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Deepdale 23rd March 2013 - Kick off 15:00 Ref: Stephen Martin

Preston Preston North End vs Leyton Orient Leyton Or

Orient share spoils with Preston

Last Updated: 23/03/13 6:23pm

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Jamie Jones: Solid at the back for O's

Jamie Jones: Solid at the back for O's

Leyton Orient goalkeeper Jamie Jones denied Preston a third straight home win in a feisty goalless stalemate at Deepdale.

Preston manager Simon Grayson was forced into making a change after 20 uneventful minutes as Stuart Beavon was stretchered off after clashing heads with Nathan Clarke, which prompted a lengthy stop in play.

But Preston nearly took the lead from the restart, Bailey Wright forcing Jones to palm over from 12 yards.

The Lilywhites threatened again the 37th minute, a mazy Lee Holmes run setting up Jack King, but his shot was blocked much to Orient's relief.

Jones' stunning fingertip save stopped King's 18-yard effort in the 43rd minute and Clarke cleared after the ball had crashed back off the crossbar as Preston could not find a way through.

The Lilywhites were the side creating the chances, but King headed over when unmarked just eight yards out after 50 minutes.

And Nicky Wroe's curling 20-yard effort tested Jones with 10 minutes remaining, but neither side could find the breakthrough they were looking for as Orient's three-match winning run came to an end.

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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