Manager Simon Grayson was proud of his players despite the 1-0 defeat to Leeds United at Elland Road.
North End were down to ten men on the half hour mark after Jordan Pickford was controversially sent off for handball outside the area.
Despite being a man down, PNE dominated the second half and the manager was delighted with their efforts in difficult circumstances.
"Sometime in football matches you don't get what you deserve and I think that was certainly the case today.
"I thought we started the game really brightly, Silvestri made two or three outstanding saves in the opening period and ultimately the match really turned on it's head with a controversial decision.
"It was a hugely contentious decision and unfortunately for it resulted in a negative but full credit to the players.
"We've played well over the last few weeks and I've been proud of the players, but I think in defeat today we can be even prouder because we took the game to Leeds second half.
"We suffered the disappointment of the own goal just after half-time, but we grew into the game and produced some real good performances without getting what we deserved really."
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