Wroe sees red but North End cling on

CARLISLE ..........1 PRE­STON NE ......1

The Football League Paper - - LEAGUE ONE - By Ricky But­ler

ern curled in a de­light­ful free kick from the left and when Pre­ston goal­keeper Thorsten Stuck­mann could only push it onto the in­side of the post, Miller was on hand to force the ball home from close range.

Grayson’s side came close to re­gain­ing the lead within a minute of the restart when only a brave block from Danny Livesey de­nied John Mous­inho, but Pre­ston were up against it af­ter Wroe was shown a sec­ond yel­low card for a late chal­lenge on Gille­spie mid­way through the sec­ond half.

How­ever, the ten men bat­tled well and cre­ated the bet­ter chances in the clos­ing stages. In­evitably it was Mon­akana at the heart of ev­ery­thing and the teenager brought a fine save from Gille­spie twenty min­utes from time,. Carlisle staged a late rally but Ab­bott had to set­tle for a point in the end.

“We have had a tough sea­son so it is nice to be fin­ish­ing in good form,” said Ab­bott.“We are not a mil­lion miles away from get­ting a squad to­gether to chal­lenge next sea­son. If we can find one or two qual­ity sign­ings over the sum­mer hopefully we can re­ward the fans who have stuck by us.

“We have now only lost once at home in the last 12 so we seen a big im­prove­ment here in re­cent months. We could have nicked it.”

TOP SHOW: Jef­fery Mon­akana


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