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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 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