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Deepdale (ATT 9,464) 29th March 2013 - Kick off 17:00 Ref: R Lewis

Preston Preston North End vs Portsmouth Portsmth

Preston 1

K Keane (77)

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Portsmth 1

J Wallace (3)

Keane stunner foils Portsmouth

Last Updated: 29/03/13 7:33pm

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Jed Wallace: Scored for Pompey

Jed Wallace: Scored for Pompey

Keith Keane's spectacular second-half volley salvaged a point for Preston as they came from behind to draw 1-1 with Portsmouth.

Keane's 77th-minute strike - his first league goal for five years - flew past Simon Eastwood to cancel out a third-minute opener from Jed Wallace, whose shot had crept under Declan Rudd.

It was a third goal in as many games for 19-year-old Wallace, who in December was on loan at non-league minnows Whitehawk.

The Lilywhites could have equalised in the 12th minute but Jack King headed from Lee Holmes' right-wing cross against the bar.

They almost levelled again five minutes later as Joe Garner hit a post from close range after collecting Yassin Moutaouakil's mis-kick.

Soon after the break Pompey captain Johnny Ertl shot powerfully from distance but his effort was parried by Rudd.

Goalkeeper Eastwood then came to Pompey's rescue when saving from King after 53 minutes and Will Hayhurst's header five minutes later.

Substitute Graham Cummins headed at Eastwood after 70 minutes but Preston could find no way through until Keane let fly from distance.

Preston are now three games without a win while Pompey remain in the relegation zone, having been denied a fourth league win in March.

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Sky Bet League 1

Sky Bet League 1
Pos Team P Pts
1 Bristol City 39 84
2 Preston North End 38 74
3 Swindon Town 37 70
4 Milton Keynes Dons 38 69
5 Sheffield United 39 61
6 Rochdale 38 56
7 Barnsley 39 56
8 Peterborough United 39 56
9 Chesterfield 38 54
10 Bradford City 37 54
11 Doncaster Rovers 38 53
12 Fleetwood Town 39 53
13 Oldham Athletic 39 52
14 Gillingham 39 51
15 Port Vale 39 48
16 Walsall 38 46
17 Coventry City 39 46
18 Crewe Alexandra 39 45
19 Scunthorpe United 38 44
20 Notts County 38 43
21 Crawley Town 39 43
22 Leyton Orient 38 42
23 Colchester United 38 38
24 Yeovil Town 39 33