In our second game under the caretaking management of Peter Grant, a late goal from Ross McCormack denied Preston North End from getting a win on Saturday afternoon.
The game, played at home (isn't home wonderful?) got off to a pretty bad start when the visitors took the lead in the 11th minute. Eoin Doyle had a shot parried away by Joe Lewis, before the resulting corner, taken by Joe Gallagher, saw an unmarked Joe Garner get a header into the back of the net to make it 1-0. He almost made it two from a long range effort as Preston began to really dominate possession for the rest of the first half.
The second half started to look up, however, with Moussa Dembele having an effort tipped over the bar by visiting goalie Jordan Pickford, before McCormack started to test him, eventually scoring in the 77th minute, curling a 20 yard effort out of the skipper's reach.
Both sides chased after a winning goal with the final twenty minutes of the game, before a controversial tackle by Richard Stearman meant that visting substitute Stevie May had to be stretchered off, luckily to no booking or card, leaving Preston down to ten men as the game reached its dying moments.