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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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1 Bristol City 34 73
2 Preston North End 33 63
3 Milton Keynes Dons 34 62
4 Swindon Town 34 61
5 Sheffield United 33 53
6 Doncaster Rovers 34 49
7 Chesterfield 34 48
8 Bradford City 33 48
9 Peterborough United 34 47
10 Barnsley 34 47
11 Oldham Athletic 33 46
12 Gillingham 34 45
13 Port Vale 34 45
14 Fleetwood Town 34 45
15 Rochdale 32 44
16 Walsall 34 44
17 Scunthorpe United 33 42
18 Notts County 33 41
19 Crewe Alexandra 34 39
20 Coventry City 33 36
21 Leyton Orient 33 35
22 Colchester United 34 34
23 Crawley Town 34 34
24 Yeovil Town 34 30