Graham Westley saw throwing the kitchen sink at Preston pay off as Jimmy Smith's stoppage-time equaliser rescued a 1-1 draw for Stevenage.
Simon Grayson felt Preston had been robbed after Stevenage snatched a last-gasp 1-1 draw.
Mark Warburton played down the importance of Brentford's top-of-the-table clash at Leyton Orient after another yet home win over Tranmere.
Crawley boss John Gregory admitted missed chances cost his side again in the 1-1 draw with Shewsbury.
Shrewsbury manager Mike Jackson said it was a missed opportunity as his side had to settle for a point from a 1-1 draw with Crawley.