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Michael Jolley relieved to end Grimsby winless run with Chesterfield victory

Posted Sunday, April 08, 2018 by PA

Michael Jolley admits Grimsby still have plenty of work to do in the race for League Two safety, despite a crucial 1-0 victory over Chesterfield.Heading into the game winless in four months, a late Mitch Rose penalty earned three points for the Mariners against their relegation rivals.The decisive goal came two minutes from time in a game that lacked clear-cut opportunities, but the home side ul...Full Story »

Austin and Oakley on target as Inverness see off Queen of the South

Posted Sunday, April 08, 2018 by PA

Inverness continued their impressive recent form with a 2-0 victory at Queen of the South, moving them to within two points of their sixth-placed opponents.First-half goals Nathan Austin and George Oakley set Caley Thistle on their way to a fourth win during a six-match unbeaten run.Austin opened the scoring in the ninth minute with his first goal for the club, the former Falkirk and East Fife f...Full Story »

Dyche won’t be drawn on Europa League talk

Posted Sunday, April 08, 2018 by PA

Burnley manager Sean Dyche did not want to talk about his side’s European ambitions this season, which were enhanced after a 2-1 win at Watford.The Clarets have a real shot at qualifying for the Europa League after this fourth successive Premier League victory saw them cut the gap on sixth-placed Arsenal to two points ahead of the Gunners’ clash with Southampton on Sunday.Those hopes...Full Story »

Dale denied opportunity to move out of drop zone after Portsmouth draw

Posted Sunday, April 08, 2018 by PA

Matt Done’s injury-time own goal denied Rochdale the chance to move out of the Sky Bet League One relegation zone as Portsmouth came from behind three times to snatch a 3-3 draw.Dale move above MK Dons, who were hammered at Wigan, but remain one point and one place adrift of safety after Done found his own net towards the end of a pulsating game.The hosts first went ahead in the 13th minut...Full Story »

Hodgson confident Palace will survive battle against relegation

Posted Sunday, April 08, 2018 by PA

Roy Hodgson remains confident Crystal Palace will succeed in their battle against relegation despite his frustration at them conceding further points at Bournemouth to another late goal.They led 2-1 until the 89th minute, when the hosts’ substitute Joshua King scored from close range after being left unmarked by Aaron-Wan Bissaka.Instead of climbing five points clear of the relegation zone...Full Story »

Robinson talks up Maguire’s Hampden chances after impressive debut

Posted Sunday, April 08, 2018 by PA

Teenager Barry Maguire played himself into contention for a Hampden appearance on his Motherwell debut, according to manager Stephen Robinson.Maguire had an assured introduction to first-team football during a goalless draw against St Johnstone, seven days before Motherwell take on Aberdeen in the William Hill Scottish Cup semi-finals.Fellow defender Charles Dunne is confident of returning from ...Full Story »

Boreham Wood suffer play-off dent with loss at Halifax

Posted Sunday, April 08, 2018 by PA

Boreham Wood’s Vanarama National League promotion hopes were dealt a blow as they slipped to a 2-1 defeat at FC Halifax.The hosts made an excellent start, with Ben Tomlinson’s effort being cleared off the line after he diverted Connor Thomson’s cross goalward and Mike Fondop-Talom denied by Wood goalkeeper Grant Smith.The Shaymen took the lead after 20 minutes, with Matty Brown...Full Story »

Tranmere eyeing top-three spot after win at Chester

Posted Sunday, April 08, 2018 by PA

Tranmere kept their Vanarama National League play-off semi-final hopes on track with a 2-0 victory at struggling Chester.Goals from Andy Cook and James Norwood sent Micky Mellon’s side up to fourth, just a point adrift of automatic qualification through to the semi-finals with two games in hand.Rovers made a promising start and Norwood saw a header come back off the crossbar just eigh...Full Story »

Ryan Cresswell redeems himself as Eastleigh earn late Wrexham point

Posted Sunday, April 08, 2018 by PA

Ryan Cresswell redeemed himself with a last-minute equaliser as Eastleigh snatched a 1-1 draw with Vanarama National League promotion hopefuls Wrexham.Cresswell conceded the penalty from which Wrexham opened the scoring, but popped up in stoppage time to bundle home from a corner.Wrexham goalkeeper Chris Dunn blocked two Chris Zebroski efforts after nine minutes as the hosts made a bright start....Full Story »

Bury on brink of relegation after late defeat at Walsall

Posted Sunday, April 08, 2018 by PA

Adam Thompson’s 89th-minute own goal left League One basement boys Bury needing a miracle to stay up as they lost 1-0 at fellow strugglers Walsall.The Shakers are 13 points from safety with just 15 left to play for, while this was a vital win for Walsall who moved five points clear of the drop zone.Bury threatened in the third minute as Callum Styles’ near-post corner was met by a gl...Full Story »

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