All to play for in League 1

  • Last Updated: May 10 2014, 19:30 BST

A review of Saturday's action in the Sky Bet League 1 play-offs.

  • Joe Garner scores a wonder goal for Preston v Rotherham
  • Leyton Orient celebrate their equaliser at Peterborough 

Joe Garner's breathtaking second-half volley earned Preston a 1-1 draw in the first leg of their Sky Bet League 1 play-off semi-final with Rotherham at Deepdale.

The visitors went ahead in a lacklustre first half when Alex Revell ran half the length of the pitch before firing home the opener to round off a devastating counter-attacking move.

North End, aiming to end a play-off hoodoo which has seen them never go up via that method on eight occasions, had been poor but boyhood Preston supporter Garner ensured they will head to South Yorkshire next Thursday on level terms.

Just after the break he chested a pass into him, flicked the ball over Rotherham defender Kari Arnason and smashed a dipping effort into the net from 25 yards out.

Steve Evans' men had the better chances after that, Lee Frecklington squandering a one-on-one with the best of the bunch, as the two sides drew for the third time this season.

Earlier in the day, Moses Odubajo's goal earned Leyton Orient a 1-1 draw at Peterborough in the first leg of their play-off semi-final.

Britt Assombalonga's 33rd goal of the season should have been ruled out for offside but it gave Posh the lead going into half-time at London Road.

However, Odubajo levelled things up midway through the second half to leave the tie in the balance ahead of the second leg in east London on Tuesday night.


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