So at Hyde United's Ewen Fields on Monday evening Preston won 2-1 away to Oldham. Keith Treacy making it 1-0 to the visitors on 26 minutes before Andy Crompton equalised for the Latics just before the hour mark. Preston though grabbing all three points late on when Treacy grabbed his second goal of the game inside the final five minutes.
Down at Bloomfield Road, the only other surviving game with matches at Morecambe and Rochdale both being rained off, neither Blackpool nor Carlisle could find the net in a game in which the windy weather was the big winner. United next week taking on Morecambe at home on Wednesday afternoon as they look for three more points in their quest for the second-string title.
Result in the division on Monday 29th March
Oldham Athletic 1-2 Preston North End (7pm)
Results in the division on Wednesday 31st March, all 7pm
Blackpool 0-0 Carlisle United
Morecambe P-P Tranmere Rovers
Rochdale P-P Wrexham
Result in the totesport.com League Cup Semi-Finals
Preston North End P-P Oldham Athletic (2pm)
Fixtures in the division on Wednesday 7th April
Accrington Stanley v Rochdale (2pm)
Carlisle United v Morecambe (2pm)
Wrexham v Oldham Athletic (7pm)
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