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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 Milton Keynes Dons 27 55
2 Bristol City 25 54
3 Swindon Town 27 54
4 Preston North End 27 47
5 Chesterfield 27 39
6 Sheffield United 25 39
7 Rochdale 26 38
8 Bradford City 26 37
9 Fleetwood Town 27 37
10 Oldham Athletic 26 37
11 Peterborough United 27 37
12 Doncaster Rovers 26 36
13 Notts County 27 35
14 Port Vale 28 35
15 Walsall 26 33
16 Scunthorpe United 25 33
17 Barnsley 26 32
18 Gillingham 27 31
19 Coventry City 28 31
20 Crewe Alexandra 27 29
21 Colchester United 27 28
22 Crawley Town 28 27
23 Leyton Orient 27 26
24 Yeovil Town 28 25