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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 20 42
2 Swindon Town 20 41
3 Milton Keynes Dons 19 38
4 Preston North End 20 38
5 Sheffield United 20 32
6 Rochdale 20 30
7 Notts County 19 30
8 Oldham Athletic 20 30
9 Peterborough United 20 30
10 Bradford City 20 29
11 Fleetwood Town 20 26
12 Walsall 20 26
13 Chesterfield 20 25
14 Coventry City 20 24
15 Barnsley 20 23
16 Port Vale 20 23
17 Doncaster Rovers 19 23
18 Gillingham 20 22
19 Scunthorpe United 19 22
20 Crawley Town 20 22
21 Yeovil Town 20 20
22 Leyton Orient 20 19
23 Colchester United 20 17
24 Crewe Alexandra 20 16