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League One Review - Feb 26th
Published : 27 Feb 2013 18:50:30
Here's our round up of the midweek action around League One.
The merry-go-round at the top of League One continues as Doncaster Rovers hoisted themselves to the summit following a 2-1 win against Shrewsbury Town at the New Meadow, a task made that bit easier when the home side saw McAllister sent off in th 37th minute. Husband opened the scoring for Donny in the 73rd minute, even through Eaves levelled for the home side in the 90th minute, it wasn't enough as Bennett scored the winner in the 93rd minute. Shrewsbury Town 17th, Doncaster Rovers 1st.
Sheffield United (1st) failed to maintain top spot, being held 0-0 by Leyton Orient (12th) at Bramhall Lane.
Also failing to keep pace were Tranmere Rovers who were held by improving Notts County at Prenton Park. Bell-Baggie gave the home side the lead in the 29th minute, with Bishop levelling in the 74th minute. Tranmere Rovers 3rd, Notts County 10th.
Swindon Town saw their promotion hopes dented as Bury boosted their chances of survival as a solitary Schumacher goal in the 21st minute proved to the be the winner. Bury won the yellow card card count 7-0! Swindon Town 4th, Bury 22nd.
Brentford managed to see Crawley Town off with a 2-1 away win - the only other winner in the top-7. The Bee's cause was helped when Connolly was sent off in just the 2nd minute, with Saunders compounding the home sides woes with the opening goal in the 16th minute, which was followed by a Donaldson strike 16 minutes later. Forshaw saw red for the Bees in the second period as Adams netted a consolation for the Sussex side in the 65th minute. Crawley Town 14th, Brentford 5th.
Yeovil Town showed that they are faliable following a 2-0 defeat at struggling Colchester United. Goals from Clifford on the stroke of half time and Sears (62nd min) sealed a vital win for ColU. Colchester United 21st, Yeovil Town 6th.
AFC Bournemouth slipped to their 3rd straight defeat, with Coventry City running out 2-0 victors at Dean Court. Clarke opened the scoring in the 20th minute, with Baker putting the result out of reach, from the penalty spot, with 6 minutes left. AFC Bournemouth 7th, Coventry City 8th.
Walsall notched up a fine 3-0 win over Carlisle United at Brunton Park as Grigg claimed a hat-trick with strikes in the 3rd (penalty), 66th and 86th minutes. Carlisle United 16th, Walsall 9th.
Can Hartlepool United beat the drop? At the moment it's looking increasingly likely as they ran up a decent 3-0 win over Crewe Alexandra at Victoria Road. Goals from Wyke (27th min), Francks (40th min) and Monkhouse (92nd min) sealed a vital 3-points, leaving United 6-shy of safety. Hartlepool United 23rd, Crewe Alexandra 11th.
On the other hand, Portsmouth look doomed to League Two next season, even though the Hampshire strugglers did record a 1-1 draw against Franchise FC at Fratton Park. A Connolly strike in the 22nd minute was cancelled out with Williams leveller 5 minutes later. Portsmouth 24th, Franchise FC 13th.
Scunthorpe United boosted their chances of beating the drop with a 1-0 win over Stevenage Borough at Glanford Park. The only goal came from Duffy in the 66th minute. Scunthorpe United 19th, Stevenage Borough 15th.
Source: Cherries MAD