North End get a welcome boost by thrashing Huddersfield after four game losing streak.
After losing four league games in a row and slipping to 10th place in the Third Division, North End needed a boost to lift spirits.
A 1-1 tie in the FA cup first round at Blyth led to a replay which saw them win 5-1 but it was a 4-0 home win over Huddersfield Town that really did the job.
Preston, full of confidence from the kick off, took the lead through Mike Elwiss who snatch his 19th goal of the season after just six minutes.
And after only 16 minutes on the pitch, the Lilywhites were 3-0 up following further goals from Mel Holden and player-manager, Bobby Charlton - only his sixth goal since his comeback.
Preston created many more chances with Charlton almost on target again, hitting the crossbar with a penalty and Holden, claiming his 16th goal of the season soon afterwards.
Huddersfield manager, Bobby Collins, pointed out the absence of his left-back, Alan Garner, and strong tackling midfield man, Brian O’Neill, left Preston in a fortunate position.
The win saw Preston move up four places in the table, putting them back in the race for promotion.