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League One: Weekly Round Up 27/10

Story by Ryan Howden

Carlisle 2-4 Bournemouth 

The Eddie Howe revolution marched on at Brunton Par as a brace from Marc Pugh helped them to victory over Carlisle. Pugh opened the scoring for Bournemouth after pouncing on some poor defending, but the hosts were soon level through Liam Noble.

Pugh scored his second from a tight angle to put the visitors in front before Lewis Grabban added a third. A fourth was scored by Lee Barnard before David Symington scored a late consolation for the hosts

Paolo Di Canio

Stevenage 0-4 Swindon

Swindon were on lethal form as they defeated fellow promotion rivals Stevenage. Raffaele De Lita opened the scoring for the Robins before Matt Ritchie added another. Stevenage keeper Arnold was able to spare more embarrassment, saving Tommy Millers penalty, but moments later Mile Storey headed in to make it 3-0 and Adam Rooney nodded in a fourth to finish the game.

This ranked as Stevenage’s largest league defeat and their first loss at home since January.

Chris Brown

Notts County 0-2 Doncaster

Doncaster came away with a good victory against Notts County to put them within four points of league leaders Tranmere.

The game was quiet until the Rovers scored two goals in two minutes, the first from Paul Keegan’s header and the second via a shot in the box from Chris Brown.

County were forced to play the end of the game with 10-men after Jordan Stewart limped off and all substitutes had been used.

Scunthorpe 0-3 MK Dons

MK Dons cruised to victory to secure their first win in six games as they visited struggling Scunthorpe. The first-half goals from Luke Chadwick put the Dons in a strong position before Alan Smith headed in to make it 3-0.

Chadwick was unable to complete his hat-trick when he had his penalty saved by Slocombe.

Tranmere 1-1 Preston

A late goal from Jake Cassidy saw Tranmere earn a point as they hosted Preston. Paul Huntington opened the scoring with a header from Jeffrey Monakana’s deflected cross. The point sees Tranmere still two-points clear at the top of the table but without a win in three games.

Jake Cassidy

The Rest of the Weekends Action

Brentford striker Paul Hayes scored a brace, but two own goals from Dean and Craig gave Hartlepool a share of the points. Will Grigg opened the scoring for Walsall as they visited Bury, but an instant reply from Dominic Poleon meant they shared the points. A tough game between Crawley and Oldham saw both sides finish the game with ten men , with Jean Yves M’Voto and Hope Akpan both sent for an early bath. Oldham opened the scoring midway through the second-half through Jose Baxter before Kyle McFadzean levelled 11-minutes from time with a 25-yard shot.

A first-half goal from Byron Webster gave Yeovil their third win in a row as they defeated Crewe. David McGoldrick scored the only goal of the game as Coventry defeated Leyton Orient. A brace off the bench for Asa Hall saw Shrewsbury fight back to earn a point against Colchester who had led via goals from Craig Eastmond and Sanchez Watt.

League One: Mid-Week Round Up 23/10

Story by Ryan Howden

Apologies for the late post I haven’t been 100% recently but what a bunch of mid-week games that was! Lets go!

Notts County goal

Notts County 3-3 Bournemouth 

A late goal from Matt Tubb’s earned Bournemouth a point in this exciting encounter. Notts County opened the scoring through Jeff Hughes before Yoann Arquin doubled the lead after a defensive error.

Bournemouth though fought back when Josh McQuoid latched onto Donal McDermott’s fine cross and Neal Bishop scored from the spot. The Magpies went ahead again when Jamal Campbell-Ryce scored from the spot before Tubb’s 85th minute goal made it 3-3.

Tranmere 1-2 Doncaster

An injury time winner from Ian Hume saw Doncaster inflict a second straight defeat on league leaders Tranmere. Billy Paynter opened the scoring for Doncaster just after the break but Jake Cassidy’s 87th minute goal looked to  have secured the point for Tranmere.

Sheffield United 1-0 Walsall

Sheffield United continued their unbeaten start to the season and moved within two points of the league leaders. Nick Blackman scored the only goal of the game from the spot after Dave Kitson was fouled by Dean Holden , who was sent off.

Despite dominating the Blades could not find a second goal.

Shrewsbury 1-3 Yeovil

A brace from the in-form Paddy Madden gave Yeovil an easy victory at Shrewsbury. Madden opened the scoring with a far-post header before James Hayter doubled the lead.

Madden netted another header to make it 3-0 before Matt Richards scored from the spot for Shrewsbury.

Joe Garner

Carlisle 3-1 Oldham

Carlisle ended Oldhams four-match unbeaten run to claim only their second home win of the season. The home side took the lead when Joe Garner headed home from Liam Nobles cross, and the striker then struck again to make it 2-0 before Robson pounced on a loose ball to finish the game.

Jose Baxter scored late for the spot to pull a goal back for the visitors.

