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Deepdale (ATT 10,759) 27th August 2011 - Kick off 15:00 Ref: R Madley

Preston Preston North End vs Notts County Notts Co

Preston 2

B McLean (83)
I Turner (86)

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Turner on target as Magpies lose

Last Updated: 27/08/11 6:22pm

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Turner: Goal hero

Turner: Goal hero

Preston goalkeeper Iain Turner scored a freak goal from inside his own box to help earn a 2-0 victory against Notts County.

The games was heading for a goalless draw until Brian McLean rose highest from an 83rd-minute corner to power a header into the top-right corner of the goal.

And Preston wrapped up the points in the most peculiar fashion when Turner unleashed a huge kick which bounced over Stuart Nelson - under pressure from Neil Mellor - and into the net on 86 minutes.

The home side had a strong penalty claim turned down on 15 minutes when Mellor was blocked by Krystian Pearce after a defensive mix-up.

Hamza Bencherif made a strong forward run on 23 minutes but was stopped by a combination of Turner and Clarke Carlisle before Notts County keeper Nelson made a fine stop from Jamie Proctor's sweetly struck left-footed half-volley on 61 minutes.

Preston broke the deadlock when McLean rose highest to meet Paul Parry's corner and plant his head in the top-right corner on 83 minutes before Turner's unlikely strike.

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Sky Bet League 1

Sky Bet League 1
Pos Team P Pts
1 Bristol City 33 70
2 Milton Keynes Dons 33 62
3 Preston North End 32 62
4 Swindon Town 33 61
5 Sheffield United 32 53
6 Doncaster Rovers 33 48
7 Chesterfield 33 45
8 Bradford City 32 45
9 Port Vale 33 45
10 Peterborough United 33 44
11 Fleetwood Town 33 44
12 Barnsley 33 44
13 Oldham Athletic 32 43
14 Gillingham 33 42
15 Rochdale 31 41
16 Walsall 33 41
17 Scunthorpe United 32 41
18 Crewe Alexandra 33 39
19 Notts County 32 38
20 Coventry City 32 36
21 Leyton Orient 32 35
22 Colchester United 33 34
23 Crawley Town 33 34
24 Yeovil Town 33 30