League One Review - March 3rd

Last updated : 04 March 2007 By Bournemouth Co-Ordinator
Scunthorpe United put pay to Brentford's recent revival at Griffin Park with an assertive 2-0 away win - their 10th of the season. Beckford on 40 mins and Taylor in the 89th minute made sure that the points were heading north and a 10-point gap opened at the top of League One. Brentford 23rd, Scunthorpe United 1st.

Nottingham Forest regained the other automatic promotion spot with an emphatic 5-1 demolition of Huddersfield Town at the City Ground. Agogo (6 and 60 mins), McGugan (17 mins), Holt (19 mins) and Perch (60 mins) more than made sure of the points well before Young netted a consolation for the visitors in the 82nd minute. Nottingham Forest 2nd, Huddersfield Town 15th.

Bristol City claimed a single goal victory over Northampton Town at Ashton Gate as Betsey scored the only goal of the game in the 19th minute. Bristol City 3rd, Northampton Town 17th.

Yeovil Town saw their automatic promotion chances dented with a 4-2 defeat at Port Vale. Constantine (15 mins) and Walker (17 mins) gave Vale a quick lead, with Gray pulling one back in the 37th minute and Stewart levelling a minute later. A Rose own goal put Vale back in front with Constantine making sure of the points with 10 minutes to spare. Port Vale 13th, Yeovil Town 4th.

Oldham Athletic's recent run of defeats came to an end at brunton Park where they collected a point against Carlisle United. Taylor had given them the lead in the 13th minute, only to see Deadly Derek Holmes level with 3 minutes left on the clock. Carlisle United 9th, Oldham Athletic 5th.

Tranmere Rovers helped their chances of making the play-offs with a 2-0 home win over struggling Chesterfield at Prenton Park. Mullin gave Rovers the lead in the 21st minute of their Friday evening game. Greenacre added to the advantage with a strike of his own in the 73rd minute! Tranmere Rovers 6th, Chesterfield 20th.

Blackpool had a good 2-2 draw away at Gillingham, but had to come from behind to do so! McDonald gave the Gills a 9th minute lead, with Burgess levelling 3 minutes later. Crofts restored the advantage 11 minutes before the break. Fox levelled in the 64th minute for the seasiders. Gillingham 16th, Blackpool 8th.

Doncaster Rovers and Sean O'Driscoll headed south to Dean Court and AFC Bournemouth for their first meeting since O'Driscoll departed and headed north some 6 months ago. What's more, he went home empty handed as Pitman (45 mins) and McGoldrick (47 mins) did enough to claim three vital points to lift the Cherries out of the drop zone. AFC Bournemouth 19th, Doncaster Rovers 10th.

Crewe Alexandra consolidated mid-table with a 1-1 against Brighton & Hove Albion at Gresty Road. Varney gave the home side an 18th minute lead with Savage levelling for the visitors in the 31st minute. Crewe Alexandra 11th, brighton & Hove Albion 14th.

Strugglers a few weeks ago, but now mid-table Millwall can look comfortably over their shoulders as they saw off Cheltenham Town 2-0 at the New Den. Byfield scored the first in the 33rd minute, with Brighton scoring a second in the 42nd minute. Millwall 12th, Cheltenham Town 22nd.

Rotherham United well and truely thumped fellow strugglers Bradford City at Millmoor. Facey fired United ahead in the 4th minute. Daley levelled in the 54th minute. Woods restored the lead in the 66th minute with Facey extending that lead in the 72th minute with Woods completing the scoring in the 88th minute to complete a rare win! Rotherham United 24th, Bradford City 21st.

The only other game played in League One saw Swansea City (7th) draw 0-0 with Leyton Orient (18th).