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Fratton Park (ATT 12,376) 15th December 2012 - Kick off 15:00 Ref: D Whitestone

Portsmouth Portsmouth vs Preston North End Preston

Pompey still searching for win

Last Updated: 15/12/12 6:33pm

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McLeod: Missed from the spot

McLeod: Missed from the spot

Portsmouth extended their winless League One run to nine matches after being held to a 0-0 draw by Preston at Fratton Park.

The south coast side controlled both halves and failed to make their superiority pay.

Pompey striker Izale McLeod earned his side a penalty after 13 minutes when he went down under pressure from Preston's Chris Robertson but stepped up to blaze a fierce effort against the crossbar.

Jake Jervis was a constant menace for the hosts and a poor Preston corner gave him the opportunity to explode forward on the counterattack after 27 minutes.

The on-loan Birmingham youngster rifled a shot goalwards which was beaten behind by North End keeper Thorsten Stuckmann.

Preston nearly snatched the lead in the final minute of the first half when Joel Byrom created space for a strike but his effort was well saved by Pompey stopper Simon Eastwood, who jumped up quickly to smother Chris Beardsley's follow-up.

Scott Allan had Pompey's best attempt of the second half, but his powerful left-footed effort was beautifully tipped over by Stuckmann after 85 minutes.

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Sky Bet League 1

Sky Bet League 1
Pos Team P Pts
1 Bristol City 10 24
2 Peterborough United 10 19
3 Swindon Town 9 18
4 Milton Keynes Dons 9 16
5 Rochdale 10 16
6 Preston North End 9 16
7 Sheffield United 9 16
8 Chesterfield 9 15
9 Bradford City 10 15
10 Notts County 10 14
11 Oldham Athletic 10 14
12 Fleetwood Town 10 13
13 Crawley Town 10 13
14 Gillingham 10 12
15 Coventry City 10 12
16 Yeovil Town 10 12
17 Walsall 10 11
18 Doncaster Rovers 9 11
19 Leyton Orient 9 10
20 Colchester United 10 9
21 Barnsley 9 9
22 Port Vale 10 9
23 Scunthorpe United 10 7
24 Crewe Alexandra 10 4