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Proact Stadium (ATT 6,706) 16th August 2011 - Kick off 19:45 Ref: T Bates

Chesterfld Chesterfield vs Preston North End Preston

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Preston 2

C Carlisle (17)
B Nicholson (70)

North End up and running

Last Updated: 16/08/11 10:36pm

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Carlisle: Opened scoring for North End

Carlisle: Opened scoring for North End

Clarke Carlisle and Barry Nicholson scored in each half to earn Preston their first win of the season, 2-0 at Chesterfield.

It was North End's first victory in League One and although Chesterfield had their moments, Phil Brown's team were good value for the three points at the B2net Stadium on Tuesday night.

Chesterfield had conceded from a set piece on Saturday and were caught cold again when Carlisle headed in a 17th-minute corner.

Jamie Proctor was close to a second four minutes later with a low drive that Tommy Lee parried, but Chesterfield almost equalised on the half-hour when Dean Morgan's goalbound shot struck a defender.

Iain Hume and Proctor fired wide at the start of the second half, but Chesterfield went close when a poor punch by Iain Turner allowed Mark Allott to shoot just past the post.

But Preston tightened their grip on the match in the 70th minute when Brian McLean crossed from the right and Nicholson stole in to loop a downward header over Lee in front of the 960 travelling fans.

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Sky Bet League 1

Sky Bet League 1
Pos Team P Pts
1 Bristol City 18 36
2 Swindon Town 18 35
3 Preston North End 18 34
4 Milton Keynes Dons 16 31
5 Sheffield United 17 30
6 Notts County 17 29
7 Rochdale 18 27
8 Peterborough United 18 27
9 Oldham Athletic 18 27
10 Fleetwood Town 18 25
11 Chesterfield 18 24
12 Bradford City 18 23
13 Barnsley 17 22
14 Walsall 18 22
15 Port Vale 18 22
16 Doncaster Rovers 16 21
17 Crawley Town 18 21
18 Coventry City 18 20
19 Leyton Orient 18 19
20 Gillingham 18 18
21 Colchester United 18 17
22 Yeovil Town 18 17
23 Scunthorpe United 17 16
24 Crewe Alexandra 18 15