Preston North End 1-1 Ipswich Town
A last gasp Jordan Hugill goal sees points shared at Deepdale.
Hugill's 89th minute equalizer cancelled out Tom Lawrence’s amazing first half goal to earn Preston a much-deserved point.
With both sides creating little chances the game needed a spark to life and got that in the 16th minute when Tom Lawrence cut in from the left hand side and struck a rasping right foot strike into the top right hand corner, scoring his sixth goal in six games, leaving Preston keeper Chris Maxwell with no chance.
Ipswich were growing in confidence and could have doubled their lead on two occasions when first Freddie Sears was slipped down the right but his shot was saved by Maxwell, the second when Sears cut in from the left but his powerful shot was stopped by Maxwell.
Preston’s first big chance came three minutes after the interval when Gallagher chipped the ball into Callum Robinson who took the ball down on his chest but his tame volley was easily saved by Bartosz Bialkowski.
Brett Pitman squandered a chance to double Ipswich lead when the ball dropped nicely to him inside the box but he drilled the ball over the bar.
Preston again missed a huge opportunity when Jermaine Beckford played Aiden McGeady through but his powerful shot stung the hands of Bialkowski who turned it around from the corner.
From that resulting corner Tom Clarke got up highest and thought he had scored but for an excellent block from an Ipswich defender.
Beckford was next to miss a big chance for the Lilywhites when Bialkowski punched the ball straight into his path but he thumped the ball straight at an Ipswich defender.
It looked like the Tractor Boys were going to hold onto all three points until one minute from time when Daryl Horgan’s deflected cross found its way to Hugill who chested it down and placed the ball past Bialkowski for a well-deserved equalizer for Preston.
The draw means Preston have lost just once in their last nine Sky Bet Championship games.