Sheff Wed 2-0 Preston- Report
Report of match 31st March 2012
Sheff Wed 2-0 Preston- Report.
Goal machine Madine at the double
Gary Madine struck two second-half goals as Sheffield Wednesday stretched their unbeaten run to eight games with a 2-0 win over Preston.
In a scrappy opening period, Jermaine Johnson saw a curling effort fly narrowly wide while full-back Reda Johnson nearly caught out Preston goalkeeper Thorsten Stuckmann with an over-hit cross that landed on the roof of the net.
Paul Parry had North End's best chance of the first half but his tame free-kick was easily gathered by Stephen Bywater before Stuckmann turned over a drive from midfielder Johnson on the stroke of half-time.
Wednesday did not have to wait long for another chance and four minutes after the restart Chris Lines played in Madine and the striker spun to fire his 16th goal of the season into the top right-hand corner.
And Madine doubled his side's lead after 64 minutes, heading in Antonio's long throw from the right.
The striker spurned a couple of chances to claim his hat-trick in the closing stages while Preston offered little going forward as they slipped to a fourth game without a win.
|Competition: npower League One Date: Saturday, 31st March 2012 Kick off: 12:45 Venue: Hillsborough|
Madine 49, 64
|2 - 0||Preston N.E.
|11||Jermaine Johnson (Treacy 90+1)|
|14||Gary Madine (Lowe 86)|
|30||Ryan Lowe (Madine 86)|
|10||Keith Treacy (Johnson 90+1)|
|50||Aaron Brown (Aneke 62)|
|38||Andy Procter (Holroyd 85)|
|39||Graham Cummins (Hume 61)|
|7||Iain Hume (Cummins 61)|
|37||Chris Holroyd (Procter 85)|
|44||Chuks Aneke (Brown 62)|
|Sheff. Wed. cards shown|
|68 mins||Chris Lines||Unsporting behaviour|
|84 mins||Gary Madine||Unsporting behaviour|
|88 mins||Rob Jones||Unsporting behaviour|
|Preston N.E. cards shown|
|19 mins||Bailey Wright||Unsporting behaviour|
|27 mins||Max Ehmer||Unsporting behaviour|
|58 mins||Paul Parry||Unsporting behaviour|