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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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1 Bristol City 45 96
2 Preston North End 45 89
3 Milton Keynes Dons 45 88
4 Swindon Town 44 77
5 Sheffield United 45 70
6 Chesterfield 45 68
7 Rochdale 45 63
8 Bradford City 45 62
9 Peterborough United 45 62
10 Fleetwood Town 45 60
11 Walsall 45 59
12 Gillingham 45 59
13 Barnsley 45 59
14 Doncaster Rovers 45 58
15 Scunthorpe United 45 56
16 Oldham Athletic 45 56
17 Port Vale 45 54
18 Coventry City 45 52
19 Crewe Alexandra 45 52
20 Notts County 45 50
21 Crawley Town 45 50
22 Leyton Orient 45 48
23 Colchester United 44 48
24 Yeovil Town 45 40