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Tom Pope penalty sinks Oldham

Posted Sunday, October 21, 2018 by PA

Port Vale ended their run of three straight Sky Bet League Two defeats with a battling 1-0 victory at Oldham.After being hammered 6-2 at home by Lincoln last week, the Valiants produced a staunch defensive effort and took all three points through Tom Pope’s first-half goal.Both sides created early chances, with Callum Lang firing inches off target for Oldham and home goalkeeper Daniel Iver...Full Story »

Winning start for new Villa manager Smith

Posted Sunday, October 21, 2018 by PA

Dean Smith’s first game as Aston Villa’s head coach saw his side pick up three points with a 1-0 home win over Swansea for only their second victory in 11 games.Making a perfect start to his new job Smith bucked the trend as he became the first of the last seven Villa managers to win his first match in charge.It was also Villa’s first win in their last six league games against ...Full Story »

Kilmarnock come from behind to sink St Mirren

Posted Sunday, October 21, 2018 by PA

Kilmarnock came from behind to win for the fourth successive match – but controversy surrounded their 2-1 victory against St Mirren in the Ladbrokes Premiership.The award of Aaron Tshibola’s second-half winner is likely to rankle with the Saints management team as they slipped to their fourth successive defeat.Adam Hammill’s free-kick had the Paisley side ahead in the early sta...Full Story »

Grant at the double as Charlton defeat in-form Barnsley

Posted Sunday, October 21, 2018 by PA

Charlton surprised in-form Barnsley with a comfortable 2-0 victory at the Valley as they inflicted only a second league defeat of the season on the Tykes.Greenwich-born Karlan Grant scored twice, his sixth and seventh league goals of the campaign, and his pace troubled the Yorkshire side throughout.Barnsley came into the match as the second-highest scorers in League One, but despite plenty ...Full Story »

Kyle McFadzean’s double helps Burton down plummeting Plymouth

Posted Sunday, October 21, 2018 by PA

Burton defender Kyle McFadzean scored twice as Nigel Clough’s side claimed their first Sky Bet League One away win of the season at basement side Plymouth.Unmarked McFadzean headed home Stephen Quinn’s 84th-minute free-kick at the near post to put the Brewers ahead for the first time in an enthralling 3-2 victory.Argyle striker Freddie Ladapo scored twice in the first half, opening t...Full Story »

Zanatta strike earns Alloa opening win

Posted Sunday, October 21, 2018 by PA

Dario Zanatta hit the only goal of the game as Alloa Athletic picked up their first win of the Ladbrokes Championship season with a 1-0 victory over Partick Thistle.The first half was a tight affair with Alloa coming closest when Zanatta’s flicked effort from 10 yards out drifted narrowly wide.And nine minutes after the break the home side were ahead when Thistle could not clear after a sc...Full Story »

Morton see off McKinnon’s Falkirk

Posted Saturday, October 20, 2018 by PA

Bob McHugh’s second-half header earned Morton a 1-0 Ladbrokes Championship victory over 10-man Falkirk at Cappielow Park. Falkirk – managed by Ray McKinnon, who left Morton in August after just three months – should have taken the lead in the sixth minute but Zak Rudden headed wide from close range.The hosts responded and almost broke the deadlock themselves after 25 minutes wh...Full Story »

Dundee United held by Inverness in Neilson’s home debut

Posted Saturday, October 20, 2018 by PA

Robbie Neilson took a point in his first home game in charge of Dundee United as Inverness came from behind to draw 1-1.Goalkeeper Mark Ridgers was called into action in the 32nd minute when he denied Billy King after Pavol Safranko had chested the ball into his path.Safranko saw a shot blocked and Fraser Aird also had an effort blocked by the keeper, while Inverness defender Brad McKay almost t...Full Story »

Gary Rowett haunted by former side as Birmingham win at Stoke

Posted Saturday, October 20, 2018 by PA

Gary Rowett lost to former club Birmingham for the first time as the Blues secured a 1-0 Sky Bet Championship win at Stoke.The 28,160 fans at the bet365 Stadium – Stoke’s highest attendance in the second tier for 56 years – produced an excellent atmosphere, but it was the 3,000 in the away end who went home happiest after Che Adams’ late winner.Rowett had won two and draw...Full Story »

Accrington maintain impressive run with victory at Peterborough

Posted Saturday, October 20, 2018 by PA

Accrington continued a fine start to their first-ever Sky Bet League One season with a 1-0 victory at high-flying Peterborough.Skipper Sean McConville pounced to hit the only goal at the ABAX Stadium after just 11 minutes as Stanley recorded a fifth win in their last six league games.McConville had a simple task to tuck away his sixth goal of the campaign after an Offrande Zanzala header was blo...Full Story »

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