Late Late Show Again

Last updated : 05 April 2021 By @pnemad

North End reverted to five at the back as they travelled to Swansea who were looking to cement a play off place after a recent bad run of form. In reality, Preston's backline had a relatively untroubled afternoon.

Preston controlled much of the first half in terms of possession and chances. The ball seemed to fall to Brad Potts at every opportunity. He forced the keeper into a save with a close range effort. He had another shot over the bar and struck a free kick wide.

Swansea improved in the second period but Iversen wasn't really called into action. The referee was at the centre of several decisions which could have gone either way.

Riis was pushed over in the box by the Swansea keeper but nothing was given. Evans was brought down when chasing a through ball but the defender was only shown a yellow card and Lowe was booked for diving in the Preston box when Iversen came rushing out.

It looked as if the game was drifting towards a draw. Potts had a further effort in the second half before subsitutes Sinclair and Molumby failed to convert chances.

The game ticked over into injury time when Sinclair found space in the box. His shot was saved by the keeper but the ball rebounded off Grimes and into the back of the net. It may have been fortunate but Preston were the only side who looked like scoring.

The victory takes Preston close to the 50 point mark which is genuinely the level most clubs see as a safety mark for survival. The good news is that playing two up front gives Preston a more positive outlook and they were on the front foot for most of the game.

Preston never gave up and for the second game in a row scored a late goal. The team might slowly be turning a corner and there is something to build on for the future.