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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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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