League One Review - March 26th
Here's our round up of the weekend action around League One as the climax to the season draws closer. Brighton & Hove Albion maintained their unbeaten home record with a 2-1 win over struggling Swindon Town at Withdean. Dicker gave the Seagulls the lead in the 12th minute from the penalty spot, with Prutton levelling 10 minutes later for the relegation haunted Wiltshire side. Murray scored the winner in the 64th minute. The win leaves Brighton just 5 wins away (probably less needed) from claiming the League One title. Meanwhile Swindon are effectively 8 points adrift of safety. Brighton & Hove Albion 1st, Swindon Town 23rd. Peterborough United are having a mini wobble following a 2-2 draw at The Memorial Ground on Friday evening against Bristol Rovers. Kuffour gave the Pirates the lead in the 6th minute, with Anthony putting past his own keeper to level for the Posh. Boyd gave Posh the lead in the 53rd minute, only to see Hughes level to claim a share of the spoils in the 57th minute. Bristol Rovers 22nd, Peterborough United 3rd. Franchise FC had to come from behind to claim a point against Walsall at Stadium:Franchise. Richards gave the Saddlers the lead in the 29th minute only to see Level level from the penalty spot 6 minutes after the re-start. Franchise FC 5th, Walsall 21st. AFC Bournemouth broke their recent loosing spell, but could only manage a draw against Charlton Athletic at Dean Court. Wagstaff gave the Addicks the lead in the 28th minute, with Pugh levelling 3 minutes later. The come back was complete when Hollands gave the Cherries the lead in the 57th minute. It was not to be though as Wright-Phillips levelled for the visitors with 9 minutes left on the clock. AFC Bournemouth 6th, Charlton Athletic 12th. Leyton Orient came crashing down at home against Yeovil Town as the Somerset side ran riot with a convincing 5-1 away win at Brisbane Road. MacDonald gave the Glovers a 3-0 half time lead with a hat-trick in the 9th, 18th (pen) and 42nd minutes. Welsh extended the lead still further with a 4th in the 47th minute. Cox netted a consolation in the 70th minute only to see Bowditch complete the rout in the 88th minute. Leyton Orient 7th, Yeovil Town 17th. Could Rochdale make a late bid for the play-offs? That could be the case following a 2-0 away win over Hartlepool United at the Victoria Ground. Jones (23rd min) and Dawson (56th min) ensured that the points went back to Greater Manchester. Hartlepool United 13th, Rochdale 8th. Colchester United chalked up an emphatic 5-1 win over Exeter City at their Community Stadium, that after Nardiello gave the Grecians the lead in the 21st minute. That was as good as it got the Devon side as their Essex hosts hit back through Gillespie (31st & 77th mins), Mooney (73rd min penalty), Vincent (76th min) and Bond (86th min). Exeter's cause wasn't helped by being reduced to 9 men after Tully and Goldbourne were shown straight red cards. Colchester United 9th, Exeter City 14th. Brentford managed to edge out Carlisle United in a mid-table clash at Griffin Park. Schlupp netted a brace in the 74th and 83rd minutes, leaving Michalik to score a consolation in the 88th minute. Brentford 11th, Carlisle United 10th. The encounter between Dagenham & Redbridge and Sheffield Wednesday at Victoria Road would have been unthought of a few years ago, but not now as the Daggers try and lay claim to a second season in the 3rd tier. Teale gave the Owls the lead in the 17th minute, but the Daggers levelled thanks to a Green penalty in the 80th minute. Dagenham & Redbridge 20th, Sheffield Wednesday 16th. Huddersfield Town (2nd) face Notts County (18th) on Sunday, with Oldham Athletic (15th) playing Tranmere Rovers (19th) on Monday. No game involving Plymouth Argyle (24th) and Southampton (3rd).
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