Beckford at the double at Deepdale

Jermaine Beckford scored twice before suffering a late injury scare as Everton coasted to a comfortable 3-0 pre-season friendly win at Preston.

Last Updated: 24/07/10 at 18:36 Post Comment

Beckford: Bagged a brace

Beckford: Bagged a brace

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Beckford, a free transfer signing from Leeds, came off the bench to open the scoring in the 50th minute when he latched onto a long ball and slotted past North End goalkeeper Andy Lonergan.

Everton moved 2-0 ahead in the 67th minute when Louis Saha collected a pass from Phil Neville and rifled the ball home.

But Beckford seized centre stage again three minutes later when he picked up a fine pass from Saha and again showed his class with a fine volley in front of the visiting fans.

However he was later clattered in a tackle and substituted in the closing stages after appearing to suffer an ankle injury.

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