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League One Review - December 22nd

22 Dec 2012 17:07:52

League One Review - December 22nd

Here's out take on the weekend action as much is called off due to the unprecidented amount of rain that's fallen over much of the UK.

Sheffield United take over at the summit of League One as they managed to see off Crawley Town at Broadhall Way as the Yorkshire side claimed a 2-0 win. A brace from McMahon in the 29th and 72nd minutes claimed the points to take the Blades to the top. Crawley Town 10th, Sheffield United 1st.

Tranmere Rovers were well and truely humilated at The County Ground where Swindon Town ran riot with a 5-0 win. Goals from Hollands (4th min), De Vita (7th min) got Town off to a flying start. Following hot on their heals were goals from Williams (21st min) and Ritchie (33rd min). Williams rounded off the scoring in the 51st minute. Swindon Town 5th, Tranmere Rovers 2nd.

Yeovil Town claimed a convincing 4-1 win over Oldham Athletic at Huish Park, even though Baxter gave the visitors a 3rd minute lead. Goals from Williams (39th min pen & 44th min), Hayter (77th min) and Madden (88th min) sealed the win. Yeovil Town 11th, Oldham Athletic 16th.

Coventry City had to make deal with a point against Preston North End at the Ricoh Arena. Bailey had given the Sky Blues the lead in the 22nd, minute, only to see Holmes level in the 77th minute. Coventry City 13th, Preston North End 15th.

Walsall claimed a vital win against Colchester United at Bescot as a solitary goal from Brandy in the 61st minute lifted the Saddlers away from the drop zone. Walsall 17th, Colchester United 19th.

The only other game played over the weekend came at Gigg Lane where the Friday nights encounter between Bury and Shrewsbury Town survived the onslaught of the rain. Morgan gave the Shrews the lead in the 1st minute, only to see Doherty level in the 10th minute. It looked as if Taylor had scored the winner for the Shrews in the 68th minute, but were denied a first away win of the season when Schumacher levelled in the 90th minute. Bury 22nd, Shrewsbury Town 18th.

The games involving Brentford (3rd)/Stevenage Borough (7th); Crewe Alexandra (12th)/AFC Bournemouth (9th); Doncaster Rovers (4th)/Franchise FC (6th); Hartlepool United (24th)/Portsmouth (21st); Notts County (8th)/Leyton Orient (14th) and Scunthorpe United (23rd)/Carlisle United (20th) were all victims of the weather.

Source: Cherries MAD


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