Preston left it late to extend their unbeaten run to four games with a draw at home to Tranmere Rovers.

It was Rovers who took the lead after the break when Max Power's through ball put Chris Atkinson clear and he converted in a swift counter-attack.

It seemed to shake the composure of Preston, who struggled to match their first-half performance which had seen them bossing the game.

But an injury-time header from sub Joe Garner gave Preston a deserved point.

With seven minutes on the clock both sets of fans stood to applaud the name of Rovers midfielder Joe Thompson - who wears the number seven shirt - following his cancer diagnosis.

Lineup, Bookings (5) & Substitutions (4)

Preston North End

  • 23 Rudd
  • 19 Welsh
  • 03 Laird
  • 06 Wright Booked
  • 04 Huntington
  • 05 Clarke
  • 07 Humphrey
  • 02 Keane Booked
  • 12 Gallagher (Holmes - 60' )
  • 27 Hume (Beavon - 71' )
  • 09 Davies (Garner - 71' Booked )

Substitutes

  • 01 Stuckmann
  • 10 Beavon
  • 11 Holmes
  • 13 Byrom
  • 14 Garner
  • 16 Buchanan
  • 21 Mousinho

Tranmere Rovers

  • 01 Williams Booked
  • 02 Holmes
  • 23 Ridehalgh
  • 14 Atkinson
  • 04 Taylor
  • 20 McNulty
  • 15 Kirby
  • 06 Hateley (Koumas - 65' )
  • 09 Lowe
  • 11 Bell-Baggie
  • 17 Power Booked

Substitutes

  • 12 Rowe
  • 16 Stockton
  • 18 Jennings
  • 22 Koumas
  • 26 Akpa Akpro
  • 28 Boland
  • 33 Mooney
Ref: Geoff Eltringham
Att: 9,496

Match Stats

Shots

16 6

On target

7 3

Corners

4 3

Fouls

16 9

Live Text Commentary

Full time

Full Time Match ends, Preston North End 1, Tranmere Rovers 1.

90:00 +5:38 Full time

Full Time Second Half ends, Preston North End 1, Tranmere Rovers 1.

90:00 +5:06

Foul by John Welsh (Preston North End).

90:00 +5:06

Abdulai Bell-Baggie (Tranmere Rovers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

90:00 +4:35

Foul by John Welsh (Preston North End).

90:00 +4:35

Abdulai Bell-Baggie (Tranmere Rovers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

90:00 +3:28

Attempt missed. Jason Koumas (Tranmere Rovers) right footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high from a direct free kick.

90:00 +3:01

Foul by Keith Keane (Preston North End).

90:00 +3:01

Ryan Lowe (Tranmere Rovers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

90:00 +1:40 Booking

Booking Max Power (Tranmere Rovers) is shown the yellow card.

90:00 +1:34

Joe Garner (Preston North End) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

90:00 +1:34

Foul by Max Power (Tranmere Rovers).

90:00 +0:43 Booking

Booking Joe Garner (Preston North End) is shown the yellow card.

90:00 +0:28 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Preston North End 1, Tranmere Rovers 1. Joe Garner (Preston North End) header from the centre of the box to the top left corner. Assisted by Stuart Beavon.

89:00

Abdulai Bell-Baggie (Tranmere Rovers) wins a free kick on the left wing.

88:58

Foul by Scott Laird (Preston North End).

86:47 Booking

Booking Owain Williams (Tranmere Rovers) is shown the yellow card.

85:14

Attempt missed. Keith Keane (Preston North End) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left.

84:28

Chris Humphrey (Preston North End) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

84:28

Foul by Abdulai Bell-Baggie (Tranmere Rovers).

83:30 Booking

Booking Keith Keane (Preston North End) is shown the yellow card.

83:20

Foul by Keith Keane (Preston North End).

83:20

Abdulai Bell-Baggie (Tranmere Rovers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

82:09 Booking

Booking Bailey Wright (Preston North End) is shown the yellow card.

82:00

Danny Holmes (Tranmere Rovers) wins a free kick on the right wing.

81:58

Foul by Bailey Wright (Preston North End).

80:31

Tom Clarke (Preston North End) wins a free kick on the left wing.

80:31

Foul by Ryan Lowe (Tranmere Rovers).

79:21

Foul by Joe Garner (Preston North End).

79:21

Abdulai Bell-Baggie (Tranmere Rovers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

79:06

Corner, Preston North End. Conceded by Jimmy McNulty.

