League One Review - Feb 2nd
Here's the round up of a full midweek programme in League One. With Leyton Orient (15th) holding Brighton & Hove Albion (1st), it gave the chasing pack to close the gap on the league leaders. AFC Bournemouth closed the gap at the top to just a single point following a 3-2 win over Swindon Town at Dean Court. Feeney opened the scoring in the 8th minute, with Caddis levelling mid way through the first half. Ings netted his first Cherries goal in the 27th minute. Ritchie levelled matters in the 58th minute only to see Hollands score what proved to be the winner in the 73rd minute. AFC Bournemouth 2nd, Swindon Town 21st. Huddersfield Town also took advantage with a 2-0 win over Carlisle United at the Galpharm Stadium. A Roberts brace in the 39th and 45th minutes secured the win to add to the pressure on the Seagulls. Huddersfield Town 3rd, Carlisle United 11th. South Coast Club has to come from behind to snatch a last gasp winner at St James's Park against Exeter City after Nardiello gave the Grecians the lead in the 39th minute. A Lambert brace in the 70th and 90th minutes salvaged the win for the Hampshire side. Exeter City 13th, South Coast Club 4th. Oldham Athletic thumped Hartlepool United with a 4-0 win at Boundary Park. White gave the Latics the lead in the 7th minute, but had to be patient to see Taylor (51st min), Evina (69th min) and Reid (91st min) to secure the points. Oldham Athletic 5th, Hartlepool United 14th. Which ever way you cut the cake, it's not looking good for Bristol Rovers who lost at The Memorial Ground as Franchise FC managed to hold on to a 2-1 win. O'Hanlon gave the visitors the lead in the 1st minute, with Powell doubling the advantage an hour later. Hughes pulled one back in the 83rd minute, from the penalty spot, but it wasn't enough to salvage a point. Bristol Rovers 22nd, Franchise FC 6th. It's not dull watching Peterborough United at the best of times, with their games totalling 99 league goals before the 5-3 win over Sheffield Wednesday at London Road. In a topsy-turvy game it was Wednesday who took the lead through Johnson in the 5th minute, with Mackail-Smith levelling in the 16th minute. Madine restored the Owls' advantage in the 21st minute, only to see Boyd level 5 minutes later. Sedgwick put Wednesday back in front in the 35th minute. The second 45 minutes saw the Posh turn the game on its' head as Boyd levelled with his second of the match in the 74th minute. Mendez-Laing gave the Posh the lead in the 84th minute, leaving Makail-Smith to complete the win in the 94th minute. Posh fans have now seen 107 goals in 26 league matches! Peterborough United 7th, Sheffield Wednesday 12th. Charlton Athletic just about eased past Colchester United at The Valley as Wright-Phillips netted the only goal of the game in the 78th minute. Charlton Athletic 8th, Colchester United 9th. Rochdale left it late to snatch a point against lowly Tranmere Rovers at Prenton Park. Elford-Alliyu gave the home side the lead in the 4th minute only to see Jones level for Dale in the 95th minute. Tranmere Rovers 20th, Rochdale 10th. Plymouth Argyle are left looking over their shoulders as they were dragged back towards the relegation places following a 1-0 defeat at Huish Park against Yeovil Town. Williams scored the only goal of the game in the 66th minute. Yeovil Town 17th, Plymouth Argyle 16th. Notts County hover a couple of points above the drop zone following a 1-1 draw against Walsall at Meadow Lane. Hughes gave the home side the lead in the 64th minute, with Nicholls levelling for the Saddlers with 2 minutes to go. Notts County 18th, Walsall 24th. Brentford are also just hovering above the drop zone. Their cause wasn't helped with a morale boosting 4-1 win for Dagenham & Redbridge at Victoria Road. Goals from Nurse (16th and 66th mins), an Osborne own goal in the 56th minute, and Vindelot (67th min) sealed the win long before MacDonald netted a consolation in the 94th minute. Dagenham & Redbridge 23rd, Brentford 19th.
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