Preston North End held promotion rivals Leyton Orient to a draw on an afternoon when Deepdale paid tribute to club legend Sir Tom Finney.

Before the match, fans, players and officials observed a minute's silence for the former England winger, who has died at the age of 91.

Preston's players, who wore shirts with Finney's name on the back, went behind when Mathieu Baudry struck.

However, Joe Garner's penalty earned North End a deserved point.

Kevin Davies spurned a glorious late chance to earn a poignant victory for Simon Grayson's men, but the former England and Bolton Wanderers striker could not direct Scott Wiseman's cross on target.

A crowd of 13,440 attended the match, almost 4,000 more than Preston's average for the season, and it created a fine atmosphere and fitting tribute to Finney, one of England's finest ever players.

Preston North End's players wore shirts with Finney's name printed on the back

Preston North End's players wore shirts with Finney's name printed on the back

Before the match, supporters passed around a large banner bearing Finney's face while videos of the one-club player were played on the big screen.

Both captains led their teams out carrying wreaths, which were handed over to Finney's family shortly before an impeccably observed minute's silence.

Orient had the game's best chance when the unmarked Lloyd James forced Declan Rudd into a good save from eight yards out while, at the other end, Garner shot wide after being picked out by Paul Gallagher.

Preston eventually got into their stride and Craig Davies's neat turn and shot was well saved by Eldin Jakupovic midway through the first half and Neil Kilkenny had a long-range strike tipped wide by the goalkeeper.

However, the visitors went into the lead when poor defending allowed the ball to break to Baudry, who rifled home from 10 yards out.

Preston got themselves back into the game after the break when Craig Davies was bundled over in the box and Garner kept his composure to level.

Kevin Davies spurned a great opportunity to take all three points, but it was not to be for the home side.

The result leaves Preston fourth, still five points behind third-placed Leyton Orient.

Preston manager Simon Grayson on 5 live Sport: "It was absolutely fantastic here today. It was very sad news last night but as a mark of the man, people have shown their respects all across different football clubs.

"Our club can be very proud of how we've conducted ourselves over the last 24 hours, because it's not easy. So many people came through the turnstiles today. Hopefully he'll be looking down on us with a smile on his face, hopefully if we get promotion this year.

"I once met him in his home - as a football person I wanted to go and experience a man who has respect across the game worldwide. I sat with him for a few hours and listened to his stories. I could have been there for many more hours. That was a moment I can look back on, and I think I was fortunate to have met such a man."

Leyton Orient manager Russell Slade told BBC London 94.9: "They got back into the game from a penalty situation and I thought it was an excellent dive.

"Their keeper has also handled the ball a good three or five metres outside the box.

"We were set up better than we have been recently. There were not too many chances at either end. We thought we could be a threat on the counter-attack. It was going to be a difficult day today and a tough outing for us and it was important after the defeats we have had to get something out of the hand.

"We have conceded lots of late goals lately and maybe with hindsight it will be a decent point, but when you are one nil up and a penalty decision has gone against you when someone has dived horizontal through the air, it's disappointing."

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Lineup, Bookings (2) & Substitutions (5)

Preston North End

  • 23 Rudd
  • 32 Wiseman
  • 03 Laird
  • 19 Welsh
  • 05 Clarke
  • 06 Wright
  • 12 Gallagher (Brownhill - 76' )
  • 02 Keane Booked (Holmes - 57' )
  • 17 Davies (Davies - 76' )
  • 37 Kilkenny
  • 14 Garner Booked

Substitutes

  • 01 Stuckmann
  • 09 Davies
  • 10 Beavon
  • 11 Holmes
  • 16 Buchanan
  • 22 King
  • 30 Brownhill

Leyton Orient

  • 30 Jakupovic
  • 05 Cuthbert
  • 03 Sawyer
  • 04 Vincelot
  • 06 Baudry
  • 15 Clarke
  • 11 Odubajo (Batt - 82' )
  • 08 James
  • 09 Lisbie (Dagnall - 70' )
  • 10 Mooney
  • 07 Cox

Substitutes

  • 12 Larkins
  • 14 Batt
  • 19 Lasimant
  • 21 Bartley
  • 23 Dagnall
  • 25 Simpson
  • 29 Ness
Ref: Dean Whitestone
Att: 13,440

Match Stats

Shots

16 5

On target

6 3

Corners

4 1

Fouls

17 11

Live Text Commentary

Full time

Full Time Match ends, Preston North End 1, Leyton Orient 1.

90:00 +4:01 Full time

Full Time Second Half ends, Preston North End 1, Leyton Orient 1.

84:24

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

84:24

Foul by Shaun Batt (Leyton Orient).

81:30

Bailey Wright (Preston North End) wins a free kick on the right wing.

81:30

Foul by David Mooney (Leyton Orient).

81:10 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Leyton Orient. Shaun Batt replaces Moses Odubajo.

80:54

Attempt missed. Kevin Davies (Preston North End) header from very close range is close, but misses to the left.

79:44

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

78:21

Corner, Preston North End. Conceded by Nathan Clarke.

77:11

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

75:22 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Preston North End. Josh Brownhill replaces Paul Gallagher.

75:01 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Preston North End. Kevin Davies replaces Craig Davies.

74:32

Attempt saved. David Mooney (Leyton Orient) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

71:12

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

71:12

Foul by Moses Odubajo (Leyton Orient).

