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Impressive Maidenhead hit Wealdstone for four

Posted Sunday, December 27, 2020 by PA

Maidenhead climbed up to fifth in the Vanarama National League after returning to winning ways with an emphatic 4-0 victory over Wealdstone at York Road.The Magpies, who had won just once in their previous six games, needed only four minutes to take the lead as Ryan Upward raced through the centre before drilling a low shot past Stuart Moore.Moses Emmanuel came close to levelling on the half-hou...Full Story »

Ben Gladwin sets MK Dons on the way to victory over Bristol Rovers

Posted Sunday, December 27, 2020 by PA

MK Dons picked up three crucial points in their survival fight following a comfortable 2-0 win over relegation rivals Bristol Rovers.Ben Gladwin smashed home in first-half stoppage time after the Dons dominated the first 45 minutes.And they deservedly wrapped up the win through Scott Fraser just after the hour mark.Fraser had a shot saved by Jordi Van Stappershoef following a 10th-minute corner ...Full Story »

Nottingham Forest left frustrated after being held by Birmingham

Posted Sunday, December 27, 2020 by PA

A match that had held so much intrigue with Chris Hughton and Aitor Karanka facing their former clubs ended in a dull 0-0 draw between Nottingham Forest and Birmingham at the City Ground.It was Hughton’s Forest who often looked the more likely to snatch three points but they found themselves up against a keeper in good form in Neil Etheridge.Tobias Figueiredo was denied by the Birmingham s...Full Story »

Shaun Whalley secures point for Shrewsbury at Wigan

Posted Sunday, December 27, 2020 by PA

League One strugglers Wigan and Shrewsbury drew 1-1 in a Boxing Day clash short on genuine excitement and goalmouth activity.Shaun Whalley secured a point for the Shrews, cancelling out Will Keane’s penalty.Leon Clarke had the first opportunity of the game, but the former Wigan forward blazed well over the top from a good position.Wigan had half a shout for a penalty when Tom Pearce went t...Full Story »

Coventry and Stoke share spoils in goalless draw

Posted Sunday, December 27, 2020 by PA

Stoke recorded a fourth successive Championship clean sheet but were held to a third straight stalemate on the road as they wasted a string of chances in an entertaining 0-0 draw at Coventry.It was also a third consecutive goalless game for the Sky Blues at their temporary St Andrew’s home as the visiting Potters spurned half a dozen golden opportunities to claim the points.Jordan Thompson...Full Story »

Hat-trick hero Osman Sow drives Dundee to victory in Dumfries

Posted Sunday, December 27, 2020 by PA

Osman Sow’s hat-trick earned Dundee a 3-1 win at Queen of the South in the Scottish Championship.Sow scored twice in the first half to give Dundee the advantage, heading in Charlie Adam’s corner before finishing at the second attempt after Danny Mullen beat keeper Rohan Ferguson to a loose ball.Former Liverpool and Stoke midfielder Adam, playing after the death of his mother this wee...Full Story »

James Wilson on target again as Salford move into play-off spots

Posted Sunday, December 27, 2020 by PA

James Wilson scored his seventh goal of the season as Salford moved back into the League Two play-off places with a 2-0 home win over Walsall.The former Manchester United striker tapped in Brandon Thomas-Asante’s drilled centre for an early lead, his second goal in two games since returning from injury.Substitute Luke Burgess scored a wonderful solo goal late on to seal the win and end Wal...Full Story »

Leaders Hearts emerge from thriller with the points

Posted Sunday, December 27, 2020 by PA

Hearts maintained their advantage at the top of the Scottish Championship with a thrilling 5-3 victory over Ayr at Tynecastle.Stephen Kingsley gave the home side the lead after 11 minutes, when his 25-yard free-kick snuck under Ayr goalkeeper Viljami Sinisalo.Hearts continued to press – hitting the woodwork through Michael Smith – but fell behind to a quickfire double.Cammy Smith pul...Full Story »

Nigel Clough able to enjoy the festive period as Mansfield win at Scunthorpe

Posted Sunday, December 27, 2020 by PA

Mansfield boss Nigel Clough said his players had made his Christmas with a 3-2 victory at Scunthorpe.Strikes from George Lapslie and Jordan Bowery, which sandwiched an own goal by the Iron’s Emmanuel Onariase, secured the Stags only their third win of the campaign, but they made hard work of the three points.“The result was everything,” Clough said.“To come away from home...Full Story »

Resurgent Southend delivered Christmas present for absent fans – Mark Molesley

Posted Sunday, December 27, 2020 by PA

Southend manager Mark Molesley feels his team “delivered a Christmas present” to the club’s supporters with their 2-0 win against Colchester.First-half goals from Simeon Akinola and Timothee Dieng saw resurgent Southend move off the foot of the Sky Bet League Two table.And Molesley dedicated the Essex derby victory at Roots Hall to the fans watching from home.“The message...Full Story »

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