League One Review - April 28th

Last updated : 29 April 2007 By Bournemouth Co-Ordinator
Blackpool could still gain automatic promotion from League One after they rail roaded Champions Scunthorpe United in to a 3-1 win at Bloomfield Road. Jorgensen got the ball rolling with a goal after 8 minutes, which was added to by Parker in the 26th minute. Sharp pulled one back 4 minutes before the break, but the points were secured by Barker 11 minutes after the restart. Blackpool 4th, Scunthorpe Unitd 1st.

Bristol City will have to wait until the final day of the season as they slipped to an untimely defeat at Millwall. The only goal of the game came from Robinson in the 78th minute. Millwall 9th, Bristol City 2nd.

Nottingham Forest took advantage of the slip to close the gap on automatic promotion to just a point as they notched up their 9th away win of the season at Brisbane Road against Leyton Orient. Lockwood gave the east London side the lead after 9 minutes, only to see Lester level matters on 18 minutes and Commons put the East Midlands side ahead in the 29th minute. The points were sealed by Lester with an 58th minutes strike. Leyton Orient 20th, Nottingham Forest 3rd.

Yeovil Town have secured their place in the end of season play-offs as they secured a single goal win over Doncaster Rovers at Huish Park. The only goal of the game came from Gray in the 72nd minute. Yeovil Town 5th, Doncaster Rovers 11th.

Oldham Athletic will have to wait until the final day of the season to learn of their fate even though they managed to win 2-1 away at Brighton & Hove Albion. Porter and Liddell gave the Latics a 2-0 half time lead at Withdean with goals in the 18th and 40th minutes respectively. Cox scored a consolation for the Seagulls with 5 minutes left. Brighton & Hove Albion 18th, Oldham Athletic 6th.

Hot on the heals, and level on points with Oldham Athletic are Swansea City who claimed a vital 3-points to end the play-off dream of Calisle United at Brunton Park. Trundle put City ahead in the 1st minute. Smith levelled for the home side in the 49th. A last gasp winner from Duffy in the 90th minute eventually sealed the points for Swansea City in a must win encounter. Carlisle United 8th, Swansea City 7th.

Crewe Alexandra and Tranmere Rovers battled out an end of season 1-1 draw at Gresty Road. Harrison gave the visitors a 49th minute lead, with Miller snatching a 90th equaliser. Crewe Alexandra 12th, Tranmere Rovers 10th.

AFC Bournemouth secured their League One status for another season with a 1-1 draw with Gillingham at Dean Court. Sloppy defending gave Crofts a goal in the 24th minute, with Hayter levelling matters in first half stoppage time. AFC Bournemouth 19th, Gillingham 13th.

Northampton Town and Huddersfield Town played out an end of season 1-1 draw at Sixfields on Friday night. Holt gave the home side a 63rd minute lead with Mirfin levelling the scores in the 75th minute. Northampton Town 14th, Huddersfield Town 16th.

Relegated Brentford ended their home campaign on a high note, recording a 4-3 win over Port Vale at Griffin Park. An Ide brace in the 2nd and 39th minutes gave the Bees a 2-0 half time lead. Rodgers and Constantine levelled the scores between them with strikes in the 55th and 59th minutes. Keith put the home side ahead from the penalty spot in the 68th minute before Constantine levelled the scores again in the 83rd minute. The winner came from Charles in the 89th minute to give the home fans something to cheer about. Brentford 24th, Port Vale 15th.

Cheltenham Town secured their League One status with a comprehensive 4-2 away win over relegated Rotherham United at Millmoor, that desipte the home side taking a 2-0 lead with goals from Newsham (14 mins) and Henderson (22 mins). Odejayi pulled one back in the 44th minute. A Gillespie brace in the 46th and 56th minutes put the visitors ahead with Melligan putting the result beyond doubt in the 88th minute. Rotherham United 23rd, Cheltenham Town 17th.

Finally, Chesterfield and Bradford City were up against each other at Saltergate in a match both had to win if they were to stand a chance of staying up. As it was Chesterfield won the match 3-0 with goals from Ward (15 and 28 mins) and a Bower own goal on 60 minutes. With results elsewhere going against both Clubs, both were relegated to League Two. Chesterfield 21st, Bradford City 22nd.