan.
  • 34:46 Keith Treacy crosses the ball.
  • 30:47 Richard Chaplow concedes a free kick for a foul on Damien Johnson. Richard Eckersley takes the free kick.
  • 29:38 Shot by Richard Chaplow from just outside the area goes over the net.
  • 29:02 The referee gives a free kick against Chris Clark for handball. Indirect free kick taken by Ross Wallace.
  • 27:42 Youl Mawene is penalised for a handball. Free kick crossed right-footed by Luke Summerfield from left wing.
  • 25:51 Luke Summerfield takes a shot. Andy Lonergan makes a comfortable save.
  • 24:17 Corner taken by Luke Summerfield from the left by-line, Youl Mawene makes a clearance.
  • 21:19 Jon Parkin fouled by Kari Arnason, the ref awards a free kick. Ross Wallace shoots direct from the free kick, save by David Stockdale. Sean St. Ledger produces a left-footed shot from deep inside the six-yard box which goes wide of the left-hand upright.
  • 20:05 Free kick awarded for a foul by Carl Fletcher on Neil Mellor. Ross Wallace takes the free kick.
  • 17:58 Assist by Ross Wallace.
  • 17:58 GOAL - Sean St. LedgerPlymouth 0 - 1 Preston Sean St. Ledger grabs a headed goal from close in. Plymouth 0-1 Preston.
  • 17:06 Keith Treacy takes a shot. Blocked by Chris Barker. Corner taken by Ross Wallace from the right by-line to the near post,
  • 15:47 Youl Mawene fouled by Joe Mason, the ref awards a free kick. Andy Lonergan takes the direct free kick.
  • 13:53 A cross is delivered by Neil Mellor, Headed effort from inside the area by Jon Parkin misses to the left of the target.
  • 13:08 Jamie Mackie challenges Youl Mawene unfairly and gives away a free kick. Andy Lonergan restarts play with the free kick.
  • 11:08 Matthew James takes a shot. Save by David Stockdale.
  • 9:09 Unfair challenge on Chris Clark by Neil Mellor results in a free kick. David Stockdale takes the free kick.
  • 8:31 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Carl Fletcher by Jon Parkin. Free kick taken by David Stockdale.
  • 7:30 Richard Chaplow challenges Joe Mason unfairly and gives away a free kick. Luke Summerfield takes the free kick.
  • 3:45 The ball is swung over by Jon Parkin, David Stockdale makes a save.
  • 0:28 Ross Wallace produces a left-footed shot from close range which goes wide of the left-hand upright.
  • 0:00 The game gets underway.

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Championship table snapshot

As it stood on 6 Mar 2010 23:59 UK

Position Team P GD PTS
1 Newcastle 34 40 72
2 Nottm Forest 35 22 64
3 West Brom 34 29 63
4 Swansea 34 7 56
5 Leicester 34 9 54
6 Cardiff 33 16 52
7 Blackpool 35 10 50
8 Coventry 35 -6 49
9 Sheff Utd 34 1 48
10 Middlesbrough 35 7 47
11 Barnsley 34 -10 45
12 Doncaster 34 2 44
13 Preston 34 -8 43
14 Derby 34 -7 42
15 Bristol City 34 -10 42
16 QPR 33 -6 40
17 Watford 32 -5 39
18 Reading 32 -9 38
19 Ipswich 34 -9 38
20 Scunthorpe 34 -20 38
21 Crystal Palace 33 0 37
22 Sheff Wed 34 -17 37
23 Plymouth 33 -15 30
24 Peterborough 34 -21 24


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