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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 45 96
2 Preston North End 45 89
3 Milton Keynes Dons 45 88
4 Swindon Town 44 77
5 Sheffield United 45 70
6 Chesterfield 45 68
7 Rochdale 45 63
8 Bradford City 45 62
9 Peterborough United 45 62
10 Fleetwood Town 45 60
11 Walsall 45 59
12 Gillingham 45 59
13 Barnsley 45 59
14 Doncaster Rovers 45 58
15 Scunthorpe United 45 56
16 Oldham Athletic 45 56
17 Port Vale 45 54
18 Coventry City 45 52
19 Crewe Alexandra 45 52
20 Notts County 45 50
21 Crawley Town 45 50
22 Leyton Orient 45 48
23 Colchester United 44 48
24 Yeovil Town 45 40