RESERVES: Wanderers 0 Preston North End 2

Jay Fitzmartin continued his comeback with a 90-minute run-out as the Reserves were beaten by Preston.

The striker – whose loan spell at Stalybridge Celtic earlier this season was curtailed by injury – was part of a youthful line-up which was beaten by a goal in each half at the Lostock training ground.

Bambo Diaby and Joe Rodwell-Grant were on target as North End went to the top of the Central League table.

Wanderers’ next reserve fixture is at Walsall on Tuesday 1 March.

Line-up: Hutchinson, Burgess (Frimpong 61), Conway, Halford, Toure, Tweedley, Henry (Shakespeare 74), Pettifer, Fitzmartin, Jones, Olawumi (Kamara 90).

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