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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 46 99
2 Milton Keynes Dons 46 91
3 Preston North End 46 89
4 Swindon Town 46 79
5 Sheffield United 46 71
6 Chesterfield 46 69
7 Bradford City 46 65
8 Rochdale 46 63
9 Peterborough United 46 63
10 Fleetwood Town 46 63
11 Barnsley 46 62
12 Gillingham 46 62
13 Doncaster Rovers 46 61
14 Walsall 46 59
15 Oldham Athletic 46 57
16 Scunthorpe United 46 56
17 Coventry City 46 55
18 Port Vale 46 54
19 Colchester United 46 52
20 Crewe Alexandra 46 52
21 Notts County 46 50
22 Crawley Town 46 50
23 Leyton Orient 46 49
24 Yeovil Town 46 40