Is top-spot in League One becoming a poison challice? AFC Bournemouth might think so after they went down 2-0 to managerless Preston North End at Deepdale. Goals from Beavon (19th min) and Wright (31st min) proved to be too much for the Cherries who went down to their 2nd defeat in 22 league matches. Preston North End 17th, AFC Bournemouth 1st.
Sheffield United took full advantage of the Cherries' defeat and others not being in action today, with a 3-0 win over struggling Colchester United at Bramhall Lane. Goals from Robson (4th min pen), McDonald (73rd min) and Kitson (95th min) sealed the win to lift the Blades back in to the automatic promotion places. Sheffield United 2nd, Colchester United 20th.
Yeovil Town made it 8 straight wins with a comfortable 3-0 win over struggling Scunthorpe United at Huish Park. Goals from Webster (28th min), Hayter (72nd min pen), and Madden (75th min) sealed the win for the Glovers. Yeovil Town 3rd, Scunthorpe United 19th.
Tranmere Rovers slipped up at home against Shrewsbury Town at Prenton Park, who didn't help their cause with Palmer sent off in the 6th minute. Goals from Porter (10th min) and Gayle (67th min) sealed the win for the Shrews to lift themselves away from the drop-zone. Tranmere Rovers 5th, Shrewsbury Town 18th.
Coventry City managed to claim a win against struggling Bury with a 2-0 at Gigg Lane. Goals from Clarke (3rd min) and Baker (73rd min) to keep the Sky Blues in touch with the play-off places. Bury 22nd, Coventry City 8th.
Walsall failed to take advantage of others either not playing or slipping up as they could only draw 1-1 with Notts County at Bescot. A Grigg penalty in the 29th minute was cancelled out by an Arquin leveller in the 66th minute. Walsall 9th, Notts County 11th.
Hartlepool United closed the gap to safety at the foot of the table to just 8 points with a late win against Leyton Orient at Victoria Park after Rowlands gave the O's an 8th minute lead from the penalty spot. Two late goals from Hartley (88th min) and James (90th min) sealed an unlikely win to lift the home side off the foot of the table. Hartlepool United 23rd, Leyton Orient 10th.
Portsmouth slipped to the foot of the table as they could only draw against Carlisle United at Fratton Park. Loy gave the Cumbrians the lead in the 51st minute only to see Walker level from the penalty spot for Pompey in the 78th minute. Portsmouth 24th, Carlisle United 16th.
The action continues on Monday when Crawley Town (15th) take on Doncaster Rovers (4th), then on Tuesday Stevenage Borough (14th) take on Oldham Athletic (21st) and there's a play-off tussle between Tranmere Rovers (5th) take on Swindon Town (6th) as a win for either will send the winners to the top - depending on Monday's result.
Source: Cherries MAD