Stevenage 1-1 Preston- Report
Report of match 9th April 2012
Stevenage 1-1 Preston- Report.
Roberts robs Westley of winning return
Stevenage captain Mark Roberts earned his side a point with a header in the fourth minute of added time as Preston manager Graham Westley's return to Broadhall Way ended in a 1-1 draw.
Iain Hume's strike with five minutes left looked certain to have secured the three points for North End but Roberts popped up in the nick of time to keep Boro on the fringes of the play-off race.
Former Preston striker Patrick Agyemang had an early opening for the hosts when he cut inside from the right but his shot kept rising as it went over.
Westley's side then forged their first chance when Chris Holroyd picked out Chuks Aneke but his shot on the turn was well saved by goalkeeper Chris Day.
Preston looked to have won it when Danny Mayor's through ball slipped in Hume and the Canadian calmly slid the ball past Day and into the net.
However, Stevenage saved themselves right at the death as Roberts climbed highest to plant his header from Michael Bostwick's cross into the top corner.
|Competition: npower League One Date: Monday, 9th April 2012 Kick off: 15:00 Venue: Broadhall Way|
|1 - 1||Preston N.E.
|13||Joel Byrom (Myrie-Williams 86)|
|29||Patrick Agyemang (Slew 72)|
|10||Craig Reid (Chalassitis 81)|
|27||Jordan Slew (Agyemang 72)|
|11||Jennison Myrie-Williams (Byrom 86)|
|19||Michael Chalassitis (Reid 81)|
|44||Chuks Aneke (Proctor 72)|
|37||Chris Holroyd (Hume 72)|
|7||Iain Hume (Holroyd 72)|
|9||Jamie Proctor (Aneke 72)|
|Stevenage cards shown|
|11 mins||Michael Bostwick||Unsporting behaviour|
|87 mins||Ronnie Henry||Unsporting behaviour|
|Preston N.E. cards shown|
|32 mins||Paul Coutts||Unsporting behaviour|
|38 mins||Andy Procter||Unsporting behaviour|
|81 mins||Iain Hume||Unsporting behaviour|