The Rest of Tuesdays Action

A late penalty from Harry Forrester earned Brentford all three points as they faced Coventry. The Sky Blue’s had taken an early lead through David McGoldrick before Forrester scored his first just before half-time. Bury got their first win of the season against Hartlepool, who replaced them at the bottom of the table. Tom Hopper opened the scoring for Bury before David Worral doubled the lead, Ryan Noble immediately pulled one back for Hartlepool but the hosts hung on for the win. A brace from Billy Clarke gave Crawley their fifth win in six games as they beat MK Dons.

Billy Clarke

Byron Moore opened his account for the season as his Crewe beat Swindon 2-1. Anthony Wordsworth and Ian Henderson netted as Colchester won at Leyton Orient to secure their third consecutive win in the league. A first-half hat-trick from Nicky Wroe saw Preston defeat a resurgent Scunthorpe who had pulled back to 3-2 via goals from Leon Clark and Karl Hawley. Filipe Morais scored twice as Stevenage defeated Portsmouth 2-1.



League One: Weekly Round Up 20/10

Story by Ryan Howden

Bournemouth 3-1 Tranmere 

Eddie Howe got off to the perfect return to Bournemouth as they gave Tranmere their first league defeat of the season. Jake Jervis put Tranmere ahead just before the break with an effort from 8-yards, but after the restart Ben Gibson’s own-goal and an 18-yard beauty from Harry Arter saw Bournemouth take the lead.

The game was decided when Simon Francis scored on 72 minutes to give the Cherries a comfortable lead and move them out of the bottom four.

Izale McLeod

Portsmouth 3-1 Shrewsbury

Portsmouth’s unbeaten run was extended to five games as they recorded a good win at Shrewsbury. Wes Thomas opened the scoring early in the second half after converting a pass from Izale McLeod.

McLeod the scored himself before Marvin Morgan pulled one back fro the visitors but was then sent off moments later for dissent. McLeod scored again late in the game to seal the win.

Walsall 2-2 Crewe

Crewe came from 2-0 down to claim as point as they visited Walsall. The hosts took the lead through Jamie Paterson and Florent Cuvelier doubled the lead with a close range effort. Mark Ellis pulled one back just before the break and Chuks Aneke scored in the dying seconds to claim the point.

Doncaster 2-1 Brentford

Doncaster managed to claim all three points despite a poor performance as Brentford visited the Keepmoat Stadium.

Brentford dominated the first half and deservedly took the lead when Jonathan Douglas chipped Rovers keeper Gary Woods. Doncaster pulled one back when David Cotterill fired in a stunning 25-yard effort, the win was sealed when Billy Paynter headed in Martin Woods’ cross late on.

Coventry 1-2 Notts County

Notts County recorded yet another away win to keep themselves firmly in the promotion race. Andre Boucaud opened the scoring for the visitors with a 30-yard effort. Yoann Arquin doubled the lead late in the game before Richard Wood pulled one back for the hosts.

Andre Boucaud celebrates Notts' first goal

The Rest of the Weekends Action

Two first half goals from Craig Eastmond and Jabo Ibhre gave Colchester a comfortable win over Carlisle. An early goal from Hope Akpan saw Crawley consign Hartlepool to their eleventh game without a win. A 25-yard effort from Lucas Akins saw Stevenage to victory over rivals MK Dons.

Oldham took their third win in four games as second half goals from in-form Matt Derbyshire and Jose Baxter gave them an easy win over Leyton Orient. Dave Kitson scored the only goal of the game as Sheffield United faced Preston, continuing their unbeaten start to the season. Scunthorpe came from behind to earn a valuable point at Swindon, the Robins took the lead when James Collins netted from short range but midway through the second-half Karl Hawley equalised for the visitors. Bury sunk to another defeat as they travelled to Yeovil, Bryon Webster opened the scoring for the hosts before Dominic Poleon levelled but Sam Foley scored the winner two minutes later.

League One: Weekly Round Up 14/10

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Tranmere 3-2 Yeovil

Tranmere came from two down to put a real claim on their promotion credentials as Yeovil visited Prenton Park. Paddy Madden opened the scoring for Yeovil before Sam Foley doubled the lead with a close range effort. 

James Wallace pulled one back for the Rovers on the stroke of half time before Jake Cassidy scored after the break to level the game. Yeovil then had Joe Edwards sent off for a second yellow card before Danny Holmes scored a late winner to put Tranmere seven points clear at the top of League One.

Jeff Hughes celebrates

Carlisle 0-4 Notts County

Notts County put Carlisle to the sword as they set a new club record of 13 successive away games without defeat. Jeff Hughes opened the scoring for the Magpies after converting Alan Judges cross, Neal Bishop then doubled the lead with a close-range effort.

Former Carlisle striker Francois Zoko made it 3-0 when he fired in from 12 yards out. Jamal Campbell-Ryce then scored from the spot after he had been brought down by Chris Chantler.

The only incident that pit a dent in Countys performance was Alan Judge’s injury in 35 minutes.

Crawley 3-2 Bury

A late winner from Nicky Adams gave Crawley victory as they faced his former club Bury. Crawley had looked comfortable after Adams scored before half-time and Hope Akpan struck a shot into the bottom corner.

