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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 Swindon Town 26 54
2 Bristol City 25 54
3 Milton Keynes Dons 26 52
4 Preston North End 26 47
5 Chesterfield 26 38
6 Rochdale 25 37
7 Fleetwood Town 27 37
8 Bradford City 25 36
9 Sheffield United 24 36
10 Notts County 26 35
11 Doncaster Rovers 25 35
12 Port Vale 27 35
13 Peterborough United 26 34
14 Oldham Athletic 25 34
15 Walsall 26 33
16 Gillingham 27 31
17 Scunthorpe United 24 30
18 Coventry City 27 30
19 Barnsley 25 29
20 Crewe Alexandra 26 29
21 Colchester United 26 27
22 Leyton Orient 26 26
23 Yeovil Town 27 25
24 Crawley Town 27 24