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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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Table

Sky Bet League 1

Sky Bet League 1
Pos Team P Pts
1 Bristol City 15 33
2 Preston North End 13 28
3 Notts County 14 26
4 Peterborough United 15 26
5 Sheffield United 14 26
6 Oldham Athletic 15 25
7 Milton Keynes Dons 13 24
8 Rochdale 14 23
9 Swindon Town 13 23
10 Chesterfield 14 19
11 Fleetwood Town 15 19
12 Bradford City 15 19
13 Crawley Town 15 18
14 Colchester United 15 17
15 Barnsley 14 16
16 Port Vale 15 16
17 Coventry City 15 16
18 Leyton Orient 14 15
19 Walsall 15 15
20 Doncaster Rovers 13 15
21 Gillingham 15 14
22 Yeovil Town 15 13
23 Crewe Alexandra 15 13
24 Scunthorpe United 15 12