League One Review - March 9th

09 March 2013 08:31
Here's our round up of the weekend action around League One as the season enters the home straight.

Doncaster Rovers managed to open up a 3-point gap at the top with their 12th away win of the season, while leaving AFC Bournemouth to mull over what might have been as the Cherries went down to their 5th successive defeat. Paynter opened the scoring mid way through the second half, with Tubbs levelling in the 86th minute. Any hopes of a point for the Cherries were dispelled when Husband netted the winner a minute later. AFC Bournemouth 7th, Doncaster Rovers 1st.

Sheffield United (2nd) couldn't make any head way against Franchise FC (12th) as the two sides cancelled each other out 0-0 at Bramhall Lane.

Swindon Town had to be content with a share of the spoils against Walsall as the two battled their way to a 2-2 draw. Williams gave the Robins an 11th minute lead, with Grigg levelling from the penalty spot just after the half hour mark. Ferry scored what he thought was the winner in the 79th minute, only to see Paterson snatch a 90th minute equaliser. Swindon Town 3rd, Walsall 9th.

Tranmere Rovers were the only other side in the top-7 to win as they managed to bag a 1-0 victory over Oldham Athletic at Prenton Park as Power scored the only goal in the 61st minute. Tranmere Rovers 4th, Oldham Athletic 21st.

Yeovil Town (5th) and Hartlepool United (22nd) could only manage a 0-0 draw at Victoria Road.

Brentford slipped to their 2nd defeat of the week as they went down 2-0 to Carlisle United at Brunton Park, with O'Hanlon (23rd min) and beck (54th min) scoring the goals to give the Cumbrians a bit of breathing space at the wrong end of the table. Brentford 6th, Carlisle United 16th.

Coventry City are edging closer towards a play-off place as they managed to sneak a 2-1 win over relegation threatened Scunthorpe United at Glanford Park, even though they fell behind to a Sodje strike in the 8th minute. Baker levelled on the stroke of half time, with Clarke scoring the winner with 13 minutes left on the clock. Scunthorpe United 20th, Coventry City 8th.

Crawley Town (13th) and Notts County (10th) could only manage a 0-0 draw at Broadfield.

Leyton Orient managed to leave Shrewsbury Town, with the home side looking over their shoulders as Baudry (33rd min) and Lisbie (52nd min pen) scored the goals to ensure that the points went back to east London. Shrewsbury Town 18th, Leyton Orient 11th.

Crewe Alexandra managed to come away with victory over Colchester United at their Community Stadium. Murphy gave the Alex the lead in the 25th minute, with Porter levelling just before the break. Pogba scored the winner in the 72nd minute. Colchester United 19th, Crewe Alexandra 14th.

Preston North End managed to give themselves a 7-point cushion over the drop-zone, with a 2-0 win over Stevenage Borough at Deepdale. Holmes (6th min) and Hayhurst (16th min) scored the goals to seal the win. Preston North End 17th, Stevenage Borough 15th.

Portsmouth managed to record back to back victories with a 2-0 win over fellow strugglers Bury at Fratton Park. A Connolly brace in the 50th and 65th minutes were enough to seal the win. Portsmouth 23rd, Bury 24th.

Source: Cherries MAD