Leyton Orient’s Chris Dagnall strikes to jolt Preston’s promotion push

Preston North End’s automatic promotion hopes suffered a hiccup after Chris Dagnall’s late equaliser earned struggling Leyton Orient a draw at Deepdale that left Simon Grayson’s side still five points adrift of the top two in League One.

The home side had recovered from a sluggish start and an early goal from Orient’s David Mooney to lead 2-1 through a Jermaine Beckford header and Paul Gallagher’s penalty but the industrious Dagnall’s smart turn and finish 12 minutes from time earned the east London side a useful point in their battle against relegation.

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