69:45 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Leyton Orient. Chris Dagnall replaces Kevin Lisbie.

65:14

Attempt missed. Paul Gallagher (Preston North End) right footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high.

63:24 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Preston North End 1, Leyton Orient 1. Joe Garner (Preston North End) converts the penalty with a right footed shot to the bottom left corner.

62:27

Penalty Preston North End. Craig Davies draws a foul in the penalty area.

62:27

Penalty conceded by Mathieu Baudry (Leyton Orient) after a foul in the penalty area.

60:12

Corner, Preston North End. Conceded by Eldin Jakupovic.

59:41

Joe Garner (Preston North End) wins a free kick on the right wing.

59:41

Foul by Gary Sawyer (Leyton Orient).

58:57

Attempt missed. David Mooney (Leyton Orient) right footed shot from a difficult angle on the right is just a bit too high.

56:56 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Preston North End. Lee Holmes replaces Keith Keane.

56:14

Foul by Scott Laird (Preston North End).

56:14

Moses Odubajo (Leyton Orient) wins a free kick on the right wing.

55:24

Neil Kilkenny (Preston North End) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

55:24

Foul by Lloyd James (Leyton Orient).

54:13

Foul by Neil Kilkenny (Preston North End).

54:13

Romain Vincelot (Leyton Orient) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

53:39

Attempt missed. Joe Garner (Preston North End) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.

52:05

Foul by Paul Gallagher (Preston North End).

52:05

Romain Vincelot (Leyton Orient) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

49:46

Paul Gallagher (Preston North End) wins a free kick on the right wing.

49:46

Foul by Moses Odubajo (Leyton Orient).

48:36

Foul by Joe Garner (Preston North End).

48:36

Gary Sawyer (Leyton Orient) wins a free kick on the right wing.

45:52

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

45:52

Foul by Mathieu Baudry (Leyton Orient).

45:00

Second Half begins Preston North End 0, Leyton Orient 1.

45:00 +1:49 Half time

Half Time First Half ends, Preston North End 0, Leyton Orient 1.

45:00 Booking

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

44:52

Foul by Joe Garner (Preston North End).

44:52

Romain Vincelot (Leyton Orient) wins a free kick on the left wing.

44:21

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

43:09 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Preston North End 0, Leyton Orient 1. Mathieu Baudry (Leyton Orient) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Kevin Lisbie following a set piece situation.

42:40 Booking

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

42:31

Foul by Keith Keane (Preston North End).

42:31

David Mooney (Leyton Orient) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

40:45

Foul by Bailey Wright (Preston North End).

40:45

Kevin Lisbie (Leyton Orient) wins a free kick on the right wing.

38:45

Attempt missed. Paul Gallagher (Preston North End) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right.

37:18

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

36:13

Foul by Keith Keane (Preston North End).

36:13

Gary Sawyer (Leyton Orient) wins a free kick on the left wing.

35:51

Attempt missed. Tom Clarke (Preston North End) header from the centre of the box is too high following a corner.

35:29

Corner, Preston North End. Conceded by Eldin Jakupovic.

35:14

Attempt saved. Neil Kilkenny (Preston North End) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

33:43

Foul by Neil Kilkenny (Preston North End).

33:43

Romain Vincelot (Leyton Orient) wins a free kick on the left wing.

32:00

Dean Cox (Leyton Orient) wins a free kick on the left wing.

31:59

Foul by Keith Keane (Preston North End).

30:09

Attempt saved. Scott Laird (Preston North End) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

29:17

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

29:17

Foul by Nathan Clarke (Leyton Orient).

27:52

Attempt saved. Joe Garner (Preston North End) header from the centre of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

26:12

Foul by Paul Gallagher (Preston North End).

26:12

Nathan Clarke (Leyton Orient) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

25:49

Attempt saved. Craig Davies (Preston North End) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

20:30

Foul by Joe Garner (Preston North End).

20:30

Mathieu Baudry (Leyton Orient) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

19:26

Foul by Paul Gallagher (Preston North End).

19:26

Romain Vincelot (Leyton Orient) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

18:55

Attempt missed. Joe Garner (Preston North End) right footed shot from the centre of the box is too high following a corner.

18:30

Corner, Preston North End. Conceded by Mathieu Baudry.

16:21

Romain Vincelot (Leyton Orient) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

16:21

Foul by Joe Garner (Preston North End).

15:50

Foul by Gary Sawyer (Leyton Orient).

15:50

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

15:00

Romain Vincelot (Leyton Orient) wins a free kick on the left wing.

14:38

Foul by Keith Keane (Preston North End).

13:38

Foul by David Mooney (Leyton Orient).

13:38

Neil Kilkenny (Preston North End) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

8:13

David Mooney (Leyton Orient) wins a free kick on the right wing.

8:13

Foul by John Welsh (Preston North End).

7:01

Attempt missed. Mathieu Baudry (Leyton Orient) header from the centre of the box misses to the right following a corner.

6:47

Corner, Leyton Orient. Conceded by Declan Rudd.

6:36

Attempt saved. Mathieu Baudry (Leyton Orient) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

6:00

Romain Vincelot (Leyton Orient) wins a free kick on the right wing.

5:59

Foul by Bailey Wright (Preston North End).

0:34

Attempt missed. Paul Gallagher (Preston North End) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right.

0:00

First Half begins.

0:00

Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

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