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Deepdale (ATT 8,118) 6th April 2013 - Kick off 15:00 Ref: D Deadman

Preston Preston North End vs Scunthorpe United Scunthrpe

Preston 3

L Holmes (38)
N Wroe (77)
J King (90+3)

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Last Updated: 06/04/13 6:58pm

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Jack King: Capped off the victory

Jack King: Capped off the victory

Jack King scored his first goal of 2013 to seal Preston's 3-0 win against relegation-threatened Scunthorpe.

Lee Holmes put Preston ahead seven minutes before the break and Nicky Wroe doubled the advantage after 78 minutes after pouncing on goalkeeper Eirik Holmen Johansen's error.

And King wrapped up the win in stoppage time when he headed home to make it five home games unbeaten to leave the visitors languishing in the drop zone.

The home side took the lead when Holmes slotted under Johansen after a neat cutback from Stuart Beavon.

Beavon looked lively on his return and made space for a 20-yard effort shortly after the break but it never troubled Johansen.

Scunthorpe's Akpo Sodje wasted a chance on the hour, Declan Rudd missing a looping cross but the former Preston striker sliced his shot off target.

And the Lilywhites doubled their lead with Wroe firing into an empty net from 40 yards after Johansen botched his attempted clearance.

King saw a shot hit a post in the dying minutes in a goalmouth scramble but he got on the scoresheet in stoppage time, nodding in Jeffrey Monakana's cross to seal the win.

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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