League One Round Up (Jan 23)
But they couldn't! Hull City lost in their local derby against Doncaster Rovers at Belle Vue. The derby was settled in the 59th minute with a McIndoe strike in front of 9633. The result was Donny's 3rd successive win on the bounce. Doncaster Rovers 10th, Hull City 2nd.
Tranmere Rovers took advantage of the slips at the top with a 2-1 home win over Walsall. Hume (8) and Dagnall (50) put the home side ahead before Leitao (62) pulled a goal back for the visitors. Tranmere Rovers 3rd, Walsall 16th.
Sheffield Wednesday got the ball rolling on Friday night on TV with a 1-0 win over Port Vale. Their winner was a screamer from 20/25 yards out as MacLean scored on 15 minutes. Sheff Weds 4th, Port Vale 18th.
Hartlepool United continued their recent run of good form with a 2-1 win over Bristol City at Victoria Park. Boyd put the home side ahead on 16 mins from the penalty spot, before Brooker levelled 10 minutes later. The points were secured by Sweeney who fired home on 71 minutes. Hartlepool 5th, Bristol City 7th.
Brentford have also found some form again. This time they beat Swindon Town 2-1 at Griffin Park to record their 3rd win on the bounce. Smith put the visitors ahead, but Burton (44) and then Hunt (81) made sure that the points remained in SW London, and didn't go on a trip down the M4. Brentford 6th, Swindon Town 11th.
With Bournemouth (8th) slipping at Huddersfield (13th), gave Bradford City a chance to make some ground up on the play-off pack. But they dropped points at home to Torquay United at Valley Parade. Cooke and Windass gave the Bantams a 2-0 lead on 33 and 36, but were pegged back before half time with strikes from Bedeau (40) and Akinfenwa (42) to ensure that something was heading back to Devon! Bradford City 9th, Torquay United 20th.
Barnsley will be kicking themselves after they let 2 points slip at Stockport County. Briggs had fired the home side ahead on 5 mins before Boulding (31) and Vaughan (63) fired the visitors in to a second half lead. County were rescued in the 90th minute when Warren Feeney scored the equaliser from the penalty spot. Stockport County 24th, Barnsley 12th.
Oldham Athletic travelled to London Road, and left Peterborough United deep in relegation trouble. Oldham took the lead on 7 through Betsy, but were pegged backby Legg on 20. But the points left the ground and back to Lancashire with a another Betsy strike on 63 mins, leaving Posh looking at League Two next season. Peterborough United 23rd, Oldham Athletic 14th.
Without doubt the result of the day came at Saltergate between Chesterfield and Wrexham. The Spirites took the lead on 40 minutes through Evatt, but clearly hadn't reckoned on Urgate!! He fired Wrexham in to a 2-1 lead before the break with 2 injury time goals. Then after the break he not only completed his hat trick (59 mins), but claimed a 4th on 64 minutes!!! A Nicholson penalty on 75 minutes was scant consolation for the home side as they went down 2-4!! Chesterfield 15th, Wrexham 21st.
Finally, Blackpool were at home and entertained Franchise FC. The only goal in a 1-0 win for the home side came on 8 minutes when P Edwards secured the all important win to keep Blackpool just above the dreaded drop zone. Blackpool 19th, Franchise FC 22nd.