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League leaders Coventry ‘rode their luck’ – boss Robins

Posted Wednesday, September 18, 2019 by PA

Coventry boss Mark Robins admits his side “rode their luck” as they beat AFC Wimbledon 2-1 thanks to a dramatic stoppage time goal from Liam Walsh.Coventry remain top of the table and continue their winning home start to the season, but Robins is not getting carried away yet.He said: “We rode our luck, but we can’t keep giving people a leg up.“Our start was flat, we...Full Story »

Jackett left frustrated as Portsmouth held by 10-man Burton

Posted Wednesday, September 18, 2019 by PA

Portsmouth manager Kenny Jackett was left frustrated after his side toiled to a 2-2 draw at home to Burton despite playing against 10 men for 65 minutes.Brett Pitman’s penalty five minutes into stoppage time saw Pompey scrape a point after being 2-0 down with only six minutes played.But The Brewers had defender John-Joe O’Toole sent off in the 25th minute and Jackett said: “It ...Full Story »

Laurent Banide disappointed by Oldham’s concentration levels

Posted Wednesday, September 18, 2019 by PA

Oldham boss Laurent Banide criticised his side’s concentration levels as they squandered a two-goal advantage for the second game running at Scunthorpe.Two strikes in as many minutes from Christopher Missilou and Johan Branger had the Latics in the ascendancy at Glanford Park.But just as Grimsby did at the weekend, the Iron came back, with Matthew Lund and Kevin Van Veen netting to earn th...Full Story »

Darrell Clarke urges Walsall to build on win over Morecambe

Posted Wednesday, September 18, 2019 by PA

Walsall boss Darrell Clarke hopes his side can build on their 1-0 win at fellow Sky Bet League Two strugglers Morecambe.After seeing Stuart Sinclair’s fourth-minute goal secure the Saddlers’ second victory of the season, Clarke said: “It was a good win.“We have played better this season and lost but we looked solid again. It was a battling performance and we kept another ...Full Story »

Michael still in like Flynn at Newport despite Lincoln approach

Posted Wednesday, September 18, 2019 by PA

Michael Flynn insists he will be staying at Newport despite having been interviewed for the vacant Lincoln manager’s job at the weekend.Following a 1-1 draw at Macclesfield, which saw Emmanuel Osadebe cancel out Padraig Amond’s opener, Flynn said he would not be succeeding Danny Cowley at Sincil Bank.“There was an approach and I made a decision; I’ve got a job still to do...Full Story »

Michael Jolley baffled by disallowed Grimsby goal at Salford

Posted Wednesday, September 18, 2019 by PA

Grimsby boss Michael Jolley was baffled by a “curious” and undoubtedly crucial second-half decision of referee Chris Sarginson in his side’s 1-0 defeat at Salford.After a free-kick had been given to the Mariners in the 49th minute at Moor Lane, Jordan Cook curled home brilliantly from 20 yards.However, following a consultation with the fourth official and with both sides ready ...Full Story »

Cooper pleased to take point at Carlisle

Posted Wednesday, September 18, 2019 by PA

Forest Green manager Mark Cooper was delighted with the way his team enjoyed long spells of possession and held out in the final 20 minutes for a 0-0 draw against Carlisle.Nathan Thomas almost had a goal of the season effort for Carlisle midway through the first half when his 50-yard run and shot were thwarted by Lewis Thomas in the Forest Green goal.On-loan Celtic forward Jack Aitchison went cl...Full Story »

Evans believes on-loan Southampton defender O’Connor will have bright future

Posted Wednesday, September 18, 2019 by PA

Steve Evans predicted a bright future for Tom O’Connor after the Southampton loanee grabbed a late equaliser to earn Gillingham a point at Bristol Rovers.Rovers took a 38th-minute lead when striker Tyler Smith was allowed to run unchallenged into the Gills’ box and sidestepped Connor Ogilvie before lashing a low drive past Jack Bonham from 15 yards.But Gillingham were rewarded for la...Full Story »

Railwaymen fail to impress on Orient express

Posted Wednesday, September 18, 2019 by PA

Crewe boss David Artell was critical of his side despite their 2-1 win at Leyton Orient and expressed his sympathy for the opposition.James Jones scored a late winner after Jordan Maguire-Drew, who also missed a second-half penalty, cancelled out Eddie Nolan’s opener for Orient.“I thought that was our worst performance of the season to be honest but one of the best results,” sa...Full Story »

Mansfield boss John Dempster vows to battle on

Posted Wednesday, September 18, 2019 by PA

Under-fire Mansfield manager John Dempster is vowing to battle on after his side were crushed 4-0 by Cambridge.Mansfield had dominated the first half and twice went close to taking the lead through CJ Hamilton.But the game turned dramatically four minutes after the restart when Matt Preston was dismissed for a reckless tackle on Luke Hannant.Cambridge dominated from that point and opened the sco...Full Story »

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