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Preston 2-0 Chesterfield

Neil Mellor scored in each half as Preston defeated Chesterfield in the Carling Cup at Deepdale.

Chesterfield goalkeeper Tommy Lee denied Karl Hawley three times and later parried from the striker but Mellor converted the rebound.

Andy Lonergan denied Jamie Ward and Jack Lester missed the rebound.

Ward missed after the break and Paul Harsley hit the crossbar with a right-foot shot before Mellor converted a Darren Carter cross from six yards.


Preston: Lonergan, Hart, St. Ledger, Jones, Davidson, Carter,McKenna, Nicholson, Wallace, Hawley, Mellor.
Subs Not Used: Chris Neal, Chaplow, Jarrett, Sedgwick, Whaley, Ormerod, Hill.

Goals: Mellor 37, 90.

Chesterfield: Lee, Picken, Page, Austin, Goodall, Lowry,Harsley, Kerry (Niven 59), Robertson (Currie 46), Ward, Lester.
Subs Not Used: Boden, Downes, Winter, Hall, Whatsize.

Booked: Niven.

Att: 5,150

Ref: Graham Laws (Tyne & Wear).




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