League One Review - March 25th

Last updated : 25 March 2007 By Bournemouth Co-Ordinator
Scunthorpe United were made to work for their point in a 2-2 draw at Brisbane Road against Leyton Orient. Corden put the Londoners ahead 4 minutes before the break, but then saw MacKenzie level 6 minutes after the re-start. Hooper must have thought that he had sealed the points with 3 minutes to go, but Scunny bounced back again as Sharp levelled in time added on! Leyton Orient 17th, Scunthorpe United 1st.

Bristol City maintained their grip on 2nd place as they sealed a single goal victory at play-off chasing Doncaster Rovers at the Keep Moat Stadium. McCombe scored the only goal of the game in the 88th minute allowing City to close the gap on Scunny to just 2 points. Doncaster Rovers 10th, Bristol City 2nd.

Nottingham Forest maintained their puch for automatic promotion with an emphatic 3-0 win over Cheltenham Town at The City Ground. Holt gave Forest the lead in the 33rd minute. Perch added to the advantage in the 57th minute, with Tyson extending the lead still further with a penalty in the final few seconds of the game. Nottingham Forest 3rd, Cheltenham Town 22nd.

Yeovil Town left it late to clinch the points at home to Chesterfield at Huish Park as Jones scored the only goal of the game in the 89th minute to secure a vital win for the Glovers. Yeovil Town 4th, Chesterfield 21st.

Brentford look doomed to League Two football after they let a 2-goal lead slip in the final few minutes of their game against Oldham Athletic at Griffin Park. Richards gave the Bees the lead in the 59th minute. Keith must have thought that the game was beyond reach as he netted the home sides second with 5 minutes to go. Then Clarke scored in the 86th for the visitors and then scored from the penalty spot deep in to injury time at the end of the game! Brentford 23rd, Oldham Athletic 5th.

Blackpool piled further misery on to Bradford City as they secured their 9th away win of the season with an impressive 3-1 at Valley Parade. The result leaves Bradford City deep in relegation trouble! Williams got the visitors off to a flying start with a 6th minute goal. Daley levelled in the 61st minute only to see Morrell put the visitors back ahead in the 77th minute and Vernon complete the misery in the 90th! Bradford City 20th, Blackpool 6th.

Swansea City are chasing hard for a play-off place as they overcame Northampton Town at the Liberty Stadium. Johnson had put the visitors ahead in the 6th minute. City hit back with 2 quick goals before the break as Lawrence levelled and Robinson put the home side ahead in stoppage time at the end of the first half. Swansea City 7th, Northampton Town 16th.

Jeckell and Hyde side Tranmere Rovers are, it seems, determined to miss out on the play-offs, or get there via a tortuous route! The side from the Wirral looked anything but play-off contenders as they slipped to their 9th away defeat of the campaign as AFC Bournemouth notched up their 10th home win of the season. McGoldrick fired the Cherries ahead in the 13th minute, with Hayter scoring from the penalty spot in the 57th minute to wrap up 3 vital points for the South Coast side. AFC Bournemouth 18th, Tranmere Rovers 8th.

One side who must be very worried about fropping in to League Two is Gillingham. They were well and truely humped on their travels as Carlisle United trounced them 5-0 at Brunton Park. This also saw the Gill concede their 68th goal of the season ....... the worst defence in League One. Murphy put the home side ahead in the 14th minute, which seemed to be the winner until the final few minutes when the Gills collapsed! The in the final 9 minutes goals from Joyce (81 mins), Gall (83 mins) and Graham (89 and 90 mins) completed the rout for the Kent side. Carlisle United 9th, Gillingham 19th.

Port Vale dented any slim hopes Millwall had of making the play-offs with a 2-0 win at Vale Park. Whitaker in the 11th minute, and Sodje in the 53rd minute ensured that the points remained in the Potteries. Port Vale 11th, Millwall 13th.

Poor Rotherham United! With a 10-point gap to safety and 8 matches remaining, it seems that they are on their way to League Two for next season. A single goal win for Crewe Alexandra at Gresty Road ensured that the Millers went home empty handed. The goal came through Moss in the 16th minute. Crewe Alexandra 12th, Rotherham United 24th.

Finally, Brighton & Hove Albion (14th) and Huddersfield Town (15th) battled away to a 0-0 draw at Withdean. Huddersfield Town did win the yellow card count by 5-2 and had Sinclair sent off for a second bookable in the 64th minute.