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Browne Punctures Terriers Spirit

6 February 2016

After starting the day broken down on the motorway, Alan Browne admitted he was unsure of even making it to Deepdale never mind scoring a last minute winner!

Browne’s winner in the dying embers of the game saw Preston claim victory over Huddersfield, but rewind to the very start of the day and the Irishman admitted a contrast in emotions from scoring the winner, to being in the back of the kitmans van before kick off.

“I had a bit of a set-back on the way as I had a puncture on the motorway so Russ [Rigby, the kitman] had to come pick me up but I got here in the end,” told Browne to PNE PlayerHD.

“We went 1-0 down but we didn’t let our heads drop - we kept going until the end and it paid off."

North End found themselves on the back foot for much of the first-half with the Terriers denied on numerous occasion by Anders Lindeegaard.

The second-half saw a resurgence in Preston’s play, but it was Huddersfield who broke the deadlock through Nahki Wells 10 minutes from time.

The equaliser came just three minutes later after Paul Gallagher’s effort deflected off Town’s Joel Lynch and into the net, and with the clock ticking, a pin-point cross from Calum Woods found its way to Alan Browne who headed home the winner in injury-time.

“It was a great feeling for me and the lads,” added the Irishman on leaving it late. “It wasn’t pretty at times but we got the win and that’s all that matters. It wouldn’t have been easy for the fans as Huddersfield were on top for most of the game but we found our feet in the second-half and got the three points.”

To hear more from Alan as he talks about being late for the game and for scoring the winner, head to PNE Player here. 

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