Bury though fought back and a quick fire double from Tom Hopper and Andy Bishop seemed to have the match heading for a draw, before Adams’ goal in stoppage time secured the three points for Crawley.

Portsmouth 2-0 Crewe

Portsmouth are now unbeaten in four games after a good victory over Crewe. Wes Thomas opened the scoring inside of 90 seconds with a close range effort, the lead was then doubled when Izale McLeod scored from the spot after Thomas was fouled.

This fine run of results sees Portsmouth sitting safely in mid-table after a troubled start to the season.

Paolo Di Canio

Swindon 2-2 Coventry

Swindon came from two goals behind to earn a draw against Coventry City. On-loan striker David McGoldrick scored a brace in the first-half to put the sky blues 2-0 up going into the break. Gary Roberts volleyed in from close range on 77 minutes to pull one back for Swindon.

James Collins then powered in Jay McEveleys pass to earn the Robins a point.

Marc Pugh

The Rest of the Weekends Action 

Bournemouth recorded their first home win of the season as returning boss Eddie Howe watched from the stands. Lewis Grabbon opened the scoring when he deflected in Simon Francis’ corner, Marc Pugh then doubled the lead when he rounded Leyton Orient keeper Allsop. A goal from Sanchez Watt gave Colchester a win that ended Stevenage’s unbeaten start to the season. A first-half volley from Paul Parry saw Shrewsbury gain victory over Walsall to move out of the relegation zone.

Rob Jones

Doncaster captain Rob Jones late equaliser earned the Rovers a point against Hartlepool who had earlier opened the scoring when Neil Austin converted from the spot. Matt Smith’s injury-time equaliser earned Oldham a draw at Sheffield United, the Blades had taken the lead when Nick Blackman converted from the spot. Leon Clarke scored his sixth goal of the season to earn Scunthorpe a point against Brentford. The Bee’s had played well but were made to pay for Clayton Donaldson’s missed penalty before they opened the scoring through Harry Forrester’s solo effort. Preston and MK Dons shared a point as they played out a goalless draw at Deepdale.

League One: Weekly Round Up 06/10

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Yeovil 3-1 Colchester 

Yeovil ended a six-game losing streak as they hosted Colchester. Paddy Madden scored a brace on his debut after a loan move from Carlisle. Jabo Ibehre scored between Madden’s goals to pull one back for Colchester but  the game the game was decided when James Hayter converted Jamie McAllister’s cross.

Donaldson: Bees' chief destroyer

Brentford 2-1 Crawley

Crawley’s five-game unbeaten run came to an end as they travelled to Brentford. Clayton Donaldson opened the scoring as he converted Adam Forshaw’s pass with a cool finish. Crawley levelled when Nicky Adams struck from close range but Donaldson’s second 15 minutes from time gave the Bee’s the three points.

Oldham 3-1 Preston

Oldham comfortably took the three points as Preston visited Boundry Park. Oldham took the lead when Jose Baxter converted a free kick from 25 yards. Cristian Montano and Dean Furman scored in the second-half to make it 3-0. Preston’s Shane Cansdel-Sherriff was sent-off for a second yellow card, before Akpo Sodje scored late for the visitors.

Thompson: Headed winner

Notts County 0-1 Tranmere 

Joe Thompson headed in at the far post in the only goal of an entertaining match that maintained Tranmere’s four-point lead at the top of the table. Jake Cassidy and Abdulai Bell-Baggie had some great chances for the visitors. Notts looked confident in possession and played some neat football in the middle of the park but lacked the cutting edge up-front to really threaten the league leaders.

Leyton Orient 0-1 Sheffield United

Nick Blackman struck a stunning 25-yard winner at Brisbane Road to maintain the Blades unbeaten start to the season and move them to third in the table.

The Rest of the Weekends Action 

Kevin Blackwell’s tenure as Bury manager got off to a bad start as James Collins first minute lob proved enough to give Swindon victory. Coventry climbed out of the relegation zone with a win against struggling Bournemouth , David McGoldrick’s second-half goal proving the difference in Coventry’s first home win since the 24th March. Crewe came out victorious against Hartlepool in an entertaining match, the Pools opened the scoring when Evan Horwood chipped over Crewe keeper Alan Martin, Chuks Aneke and Mark Ellis won the game for Crewe though.

A fourth-minute penalty from Billy Paynter was enough for Doncaster to take the three-points as Shrewsbury Town visited the Keepmoat Stadium. MK Dons fought back from two goals down to earn a point against Portsmouth, Izale McLeod and Gabor Gyepes gave Pompy a good lead before Adam Webster scored and own goal just before the break and Darren Potters second-half goal earned the Dons a draw. Stevenage stayed second in League One after Greg Tansey’s 25-yard free kick gave them victory against Scunthorpe. Carlisle clinched the three points against Walsall through Liam Nobles stoppage time goal, Jamie Patterson had opened the scoring in the first half before Carlisle levelled when Joe Garner nodded in  Kallum Higginbotham’s cross.