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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 18 36
2 Swindon Town 18 35
3 Preston North End 18 34
4 Milton Keynes Dons 15 30
5 Sheffield United 17 30
6 Notts County 17 29
7 Peterborough United 18 27
8 Oldham Athletic 18 27
9 Rochdale 17 26
10 Fleetwood Town 18 25
11 Chesterfield 18 24
12 Bradford City 18 23
13 Barnsley 17 22
14 Walsall 18 22
15 Port Vale 18 22
16 Doncaster Rovers 16 21
17 Crawley Town 18 21
18 Coventry City 18 20
19 Leyton Orient 18 19
20 Gillingham 18 18
21 Colchester United 18 17
22 Yeovil Town 18 17
23 Scunthorpe United 17 16
24 Crewe Alexandra 18 15