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Memorable Match: Hull City

18 October 2018

Prior to last season's late late show at the KCOM Stadium, North End had been waiting 25 years for a win away at Hull City.

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Ref Watch: Hull City

18 October 2018
The last one previous to Callum Robinson's late heroics came in mid-September 1992 at Boothferry Park, in what proved to be Les Chapman's last win as the Lilywhites boss.
Terry Dolan was in charge of the Tigers, but his side were the ones torn to shreds by in form PNE marksman Tony Ellis, who grabbed his fourth and fifth of the season in a 4-2 triumph for his side.
Ellis had returned to Deepdale that summer, with the club spending £50,000 and sending Graham Shaw back to Stoke City in the deal that saw the moustached-centre forward return to the club and he has hit the ground running with three goals in the opening trip of matches in the season - one against his former employers the Potters.
There were 4,463 under the floodlights on Humberside and goal-den boy Ellis was the star of the show.
The lethal striker struck two goals and made the other two.
The Lancashire Evening Post's match report was full of praise for the side; it read: 'With the mercurial Lee Ashcroft excelling as soloist on the flanks and the majestic Mike Flynn conducting the wind section, it was a rousing performance the like of which North End have not produced away from home for six long years.
'On 14 minutes PNE went ahead. A free kick on the left was curled into the box by Ashcroft and defender Paul Hunter turned the ball into Ellis who hooked it past the keeper.
'In a crazy three minute spell before the break PNE conceded twice. The first an own goal by Flynn and then a left foot drive by Leigh Jenkinson.
'After the break, the Lilywhites took seconds to equalise. Ellis scoring with a deadly finish.
'After 73 minutes the scorer turned provider. Ellis fed the ball to Ashcroft who slotted it into the net.
'In injury time Lee Cartwright raced upfield and side-footed it home after a one-two with the on-form Ellis.'
PNE line-up: Farnworth, Davidson, L Fowler, Tinkler, Flynn, Callaghan, Aschcroft, Cartwright, Leonard, Ellis, James. Subs not used: Burton, Eaves.
Attendance: 4,463
Picture courtesy the Lancashire Post

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