Browne At The Double

Last updated : 24 October 2020 By Ob790

Alex Neil named an unchanged side from the midweek victory at QPR although there was a change in formation to a back three. Hughes played alongside Bauer and Storey. Rafferty filled the left wing back role with Browne on the right.

Preston started slowly and Huddersfield deservedly took the lead. The home side had a couple of chances early on but took the lead when a flat footed defence was cut open. Campbell raced through to slot past Rudd.

North End came back into the game and had the better of the possession. Sinclair had the best chance in the first half scuffing a left footed shot wide.

Potts was booked for a sliding tackle just before the break but the sides went in all square at half time. It's unclear what was said at half time but Preston came out stronger in the second period.

The scores were soon level when Johnson got into the box. The ball came free to Browne who curled a right footed shot into the bottom corner.

Moments later a swinging cross caused trouble for the home keeper who could only parry the ball to Browne who hooked the ball into the net for his second goal of the game.

Preston then had a number of opportunities to add to the score. Potts was played through but a questionable last ditch tackle in the box resulted in the home side scrambling the ball away.

Riis then failed to convert when he was put clean through. The young striker has made an immediate impact and with just over ten minutes remaining he was pulled down by Sarr when clean through. The defender was sent off.

Huddersfield then threw everything at Preston. The ten men hit the post but couldn't equalise and then just before the death Riis hit the bar and Preston failed to convert another chance when they had numbers in the box. The game ended with a two one win for Preston.

It was a thoroughly entertaining game in the rain. Riis has become a focal point for the team. He is quick, can run at players and brings others into the game. He has changed the dynamic of the team.

Preston will be hoping that they can translate their away form into some points at home as they attempt to push on towards the top end of the table.