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Match Previews

Preston North End vs Bolton Wanderers Match Preview

31 August 2018

It’s the first of three derby matches at Deepdale this season when we entertain Phil Parkinson’s Bolton Wanderers this weekend.

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Bolton Wanderers Ticket Information

30 August 2018

The Trotters have started the season well; losing their first league game of the season when hosting Sheffield United last weekend, but still sitting third ahead of their visit to PR1.

Parkinson has made a number of changes to the squad over the summer, with some experienced recruits, whilst – according to the media – he is still in the market for more, particularly at the top end of the pitch, after Adam Le Fondre took an opportunity to move to Australia earlier in the month.

Last season’s Deepdale clash between the two sides was goalless, whilst the reverse fixture was Gentry Day, with Tom Barkhuizen levelling matters, after the home side had taken a first half lead, before the returning Sean Maguire grabbed a brace to give the Lilywhites the three points.

As mentioned, there are three derbies this season, with all three of the home clashes, with Bolton, Wigan Athletic and Blackburn Rovers coming before the end of November and PNE will want to make a good start in this last game before the first international break.

Ref Watch
The match referee for Saturday’s local derby with Bolton Wanderers is Andy Davies, making his first trip to Deepdale this season…

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Memorable Match
Since the 1960’s there haven’t been too many memorable matches between the two sides at Deepdale, however, back in the middle of that decade the Lilywhites served up a Valentine’s Day feast in front of over 31,500 fans…

Click here for a look back to the game

Ticket Information
It’s a 3pm kick-off for our first derby game of the 2018/19 season, as we take on Phil Parkinson’s Bolton Wanderers in the SkyBet Championship at Deepdale this Saturday…

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The One And Only Issue Four
This Saturday’s edition of The One And Only is packed full of interviews and features to keep you reading for days!

Click here for details of this weekend’s matchday programme

Opposition View
Bolton Wanderers Manager Phil Parkinson is looking for his side to enjoy their international break with his side in the top echelons of the SkyBet Championship…

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Team News
Preston North End manager Alex Neil welcomes one back from suspension, but loses another in the middle of the park…

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Match Coverage
For our first derby match of the season we face Bolton Wanderers as we tick over into September and you can keep in touch with the action thanks to iFollow PNE…

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Alex Neil’s Thoughts
If he didn’t know already, manager Alex Neil has been reminded this week of the importance of local derby matches…

Click here to watch the manager’s pre-match interview

Josh Harrop Interview
Preston North End midfielder Josh Harrop says the Lilywhites are still trying to find their rhythm, but are getting closer as the first month comes to an end with a local derby at the weekend…

Click here to hear from the midfielder ahead of the clash with the Trotters

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Match Reports

Preston North End 2 Bolton Wanderers 2

1 September 2018

Goals from Callum Robinson and Alan Browne gave North End a point, as Bolton Wanderers fought back to level the Lancashire derby at Deepdale.

The Lilywhites raced into a two-goal lead, Robinson sliding home after Brandon Barker’s through ball and then Browne volleyed home from the edge of the box with a stunning strike, only for Sammy Ameobi’s deflected shot and Pawel Olkowski to level matters before half-time, but there was a controversial end with Ben Pearson red carded after the final whistle.

Only Ben Davies and Barker retained their places in the starting XI from the win at Leeds in the Carabao Cup in the week, with manager Alex Neil choosing to freshen the group after playing with ten men for almost 70 minutes.

The opener came on 11 minutes as Barker picked up a loose pass in the middle of his own half, ran at the heart of the Wanderers defence holding off Olkowski, to put a lovely through ball for Robinson, who went one-on-one with Ben Alnwick, set the keeper on the floor, and slid the ball from 18 yards into the bottom right hand corner.

And five more minutes later it was two. After about 20 passes the ball was played out to Robinson down the left, who clipped the ball across, cleared by Mark Beevers to Paul Gallagher 30 yards out, he chested it down to Alan Browne, who brought it down on his chest with his back to goal, spun and volleyed into the top right-hand corner of the goal.

Just after the half hour mark there was a great chance again, as North End pressed the Bolton backline, Gallagher played the ball into Browne, who drove 20 yards forward and found Graham Burke, who fired a right-footed shot past Alnwick, but just wide of the right-hand post.

