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 Date: Saturday, 10th December 2011 Kick off: 15:00 Venue: Deepdale|
||0 - 0||Stevenage
|3||Conor McLaughlin (Tsoumou 89)|
|22||Graham Alexander (Smith 3)|
|17||Paul Parry (Hume 46)|
|14||Steven Smith (Alexander 3)|
|11||Juvhel Tsoumou (McLaughlin 89)|
|7||Iain Hume (Parry 46)|
|6||Phil Edwards (Harrison 78)|
|20||Chris Beardsley (Charles 46)|
|15||Luke Freeman (Aneke 60)|
|4||Darius Charles (Beardsley 46)|
|26||Byron Harrison (Edwards 78)|
|22||Chuks Aneke (Freeman 60)|
|Preston N.E. cards shown|
|8 mins||Nathan Doyle||Unsporting behaviour|
|17 mins||Adam Barton||Unsporting behaviour|
|29 mins||Steven Smith||Unsporting behaviour|
|90+4 mins||Iain Hume||Dissent|
|90+2 mins||Juvhel Tsoumou||Dissent|
|Stevenage cards shown|
|55 mins||Jon Ashton||Unsporting behaviour|
|76 mins||Michael Bostwick||Unsporting behaviour|