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Deepdale (ATT 8,855) 14th September 2013 - Kick off 15:00 Ref: R East

Preston Preston North End vs Stevenage Stevenage

Preston 3

P Huntington (45)
S Laird (59)
K Davies (84)

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No happy return for Westley

Last Updated: 14/09/13 6:50pm

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Scott Laird: Amongst the goals

Scott Laird: Amongst the goals

Stevenage manager Graham Westley endured a nightmare return to Deepdale as Preston stormed to a 3-0 win at home.

Westley, whose tumultuous 13-month spell as North End boss ended when he was sacked in February, saw his side fall behind when Paul Huntington headed in on the stroke of half time.

Scott Laird then grabbed his first goal of the season in the 59th minute and Kevin Davies wrapped up the three points for the hosts when he fired home with six minutes to go.

Preston created the better chances early on and only the frame of the goal denied first Stuart Beavon and then Iain Hume.

At the other end, Bailey Wright did brilliantly to block Roarie Deacon's shot on the line before the Stevenage left-back then fired over from the rebound after 41 minutes.

Huntington headed in Laird's cross in the 45th minute to give Preston a deserved lead.

Former Stevenage man Laird then doubled the advantage by heading in Chris Humphrey's cross just before the hour-mark.

And summer signing Davies rounded off the victory with a low strike after 84 minutes to ensure Preston remain unbeaten in the league so far this season.

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Sky Bet League 1
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1 Bristol City 13 31
2 Peterborough United 13 26
3 Swindon Town 11 22
4 Preston North End 11 22
5 Milton Keynes Dons 11 20
6 Notts County 12 20
7 Sheffield United 12 20
8 Chesterfield 12 19
9 Fleetwood Town 13 19
10 Oldham Athletic 13 19
11 Bradford City 13 18
12 Rochdale 12 17
13 Barnsley 12 15
14 Doncaster Rovers 11 14
15 Crawley Town 13 14
16 Colchester United 13 13
17 Coventry City 13 13
18 Gillingham 13 13
19 Yeovil Town 13 13
20 Leyton Orient 12 12
21 Walsall 13 12
22 Port Vale 13 12
23 Scunthorpe United 13 11
24 Crewe Alexandra 13 10