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Oldham Athletic 1-1 Preston North End

Oldham Athletic
1 - 1
Preston North End

Boundary Park

21/04/2012 15:00

Attendance: 4,824


Chris Holroyd bagged his first goal for the club at Boundary Park to give the lilywhites a share of the points on Saturday.

Westley started Cummins and morgan due to the injured Hume and parry, Rhys Murphy was also given a place on the bench.

The game started well for PNE and Oldham struggled to find their feet, however Oldham soon got into the game after Simpsons effort on goal had a positive effect on the hosts.

On 30 minutes Chris Holroyd came close to opening the score for PNE after Irish striker Graham Cummins flicked on a long ball, Holroyd went for the bottom right but the latics goalkeeper, Bouzanis, was there to tip it out for a corner. Craig Morgan came close shortly after when he headed wide.

At half time both teams were level and all three points still to play for in the second half.

At the start of the second half Oldham started well with a 2 on 1 chance after a cleared Preston corner, Gray the only man back for North End managed to stall Shefki Kuqi long enough for the lilywhites to get back, the ball was finally cleared.

Oldham broke the deadlock on the 68th minute, Andy Procter gave away a free kick 25 yards away from goal, Simpson headed home for the latics due to a set piece.

PNE did not give up and with 12 minutes to go Holroyd bagged his first goal for the Lilywhites after some great play from Proctor and mayor, the two Prestonians charged through the Oldham team and crossed over to Holroyd who headed into a open net.

North End came close to winning the game in the last minute after Aneke headed over a coutts corner.

A fair result in my opinion, no team deserved the full three points.

1,373 North Enders turned up for 'Thorsten Stuckmann day', a good showing and the away end was bouncing with plenty of colour and noise.

Star Player

Chris Holroyd

Date:Sunday April 22 2012
Time: 3:50PM

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