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Glanford Park (ATT 4,675) 13th August 2011 - Kick off 15:00 Ref: D Drysdale

Scunthrpe Scunthorpe United vs Preston North End Preston

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A Barcham (87)

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I Hume (13)

Barcham secures late draw

Last Updated: 13/08/11 6:11pm

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Barcham: Netted late equaliser

Barcham: Netted late equaliser

A late equaliser from Andy Barcham salvaged Scunthorpe a 1-1 draw at home to Preston North End on Saturday.

Preston had an early escape though when Barry Nicholson rescued them with a goal-line clearance as Gary Thompson fired in a shot from a corner.

But it was the visitors who stuck with the opening goal after 14 minutes when skipper Iain Hume found room to unleash a terrific left-foot shot from 25 yards.

Preston almost made it 2-0 just before the interval when Nicholson brought the best out of Lillis with a far-post header.

Scunthorpe, dogged by poor home form all last season, struggled to get back on level terms while Nicholson and Hume both went close for Preston.

But with just three minutes remaining Barcham struck with an equaliser for Scunthorpe, curling a right-foot shot past goalkeeper Iain Turner after a mis-hit effort from Michael O'Connor had fallen into his path.

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Sky Bet League 1

Sky Bet League 1
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1 Milton Keynes Dons 27 55
2 Bristol City 25 54
3 Swindon Town 27 54
4 Preston North End 27 47
5 Chesterfield 27 39
6 Sheffield United 25 39
7 Rochdale 26 38
8 Bradford City 26 37
9 Fleetwood Town 27 37
10 Oldham Athletic 26 37
11 Peterborough United 27 37
12 Doncaster Rovers 26 36
13 Notts County 27 35
14 Port Vale 28 35
15 Walsall 26 33
16 Scunthorpe United 25 33
17 Barnsley 26 32
18 Gillingham 27 31
19 Coventry City 28 31
20 Crewe Alexandra 27 29
21 Colchester United 27 28
22 Crawley Town 28 27
23 Leyton Orient 27 26
24 Yeovil Town 28 25