Are we, aren’t we going to get a full schedule of fixtures in? With no reports of bad weather or Covid 19 in any club it looks like we maybe in luck.
Hopefully very soon the fixtures will get balanced up so we can have a clearer picture of the runners and riders for promotion and relegation.Well what a crazy day, Live on Facebook, felt comfortable all day and then we somehow managed to win, it was nervy stuff wasn’t it…..still, its three points for us, so lets see what everyone else has been up to.
Gillingham 2 Bristol Rovers 0
Does anyone know why Gillingham always kick off early, it baffles me, anyway they managed to get another victory under their belts courtesy of big John Akinde who scored a brace and even had the luxury of missing a penalty, Joe Day saving what was a shockingly bad spot kick. The Gills never had it all their own way and Rovers battled hard firing in 20 shots although only 4 managed to be on target. The win keeps the Gills in 15th, Rovers meanwhile are still perilously close to the relegation zone being just 2 points off the dreaded drop.
Accrington 1 Shrewsbury 1
Not the most exciting game of the day that finished all square. Accy took the lead early in the second half when Sarkic failed to deal with a Matt Butcher free kick, he punched it to the edge of the area and Seamus Conneely volleyed it back into the net. The Shrews equalised 13 minutes from time when Harry Chapmans corner was flicked on at the near post and Shaun Whalley managed to connect and steer it home from inside the 6 yard box. Accrington stay in 7th, and Shrewsbury 17th and are our opponents on Tuesday night.
Burton Albion 0 Sunderland 3
The Black Cats returned to their impressive away form by dispatching bottom side Burton relatively comfortably. They got off to a quick start when McGeady laid off a freekick for Grant Leadbitter to fire home from just outside the box. One became two on the half hour as Garratt the Burton keeper failed to deal with a corner and punched out to Lynden Gooch who rifled it back in from 20 years via the underside of the crossbar. Albion came out brighter in the second half but just about all hope was gone when Josh Earl got involved with Aiden O’Brien in a touchline melee, and with Earl already on a yellow he was shown a second and had to walk. The game was finally made safe 15 minutes before the end with on form Charlie Wyke turning well in the box and finding the bottom corner moving Sunderland back up to the playoff places.
Doncaster 3 Hull City 3
It was the late, late show for Donny as they came from behind to snatch a dramatic late draw. Malik Wilks put Hull two in front with two goals in five minutes. Reece James pulled one back for Donny smashing the ball home, with Jacob Greaves restoring the two goal cushion heading home just before halftime. Omar Bogle pulled one back from the spot with about 20 minutes to go after Josh Simms was bundled over in the box by Wilks. With time running out George Honeyman sustained a nasty injury that caused a lengthy delay and Honeyman being stretched off, and in the 12th minute of injury time James Coppinger in this 17th and last season for the club, curled a wonderful freekick home to earn an unlikely draw.
Fleetwood 1 Charlton 1
Fleetwood battered Charlton in this game, but it was Charlton who took the lead early on through Jayden Stockley’s diving header in what was their only shot on target all game. Parity was restored shortly before the break when Paddy Madden slotted home from 8 yards out. Despite firing in 22 shots, 8 of which were on target Fleetwood just couldn’t find the winner as the Charlton defence stood firm.
Ipswich 0 Oxford 0
The second 0-0 in a week for the Tractor Boys sees them slip down to 12th and it makes you wonder how much longer Paul Lambert can hang on in charge with Ipswich fans getting more vocal day by day. The draw halts the progress of Oxford a little bit, but they remain in eighth with two difficult games next week, at home to Pompey on Tuesday and at SMK next Saturday.
Peterborough 3 AFCW 0
AFC yet again dropped into the bottom four with 3-0 defeat at the hands of promotion chasing Posh giving AFC new boss Mark Robinson a harsh welcome to life as a League 1 boss. Two goals in three minutes just after half time by Sammie Szmodics was the mortal blow for AFC, and it was compounded as the injury time board went when a clearance from Guinness-Walker hit Jonson Clarke-Harris and went in. AFC woes didn’t end there with debutant striker Shayon Harrison having to be stretchered off just minutes after coming on as a sub.
Portsmouth 0 Blackpool 1
Pompey must be one hell of a frustrating team to support, just when you think they are back on course they throw in another defeat this time at the hands of Blackpool. A Jerry Yates goal 8 minutes from time did the damage after avoiding a heavy challenge and angled a shot into the back of the net. Despite the defeat Pompey stay in the playoff spots, Blackpool move up to 13th.
Rochdale 0 Plymouth 0
Normally Rochdale are involved in goal fests, but not today, as they played out a largely uneventful game with a Plymouth side that were on a good run. The point though does stop the rot for Rochdale who had lost the previous three games.
Swindon 2 Crewe 1
Relegation threatened Swindon got a welcome win over the Railwaymen in a dramatic game in which Crewe took the lead after just 5 minutes, Tom Lowery converting a squared pass across the box. What followed 5 minutes later was bizarre as Crewe player Travis Johnson under no pressure from anyone headed the ball into his own net. Crewe then dominated the game and went in search of the winner, but it was the Robins who stole the points 4 minutes into injury time when a Hallam Hope shot was parried into the path of Scott Twine who fired home. The win takes Swindon out of the bottom four.
Wigan 1 Lincoln 2
League leaders Lincoln maintained their push for the title with an unconvincing win over another relegation threatened side Wigan. Wigan did take the lead in the 30th minute with a stunning run and shot from Callum Lang who hit it from a good 30 yards into the roof of the net. The lead though lasted seconds as another of the days goalkeeping mistakes where Jamie Jones made a hash of a routine ball into the box and Tony Scully took full advantage. Tom Hopper got the winning goal 20 minutes from time, but Wigan will be kicking themselves as they had plenty of chances to level from some great positions.