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Armenia 0 - 5 Romania: Romania crush 10-man Armenia for first win of qualifying campaign

Posted Sunday, October 09, 2016 by PA

Romania cruised to their first win of the new World Cup qualifying campaign with a 5-0 win over 10-man Armenia in Yerevan. The hosts' hopes were effectively dashed as early as the third minute when Gor Malakyan was sent off for a foul and Bogdan Stancu put the visitors ahead from the penalty spot. Romania, who drew their opening Group E game against Montenegro last month, doubled their lead af...Full Story »

Azerbaijan 1 - 0 Norway: Medvedev on target as Azerbaijan stun Norway

Posted Sunday, October 09, 2016 by PA

Maksim Medvedev's early strike proved enough for Azerbaijan to secure a shock win over Norway in their World Cup qualifying Group C clash in Baku. Medvedev threaded a low shot past visiting keeper Rune Jarstein to put the hosts in front and they hung on to maintain their 100 per cent start, having also won their opener in San Marino last month. Markus Henriksen and Haitam Aleesami were among t...Full Story »

Wales vs Georgia - Chris Coleman still has Georgia on his mind after all these years

Posted Sunday, October 09, 2016 by PA

Chris Coleman has had Georgia embarrassment on his mind for over 20 years, but insists the Wales side he now manages has a far stronger mentality than ones he played in. Coleman featured in a 5-0 thumping by Georgia in November 1994 - a game he recalls as his "lowest moment in a Welsh shirt" - but the current team top their 2018 World Cup qualifying group just months after reaching the semi-fin...Full Story »

Stevenage Borough 1 - 2 Plymouth Argyle: Sonny Bradley's double helps leaders Plymouth beat battling Stevenage

Posted Sunday, October 09, 2016 by PA

Leaders Plymouth extended their unbeaten run in Sky Bet League Two to 10 games as Sonny Bradley's double secured a 2-1 victory at battling Stevenage. Argyle edged a cagey first half and almost scored on 43 minutes as Jimmy Spencer's looped effort hit the woodwork after Graham Carey had broken from midfield. And the visitors broke the deadlock soon after the restart when David Fox's free-kick e...Full Story »

Leyton Orient 0 - 1 Portsmouth: New Leyton Orient boss Alberto Cavasin loses first game against Portsmouth

Posted Sunday, October 09, 2016 by PA

New Leyton Orient manager Alberto Cavasin saw his side downed by a Christian Burgess goal as Portsmouth recorded a 1-0 win at Brisbane Road. Italian Cavasin became the eighth man to take on the manager's role since president, and fellow countryman, Francesco Becchetti took over the East London club in July 2014. But he could not arrest a worrying sequence that has seen Orient win just once in ...Full Story »

Hartlepool United FC 1 - 1 Crawley Town: Hartlepool held by late Crawley spot-kick

Posted Sunday, October 09, 2016 by PA

James Collins' late penalty denied Hartlepool their first Sky Bet League Two home win of the season as Crawley earned a 1-1 draw at the Northern Gas & Power Stadium. Collins thundered home his spot-kick with 16 minutes remaining to ensure the spoils were shared after Lewis Alessandra's first goal for the club put Pools ahead. Hartlepool did not look like a side with such a poor home record...Full Story »

Blackpool 1 - 1 Cambridge United: Blackpool leave it late to snatch point against Cambridge

Posted Sunday, October 09, 2016 by PA

A stoppage-time free-kick from Andy Taylor snatched a point for Blackpool in a 1-1 draw against Cambridge at Bloomfield Road. It was the visitors who took the lead after 17 minutes thanks to a brilliant 20-yard free-kick from Luke Berry, curling the ball past Dean Lyness and into the top right-hand corner. Blackpool passed up a golden opportunity to equalise after 33 minutes when Danny Phillis...Full Story »

Accrington Stanley 1 - 1 Cheltenham Town: Rob Dickie rescues point for Robins at Accrington

Posted Sunday, October 09, 2016 by PA

Rob Dickie scored a last-minute equaliser for 10-man Cheltenham as they rescued a point in a 1-1 draw at Accrington. The Robins had been reduced to 10 men in the 66th minute when Daniel O'Shaughnessy was sent off for a second yellow card. Terry Gornell headed home for Stanley in the 74th minute but they could not hold on. There were not a lot of chances in the game, with the Robins having to ...Full Story »

Scunthorpe United 1 - 1 Northampton Town: Leaders Scunthorpe held at home by Northampton

Posted Sunday, October 09, 2016 by PA

Ten-man Northampton came from behind to claim a worthy point in a 1-1 draw at League One leaders Scunthorpe. The Cobblers made light of having former Portsmouth and West Ham midfielder Matt Taylor see red for a late lunge in the 59th minute when Jak McCourt hammered in his first senior goal. The strike cancelled out a stunning free-kick from Scunthorpe's Josh Morris a minute before the break, ...Full Story »

Rochdale 3 - 0 Southend United: Rochdale leap into play-off places with fifth successive win

Posted Sunday, October 09, 2016 by PA

Resurgent Rochdale made it five successive league wins with a comfortable 3-0 victory against Southend at Spotland. First-half goals from Niall Canavan and Calvin Andrew were supplemented by Nathaniel Mendez-Laing's late strike as Dale moved into the play-off places just a month after sitting bottom of League One without a win. The home side were in charge from the start and made the breakthro...Full Story »

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