Almost a full programme for us to get through today, with just Fleetwood and Sunderland playing this coming Friday. So, while we were huffing and puffing against Shrewsbury Town in what was a shocking performance, well certainly the bulk of it, lets have a look and see what’s been going on in League 1.
GILLINGHAM 2 AFCW 1
In the early kick off its nice to report a win for Gillingham with their skipper Kyle Dempsey getting the opener in just three minutes. AFC defender Ben Heneghan making his full debut pulled it back all square on the half hour mark, and Dominic Samuel wrapped up the points on the hour for the Gills ending AFC’s 5 match unbeaten streak.
ACCRINGTON STANLEY 1 CREWE 0
Accrington Stanley continue to bemuse pundits with yet another win, in fact their 4th in 5 games moving them up to 9th place in the table and recording their 6th consecutive clean sheet in the league for good measure. Colby Bishop was quickest to react after a free kick was tipped onto the bar by the Crewe keeper, and Bishop nodded home.
BURTON ALBION 4 CHARLTON 2
Hats off to Burton (pictured above) in what has to be the result of the day against high flying Charlton who boasted the best defensive record in the division, so very well-done to Burton recording only their second win of the campaign. Lucas Akins and Joe Powell gave Albion a two-goal cushion just before half time, only for Paul Smyth to halve the deficit. Just after the break Leicester City loanee Sam Hughes scored his first senior goal to stretch the Albion lead once again, but once again Charlton pegged them back with an acrobatic goal from Chuks Aneke. But with the clever money on Charlton to at least get a share of the spoils, Burton scored the final and decisive goal through Charles Vernam.
DONCASTER 3 BLACKPOOL 2
Blackpool looked to be fully in control of the game at the Keepmoat taking a two goal lead into halftime with goals from Jerry Yates from the spot and CJ Hamilton, but it was all Doncasterlona in the second half as they rattled in three unanswered goals through Cameron John, Reece James and the winning goal coming from Rovers skipper Ben Whiteman via the penalty spot.
IPSWICH 0 HULL CITY 3
Hull firmly put pretenders Ipswich to the sword in their own back yard to stay top of the table. Malik Wilks got things going in the 2nd minute and Josh Magennis who scored two against us on Saturday added another goal to his seasons tally in first half injury time, and Tom Eaves completed a tidy nights work for Hull an d making it three wins on the bounce.
PETERBOROUGH 1 PLYMOUTH ARGYLE 0
Another former Don got onto the score sheet tonight in the shape of Jonson Clarke-Harris scoring just before halftime pushing the Posh up into second place in the table and leaving Plymouth still looking for their first away win this season.
PORTSMOUTH 1 OXFORD 1
Oxford earned a valuable point down at Fratton Park and in doing so pulled out of the bottom four. Sean Raggett looked to have scored the decisive goal in a dominant first half display from Pompey, but twenty minutes from time Alex Gorrin levelled from the spot to end it honours even.
ROCHADLE 1 NORTHAMPTON 1
In finished all square at Spotland as the Cobblers led the game for over an hour through a Harry Smith goal and it took a spectacular free kick from Stephen Humphreys to loosen Northampton’s grasp of the points. Both teams had chances to win the game late on, but the quality wasn’t there as chances went begging.
SWINDON 0 LINCOLN CITY 1
The Imps who it has to be said are having a cracking season moved back into third place with a one goal win over struggling Swindon. But it was not all plain sailing for Lincoln as it took them until 15 minutes from time to take the lead through Lewis Montsma and somehow got away with a late scare as former Don Matt Baudry missed a free header from point blank range in injury time.
WIGAN ATHLETIC 0 BRISTOL ROVERS 0
In the final game of the day it finished goalless extending Wigan’s winless run to 12 games and leaves them rooted to the bottom of the table following Burton’s win against Charlton. It’s the first point for former Dons gaffer Paul Tisdale, but the draw still leaves Rovers in the bottom four.
Have good week.