Preston North End’s hopes of reaching the Sky Bet Championship Play Offs have been virtually ended by Fulham who secured a 3-1 victory over The Lilywhites at Craven Cottage on Saturday.
Goals from Sone Aluko, Chris Martin and Neeskens Kebano fired the home side to victory while Tom Barkhuizen’s goal proved to be little consolation for Simon Grayson’s North End side.
The result leaves Preston North End nine points behind the Sky Bet Championship’s top six and their hopes of reaching the Play Offs now look to have ended despite a brave effort in recent weeks. After the match, fans took to Twitter to give their views on the result.
Top day out result the only downside but beaten by a very decent side #pnefc
— Andrew Mackay (@themaclad) March 4, 2017
I count Barkhuizen to be our 14th different goalscorer this season. Good going that. I hope Stevie May will be number 15! #pnefc
— Pete Riley (@PeteRiley1991) March 4, 2017
Just seen the defending or excuse for defending for the Fulham goals…. wow absolutely horrendous is being kind #pnefc
— Ell (@Ellpne) March 4, 2017
Clarke again very average looking at the highlights sucked into bad areas of the pitch CB is & has been a position of worry for me #pnefc
— Andrew MT (@the_real_mr_tea) March 4, 2017
#pnefc I must the unluckiest north end fan, been on 7 away games this season and not seen us win once, 5 draws, 2 losses
— Jacob Johnson (@jjhj16) March 4, 2017
Beaten by a very good team who are much better than us. #pnefc
— gorn (@oligornall) March 4, 2017
Spurr and DJ had shockers. Rest of the team were average bar Barkhuizen, McGeady, Horgan and Greg #pnefc
— AJ (@ffsPreston_) March 4, 2017
Quite simply didn't turn up today. 3 easy goals for Fulham, which is really disappointing. Not good enough. #pnefc
— Morgan (@morganmurray5) March 4, 2017
Slim hope of playoffs gone now. Right back situation isn't good but can't pin such an awful performance on just that. #pnefc
— Dan Wheeler (@DanWheeler1995) March 4, 2017
Preston North End are back in action again on Tuesday evening when they face Derby County at Pride Park.