League One Round Up (December 12th)
Hull City rounded off an impressive week with another away win, this time at Colchester United, winning 2-1 at Layer Road. City were coasted in to a 2-0 lead through France (11) and Elliott (50) before Colchester netted a consolation through Williams in the 73rd minute. Colchester United 17th, Hull City 2nd.
That result at Layer Road pushed Tranmere Rovers back down to 3rd, even though they won 2-0 over AFC Bournemouth on Friday evening. Goals either side of half time. Hume headed the home side in front in first half injury time, with Paul Hall securing the points in the 89th minute. Tranmere Rovers 3rd, AFCB 4th.
Brentford rounded off a miserable week for Sheffield Wednesday, securing a 2-1 win at Hillsborough. It was looking good for the Owlsas they took the lead on 22 minutes through a MacLean penalty following a professional foul by Michael Turner, who was dismissed for his efforts. This didn't stop the visitors bouncing back to snatch the points late in the game as Rhodes (81) and Burton (82) secured an unlikely victory! Sheffield Wednesday 10th, Brentford 5th.
Chesterfield are back in in the play-off places following their second away win of the season, this time against Peterborough United. Downes (24) and Evatt (54) had secured the points before Woodhouse netted a consolation for the home side in the 76th minute. Peterborough United 20st, Chesterfield 6th.
Bradford City lost ground on the play-off places as they were held to a draw at Valley Parade by Walsall. It was the Saddlers who took the lead in the 61st minute through Robinson, with City securing a point in the 83rd minute through Wetherall. Bradford City 7th, Walsall 15th.
Bristol City failed to capitalise on other clubs slipping up over the weekend as they were held by Blackpool at Bloomfield Road. Wilkshire opened the scoring for the visitors, only to see Taylor score the spot just before half time. Blackpool 19th, Bristol City 8th.
Hartlepool United piled on more misery for Stockport County as they clocked up a 3-1 win at Victoria Park. The visitors were lulled in to a false sense of victory as they netted first on 28 minutes through Daly, but the home side hit back through Westwood (28 & 51) before Porter struck the third in the 55th minute. Hartepool United 9th, Stockport County 24th.
Huddersfield Town were beaten by one of the form sides in League One, slipping 2-1 at Boundary Park. The 2-1 win was Oldham's 4th win on the bounce. Both sides traded goals early in the first half with Haining scoring first for Oldham in the 4th minute, before Abbott levelled for the visitors in the 7th. Matters were settled in the 38th minute when Betsy scored the winner. Oldham Athletic 14th, Huddersfield Town 11th.
Swindon Town were held at the County Ground by Doncaster Rovers as both sides walked of with a point. Blundell scored the the visitors in the 39th minute, with Parkin levelling in the 72nd minute for the hosts. Swindon Town 12th, Doncaster Rovers 13th.
Barnsley made the long trek down to the west country and came away with all 3 points against Torquay United. The only goal of the game on the stroke of half time as Boulding claimed the strike and points to go with it. Torquay United 21st, Barnsley 16th.
A few weeks ago this would not have been a relegation 6-pointer, but with the deduction of 10 points imposed against Wrexham, their game against Franchise FC had some added spice about it. The Franchise holders ran out 3-0 winners against the Welshman through strikes from Rizzo (7), and Small (50 & 84). Franchise FC 22nd, Wrexham 23rd.