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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 Scunthorpe

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 32 67
2 Milton Keynes Dons 32 62
3 Swindon Town 32 60
4 Preston North End 31 59
5 Sheffield United 31 52
6 Bradford City 31 45
7 Doncaster Rovers 32 45
8 Fleetwood Town 32 44
9 Oldham Athletic 31 43
10 Chesterfield 32 42
11 Gillingham 32 42
12 Port Vale 32 42
13 Rochdale 30 41
14 Walsall 32 41
15 Peterborough United 32 41
16 Barnsley 32 41
17 Scunthorpe United 31 40
18 Notts County 31 38
19 Crewe Alexandra 32 38
20 Colchester United 32 34
21 Coventry City 31 33
22 Crawley Town 32 33
23 Leyton Orient 31 32
24 Yeovil Town 32 29