78:39

Attempt missed. Joe Garner (Preston North End) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

74:37

Attempt blocked. Scott Laird (Preston North End) left footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked.

71:59

Attempt missed. Joe Garner (Preston North End) header from the centre of the box is just a bit too high following a corner.

71:29

Corner, Preston North End. Conceded by Ash Taylor.

70:52 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Preston North End. Stuart Beavon replaces Iain Hume.

70:29 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Preston North End. Joe Garner replaces Kevin Davies.

68:21

Foul by Iain Hume (Preston North End).

68:21

(Tranmere Rovers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

67:51

Scott Laird (Preston North End) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

67:51

Foul by Danny Holmes (Tranmere Rovers).

67:03

Attempt blocked. Lee Holmes (Preston North End) left footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

64:37 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Tranmere Rovers. Jason Koumas replaces Tom Hateley.

64:10

Foul by John Welsh (Preston North End).

64:10

Max Power (Tranmere Rovers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

63:54

Attempt saved. Ryan Lowe (Tranmere Rovers) right footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

61:52

Corner, Preston North End. Conceded by Ash Taylor.

61:14

Corner, Preston North End. Conceded by Tom Hateley.

60:31

Attempt blocked. Lee Holmes (Preston North End) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

59:10 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Preston North End. Lee Holmes replaces Paul Gallagher because of an injury.

57:56

Attempt saved. Iain Hume (Preston North End) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

56:22

Foul by Keith Keane (Preston North End).

56:22

Jake Kirby (Tranmere Rovers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

54:36 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Preston North End 0, Tranmere Rovers 1. Chris Atkinson (Tranmere Rovers) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Max Power.

49:36

Foul by John Welsh (Preston North End).

49:36

Chris Atkinson (Tranmere Rovers) wins a free kick on the right wing.

45:00

Second Half begins Preston North End 0, Tranmere Rovers 0.

45:00 +1:34 Half time

Half Time First Half ends, Preston North End 0, Tranmere Rovers 0.

45:00 +1:20

Attempt saved. Paul Gallagher (Preston North End) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

45:00 +0:45

Paul Gallagher (Preston North End) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

45:00 +0:45

Foul by Danny Holmes (Tranmere Rovers).

44:39

Foul by Iain Hume (Preston North End).

44:39

Max Power (Tranmere Rovers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

44:05

Attempt saved. Tom Clarke (Preston North End) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

43:23

Kevin Davies (Preston North End) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

43:23

Foul by Tom Hateley (Tranmere Rovers).

42:39

Attempt missed. Iain Hume (Preston North End) right footed shot from the right side of the box misses to the left.

42:00

Liam Ridehalgh (Tranmere Rovers) wins a free kick on the right wing.

41:50

Foul by Chris Humphrey (Preston North End).

40:40

Attempt missed. Ash Taylor (Tranmere Rovers) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right.

39:35

Attempt missed. John Welsh (Preston North End) right footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left.

39:09

Attempt saved. Keith Keane (Preston North End) left footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

34:02

Attempt missed. Kevin Davies (Preston North End) right footed shot from the centre of the box is just a bit too high.

32:23

Attempt missed. Abdulai Bell-Baggie (Tranmere Rovers) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

31:28

Foul by Tom Hateley (Tranmere Rovers).

31:28

Iain Hume (Preston North End) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

29:08

Foul by Tom Hateley (Tranmere Rovers).

29:08

Kevin Davies (Preston North End) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

24:52

Max Power (Tranmere Rovers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

24:52

Foul by Paul Gallagher (Preston North End).

22:00

Abdulai Bell-Baggie (Tranmere Rovers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

21:57

Foul by Scott Laird (Preston North End).

20:52

Attempt saved. Paul Gallagher (Preston North End) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

10:15

Tom Hateley (Tranmere Rovers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

10:15

Foul by Kevin Davies (Preston North End).

9:51

Foul by Ryan Lowe (Tranmere Rovers).

9:51

Bailey Wright (Preston North End) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

7:47

Corner, Tranmere Rovers. Conceded by Chris Humphrey.

5:41

Attempt saved. Iain Hume (Preston North End) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

4:32

Corner, Tranmere Rovers. Conceded by Declan Rudd.

4:16

Attempt saved. Abdulai Bell-Baggie (Tranmere Rovers) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

1:20

Corner, Tranmere Rovers. Conceded by Scott Laird.

0:00

First Half begins.

0:00

Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

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