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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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2 Milton Keynes Dons 27 55
3 Swindon Town 27 54
4 Preston North End 27 47
5 Chesterfield 27 39
6 Sheffield United 25 39
7 Rochdale 26 38
8 Bradford City 26 37
9 Oldham Athletic 26 37
10 Peterborough United 27 37
11 Fleetwood Town 28 37
12 Doncaster Rovers 26 36
13 Notts County 27 35
14 Port Vale 28 35
15 Walsall 26 33
16 Scunthorpe United 25 33
17 Barnsley 26 32
18 Gillingham 27 31
19 Coventry City 28 31
20 Crewe Alexandra 27 29
21 Colchester United 27 28
22 Crawley Town 28 27
23 Leyton Orient 27 26
24 Yeovil Town 28 25