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Thorsten Stuckmann the hero for Preston North End

26 November 2014

Aaron Wilbraham scored twice in four minutes as Bristol City edged past AFC Wimbledon 2-1 in the Area Quarter-Finals of the Johnstone's Paint Trophy.

Preston North End beat Oldham Athletic 10-9 in a mammoth penalty shoot-out after a 2-2 draw in 90 minutes to earn their place in the Johnstone's Paint Trophy Area Semi-Finals.

North End goalkeeper Thorsten Stuckmann scored the decisive kick after his Oldham counterpart Neil Etheridge had blazed over the bar.

During an end-to-end tie, Preston went in front after 32 minutes as Scott Laird converted a fine diving header from 10 yards after Tom Clarke's pinpoint cross.

Oldham made a triple substitution at half-time and within a minute of the restart substitute Jonathan Forte superbly picked out Dominic Poleon to slot home a close-range equaliser.

Preston's Kevin Davies headed against a post but Oldham led after 59 minutes when Forte claimed another assist by teeing up Danny Philliskirk, who calmly found the bottom corner 10 yards.

Etheridge pulled off a brilliant reaction save from Jermaine Beckford but the keeper was helpless after 80 minutes when he saved Paul Huntington's initial effort but saw Clarke bundle in the rebound from point-blank range.

Davies could have won it for Preston but they edged through in a shoot-out which saw all 22 players take a penalty.

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