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Chris Dagnall double helps Crewe down nine-man Crawley

Posted Sunday, December 17, 2017 by PA

A brace from Chris Dagnall and a Callum Ainley wonder goal helped Crewe to a much-needed 3-0 win against nine-man Crawley.Ainley curled in a terrific effort from the edge of the area to open the scoring before Chris Dagnall flicked in a header just before the break to double their lead.Crewe eased to only their second win in eight matches after Crawley skipper Jimmy Smith and Jordan Roberts wer...Full Story »

Marc McNulty gets Coventry back to winning ways

Posted Sunday, December 17, 2017 by PA

Marc McNulty fired Coventry back into the Sky Bet League Two play-off spots with the decisive goal in a 2-1 win over Cheltenham.The Sky Blues have seen their promotion push falter in recent weeks, with just one league win in their last five, but they got back to winning ways at the Ricoh Arena courtesy of McNulty's fourth goal in five games.Tom Bayliss got the hosts off to the perfect start wit...Full Story »

Tyrone Barnett and Tom Pope on target as Port Vale beat Carlisle

Posted Sunday, December 17, 2017 by PA

Port Vale moved four points clear of the League Two relegation zone with a 2-1 win at Carlisle. Second-half goals from substitute Tyrone Barnett and Tom Pope put Vale in the driving seat before Richie Bennett pulled one back for Carlisle, whose winless run extended to four games.Hallam Hope and Richie Bennett both failed the find the target early on for Carlisle while at the other end goalkeepe...Full Story »

Joss Labadie leaves it late as Newport win at Cambridge

Posted Sunday, December 17, 2017 by PA

Joss Labadie scored with virtually the last kick of the game as Newport won 2-1 at Cambridge.Matty Dolan's free-kick was kept out by David Forde and hit Labadie before ricocheting in for the winner with three minutes of added time up.Jevani Brown's super strike from outside the box looked to have earned a point for the U's, crashing home 14 minutes from the end to score only his side's third go...Full Story »

Late Charlie Wyke penalty snatches victory for Bradford at Southend

Posted Sunday, December 17, 2017 by PA

Southend suffered their first home defeat of the season after a late Charlie Wyke penalty gave Bradford a 2-1 win at Roots Hall.Wyke thundered home the stoppage-time spot-kick after Shrimpers midfielder Ryan Leonard had been shown a second yellow card for bringing down Nicky Law.Southend boss Phil Brown was also sent to the stands for protesting against a free-kick in the build-up to the penalt...Full Story »

Shrewsbury claim hard-fought win over Blackpool

Posted Sunday, December 17, 2017 by PA

Jon Nolan's goal early in the second half proved enough to give Shrewsbury a hard-earned 1-0 win against Blackpool.The midfielder's 54th minute effort kept Paul Hurst's side flying high in second place in the Sky Bet League One table.Shrewsbury started brightly in a first half of few chances at either end, with winger Alex Rodman's early shot deflected wide of the near post before Nolan, set up...Full Story »

MK Dons fight back to claim a draw against 10-man Scunthorpe

Posted Sunday, December 17, 2017 by PA

MK Dons made their one-man advantage count as they came from behind to secure a 2-2 draw at Scunthorpe.The Iron had gone in at the break 2-1 ahead on the back of goals from Hakeeb Adelakun and Kevin van Veen, but the turning point came in first-half stoppage time, when home midfielder Neal Bishop was shown a red card.The Dons had looked the most dangerous side during the opening 45 minutes but ...Full Story »

Semi Ajayi rescues point for Millers

Posted Sunday, December 17, 2017 by PA

Semi Ajayi struck deep into stoppage time to earn 10-man Rotherham a deserved point from a 1-1 draw with Plymouth.The Millers, who had Richard Wood sent off early in the second half, looked like slipping to a fourth successive home defeat when old boy Ryan Taylor put Argyle ahead in the 82nd minute, only for Ajayi to scramble home in the third minute of time added on.Rotherham had bossed the fi...Full Story »

Oxford goalkeeper Simon Eastwood stars in goalless draw at Rochdale

Posted Sunday, December 17, 2017 by PA

Play-off chasing Oxford United were held to a goalless draw by struggling Rochdale at the Crown Oil Arena.Oxford opened up the home defence inside the opening 15 minutes when Wes Thomas and James Henry exchanged passes on the edge of the area, but Donervon Daniels' brilliant block tackle prevented Henry from firing the U's ahead.Goalkeeper Simon Eastwood twice denied Callum Camps before the bre...Full Story »

Chris Long brace helps end poor Northampton form with win over Walsall

Posted Sunday, December 17, 2017 by PA

Chris Long scored a first-half brace as Northampton ended their six-game winless run with victory over Walsall at Sixfields.The Cobblers had lost five of their last six matches but recovered from an early setback to down the in-form Saddlers and climb out of the League One relegation zone.Walsall moved ahead after only 90 seconds when Northampton goalkeeper David Cornell lost possession to Amad...Full Story »

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