Preston Start Off Pre-Season With A Good Win At Easthouses




Preston Athletic got their pre season schedule on the go when they travelled to midlothian to face south divison junior side Easthouses Lily at the newbattle complex.

Joint Managers Jack Lynch And Paul Riley Were Looking To Get A Good Start To Pre-Season After Last Season’s Relegation From The Lowland League.

The match started well for the visitors and as early as the second minute,they opened the scoring when Jason Young pounced on a cross to put the ball into the net.  They continued to fire forward and Easthouses came close to an equaliser when Gary Shearer came close with a good shot. The visitors came close twice in the next 10 minutes through a trialist and Jason Young.

The home side came close a couple of times prior to the break through Shearer And McDermott but the visitors had the last chance of the half when their trialist upfront hit a sweet 25 yard left foot strike off the crossbar but they could not capitalise so it stayed 1-0 to Preston at the break.

The second half was more dominated by the visitors and they doubled their lead from an own goal by Easthouse’s David Arthur on 51 minutes. Then the 3rd came on 56 minutes when another of the Preston trialists who had a good match scored on 56 minutes with a good strike

The scoring was completed by the away team on the 78th minute when half time substitute Jack Jardine curled a great 20 yard strike into the corner for a deserved 4th goal to give them a good start to the pre-season and now go on to face East Super League side Penicuik Athletic At Middleshot 3G On Tuesday Night – Kick Off 7.30pm.


Easthouses Lily: Tansey (GK), Moffat, Peden, Hall, Arthur, Russell, Barrie, Buckley, Shearer, McDermott, Anderson.  Subs:  Hamilton, Trialist, Young, Trialist, Trialist, Trialist, Trialist.

Preston Athletic:  Pennycuick (GK), Trialist, Trialist, Cowan, Trialist, Stevenson, Trialist, Conway, Young, Trialist, Trialist. Subs:  Jardine, Trialist (GK), Trialist, Binnie, Innes, Inglis, Reid, Trialist.