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Sheffield Wed. 3 - 0 Cardiff City: Sheffield Wednesday heading for the play-offs after win over Cardiff

Posted Sunday, May 01, 2016 by PA

Sheffield Wednesday secured their place in this season's Championship play-offs as a second-half double from Gary Hooper and a Lee Peltier own goal gave them a 3-0 victory over their nearest challengers, Cardiff. Wednesday started well and were unlucky not to go ahead in the fifth minute as Glenn Loovens' near-post header from a Fernando Forestieri corner went over the bar. In the 17th minute,...Full Story »

Hannover 96 1 - 3 Schalke 04: Schalke keep Champions League hopes alive

Posted Sunday, May 01, 2016 by PA

Schalke kept their hopes of qualifying for the Champions League next season alive with a 3-1 win over relegated Hannover keeping them within reach of the Bundesliga top four. Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting's opening goal was cancelled out by Artur Sobiech's equaliser for the hosts, but Klaas-Jan Huntelaar and Alessandro Schopf ensured the Royal Blues came away with three points. Daniel Stendel was g...Full Story »

Ayr Utd. 0 - 3 Airdrie United: Play-off woe for Airdrieonians despite win over Ayr

Posted Sunday, May 01, 2016 by PA

Airdrieonians missed out on a place in the Scottish League One play-offs despite beating second-placed Ayr 3-0. The visitors did what was required of them, having scored two goals in the opening 10 minutes, but Stranraer's win over Cowdenbeath prevented them from securing a top-four spot. Alan Lithgow opened the scoring in the third minute, the defender converting from close range, before Dyla...Full Story »

York City 1 - 4 Bristol Rovers: Bristol Rovers keep automatic-promotion hopes alive

Posted Sunday, May 01, 2016 by PA

Bristol Rovers boosted their automatic-promotion hopes with a thumping 4-1 win at relegated York. Billy Bodin's brace set the Pirates on their way and Jermaine Easter and Lee Mansell added further strikes, either side of Kenny McEvoy's consolation for the hosts. Fourth-placed Rovers head into their final match of the season, at home to Dagenham, one point outside the top three. Bodin went cl...Full Story »

Wycombe Wanderers 0 - 1 Accrington Stanle: Accrington beat Wycombe to strengthen promotion push

Posted Sunday, May 01, 2016 by PA

Accrington's promotion push continued as centre-back Mark Hughes grabbed his first goal for the club in a 1-0 victory at Wycombe. Stanley are now only one win away from a guaranteed place in the third tier for the first time in the club's history as they extended their unbeaten run to 11 games. The Chairboys should have taken the lead with less than five minutes gone when centre-half Aaron Pie...Full Story »

Hartlepool United FC 0 - 2 Portsmouth: Portsmouth settle for play-offs despite win over Hartlepool

Posted Sunday, May 01, 2016 by PA

Portsmouth must make do with a place in the Sky Bet League Two play-offs, after their automatic promotion hopes were ended despite a 2-0 win at Hartlepool United. Pompey, already assured of a play-off spot, were harbouring pre-match hopes of making the top three but wins for Accrington, Oxford, and Bristol Rovers keeps them out with one game to go. The visitors to Victoria Park were in front t...Full Story »

Reading 1 - 2 Preston North End: Daniel Johnson strikes to earn Preston a win at Reading

Posted Sunday, May 01, 2016 by PA

Preston secured their first Championship victory in six attempts thanks to a stoppage-time effort from Daniel Johnson in the 2-1 win at Reading. Jermaine Beckford had given Preston a deserved lead early in the second half but Stephen Quinn equalised for Reading with four minutes left. Johnson then struck with a low drive to give Preston all three points in the dying moments. Neither side had ...Full Story »

Nottingham Forest 1 - 1 Wolves: Gary Gardner denies Wolves with brilliant free-kick

Posted Sunday, May 01, 2016 by PA

A superb free-kick from on-loan Aston Villa man Gary Gardner denied Wolves victory at Nottingham Forest, as the home side fought back from behind to claim a 1-1 draw at the City Ground. Gardner bent a spectacular shot into the corner of the net from 22 yards, 10 minutes after Joe Mason's equally impressive 58th-minute strike, also curled into the bottom corner from the edge of the box, had give...Full Story »

Leeds United 1 - 2 Charlton Athletic: Leeds beaten by relegated Charlton

Posted Sunday, May 01, 2016 by PA

Already relegated to League One, Charlton completed a defiant 2-1 win at Leeds. Goals either side of half-time by Johann Berg Gudmundsson and Ademola Lookman exposed Leeds' defensive frailty and did little to improve head coach Steve Evans' prospects of landing a new contract from owner Massimo Cellino. Leeds captain Sol Bamba headed his side's only goal in the 71st minute as the Elland Road s...Full Story »

Ipswich 3 - 2 Milton Keynes Dons: Luke Varney seals late win for Ipswich against already-relegated MK Dons

Posted Sunday, May 01, 2016 by PA

Luke Varney's 90th-minute winner gave Ipswich a 3-2 win over MK Dons in an entertaining dead rubber in the Sky Bet Championship. Three times Ipswich led with David McGoldrick and Brett Pitman scoring in each half but they were pegged back by Alex Revell twice. After a slow start, Ipswich created the first real chance of note on 12 minutes when young full-backs Josh Emmanuel and Myles Kenlock c...Full Story »

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