LEAGUE ONE ALALYSIS TUES 21ST NOV 2017
It is the funny thing about League One football anyone can beat anyone on their day that is why it is so exciting. Tuesday night brought us plenty of shocks and the biggest of the lot had to be bottom club Bury’s 1-0 win over table topping Shrewsbury. The Shrews were poor throughout and missed a penalty in a very uncharacteristic display. The only goal was scored by Gregg Leigh in the second half as Bury remain bottom but only a potential win away from getting out of the drop zone
Wigan moved within one point of the leaders thanks to a 3-0 win over Doncaster. Winger Ryan Colclough scored a brace before being substituted so that he could get to the hospital in time to witness the birth of his second child.
Scunthorpe also closed the gap as they moved into third place thanks to an impressive victory at Bradford. The Bantams have struggled at time at home this season and Scunthorpe are slowly getting in to gear. The had to come from behind but Cameron Burgess and Hakeeb Adelakun scored in the second half to win it for the Iron 2-1.
Blackburn are now in the play-off places thanks to a 4-2 win away at Oxford. Rovers were 3-0 up after only 21 minutes as Oxford had more bad news on the injury front to deal with. Right back Christian Ribeiro announced his retirement from the game at the age of 27 due to a knee injury and this adds to the defensive crisis that has already seen Oxford lose captain Curtis Nelson for the season and Mike Williamson for a few more weeks yet.
Walsall went for this interesting tactic of playing a team with only players called Roberts in the line-up. Well not quite but the three that were playing can be pleased with the 4-2 win over Fleetwood. An entertaining game was even at 2-2 going into the last two minutes and then Tyler Roberts and Daniel Agyei both scored within a minute of each other to give the Saddlers the points.
League One results:
Blackpool 1-1 Gillingham, Bradford 1-2 Scunthorpe, Bury 1-0 Shrewsbury, Oldham 0-0 Wimbledon, Oxford 2-4 Blackburn, Charlton 2-1 Rochdale, MK Dons 1-1 Southend, Peterborough 2-1 Portsmouth, Plymouth Argyle 2-0 Northampton, Walsall 4-2 Fleetwood, Wigan 3-0 Doncaster
LEAGUE TWO ANALYSIS
If anyone was doubting that Luton were the real deal then they have to be convinced now. The Hatters comfortably beat a Carlisle side that are usually impressive on the road 3-0.
Accrington kept their hold on third place thanks to a win at home to Wycombe and Chesterfield won for the second home game on the bounce thanks to two goals from Jak McCourt scored twice in the 3-2 win over Forest Green Rovers with Christian Doidge grabbing both goals for the visitors.
Grimsby proved that they know where the goal is thanks to a 3-2 win over Swindon at Blundell Park. Mitch Rose left it late to grab the winner, scoring with just 4 minutes left to give Russell Slade a much needed win.
Harry Kewell’s Crawley beat Exeter 3-1 to give the Aussie his first win in 7 games and Mark McGhee got his first win as Barnet manger thanks to late strikes from John Akinde and Shaquile Coulthirst in a 2-1 win over Newport at Rodney Parade.
Mansfield are now six unbeaten thanks to a 4-0 win at Vale Park. Two goals from Zander Diamond helped Steve Evans side move into the play-off spots. There was bad news for Coventry after winger Jodi Jones damaged cruciate ligaments in this knee during the 1-1 draw with Stevenage and will be out for the rest of the season.
League Two results:
Accrington 0-0 Wycombe, Cheltenham 0-0 Cambridge, Chestefield 3-2 Forest Green, Morecambe 0-1 Crewe, Colchester 1-0 Lincoln, Luton 3-0 Carlisle, Crawley 3-1 Exeter, Yeovil 1-1 Notts County, Newport 1-2 Barnet, Stevenage 1-1 Coventry, Port Vale 0-4 Mansfield
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