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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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2 Brentford 42 87
3 Leyton Orient 42 80
4 Rotherham United 42 79
5 Preston North End 42 79
6 Peterborough United 42 67
7 Swindon Town 42 60
8 Milton Keynes Dons 42 58
9 Port Vale 42 57
10 Walsall 42 56
11 Sheffield United 41 56
12 Crawley Town 41 52
13 Bradford City 42 50
14 Bristol City 42 50
15 Coventry City 42 49
16 Gillingham 42 48
17 Oldham Athletic 41 47
18 Colchester United 42 46
19 Tranmere Rovers 42 46
20 Notts County 42 43
21 Carlisle United 41 43
22 Crewe Alexandra 42 43
23 Shrewsbury Town 42 41
24 Stevenage 42 39