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07 July 2018 Venue Sir Tom Finney Stadium Attendance Referee Leigh Doughty

Kick off 12:30 (UK)

Bamber Bridge
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Preston North End

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4-4-2
  • 1
    Lloyd Rigby
    GK
  • 2
    Macauley Wilson
    GK
  • 3
    Adam Dodd
    GK
  • 4
    Matt Lawlor
    GK
  • 5
    Kieran Charnock
    GK
  • 6
    Jamie Milligan
    GK
  • 7
    Alistair Waddecar
    GK
  • 8
    Danny Forbes
    GK
  • 9
    James Boyd
    GK
  • 10
    Hyuga Tanner
    GK
  • 11
    Chris Marlow
    GK

Substitutes

  • 12
    Matty Morgan
    SUB
  • 14
    Paul Dawson
    SUB
  • 15
    Phil Doughty
    SUB
  • 16
    Matt Mahoney
    SUB
  • 17
    Chris Churchman
    SUB
  • 18
    Regan Linney
    SUB
  • 19
    Stuart Barton
    SUB

Manager

  • -
    Neil Reynolds

4-4-2
  • 1
    Declan Rudd
    GK
  • 3
    Josh Earl
    DF
  • 5
    Tom Clarke (C)
    DF
  • 6
    Ben Davies
    DF
  • 11
    Daniel Johnson
    MF
  • 12
    Paul Gallagher
    MF
  • 15
    Calum Woods
    DF
  • 17
    Daryl Horgan
    MF
  • 19
    Graham Burke
    MF
  • 24
    Sean Maguire
    FW
  • 39
    Billy Bodin
    MF

Substitutes

  • 22
    Chris Maxwell
    SUB
  • 2
    Darnell Fisher
    SUB
  • 4
    Ben Pearson
    SUB
  • 7
    Callum Robinson
    SUB
  • 8
    Alan Browne
    SUB
  • 9
    Louis Moult
    SUB
  • 10
    Josh Harrop
    SUB
  • 14
    Jordan Storey
    SUB
  • 16
    Andrew Hughes
    SUB
  • 23
    Paul Huntington
    SUB
  • 29
    Tom Barkhuizen
    SUB
  • 26
    Michael Howard
    SUB
  • 27
    Connor Simpson
    SUB
  • 30
    Jack Baxter
    SUB
  • 32
    Adam O'Reilly
    SUB

Manager

  • -
    Alex Neil

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Match Previews

Bamber Bridge v Preston North End Match Preview

6 July 2018

Manager Alex Neil and his side have their first run out of the 2018/19 pre-season when they make the short trip to Bamber Bridge on Saturday.

The game at the Sir Tom Finney Stadium is a 12.30pm kick-off to allow supporters time to get away to see the World Cup quarter-final between England and Sweden after watching the Lilywhites in action.

North End, who will wear the new third green strip for the clash with Brig – who were promoted via the Play-Offs at the end of last season – will have the chance to give the five summer signings their debut in PNE shirts.

Ryan Ledson, Michael Crowe, Jordan Storey, Andrew Hughes and Graham Burke could be in with a chance of being involved for the first time.

The manager has no long-term injuries to deal with, unlike when he first arrived at the club, when skipper Tom Clarke was amongst those unavailable to him.

Leigh Doughty takes the whistle for the game, where tickets are priced as adults £8, concessions £5, children aged 12 to 16-years-old £1 and children 11-years-old and younger are free of charge if accompanied by someone aged 17 or over. Juniors not accompanied by an adult will be charged the concession price.

Entry can be paid on the turnstiles on the day at Brig, however, the Deepdale ticket office also have a number of tickets that can be bought in advance from the club, either in person or via the ticket hotline, 0344 856 1966.

We will once again be broadcasting all the pre-season games live on iFollow PNE. Jonathan Breeze and former PNE midfielder Graeme Atkinson are on commentary duties this weekend and will be on air from 12.15pm.

You can sign up for a monthly pass to cover all the pre-season games for just £4.49, giving you access to the live feed of all six matches as we prepare for the new SkyBet Championship season – click here now for details of how to sign up.

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Match Reports

Bamber Bridge 0 Preston North End 7

7 July 2018

Alex Neil’s team started pre-season with sharp-shooting display at the Sir Tom Finney Stadium, putting seven past Bamber Bridge in a lunchtime kick-off in the sun.

Graham Burke on debut, Billy Bodin and a 20-minute hat-trick from Sean Maguire gave the Lilywhites a 5-0 half-time lead, before further goals from Louis Moult and Josh Harrop – who also missed a penalty – made it an entertaining afternoon for the almost 2,000 who turned out for the annual Gerry Lawson Memorial Trophy.

There were two different starting XIs in each half utilised by the North End boss and the first team started brightly and were one up after only five minutes.

Burke, pulling on the green third shirt of PNE for the first time since his summer move from Shamrock Rovers, picked up the ball in a right hand channel and cut inside onto his left foot, easing past two defenders before drilling a shot low into the bottom left hand corner from 15 yards out in a central position.

