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Joey Barton: Gerard Garner can have a big future at Fleetwood

Posted Monday, November 12, 2018 by PA

Joey Barton believes Gerard Garner has a big future ahead of him after he came off the bench to score his first competitive goal for Fleetwood in their 4-1 win over Alfreton.The 19-year-old capped off a comfortable victory for the Cod Army in the first round of the FA Cup, after a brace from Paddy Madden and Ash Hunter put the visitors in command.And Fleetwood boss Barton singled out the youngst...Full Story »

Alexander delighted with Salford’s character to force a replay against Shrewsbury

Posted Monday, November 12, 2018 by PA

Graham Alexander insisted his Salford City players could hold their heads high after securing an FA Cup first round replay from a 1-1 draw at Shrewsbury Town.Adam Rooney quickly headed Salford, flying high in the National League and unbeaten since August, level after Ollie Norburn had given League One Shrewsbury the lead midway through the first half.Boss Alexander said: “It’s a comp...Full Story »

Flowers delighted with cup win at Hitchin

Posted Monday, November 12, 2018 by PA

Tim Flowers was delighted to see his Solihull Moors team avoid becoming one of the scalps of the FA Cup first round after they humbled Hitchin Town 2-0.Facing the lowest-ranked team left in the competition, Moors, of the National League, came up against a spirited Canaries side 62 places below them in the pyramid.But Adi Yussuf and Danny Wright scored in the second half to ensure that Flowers&rs...Full Story »

Bristol Rovers boss Clarke refuses to blame Sinclair for FA Cup draw at Barnet

Posted Monday, November 12, 2018 by PA

Darrell Clarke refused to blame the dismissal of Stuart Sinclair after Bristol Rovers were forced into an FA Cup first round replay following a 1-1 draw with Barnet.Sinclair’s rash challenge meant Rovers played 83 minutes with 10 men, but despite falling behind the Pirates battled back to earn a replay.Chris Lines’ penalty levelled it up for the League One side following a foul from ...Full Story »

Sarri makes Premier League history as Chelsea share points with Everton

Posted Monday, November 12, 2018 by PA

Maurizio Sarri extended his unbeaten start to Premier League management to a record 12 games as Chelsea were frustrated in a bad-tempered encounter with Everton.The Italian is undefeated in competitive games at Chelsea, but must have wondered how his side missed out on a ninth league win as Jordan Pickford denied Marcos Alonso, Alvaro Morata and Eden Hazard in Sunday’s goalless draw.Refere...Full Story »

Brendan Rodgers felt Dolly Menga should have seen red during goalless draw

Posted Monday, November 12, 2018 by PA

Celtic boss Brendan Rodgers believes Livingston striker Dolly Menga should have been sent off in the goalless Ladbrokes Premiership encounter at the Tony Macaroni Arena. Menga appeared to move his head towards Ryan Christie as they jostled while waiting for a set-piece but although referee Kevin Clancy interjected he took no action.The point took the Parkhead side top of the Ladbrokes Premiershi...Full Story »

Ricketts praises players for professional job at Weston

Posted Sunday, November 11, 2018 by PA

Sam Ricketts acknowledged that his Wrexham side did just enough to stave off a potential FA Cup shock as they beat Weston-super-Mare 2-0. Second-half goals from Luke Summerfield and Stuart Beavon proved decisive after what was a first period lacking in chances. But Dragons boss Ricketts praised his National League leaders for a professional display. “It was all about winning and going thro...Full Story »

Pivotal decision is disrespectful to Fulham, says Jokanovic

Posted Sunday, November 11, 2018 by PA

Under-pressure Fulham manager Slavisa Jokanovic believes he, the players and fans were disrespected by the decision to disallow Aleksandar Mitrovic’s goal in the 2-0 defeat at Anfield.In a pivotal 14 seconds the Serbia international’s header was chalked off due to a marginal offside decision and Liverpool went straight down the other end to take the lead through Mohamed Salah.Televis...Full Story »

Guiseley seal FA Cup upset in seven-goal thriller

Posted Sunday, November 11, 2018 by PA

Non-league Guiseley stunned League Two opponents Cambridge, scoring four goals before the hour to enter the hat for the second round of the FA Cup for the second successive season.The home side, who play in National League North, withstood a spirited late fightback by the visitors to claim their place in the draw, Kingsley James’ strike proving the difference.The Yorkshire side were certai...Full Story »

Madden double for Fleetwood sends Alfreton packing in FA Cup

Posted Sunday, November 11, 2018 by PA

A brace from Paddy Madden meant Alfreton’s big day ended in heartbreak as they were swept aside 4-1 by League One’s Fleetwood in the FA Cup.The National League North side were vying to reach the second round proper for just the third time in their history, but the Cod Army had too much firepower at their disposal.It took just 14 minutes for the visitors to take the lead as Madden sco...Full Story »

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