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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 Swindon Town 26 54
2 Bristol City 25 54
3 Milton Keynes Dons 26 52
4 Preston North End 26 47
5 Chesterfield 26 38
6 Rochdale 25 37
7 Fleetwood Town 27 37
8 Bradford City 25 36
9 Sheffield United 24 36
10 Notts County 26 35
11 Doncaster Rovers 25 35
12 Port Vale 27 35
13 Peterborough United 26 34
14 Oldham Athletic 25 34
15 Walsall 26 33
16 Gillingham 27 31
17 Scunthorpe United 24 30
18 Coventry City 27 30
19 Barnsley 25 29
20 Crewe Alexandra 26 29
21 Colchester United 26 27
22 Leyton Orient 26 26
23 Yeovil Town 27 25
24 Crawley Town 27 24