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Deepdale (ATT 9,524) 25th February 2014 - Kick off 19:45

Preston Preston North End vs Rotherham United Rotherham

Preston 3

C Davies (37)
P Gallagher (60)
J Garner (65)

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Rotherham 3

L Frecklington (7, 89)
T Clarke (og 11)

Frecklington to the rescue

Last Updated: 25/02/14 10:51pm

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Lee Frecklington: Rescued a share of the spoils

Lee Frecklington: Rescued a share of the spoils

Rotherham again showcased their never-say-die attitude as Lee Frecklington's late strike clinched a 3-3 draw at Preston.

The Millers, who had scored injury-time winners in their last three games, this time struck in the 89th minute to earn a draw in a game they thought they had thrown away.

Steve Evans' men had enjoyed a dream start as they raced into an 11-minute two-goal lead. First a superb piece of skill from Frecklington created some space and the midfielder finished high into the net from an acute angle. Then a wicked delivery from Ben Pringle flicked off the head of unfortunate Preston defender Tom Clarke and into the corner.

But, despite their deficit, the hosts were the better side and pulled one back eight minutes before the break when Paul Gallagher's clever lay-off found Craig Davies and the on-loan striker fired low into the bottom corner.

And within 15 minutes of the restart North End were deservedly level when Gallagher turned on the edge of the box and curled a low effort past Adam Collin.

Preston thought the comeback was complete five minutes later when Joe Garner headed home Chris Humphrey's cross.

But Frecklington had the final say, firing in from 18 yards to earn a point to stretch the Millers' unbeaten run to eight games.

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Pos Team P Pts
1 Bristol City 46 99
2 Milton Keynes Dons 46 91
3 Preston North End 46 89
4 Swindon Town 46 79
5 Sheffield United 46 71
6 Chesterfield 46 69
7 Bradford City 46 65
8 Rochdale 46 63
9 Peterborough United 46 63
10 Fleetwood Town 46 63
11 Barnsley 46 62
12 Gillingham 46 62
13 Doncaster Rovers 46 61
14 Walsall 46 59
15 Oldham Athletic 46 57
16 Scunthorpe United 46 56
17 Coventry City 46 55
18 Port Vale 46 54
19 Colchester United 46 52
20 Crewe Alexandra 46 52
21 Notts County 46 50
22 Crawley Town 46 50
23 Leyton Orient 46 49
24 Yeovil Town 46 40