Preston 0-0 Stevenage- Match Report
Report of match 10th December 2011
Preston 0-0 Stevenage- Match Report.
Wasteful Preston held by Boro
Neil Mellor was the main culprit as Preston wasted a host of chances and had to settle for a point from a goalless stalemate at home to Stevenage.
Mellor was the hero last time out in league action, bagging the winner against Hartlepool to give North End a first victory since September, but the former Liverpool striker wasted two great chances to down Boro.
Mellor went through on goal thanks to Adam Barton's excellent defence-splitting pass midway through the first half, but he found himself too far wide to get his shot on target.
He then went close again just after the hour mark, capitalising on Lawrie Wilson's failure to deal with a long ball forward only to put his shot just wide of the far post.
Stevenage substitute Darius Charles was unfortunate not to score 10 minutes from time, with Thorsten Stuckmann pulling off an excellent stop from his curling effort,
Soon afterwards, Preston's Danny Mayor hit the outside of a post with a 20-yard shot, much to the agony of the anxious home supporters.
|Competition: npower League One Kick Off: 15:00 Venue: Deepdale Attendance: 9,425|
||0 - 0||Stevenage
|-||Match ends, Preston North End 0, Stevenage 0.|
|90+5||Second Half ends, Preston North End 0, Stevenage 0.|
|90+4||Iain Hume (Preston North End) is shown the yellow card for dissent.|
|90+2||Juvhel Tsoumou (Preston North End) is shown the yellow card for dissent.|
|89||Substitution, Preston North End. Juvhel Tsoumou replaces Conor McLaughlin.|
|78||Substitution, Stevenage. Byron Harrison replaces Philip Edwards.|
|76||Michael Bostwick (Stevenage) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.|
|61||Corner, Preston North End.|
|60||Substitution, Stevenage. Chukwuemeka Aneke replaces Luke Freeman.|
|55||Jon Ashton (Stevenage) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.|
|46||Substitution, Stevenage. Darius Charles replaces Chris Beardsley.|
|46||Substitution, Preston North End. Iain Hume replaces Paul Parry.|
|-||Second Half begins Preston North End 0, Stevenage 0.|
|45+3||First Half ends, Preston North End 0, Stevenage 0.|
|45||Corner, Preston North End.|
|41||Corner, Preston North End.|
|39||Corner, Preston North End.|
|29||Steven Smith (Preston North End) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.|
|26||Corner, Preston North End.|
|17||Adam Barton (Preston North End) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.|
|11||Corner, Preston North End.|
|8||Nathan Doyle (Preston North End) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.|
|3||Substitution, Preston North End. Steven Smith replaces Graham Alexander.|
|-||First Half begins.|
|-||Lineups are announced and players are warming up.|