August Report - 2014
Wolves 1-3 Preston North EndW.Keane (33, 59)
A mirror opening fixture as to the start of last season, Wolves away. Although a tough fixture we went into this game on the back of an amazing pre-season and it certainly showed with our finishing. In this game I gave a start to some of our debutants most of all top earner Will Keane who yes baged himself 2 great goals!. We were lucky that Ward got sent off in the second half to make it 10 a side otherwise we might of been under the cosh a lot more. great to get off the board with 3 points.
Preston North End 2-2 FleetwoodFrimpong (15)
It just had to happen didn't it... my old team again!.. They defiantly came to Deepdale for revenge from last year as It did took us penalty's to defeat them but we got the job done. There was certainly a fight from Fleetwood as they managed a late equalizer twice to take it to pens were no-one was missing... it was unreal however it was Gartland who was the hero who will be thrilled for th3 young lad. We march on to play Reading away.
Preston North End 3-2 SouthamptonBoruc (16)
Second league game of the season and we are up against promotion favourites Southampton. I told the player to really bring their A game and to show the press and the rest of the league that we deserve to be in the Championship......we did just that! people will defiantly be talking about us as we are now sat 1st atop of the table after a victory over a prem rated team.
Brighton 0-0 Preston North EndGartland
Brighton are up next and this isn't the easiest place to come. Near enough 30'000 fans packed in to see a bore draw, I'll take the point thank you. It says it all when your goal keeper is MOTM, the game was pretty even but with both teams only managing one shot on target is was a day to forget for both sets of attacking players.
Leeds 1-2 Preston North EndBurns (8)
Another massive rivalry in the form of PNEvLeeds. The fans will be desperate for a win in this game... we got off to a great start with a tidy finish from Burns and then from then on it put us at ease. glad we managed to get the second goal cushion as that conceded goal late on could of made us share the points.
Preston North End 3-2 BlackburnBurns (29)
Jesus, Another rivalry we have been told to win. The board and carry on our cup run and excite the fans by doing on over on another Local rival who seem to be in a bit of free fall over the last couple of years. During the match I wasn't shaken by going one down because I know our reputation for bouncing back in games has become recognised & we did it in style.
A very late equilzer from Reval Morrison took the game into over time however it was super sub Hume to pop up and take us through to the next round!
Blackburn 1-3 Preston North EndW.Keane (5, 9, 75)
After beating them at home we journeyed to Blackburn 3 days after the cup game (least it wasn't very far), & it was new star man W.Keane who stole the headlines with a fabulous hatrick on his return from injury!. The game was practically over by the 10 min mark, Very pleased with how we are playing at the moment and will be wanting to carry this form on into next month.