Cov have a poor record at Deepdale, It is a bit of a bogey ground for us, but Preston is only 45 minutes up the M6 so I persuaded Husb to come with me. I made ham sandwiches with my SKY BLUE KNIFE (it's so sharp, Chris) and I "jewelled " up with my PUSB and CCFC beads in the hope that it would give us good luck.
PNEFC were made up with the effort we fans had made to get to the game. What a nice touch.
(Ok It wasn't a 258 mile round trip for us from Chester haha)
I was led to believe Deepdale was a dark, depressing ground but it was really nice.
Its just that Cov can't seem to win there. Ever.
The ground soon filled up. We played some nice football but we weren't remotely threatening, so much so, they brought their goalie out early before the second half to warm up again. He hadn't had anything to do!
Webster and new signing Seabourne were impressive but PNE were in control. A sloppy pass from Baker in OUR half led to Preston's goal, on the break, and after 89 minutes the locals thought they had secured all 3 points and started twinkling their phone torches round the ground...
...so we sang ♫ ♪ ♯ "Twinkle twinkle little star" ♫ ♪ ♯
Franck Moussa then sent the faithful travelling Sky Blue Army crazy with an absolutely brilliant volley that was going to smash into the back of the net the minute it left his foot....
WE ALL WENT BONKERS.
Down the slide! Down the slide! Fans from the back came hurtling down the slide!
It was just brilliant. 4 minutes of added time became 6 minutes and in the 96th minute we had grabbed a draw and robbed them of 2 points. Hilarious.
I was ready for the cup of Chai tea afterwards. PUSB!