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10th May 2015

Video: Jermaine Beckford scores 50-yard screamer for Preston


After easing into the League One play-off final against Chesterfield, Jermaine Beckford put the icing on the cake for Preston with a goal to remember at Deepdale.

With just three minutes left to play in the second leg of the semi-final, the former Leeds striker picked up the ball near the halfway line and booted it past stranded opposition goalkeeper Joe Murphy.

Beckford said later that shooting was “the only option I had”, with Preston now set to meet Sheffield United or Swindon at Wembley…