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Deepdale (ATT 10,655) 20th August 2011 - Kick off 15:00 Ref: N Miller

Preston Preston North End vs Exeter City Exeter

Preston 1

J Proctor (41)

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Exeter 0

S Tully (S/O 23)

Proctor nets winner for North End

Last Updated: 20/08/11 8:08pm

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Proctor: On target for North End

Proctor: On target for North End

Teenage striker Jamie Proctor scored the goal of the game to extend Preston's unbeaten run with a 1-0 win against Exeter.

The Grecians should have been behind after 23 minutes at Deepdale on Saturday when Steve Tully was sent off for bringing down Neil Mellor inside the box but Graham Alexander saw his penalty saved by Artur Krysiak.

The Polish goalkeeper was beaten four minutes before the break though when Proctor headed in Paul Parry's free-kick to condemn Exeter to a third defeat on the spin.

The Grecians' hopes of upsetting the form book in League One suffered a huge blow when Tully was red carded for a professional foul on Mellor inside the box.

Alexander uncharacteristically spurned the resulting penalty - hammering it straight down Krysiak's throat - but the 10 men failed to hold out until the break.

The Lilywhites struck four minutes before half-time when Proctor headed home Parry's free-kick, with James Dunne's deflected shot which struck the bar the closest Exeter came to levelling in the second-half.

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Sky Bet League 1
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1 Swindon Town 26 54
2 Bristol City 25 54
3 Milton Keynes Dons 26 52
4 Preston North End 26 47
5 Chesterfield 26 38
6 Rochdale 25 37
7 Fleetwood Town 27 37
8 Bradford City 25 36
9 Sheffield United 24 36
10 Notts County 26 35
11 Doncaster Rovers 25 35
12 Port Vale 27 35
13 Peterborough United 26 34
14 Oldham Athletic 25 34
15 Walsall 26 33
16 Gillingham 27 31
17 Scunthorpe United 24 30
18 Coventry City 27 30
19 Barnsley 25 29
20 Crewe Alexandra 26 29
21 Colchester United 26 27
22 Leyton Orient 26 26
23 Yeovil Town 27 25
24 Crawley Town 27 24