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Sky Bet League 1

Deepdale (ATT 11,474) 9th September 2011 - Kick off 19:45 Ref: C Boyeson

Preston Preston North End vs Yeovil Town Yeovil

Preston 4

J Proctor (5)
B Nicholson (49)
N Mellor (59, 70)

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Yeovil 3

A Edgar (31)
S MacLean (64, pen 81)

Mellor fires Preston to victory

Last Updated: 09/09/11 10:20pm

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Mellor: At the double for North End

Mellor: At the double for North End

Neil Mellor struck twice as Preston extended their winning streak in League One to four games with a thrilling 4-3 win over Yeovil at Deepdale.

Jamie Proctor fired Preston ahead inside five minutes and Barry Nicholson had the Lilywhites back in front after Anthony Edgar had levelled for the Glovers.

Former Liverpool striker Mellor notched his first on 59 minutes and, although Steven MacLean also grabbed a double, the 28-year-old's second strike on 70 minutes proved decisive.

Preston went ahead when Graham Alexander's clever free kick found its way to Proctor who smashed it home. Yeovil levelled on 31 minutes when Edgar's sweetly-struck volley from 12 yards out squirmed under Iain Turner and into the net.

Preston re-took the lead with Nicholson's goal on 49 minutes and Mellor made it three when his determined run saw him plant a firm header in the top corner.

Yeovil pulled one back on 64 minutes through MacLean's drive, which went through Turner's hands and into the empty net, but Mellor restored the two-goal lead on 70 minutes, making MacLean's 81st minute penalty too little too late.

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Sky Bet League 1

Sky Bet League 1
Pos Team P Pts
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