Forward opens scoring as Preston North End draw with League One leaders Bristol City
Jermaine Beckford opened the scoring for Preston North End on Saturday as they drew 1-1 with Bristol City at Deepdale.
The forward tapped home from Paul Gallagher’s pass to give the Lilywhites the lead against the League One leaders just short of the hour-mark.
However, Aaron Wilbraham levelled the scores soon after as both sides were forced to settle for a share of the spoils in the top-of-the-table clash.
Elsewhere in League One, Sanmi Odelusi and Rob Hall both came off the bench as Coventry City beat Colchester United 1-0 at the Ricoh Arena, while promotion-chasing MK Dons drew 0-0 away at Port Vale.
Conor Wilkinson was an unused substitute for Oldham Athletic as they drew 2-2 at home to Sheffield United.
In the Championship, Jay Spearing returned to complete 90 minutes for Blackburn Rovers, having sat out their FA Cup quarter-final exit at the hands of his former side Liverpool, as they drew 0-0 away at Reading.
Niall Maher also completed 90 minutes for recently-relegated Blackpool as they narrowly lost 3-2 away at Ipswich Town, despite taking an early lead.
Dropping down to League Two, Tom Eaves started for Bury as they beat Newport County 2-0 away from home, while Glenn Matthews was also in action for recently-relegated Conference side AFC Telford United, coming on as a second-half substitute in their 1-0 home victory over Lincoln United.
Meanwhile in Israel, Medo Kamara completed the full 90 minutes for Maccabi Haifa as they netted a last-minute equaliser to draw 1-1 away at Hapoel Be’er Sheva.
Click on the YouTube video player below to watch Jermaine Beckford’s goal against Bristol City.