This was a strange game of football. Morecambe Reserves started brightly and Preston were playing deep, inviting on the pressure but they never really looked in trouble. Then the referee changed the game. First he booked a Preston player for dissent and then showed a second yellow for a clumsy tackle a few minutes later. You don’t often see that at this level, Referees are normally a bit more forgiving but it was just one of many odd decisions throughout the game.
From then on Preston were always going to be up against it but they started to play some good football. Even when Preston undeservedly went a goal behind, they kept working really hard as a team. As they pushed forward for an equaliser Morecambe caught Preston on the break and sealed the victory right at the end with a second goal.
Tough on Preston given the efforts of the 10 players but some promising signs.
Here are the pictures from the game. Click on a pic to enter slideshow view.