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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 21 42
2 Milton Keynes Dons 20 41
3 Swindon Town 21 41
4 Preston North End 21 41
5 Sheffield United 21 33
6 Rochdale 21 31
7 Notts County 20 31
8 Bradford City 21 30
9 Peterborough United 21 30
10 Oldham Athletic 21 30
11 Chesterfield 21 28
12 Fleetwood Town 21 27
13 Walsall 21 27
14 Barnsley 21 26
15 Port Vale 21 26
16 Doncaster Rovers 20 26
17 Coventry City 21 25
18 Scunthorpe United 20 23
19 Gillingham 21 22
20 Crawley Town 21 22
21 Colchester United 21 20
22 Yeovil Town 21 20
23 Leyton Orient 21 19
24 Crewe Alexandra 21 19