League One Round Up (Dec 30)

Last updated : 30 December 2004 By Bournemouth Co-Ordinator
Luton Town were pegged back at Kenilworth Road in front of 8806. Colchester United took the lead on 34 through Garcia, before Vine levelled on 37. Vine then put the home side in front on 48 before Halford secured an equaliser on 62 minutes. Luton Town 1st, Colchester United 18th.

Hull City took advantage of Luton's slip with a 2-1 over local rivals Doncaster Rovers in front of 24117 at the KC Stadium. Allsopp put City ahead in the 21st minute, but Rovers hit back before the break through Mulligan. Goal scoring machine Elliott secured the win for the home side with just 4 minutes left in a match when 2 were sent off and 7 booked! Hull City 2nd, Doncaster Rovers 14th.

Tranmere Rovers got back to winning ways with a 2-0 away win at The Bescot Stadium against Walsall. McAteer (57) and taylor (81) secured the win. Walsall 16th, Tranmere Rovers 3rd.

Sheffield Wednesday were the big winners over the weekend as they lept in to a play off place for the first time this season as they brushed Port Vale aside at Vale Park. Jones (27) and McGovern (43) secured the win. Port Vale 17th, Sheff Weds 4th.

Hartlepool United could only draw 0-0 at Ashton Gate against Bristol City in a game of few chances. Bristol City 9th, Hartlepool United 5th.

AFC Bournemouth could not manage a win against Huddersfield Town, drawing 2-2 at Dean Court. Spicer put Bournemouth ahead twice in the 17th and 51st minutes, but Town bounced back through McAliskey (38) and Mirfin (60) to secure a deserved point. AFCB 6th, Huddersfield 12th.

Bradford City made the long journey down to Torquay United (nice local derby!!), to claim a 0-0. Torquay 19th, Bradford City 7th.

Brentford are having a dreadful Christmas, having lost both games over the festive period by conceeding 3! The trip down the M4 to Swindon Town resulted in a 3-0 win for the home side. Hewlett (42), Howard (67) and Parkin (76) secured the much needed win. Swindon Town 10th, Brentford 8th.

Crisi Club Wrexham are doing their best to overcome the 10-point deduction, this time with a cound 3-0 win over Chesterfield at the Racecourse Ground. Roberts got the scoring underway in the 14th minute, M Jones continued in the 36th with Llewellyn rounding things off in the 61st. Wrexham 22nd, Chesterfield 11th.

Barnsley must have though that they had secured the points against hapless Stockport County. They raced in to a 3-goal lead through Vaughan (14 & 47) and Shuker (43) and assumed that the points were theirs! But Stockport County showed great bouncebackability as Feeney pulled one back on the hour mark. Barlow then reduced the deficit to one in the 73rd minute, and the come back was complete in the 81st minute as Lambert silenced the home fans to claim a valuable point! Barnsley 13th, Stockport County 24th.

Oldham Athletic got back to winning ways themselves at Boundary Park, winning 2-1 over Peterborough United. Vernon got the scoring underway immediately after the restart (46 mins), with Logan equalising in the 48th. The goal scoring was complete and the 3-points destined for Oldham through Kilkenny (54). Oldham Athletic 15th, Peterborough United 21st.

Franchise FC claimed a vital 4th home win of the season with a 3-1 win over Blackpool at the National Hockey Stadium. McLeod got the ball rolling for the home side in the 40th minute. Palmer doubled the lead in the 73rd minute before Taylor converted a penalty in the 81st minute. The comeback was not to achieved as the Franchise holders restored their 2-goal advantage through Smart in the 82nd minute. Franchise FC 23rd, Blackpool 20th.