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Sky Bet League 1

Boundary Park (ATT 6,698) 8th March 2014 - Kick off 15:00

Oldham Oldham Athletic vs Preston North End Preston

Oldham 1

G Harkins (75)
J Clarke-Harris (S/O 78)

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Preston 3

C Humphrey (6)
J Garner (71, 88)

Garner double downs Latics

Last Updated: 08/03/14 7:07pm

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Joe Garner: At the double

Joe Garner: At the double

Joe Garner struck twice as Preston maintained their bid for promotion with a 3-1 victory at 10-man Oldham.

Preston took just six minutes to go in front as Chris Humphrey superbly controlled Jack King's long pass and saw his angled shot from 14 yards deflected into the far corner.

Oldham midfielder David Worrall fired off target from a good position, but Paul Gallagher and Tom Clarke both had chances for Preston.

Adam Lockwood and Jonson Clarke-Harris went close for the home side before visiting goalkeeper Declan Rudd pulled off an excellent stop from Korey Smith.

After weathering Oldham's best spell, Preston doubled their lead in the 71st minute as Humphrey again caused problems down the right and set up Garner for a two-yard tap-in.

Oldham responded four minutes later when Gary Harkins controlled Worrall's header and lashed the ball into the top corner from 12 yards.

The Latics went down to 10 men in the 78th minute when Clarke-Harris was shown a straight red card for handling Garner's header on the goalline.

Garner's resulting penalty was brilliantly saved by Mark Oxley, but the Preston forward bagged his second goal two minutes from time with a dipping 20-yard shot which bounced in off the post.

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Table

Sky Bet League 1

Sky Bet League 1
Pos Team P Pts
1 Bristol City 34 73
2 Preston North End 33 63
3 Milton Keynes Dons 34 62
4 Swindon Town 34 61
5 Sheffield United 33 53
6 Doncaster Rovers 34 49
7 Chesterfield 34 48
8 Bradford City 33 48
9 Peterborough United 34 47
10 Barnsley 34 47
11 Oldham Athletic 33 46
12 Gillingham 34 45
13 Port Vale 34 45
14 Fleetwood Town 34 45
15 Rochdale 32 44
16 Walsall 34 44
17 Scunthorpe United 33 42
18 Notts County 33 41
19 Crewe Alexandra 34 39
20 Coventry City 33 36
21 Leyton Orient 33 35
22 Colchester United 34 34
23 Crawley Town 34 34
24 Yeovil Town 34 30