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Nahki Wells scored twice as Huddersfield Town got back to winning ways in the Sky Bet Championship yesterday.

The Bermuda striker struck either side of half time as David Wagner's men beat Preston North End 3-1 at John Smith's Stadium.

Emyr Huws scored a third for Huddersfield, with Adam Reach scoring a consolation goal for Preston in the dying moments of the game.

The win was Huddersfield's third in five games, and keeps them in nineteenth, three points above the relegation zone.

Wells opened the scoring in the 38th minute when he tapped in Huws's cross from close range, and he doubled his side's lead ten minutes after the break when he latched on to Harry Bunn's pass and beat Jordan Pickford, the Preston North End goalkeeper, from the tightest of angles.

The goal was Wells's seventh of the season, and was the second time in nine minutes that he had the ball in the net. Unfortunately for Wells and Huddersfield, his 46th minute effort was ruled out for offside.

Huws made the game safe for the home side in the 76th minute when he scored directly from a corner.

Reach's goal at the end was the only blot on an otherwise good day for Huddersfield.

In League One, Rai Simons came on as a second half substitute as Chesterfield lost 2-0 away at Peterborough United. Conor Washington scored twice for the home team, and defeat leaves Chesterfield in twentieth, two points and one place above the relegation zone.

Danny Wilson, named as Chesterfield's new manager on Christmas Eve, will be under no illusions as to the size of the task he faces, after watching his new charges lose their seventh league game in a row.

Reggie Lambe and his Mansfield Town team-mates had the day off as their game at Morecambe was postponed because of a waterlogged pitch.

Double strike: Wells celebrates his second goal at John Smith's Stadium (Photograph courtesy of the Huddersfield Examiner)

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Published December 26, 2015 at 1:35 pm (Updated December 27, 2015 at 1:36 pm)

Wells scores twice in Huddersfield win

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