Three In A Row

Last updated : 01 May 2021 By @pnemad

North End managed another clean sheet and victory in their last home league game of the season. The team have certainly improved since McAvoy was appointed as interim manager.

Preston were in their now familiar 3-5-2 formation with Cunningham returning to the line up in the left wing back role after signing a new deal earlier in the week.

After a few early corners it was actually Barnsley who had the first real chance as they opened up Preston but the final effort went wide when really the attacker had more time to compose himself.

Van den Berg had a shot as a result of a set piece and Preston were looking dangerous from corners and long throw ins. It soon proved to be beneficial for Preston.

Barnsley failed to clear a corner with the ball rolling around the six yard box. Storey reacted the quickest to fire home from close range to give Preston the lead.

There were limited other chances in the first half with the visitors having a speculative overhead kick saved by Iverson. Barnsley then made a triple change at half time.

After the break Preston doubled their lead from a long throw in. Storey flicked on and Evans managed to convert. There were other chances for both sides with Iverson saving well and Preston tried but failed to stretch their advantage.

The result shows that Preston have tightened up their backline which was a worry earlier in the campaign. Apart from the Brentford result McAvoy has done well during his time in charge.

Preston travel to Forest to finish their campaign next week before they head off for the summer break although changes will be made before the start of next season.