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Deepdale 2nd February 2013 - Kick off 15:00 Ref: S Duncan

Preston Preston North End vs Shrewsbury Town Shrewsbury

Preston 1

S Beavon (43)

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Shrewsbury 2

J Taylor (64)
M Richards (pen 90+1)

Shrews late goal sinks Preston

Last Updated: 02/02/13 6:33pm

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Matt Richards: Scored winning penalty

Matt Richards: Scored winning penalty

Captain Matt Richards' late penalty secured a 2-1 win for Shrewsbury and extended Preston's miserable League One home run.

Richards converted from 12 yards after Marvin Morgan was brought down in the area by Ben Davies to leave Preston without a home win in the league since September.

The Lilywhites looked like they were going to end that run when Stuart Beavon scored his ninth of the season after 43 minutes, but Jon Taylor equalised 20 minutes later and Richards wrapped it up.

In a first half of few chances, Beavon missed the opportunity to put the hosts in front after 23 minutes, volleying over from Jack King's header.

He made amends in style, though, just before the break when he unleashed a swerving 30-yard strike that flew past Chris Weale.

Shrewsbury were level through Taylor's crashing drive from just inside the area after substitute Paul Parry's pass.

Graham Cummins was then denied by Cameron Gayle's headed goal-line clearance, but with the game heading for a draw Richards was given the chance to win it and made no mistake.

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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