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Adams Park (ATT 3,734) 27th September 2011 - Kick off 19:45 Ref: M Naylor

Wycombe Wycombe Wanderers vs Preston North End Preston

Wycombe 3

G Ainsworth (12)
S Donnelly (pen 14)
S Beavon (27)

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Preston 4

N Mellor (7, 73)
I Hume (9, 64)

PNE edge thriller at Adams Park

Last Updated: 27/09/11 11:31pm

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Mellor (right): Late winner for Preston

Mellor (right): Late winner for Preston

Neil Mellor struck midway through the second half to earn Preston a thrilling 4-3 win against Wycombe at Adams Park.

The visitors - who climbed to second with the win - started brightly with Mellor poking home his first from close range after seven minutes before unselfishly feeding Iain Hume two minutes later to tuck the ball under Nikki Bull from 10 yards.

Wycombe responded almost immediately and former Preston star Gareth Ainsworth swept the ball home from two yards in the 12th minute after a fumble from Andreas Arestidou.

Incredibly the Chairboys were level two minutes later when Conor McLaughlin bundled over Kadeem Harris and Scott Donnelly coolly dispatched the penalty.

The turnaround was complete in the 27th minute when Donnelly's inswinging corner was headed home at the near post by Stuart Beavon to give Wycombe the lead.

Hume raced clear of the Wycombe defence and delicately chipped over the advancing Bull for his second to level for Preston after 64 minutes, before Mellor smashed into the roof of the net for his seventh league goal of season 17 minutes from time.

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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