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League One Review - Jan 19th

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19 Jan 2013 18:20:23

League One Review - Jan 19th

Here's our round up of the action around League One as half the programme is called off due to the weather.

Game of the day in League One came at Griffin Park as Brentford came up against Tranmere Rovers. Robinson gave the table toppers the lead from the penalty spot in the 42nd minute, only to see Dean level 5 minutes after the re-start.McGurk scored what proved to be the winner in the 66th minute. Brentford 4th, Tranmere Rovers 1st.

Doncaster Rovers kept up the pressure as they managed to see Leyton Orient off at the Keepmoat Stadium. Goals from Jones (19th min) and Brown (53rd min) sealed the win to keep Donny on track for automatic promotion. Doncaster Rovers 2nd, Leyton Orient 15th.

Swindon Town are keeping up the pressure on the leading 2, even though they are some 7-points short of the automatic places despite winning 2-0 at home against Shrewsbury Town. Goals from Martin (49th min pen) and Williams (53rd min) sealed the win for the Robins. Swindon Town 3rd, Shrewsbury Town 18th.

Sheffield United had to make do with a share of the spoils against 10-man Notts County at Meadow Lane despite taking a 2nd minute lead through Maguire. Zoko saw red for County, but it was Judge who rescued a point for the home side with 10 minutes left on the clock. Notts County 14th, Sheffield United 5th.

Coventry City are on the edge of the play-off places (by a solitary goal) following a 2-1 win over Oldham Atheltic at the Ricoh Arena. Elliott gave the Sky Blues the lead in the 61st minute, only to see Smith levelling with a minute left to play of the 90. Bailey netted a dramatic winner in the 5th minute of stoppage time. Coventry City 7th, Oldham Athletic 19th.

The long undefeated run in the League by AFC Bournemouth came to an end at Bescot as Walsall claimed a 3-1 win. Mantom gave the Saddlers the lead in the 27th minute, with Grigg netting a penalty in first half stoppage time. Pitman reduced the arrears 4-minutes after the restart, but it wasn't enough as 10-man Walsall netted a second penalty for Grigg in the 79th minute. Walsall 10th, AFC Bournemouth 8th.

Falling victim to the weather were the games between:

Bury (22nd) v Stevenage Borough (13th)Crawley Town (11th) v Carlisle United (17th)Crewe Alexandra (12th) v Franchise FC (6th)Hartlepool United (24th) v Colchester United (21st)Scunthorpe United (20th) v Portsmouth (23rd)Yeovil Town (9th) v Preston North End (16th)

Source: Cherries MAD


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