North End went down to defeat away at Derby at the weekend. Quite frankly they were poor with Iverson listed as the busiest keeper in the division. Lindsay was sent off but despite Derby also being reduced to ten men it was the home side who scored the solitary goal through Morrison.
Lowe needed a reaction from his side against Blackpool to halt the recent slump in form. The palyers certainly put in the effort and were deserved winners on the night in front of a packed Deepdale.
The game came to a stop early on when Archer collided with Grimshaw as he rushed to claim a ball in the box. The keeper was down for around ten minutes as he received treatment before being replaced by ex-Preston player Chris Maxwell.
North End had the better of the possession and chances. They had a header which hit the bar and then a deflected effort which rebounded off the woodwork but Browne slipped as he went to fire at goal so the ball was cleared.
Preston eventually took the lead when Archer was played through on goal. He finished clinically with a superb shot into the bottom corner which gave Maxwell no chance.
The visitors improved in the second half although Iverson was rarely troubled. This was really a game between two midtable sides but Preston were the better side on the night and should have added to their lead late on when Archer decided to shoot instead of passing to better placed players in the box.
The win was celebrated long into the night as it was the first league game at Deepdale between the two sides in well over a decade. North End now head into the final stretch of the season hoping to finish as high as possible.