League One Review - March 11th

Last updated : 11 March 2007 By Bournemouth Co-Ordinator
There was a top of the table clash at Glanford Park where table-toppers Scunthorpe United came up against Nottingham Forest in front of 8906 fans. Commons gave the visitors the lead in the 18th minute only to see Sharp level on the stroke of half time. Scunthorpe United 1st, Nottingham Forest 4th.

Bristol City opened up a 4-point advantage over the chasing pack with a 1-0 home win over struggling Brentford at Ashton Gate. Jevons netted the only goal, from the penalty spot, in the 5th minute. Bristol City 2nd, Brentford 23rd.

Cheltenham Town remain deep in trouble after they slipped up at home against play-off contenders Yeovil Town at Whaddon Road. Gray fired Yeovil in to a 2-goal lead with strikes in the 20th and 63rd minutes. Finnigan pulled a consolation back in the final few seconds of the game. Cheltenham Town 22nd, Yeovil Town 3rd.

After a poor recent run, Oldham Athletic boosted their play-off chances with a fine 4-0 win over play-off rivals Doncaster Rovers at Boundary Park. Clarke gave the home side an 8th minute lead, which was not added to until Rocastle extended the advantage in the 74th minute, which was quickly followed by a third from Taylor in the 76th minute, who then completed a brace in the 90th. Oldham Athletic 5th, Doncaster Rovers 9th.

If Tranmere Rovers are going to make the League One play-offs, it'll be via the difficult scenic route, especially if they are going to slip to play-off rivals like Swansea City at Prenton Park! Robinson (6 mins), and Trundle (52 mins) gave the Welshmen 3 vital points. Tranmere Rovers 7th, Swansea City 8th.

An outside bet of a play-off place might be worth going to Millwall who are just 5 points off a top-6 place. Their latest scalp came inn the shape of Carlisle United at The New Den as Harris scored in the 52nd and 82nd minutes to set up victory. Millwall 11th, Carlisle United 10th.

Rotherham United must almost be looking to League Two next season after an absolute thumping at home against Port Vale at Millmoor! Sodje ran up a hat trick with goals in the 11th, 25th and 29th minutes as Vale ran riot! Pilkington netted a fourth for the visitors just before the break. Facey scored a consolation for the home side in the 67th minute, before Sodje scored his fourth of the afternoon in the 78th minute. Rotherham United 24th, Port Vale 12th.

Crewe Alexandra slipped to their 9th away defeat of the campaign against Gillingham at Priestfield as Flynn scored the only goal of the game in the 71st minute. Gillingham 16th, Crewe Alexandra 13th.

Huddersfield Town dented their Yorkshire neighbours chances of another season in League One as they beat Bradford City at the Galpharm Stadium 2-0. Hayes got the home side off to a flier with a 3rd minute strike, but then had to wait until Schofield netted in the 75th minute to be sure of the points. Huddersfield Town 14th, Bradford City 21st.

Northampton Town were gifted 3-points by a struggling AFC Bournemouth side at Sixfields as they ran out 3-1 winners. Robertson put the home side ahead in the 17th minute, which was cancelled out by Wilson in the 55th minute. But poor marking allowed Deuchar (77 mins) and Kirk (85 mins) easy headers to put Town 7 points ahead of the bottom-4. Northampton Town 17th, Bradford City 21st.

Leyton Orient boosted their chances of survival with a single goal victory over Chesterfield at Saltergate. Tudor scored the only goal of the game in the 53rd minute. Chesterfield 20th, Leyton Orient 18th.

The only other game in League One resulted in a 0-0 stalemate between Blackpool (6th) and Brighton & Hove Albion (15th) at Bloomfield Road.