The second of the game came on 13 minutes and Burke was again involved. This time he went down the left the penalty area and cut the ball across for Billy Bodin who moved the ball quickly out of his feet to the left before firing hard and low into the bottom right hand corner of the goal with his favoured left foot.

Maguire, whose movement throughout the opening 45 minutes looked very sharp and caused all sorts of problems, began his run of three goals in 20 minutes in the 16th minute.

A long ball from Daniel Johnson midway inside his own half saw the Irish No.24 race clean away from the half-way line, holding off the attentions of two Brig defenders before sliding the ball past the advancing Lloyd Rigby into the middle of the goal.

It was almost 4-0 on 18 minutes with the only shot on target in the opening period that didn’t end up as a goal coming from an exquisite move.

Bodin had the ball centrally and drove at the heart of the home side’s defence. The Welshman slid the ball inside the left back for the onrushing Calum Woods. The right back drove the ball across to the edge of the six yard box for Maguire, who tried a cheeky back heel, only for Rigby to block and then again did well to deny Daryl Horgan on the follow up.

Like fellow keeper Chris Maxwell in the second half, Declan Rudd was a spectator for much of the half, however, when he was called upon just after the period’s mid-point, he made a superb save. Danny Forbes was the man for the side in all red as he found space 15 yards out and drilled towards the bottom corner, only for the North End No.1 at full stretch to get a strong hand on the ball and palm it out and then get quickly up to block Jamie Milligan’s follow up.

After the 25 minute drinks break – that was needed for both teams in the searing heat – the game’s fourth goal and Maguire’s second arrived just before the half hour mark. This time it was an excellent poacher’s finish from close range with his left foot after a driving run down the left to the byline and a cross from fellow Irishman Horgan.

After Burke had been denied a second by an excellent block by Brig skipper Matt Lawlor and from the resulting corner skipper Tom Clarke was an inch away from getting in on the action with a powerful header, Maguire made it five and made the matchball his own on 36 minutes.

Again, it was excellent wing play down the left from Horgan, who this time played the ball into the overlapping Josh Earl; the new No.3 fired the ball into the penalty area from the left edge of it and Maguire fired home from six yards out.

After the changes at the interval the home side were looking at damage limitations and defended in numbers and deep in their own half after the break, but the chances kept coming for the Lilywhites.

Just before the hour mark, the sixth goal came and it was Louis Moult, with the No.9 on his back, who grabbed it. Ben Pearson had started the move, finding Callum Robinson, who fed the ball in to Moult 12 yards out, who opened up his body and caressed the ball into the bottom right hand corner.

With 11 minutes left Josh Harrop showed quick feet to dance into the penalty area and drew a foul from substitute Chris Churchman, referee Leigh Doughty, just a yard or two away, pointing straight to the spot. The former Manchester United man picked himself up and fired the penalty in with real pace and power, but it crashed off the bar and over.

However, the North End No.10 wasn’t to be denied in the final minute, getting his goal and making it seventh heaven for the team. It was the culmination of a crisp passing move with Harrop collecting it after a one-two on the edge of the box, before dispatching it calmly into the bottom right hand corner, adding the finishing touch to an excellent first work out of pre-season.

PNE First Half Line-Up: Rudd, Woods, Earl, Johnson, Clarke (c), Davies, Bodin, Gallagher, Maguire, Burke, Horgan.

PNE Second Half Line-Up: Maxwell, Fisher, Hughes, Pearson, Storey, Huntington (c), Barkhuizen, Moult, Harrop, Robinson.

Subs Both Halves: Howard, Simpson, Baxter, O’Reilly.

Bamber Bridge Line-Up: Rigby, Wilson, Dodd, Lawlor (c), Charnock, Milligan, Waddecar, Forbes, Boyd, Tanner, Marlow. Subs: Barton, Morgan, Dawson, Doughty, Mahoney, Churchman, Linney.

Attendance: 1,739

Referee: Mr L Doughty

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Ticket News

Bamber Bridge Ticket Details Announced

25 June 2018

The first friendly of the 2018/19 pre-season campaign sees the Lilywhites make the annual visit to Bamber Bridge on Saturday 7th July.

Alex Neil’s side start their Championship preparations at the Sir Tom Finney Stadium, with all of the five new summer signings available to pull on a PNE shirt for the first time.

Ryan Ledson, Michael Crowe, Jordan Storey, Graham Burke and latest recruit Andrew Hughes could all be given minutes against the local side, who are themselves preparing for life in a new league after promotion via the Play-Offs back in May.

Ticket prices for the game are as follows: Adults £8, concessions £5, children aged 12 to 16-year-old £1 and children 11-years-old and younger are free of charge if accompanied by someone aged 17 or over. Juniors not accompanied by an adult will be charged the concession price.

Entry can be paid on the turnstiles on the afternoon at Brig, however, the Deepdale ticket office also have a number of tickets that can be bought in advance from the club, either in person or on the ticket hotline, 0344 856 1966.

These tickets will be on sale from Tuesday 26th June at 9am.

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