Academy manager Nick Harrison was delighted with his sides performance after they won 2-1 away at Port Vale.
Speaking after the win, he said: “I'm delighted for the players, they deserved it today, they performed well.”
The Lilywhites went ahead in the match through captain Josh Brownhill, who has been in a rich vein of form so far this season for the youth side. They were pegged back by a resilient Port Vale, who went down to ten men after their goalkeeper was given a red card for a clattering challenge on Preston forward Jack Ryan.
“We're looking for performances and if we perform well I'm happy. I think it is important for the players because they wanted to win but above all we got a good performance which we set out the boys to do,”
“We said at full time we could of won the game by a lot more. Port Vale made it difficult for us because they got lots of bodies behind the ball. We asked the boys to keep passing it and be patient. They kept going and in the end we deserved it.” added the Academy manager.
Josh Brownhill scored both goals for Preston including a last gasp penalty, giving the youth their first win of the season, after the match Brownhill said: “There are not many better feelings but I felt we had too many chances we should have scored from before that, but to leave it until the last minute and still score is a great feeling. I knew with the amount of chances we were getting one of them had to pay off,”
“It was made a lot tougher [when Vale went down to 10 men] they sat on the 18 yard line and it's so hard to get past, very tough,”
Speaking of the teams form he added: “We can only go up from here, the two performances before this have not been good enough but today we played very well and deserved to win."