Select a Team

Sky Bet League 1

Priestfield Stadium 19th October 2013 - Kick off 15:00 Ref: Graham Horwood

Gillingham Gillingham vs Preston North End Preston

Gillingham 1

D Kedwell (76)

ft

Preston 2

K Keane (47)
J Brownhill (53)

No dream return for Taylor

Last Updated: 19/10/13 9:15pm

  • Share:
Keith Keane: Amongst the goals

Keith Keane: Amongst the goals

Second-half goals from Preston pair Keith Keane and teenager Josh Brownhill ensured a 2-1 win at Peter Taylor's Gillingham.

Taylor, who led the Kent club into the Championship 13 years ago, was appointed interim-manager on Monday after Martin Allen was sacked.

But it was not the return he had hoped for as the visitors deservedly came away from the Priestfield Stadium with all three points.

Keane opened the scoring from close-range a minute after the restart as his right-footed shot deflected off Gills defender Adam Barrett and past the helpless Stuart Nelson.

Brownhill - making his full debut for the Lillywhites - doubled the visitors' advantage from 12 yards six minutes later following good play from Stuart Beavon.

Chris Whelpdale wasted two brilliant opportunities for the Kent side in between the Preston goals, but turned provider 15 minutes from time when Gills' leading scorer Danny Kedwell headed in a consolation goal from his free-kick.

But any other outcome would have been unfair for the visitors, for whom Beavon, Chris Laird and Kevin Davies had all gone close to opening the scoring in the first half.

  • Share:

Matches

Table

Sky Bet League 1

Sky Bet League 1
Pos Team P Pts
1 Bristol City 46 99
2 Milton Keynes Dons 46 91
3 Preston North End 46 89
4 Swindon Town 46 79
5 Sheffield United 46 71
6 Chesterfield 46 69
7 Bradford City 46 65
8 Rochdale 46 63
9 Peterborough United 46 63
10 Fleetwood Town 46 63
11 Barnsley 46 62
12 Gillingham 46 62
13 Doncaster Rovers 46 61
14 Walsall 46 59
15 Oldham Athletic 46 57
16 Scunthorpe United 46 56
17 Coventry City 46 55
18 Port Vale 46 54
19 Colchester United 46 52
20 Crewe Alexandra 46 52
21 Notts County 46 50
22 Crawley Town 46 50
23 Leyton Orient 46 49
24 Yeovil Town 46 40