Preston 2 Nott'm Forest 2
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Marlon King (pictured) and Gareth Williams had twice put Forest in charge at Deepdale but goals by Chris Lucketti and Paul McKenna earned Preston a point.
The visitors took the lead after just four minutes when the hosts failed to contend with a cross from the impressive Andy Reid and King was on hand to lash home a volley.
Preston recovered their composure from the early setback to equalise on 34 minutes when Lucketti latched onto a flick from George Koumantarakis to finish clinically past Paul Gerrard.
On the stroke of half time, Joe Kinnear's men were back in front when Reid's run and cross provided Williams with the chance to finish.
But on 77 minutes, the hosts claimed a point when a corner was played to McKenna to steer in a shot beyond Gerrard from the edge of the box.
McKenna could even have won the contest for Preston but his header from Richard Cresswell's cross was well held by Gerrard.