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Weston Homes Community Stadium (ATT 3,416) 22nd February 2014 - Kick off 15:00

Colchester Colchester United vs Preston North End Preston

Colchester 1

J Ibehre (55)

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Preston 2

T Clarke (28)
B Wilson (og 82)

Cruel blow for U's skipper Wilson

Last Updated: 22/02/14 7:25pm

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Brian Wilson: Scored at the wrong end

Brian Wilson: Scored at the wrong end

Brian Wilson's late own goal clinched promotion-chasing Preston a hard-earned 2-1 victory at Colchester.

The U's skipper inadvertently headed Joe Garner's cross into his own net in the 82nd minute to hand Preston victory.

Preston went close in the seventh minute when Joe Garner's header clattered the crossbar from Chris Humphrey's cross.

But the visitors took the lead just before the half-hour mark when defender Tom Clarke powerfully headed home Paul Gallagher's set-piece to score.

Colchester were awarded a penalty soon after following Declan Rudd's foul on Marcus Bean in the area, but the Preston goalkeeper recovered to save Jabo Ibehre's weak penalty.

Ibehre made up for his miss nine minutes after half-time when he planted a superb shot into the far corner after his long run from the halfway line had initially resulted in his shot being blocked.

U's goalkeeper Sam Walker made a superb save to foil Garner's header from point-blank range as Preston pressed.

The visitors' winner arrived with nine minutes to go when Humphrey latched on to Garner's pass and his cross hit U's skipper Wilson before sailing into the net for the winner.

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Sky Bet League 1
Pos Team P Pts
1 Bristol City 43 92
2 Preston North End 43 83
3 Milton Keynes Dons 42 79
4 Swindon Town 41 76
5 Sheffield United 43 68
6 Chesterfield 43 67
7 Rochdale 42 60
8 Fleetwood Town 43 59
9 Barnsley 43 58
10 Peterborough United 43 58
11 Bradford City 42 57
12 Doncaster Rovers 42 57
13 Gillingham 43 56
14 Oldham Athletic 43 55
15 Walsall 42 54
16 Port Vale 44 51
17 Coventry City 43 51
18 Scunthorpe United 42 51
19 Crewe Alexandra 43 48
20 Leyton Orient 42 47
21 Notts County 42 47
22 Crawley Town 43 47
23 Colchester United 42 44
24 Yeovil Town 43 37