And eight minutes before the break a quickly taken free kick by Robinson sent Barker down the left and into the box, but his shot was blocked by Wheater, with Burke waiting for any rebound.

However, two goals in as many minutes turned the game on its head. Seven minutes before the break Ameobi collected the ball and had a shot from 25 yards, which took a deflection off the head of Davies, flat-footing Declan Rudd, the ball ending up in the bottom right hand corner of the goal.

And Phil Parkinson’s side found themselves back level five minutes before the break, when Olkowski fired hard against the under side of the bar, down and in. It had come as Ameobi had moved in from the from the right with the ball, laying it off to Josh Magennis, who in turn pushed the ball out to the No.16 who fired home from 16 yards.

A double-change at the break for PNE saw Tom Barkhuizen and Daniel Johnson on for Burke and Gallagher and the Lilywhites started on the front foot, Johnson with a shot pushed around the post for a brace of corners; Alnwick doing well when unsighted.

It became an end-to-end game and another substitute Louis Moult almost brought about a third with 18 minutes to go as he raced down the right onto Browne’s ball, as the Lilywhites counter-attacked. The No.9 put the ball across the face of the goal and Robinson sprinted down the left to get in a shot, but Alnwick turned it over the bar.

Robinson forced another save from the visiting keeper with 12 minutes to go, stinging his gloves from 20 yards, after a good ball in from Barkhuizen on the right from to find the No.7 in space inside the ‘D’.

There was five minutes of stoppage time added on that ran to seven in the end, but it was after the game that saw a moment of controversy, with referee Andrew Davies choosing to red card Ben Pearson and only a yellow for Joe Williams for an incident that must have happened after the whistle.

PNE line-up: Rudd, Clarke (c), Hughes, Pearson, Huntington (c), Davies, Barker (Moult, 61), Gallagher (Johnson, 46), Robinson, Browne, Burke (Barkhuizen, 46). Subs not used: Maxwell, Fisher, Earl, Harrop.

Bolton Wanderers line-up: Alnwick, Taylor (Grounds, 73), Lowe, Beevers, Ameobi, Olkowski, O’Neil, Williams, Magennis, Wildschut (Noone, 61), Wheater (c). Subs not used: Matthews, Vela, Oztumer, Donaldson, Hobbs.

Attendance: 16,331 (4,144 Bolton Wanderers fans)

Referee: Mr A Davies

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Ticket News

Bolton Wanderers Ticket Information

30 August 2018

It’s a 3pm kick-off for our first derby game of the 2018/19 season, as we take on Phil Parkinson’s Bolton Wanderers in the SkyBet Championship at Deepdale this Saturday.

Normal matchday prices apply for this game and you can click here for a full run down of the prices and concession categories on offer for league games at Deepdale.

Tickets are now on general sale from the ticket office at Deepdale, either to be loaded to your member card or via a paper ticket. For more information on member cards and their usage, click here.

We have also produced a video to explain how the new electronic entry system at Deepdale works – and this can be viewed here.

For those turning up and buying on the day, purchases can be made in person at both the Sir Tom Finney ticket office and also use the Invincibles Pavilion ticket office, which can be used to buy tickets for any part of the ground, not just the Pavilion. The Sir Tom Finney ticket office is open from 9am on a matchday and the Invincibles Pavilion ticket office is open from 1pm.

Tickets can be purchased at Deepdale from 9am until 5pm on Thursday, 9am until 6pm on Friday night, from 9am until kick-off on the day of the game, both in person and over the ticket hotline – 0344 856 1966.

Tickets can be purchased online at MyPNE.Com 24/7 right up until three hours before kick-off, with collections available from the Sir Tom Finney Stand collections windows, to the left of the ticket office. The online service is now fully responsive on both mobile and tablet.

Or, if you have a member card, you can buy right up until kick-off on MyPNE.Com and load your ticket straight to your card!

Away end tickets will be available on the day and there will be no increases for matchday purchases. Tickets are available for visiting Trotters supporters from the away ticket office next to the Bill Shankly Kop on Lowthorpe Road, with cash and card payments accepted, which will open from 1.30pm.

For home fans travelling to the game the Leyland shuttle bus will be in operation for the game, stopping at the usual points; pick up times as usual.

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