Bury 3 - 3 Preston North End

Match info: Checkatrade Trophy - Northern QF at Gigg Lane

Date: 18/12/2012 KO: 19:45 Ref: G Sutton Att: 2,023

Home team/scorers Scores Away team/scorers


Joe Skarz 62
Matt Doherty 84
Steven Schumacher 90+2



Jack King 25
Andrew Procter 68
Stuart Beavon 90

FT (ht: 0-1)

Preston win 5-4 on penalties

  • Last Updated: December 18 2012, 23:12 GMT

Ten-man Preston beat Bury 5-4 on penalties after a 3-3 draw to seal their place in the last four of the JPT Northern Section.

Gregg Wylde: Costly miss for Bury in penalty shoot-out
Gregg Wylde: Costly miss for Bury in penalty shoot-out

Graham Cummins slotted home the decisive penalty to book a trip to Coventry after Gregg Wylde missed for Bury.

Preston took the lead when Joel Byrom picked out Jack King from a corner and his powerful shot squeezed past Trevor Carson.

Both David Healy and Steven Schumacher missed good chances to equalise, while a threatening Stuart Beavon shot whizzed over the bar at the opposite end.

But Bury eventually levelled when Joe Skarz flicked a well-placed header past Thorsten Stuckmann from Schumacher's free-kick.

An error from Carson allowed Andy Procter to rifle Preston's second but Matt Doherty smashed home Bury's equaliser from a tight angle.

Shane Cansdell-Sherriff was sent off for a second yellow card before Beavon capitalised on another Carson error to force the ball home in the final minute.

Schumacher created further drama with a stunning 25-yard free kick in injury time but Preston crept through after a tense shoot-out.