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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 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