Wroe sees red but North End cling on
CARLISLE ..........1 PRESTON NE ......1
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