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Ricoh Arena (ATT 12,230) 22nd December 2012 - Kick off 15:00 Ref: M Jones

Coventry Coventry City vs Preston North End Preston

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J Bailey (22)

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L Holmes (77)

Holmes solves Preston puzzle

Last Updated: 22/12/12 5:37pm

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Holmes: Rescued a point for Preston

Holmes: Rescued a point for Preston

Preston earned a point at in-form Coventry with a 1-1 draw thanks to a second-half goal from Lee Holmes.

After a fairly uneventful opening in Saturday's League One clash at the Ricoh Arena, Coventry took the lead with a well-worked goal in the 21st minute.

Gary McSheffrey collected the ball on the left-hand side of the penalty area and instead of blasting into a sea of bodies, he pulled the ball back for James Bailey who side-footed past Preston goalkeeper Thorsten Stuckmann for his first goal of the season.

Preston had a golden chance to draw level on the half-hour mark when the impressive Holmes crossed from the left.

Andy Proctor looked destined to head home from inside the area, but it somehow came off his shoulder and Coventry cleared the danger.

The home team had a couple of long-range shots in a bid to extend their lead, but Preston almost went in level when David Amoo broke clear, only to hit the crossbar.

The visitors deservedly drew level in the 77th minute when Holmes broke clear and tucked the ball into the bottom corner past on-rushing Coventry goalkeeper Joe Murphy.

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Sky Bet League 1

Sky Bet League 1
Pos Team P Pts
1 Bristol City 34 73
2 Preston North End 33 63
3 Milton Keynes Dons 34 62
4 Swindon Town 34 61
5 Sheffield United 33 53
6 Doncaster Rovers 34 49
7 Chesterfield 34 48
8 Bradford City 33 48
9 Peterborough United 34 47
10 Barnsley 34 47
11 Oldham Athletic 33 46
12 Gillingham 34 45
13 Port Vale 34 45
14 Fleetwood Town 34 45
15 Rochdale 32 44
16 Walsall 34 44
17 Scunthorpe United 33 42
18 Notts County 33 41
19 Crewe Alexandra 34 39
20 Coventry City 33 36
21 Leyton Orient 33 35
22 Colchester United 34 34
23 Crawley Town 34 34
24 Yeovil Town 34 30