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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 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