Ian McLoughlin – 5 – Partly at fault for the goal, and lucky to get away with fumbling Beavon’s effort. Redeemed himself late on with a good save from a Hayhurst free-kick.
Jon Otsemobor – 5 – Wasteful in possession at times, and seemed reluctant to utilise his pace going forward. Sacrificed for Bowditch.
Antony Kay – 5 – Also partly at fault for the goal, and looked a little sluggish at times. Strong in the air as always.
Shaun Williams – 6 – Dealt with Preston danger well, and moved the ball out of defence with purpose.
Dean Lewington – 5 – Booked for dissent, and struggled to deal with Holmes. Probably should have had a penalty.
Daniel Powell – 6 – Brilliant and frustrating in equal measure. Booked for diving late on.
Chris Lines – 7 – The midfield engine, moved the ball quickly and good set-piece deliveries.
Darren Potter – 6 – Quiet but efficient.
Adam Chicksen – 7 – Took his goal very well, and slotted in well at right-back in the second half.
Luke Chadwick – 7 – Recycled the ball well, and went on several of his trademark weaving runs, although the end product a little lacking.
Ryan Lowe – 6 – Set-up Chicksen’s opener, but should have scored just before half-time. Worked tirelessly to limited effect in the second half.
Dean Bowditch – 6 – Looked threatening when he came on, and not too far away with a swerving 30 yard strike.
Izale McLeod – On for about two minutes. Seemed a shame not to give him 10 minutes to have a run at a tiring Preston defence.
Top Don – Chris Lines. Kept the game flowing, and was the main source of Dons’ danger in the second-half with his set-piece deliveries.