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Mansfield fight back to claim point at Newport

Posted Sunday, August 04, 2019 by PA

Ten-man Mansfield overturned a two-goal half-time deficit to secure a 2-2 draw with Newport at Rodney Parade.The Exiles took the lead after seven minutes when Joss Labadie connected with Ryan Haynes’ cross to find the back of the net.Padraig Amond put Newport further ahead with a penalty in the 34th minute after Jamille Matt was brought down in the box to give the hosts a 2-0 lead at the i...Full Story »

Charlton back in the Championship with a bang

Posted Sunday, August 04, 2019 by PA

Charlton shocked Blackburn on their return to the Sky Bet Championship with a hard-fought 2-1 victory at Ewood Park. The Addicks – back at this level after a three-year absence – put in a tireless shift and were duly rewarded. Ben Purrington’s close-range effort two minutes from half-time gave them a lead against the run of play before an unfortunate own goal from Dillon Philli...Full Story »

Forest Green get off to winning start

Posted Sunday, August 04, 2019 by PA

Forest Green got off to a winning start as substitute Taylor Allen gave his side a 1-0 victory over Oldham  in a tepid League Two curtain-raiser.It took teenager Allen just seven minutes after his introduction to make a stunning impact – rifling into the roof of the net in the 72nd minute.Earlier, Mark Cooper’s Forest Green suffered a blow from the get-go – former Fulham w...Full Story »

Swansea come from behind to see off Hull

Posted Sunday, August 04, 2019 by PA

Steve Cooper began his Swansea reign with a 2-1 victory over Hull thanks to a quick-fire double early in the second half. Daniel Batty got the faintest of touches to a Kamil Grosicki shot to edge Hull ahead after only three minutes, but Borja returned from obscurity to spark the Swansea comeback. The Spanish striker scored his first Swansea goal for 1,022 days when he headed the equaliser, befor...Full Story »

Christie fizzes for seven-up Celtic on flag day

Posted Saturday, August 03, 2019 by PA

Ryan Christie struck a long-range hat-trick as Celtic began their latest Ladbrokes Premiership title defence with a 7-0 demolition of St Johnstone.The Scotland international took his tally for the season to six goals in five matches with a brilliant performance as the champions ensured they topped the table on the opening day.Christie also set up ninth-minute opener for Mikey Johnston and goals ...Full Story »

Graham Alexander staying grounded despite Salford’s flying start

Posted Saturday, August 03, 2019 by PA

Salford’s Football League journey could scarcely have got off to a smoother start as Emmanuel Dieseruvwe’s historic double secured Graham Alexander’s men the opening-day spoils against Stevenage.After 79 years at varying levels of non-league football, Saturday lunchtime saw the Ammies kick off their maiden EFL season thanks to four promotions in five divisive years.Dieseruvwe o...Full Story »

Jake Cassidy inspires Maidenhead to victory in season opener at Stockport

Posted Saturday, August 03, 2019 by PA

Jake Cassidy’s second-half header handed Maidenhead a 1-0 victory at Stockport in their season opener.Cassidy met fellow debutant Josh Smile’s cross from deep to send a towering header beyond the reach of Ben Hinchliffe in the 79th minute.Stockport, making their return to the National League, were left frustrated after twice seeing efforts scrambled off the line.Jake Kirby rounded th...Full Story »

Emmanuel Dieseruvwe scores twice as Salford get off to Football League flyer

Posted Saturday, August 03, 2019 by PA

Emmanuel Dieseruvwe’s historic double saw Salford beat Stevenage in their first ever Football League match.May’s Vanarama National League play-off final win against AFC Fylde sealed divisive City’s fourth promotion in five years and a maiden season in the EFL.Dieseruvwe opened the scoring in that Wembley triumph and was the hero in Salford’s Sky Bet League Two curtain-rai...Full Story »

Gerrard thinks Killie may look back to move forward

Posted Saturday, August 03, 2019 by PA

Rangers manager Steven Gerrard suspects under-pressure Angelo Alessio will take a leaf out of the Steve Clarke playbook as he looks to win over the Kilmarnock faithful on Sunday.The Italian got off to a bad start in Ayrshire when Killie were dumped out of the Europa League by Welsh minnows Connah’s Quay.Antonio Conte’s former right-hand man has already admitted he is struggling to im...Full Story »

Taylor and Devlin miss Dons opener

Posted Saturday, August 03, 2019 by PA

Aberdeen will be without centre-backs Ash Taylor and Michael Devlin for their Ladbrokes Premiership opener against Hearts.The defenders both have hamstring injuries.Striker Curtis Main (thigh) is a doubt while Connor McLennan is battling to get back from a knock.Steven Naismith might be on the bench for Hearts after signing a four-year contract on Thursday.The forward has been working hard on hi...Full Story »

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