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06 July 2019 Venue Sir Tom Finney Stadium Attendance

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Bamber Bridge
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Preston North End

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4-4-2
  • 1
    Danny Roccia
    GK
  • 2
    Christopher Churchman
    DF
  • 3
    Ben Thomas
    DF
  • 4
    Matt Lawlor
    DF
  • 5
    Kieran Charnock
    DF
  • 6
    Danny Forbes
    MF
  • 7
    Matthew Dudley
    MF
  • 8
    Daniel Wisdom
    MF
  • 9
    Alistair Waddecar
    FW
  • 10
    Joe Booth
    FW
  • 11
    Ryan White
    MF

Substitutes

  • 12
    Phil Doughty
    SUB
  • 14
    Gary Pett
    SUB
  • 15
    Mark Buchan
    SUB
  • 16
    Callum Spooner
    SUB
  • 17
    Sam Maddox
    SUB
  • 18
    Sidi Sanogo Fofana
    SUB
  • 19
    Ben Roberts
    SUB
  • 21
    Stuart Baron
    SUB

Manager

  • -
    Mick Taylor

4-2-3-1
  • 25
    Connor Ripley
    GK
  • 5
    Tom Clarke (C)
    DF
  • 14
    Jordan Storey
    DF
  • 6
    Ben Davies
    DF
  • 16
    Andrew Hughes
    DF
  • 18
    Ryan Ledson
    MF
  • 11
    Daniel Johnson
    MF
  • 29
    Tom Barkhuizen
    MF
  • 10
    Josh Harrop
    MF
  • 19
    Graham Burke
    MF
  • 9
    Louis Moult
    FW

Substitutes

  • 1
    Declan Rudd
    SUB
  • 3
    Josh Earl
    SUB
  • 4
    Ben Pearson
    SUB
  • 8
    Alan Browne
    SUB
  • 12
    Paul Gallagher
    SUB
  • 15
    Joe Rafferty
    SUB
  • 17
    Josh Ginnelly
    SUB
  • 20
    Jayden Stockley
    SUB
  • 21
    Patrick Bauer
    SUB
  • 23
    Paul Huntington
    SUB
  • 39
    Billy Bodin
    SUB
  • 44
    Brad Potts
    SUB

Manager

  • -
    Alex Neil

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Match Previews

Bamber Bridge vs Preston North End Preview

5 July 2019

Preston North End get their pre-season campaign underway with the annual trip to the Sir Tom Finney Stadium, to face Bamber Bridge on Saturday afternoon.

The Lilywhites face Brig in a 3pm kick-off, with admission at the ground priced at £10 for adults and £5 concessions, with U16s free when accompanied by an adult.

For North End fans, it will be the first chance to see summer signing Patrick Bauer in action, following the completion of his move from Charlton Athletic.

Others that could feature include Billy Bodin – who has not pulled on a Lilywhites shirt since last pre-season – and Josh Harrop, who has been out since October 2018, both with cruciate knee injuries.

The likes of Andrew Hughes, Tom Barkhuizen and Brad Potts, who all missed the last couple of months of last season after undergoing different operations, have all been back in full training since the start of pre-season and are also set for a run out.

Alex Neil’s side will wear their new home kit for the first time at the ground, formerly Irongate, and those who can’t make it to the game will be able to watch the game on iFollow PNE.

We will be streaming the game live for subscribers, with Jonathan Breeze joining former North End captain Paul McKenna to bring you all the action from the clash with Joey Collins’ side.

The coverage will begin from 2.55pm, with the full game also being added to the service the following day, so if you can’t get to the ground or tune in, you can still catch up with the first run out of the 2019/20 preparations.

For more information on signing up to iFollow, click here now

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Match Reports

Bamber Bridge 0 Preston North End 2

6 July 2019

First half goals from skipper Tom Clarke and Louis Moult got North End’s pre-season campaign off to a winning start against Bamber Bridge at the Sir Tom Finney Stadium.

As with previous seasons, manager Alex Neil chose to put out two different XIs in each half, with the likes of Billy Bodin and Josh Harrop getting their first 45 minutes after injury and Patrick Bauer also made his debut in a lilywhite shirt.

It was a glorious afternoon at Irongate, with an excellent crowd in attendance and they witnessed the home side have the first real attempt on goal, Ryan White shooting wide of the left-hand post from the edge of the penalty area.

But within two minutes of that chance, PNE – wearing their new home kit – were in front. It came from a Josh Harrop corner from the left, flicked on by Moult and Clarke rushed in at the back post to poke home from close range.

Harrop looked sharp on his return and he put a header from Tom Barkhuizen’s cross just wide of Danny Roccia’s right-hand upright within seconds of the tenth minute opener.

Just after the quarter of hour mark, Graham Burke, back from his loan at Gillingham, twice went close to a second. Firstly, from another Barkhuizen pull back, he hit the base of the left-hand post and as it came back to him the Irishman back-heeled goalwards, only to run agonisingly on the line before being cleared.

On the half hour mark Burke was again denied a goal on his return, this time his shot – that ended up in the back of the net – deflecting off the arm of Jordan Storey and a free kick being awarded for handball.

But on 34 minutes it was two. Great work again by Burke, saw the No.19 run from deep right up to the edge of the penalty area before a back heel freed Moult, who slammed the ball into the bottom left hand corner from 15 yards out.

After the break, home keeper Roccia proved the difference between the scoreline getting larger, making a number of excellent saves.

Firstly, he denied Jayden Stockley at close range, before former North End youth team product Matt Dudley did a great job in the wall to block a goalbound free kick from Bodin.

Roccia then made another fine stop to deny Alan Browne, with Bodin inches away with a follow up shot with his left foot, curling an effort from the edge of the box just wide of the left hand post.

Brig skipper Matt Lawlor made a superb block with 11 minutes to go to deny Browne after Gallagher’s cross-field ball to Bodin had then been turned inside for the overlapping Rafferty to pull the ball back for last season’s second top scorer.

The Bamber Bridge No.1 made two more excellent stops in the closing stages, firstly at the feet of Ginnelly and then in the final minute a Bodin cross from the right was again met by Stockley, the ball coming back off the foot of the left-hand post to make the game remain

Bamber Bridge line-up: Roccia, Churchman, Thomas, Lawlor, Charnock, Forbes, Dudley, Wisdom, Waddecar, Booth, White. Subs: Doughty, Pett, Buchan, Spooner, Maddox, Sanogo Fofana, Roberts, Barton.

PNE first half: Ripley, Clarke (c), Hughes, Ledson, Storey, Davies, Burke Barkhuizen, Harrop, Johnson, Moult.

PNE second half: Rudd, Rafferty, Earl, Pearson, Huntington, Bauer, Bodin, Gallagher (c), Ginnelly, Browne, Stockley.

PNE subs not used: Hudson, O’Reilly, Baxter, Armer, Simpson.

Attendance: 2,000

Referee: Mr G Salisbury

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