Penalty Gives Preston Victory

Last updated : 24 April 2021 By @pnemad

Both teams were safe from the relagtion battle so it appeared to have an end of season affair written all over this game especially with the sun shining. Despite this there were attempts from both sides in the first half.

Coventry opened up Preston who fell asleep. A ball was played into the box and the Coventry striker fired over from inside the six yard box from an unmarked position. He should have done better.

The home side also had another effort but then Preston came into the games with two efforts in quick succession. Whiteman had a long range effort followed soon after by Ledson who had a shot deflected.

The game was goalless at half time but was lively at times with the players coming together on a number of occasions throughout the match for little incidents here and there.

In the second half Evans had an appeal for a penalty turned down when he raced through. It seemed the on rushing keeper took out the forward but the referee waved away the appeals.

The referee did then later give a penalty when the home keeper made an error misjudging a bouncing ball. Evans nipped in and was about to shoot when the keeper pulled him down.

A penalty was given although strangely the keeper remained on the pitch. Browne converted the penalty to give Preston the lead and apart from an odd attempt from the home side Preston looked fairly comfortable.

The performance showed that Preston have become tighter at the back in recent times. They are harder to break down in general and will need to improve further over time to have a better season next time around.