Preston boss Ryan Lowe slams 'disgusting' abuse and half-time booing in Bristol City defeat

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Mark Sykes and Sam Bell's first-half goals proved the difference despite Ched Evans' strike pegging the visitors back.

Sections of Deepdale could be heard chanting against the Preston boss before the team were then booed off at half-time. And Lowe, whose side sit 11th in the Championship and four points off the play-off places, said: "There are a few things which are being said which are disgusting, and I'm not here to be abused. "It's probably a small minority [of fans]. "Booing the lads at half-time, I don't think the lads warranted that even though it was 2-0. "A few of the shouts from the sides, I'm a human and I don't want to be spoken to like that. "It's disheartening because I thought we deserved a point, if not three. "That sounds crazy because we lost 2-1, but you cannot legislate for mistakes and individual errors. "The two goals we conceded were disappointing, but I can't fault the endeavour from the lads to try and get back in the game. That was pleasing. "We have done everything we can but win and, ultimately, we've gifted them two goals, which you can't do. "We were penetrating to get the equaliser, but we ran out of time in the end and we lacked a bit of quality in front of goal at times too." Tom Cannon came within a whisker of firing the home side ahead as he headed straight at Bristol goalkeeper Max O'Leary from close range. And the missed proved costly as City took the lead when Sykes pounced from point-black range. Midfielder Alex Scott's ball over the top was defended dreadfully by the hosts - and Sykes took advantage of a poor backpass from Robbie Brady which sold keeper Freddie Woodman well short. Nahki Wells forced Woodman into a save at the other end as Evans and Cannon also went close for Preston. But Bell bagged City's second in the third and final minute of first-half injury-time, coolly tapping home from close range to stun the hosts. Evans pulled a goal back after mopping up from Ryan Ledson's spilled shot but the Robins held on for a hard-fought triumph on the road.

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