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Forget title, says Gerrard as Rangers held by St Johnstone

Posted Sunday, February 17, 2019 by PA5 hits

Steven Gerrard has told his Rangers side they can forget about ripping the title away from Celtic after their failure to fight off St Johnstone.The Ibrox side could have put the pressure on Celtic ahead of their Sunday trip to Kilmarnock by cutting the champions’ lead at the top to three points with victory over Tommy Wright’s team.But they now risk falling eight behind Brendan Rodge...Full Story »

Dean Keates adamant he has what it takes to revive Walsall

Posted Sunday, February 17, 2019 by PA4 hits

Walsall manager Dean Keates insisted he is still the right man for the job despite seeing his side fall to a 3-0 defeat at Coventry.Amadou Bakayoko and Jordy Hiwula scored against their former club before Bright Enobakhare added a second-half penalty.The defeat stretched the Saddlers’ wretched run of form to just two wins in 21 games and they now find themselves just two points off the Lea...Full Story »

McGreal pleased with Colchester reaction to take point at Macclesfield

Posted Sunday, February 17, 2019 by PA4 hits

Colchester manager John McGreal was delighted with the way his side responded after half-time to claim a point at relegation-threatened Macclesfield.Macclesfield held a warranted lead at the break but Colchester – happy to be just one in arrears – equalised a minute after the restart, dominating the second period but failing to snatch another goal.And though they seemed the more like...Full Story »

Crawley boss Cioffi hails defensive display in Northampton stalemate

Posted Sunday, February 17, 2019 by PA5 hits

Both Northampton manager Keith Curle and Crawley counterpart Gabriele Cioffi praised their teams’ “solid” defensive performances after Saturday’s drab goalless draw at Sixfields. Defences were on top throughout an error-strewn afternoon as the two teams, 16th and 17th respectively in League Two, moved a point closer to safety. John-Joe O’Toole and Joe Powell came cl...Full Story »

Steve Lovell relieved after Gillingham end winless streak

Posted Sunday, February 17, 2019 by PA5 hits

Gillingham boss Steve Lovell was relieved after his side beat in-form Scunthorpe 1-0 to climb out of the League One relegation zone.The Gills were winless in five matches in all competitions heading into the match, and without a home league victory since Boxing Day, but Mark Byrne’s powerful 20-yard strike on the half-hour mark settled the contest.Lovell cut a much different figure than th...Full Story »

Wilder relieved Sharp gamble paid off as Sheffield United hammer Reading

Posted Sunday, February 17, 2019 by PA3 hits

Manager Chris Wilder was relieved a calculated risk to rest Billy Sharp paid off as Sheffield United went second in the Sky Bet Championship with a 4-0 victory at home to Reading.United’s clinical dismantlement of weak opponents was achieved without the league’s leading goalscorer, who was an unused substitute.But once Kieron Freeman scored after just 38 seconds, the outcome of a dis...Full Story »

Bury boss Lowe eyes top spot after closing gap on leaders Lincoln to two points

Posted Sunday, February 17, 2019 by PA3 hits

Bury boss Ryan Lowe was delighted to see his side move up to second place in the table after earning a hard-fought three points by winning 1-0 at promotion rivals Exeter.Nicky Maynard scored the only goal of the game when he bundled in Nicky Adams’ low cross after 66 minutes to settle a tight contest.The Shakers extended the gap over their hosts to nine points – who sit in eighth pla...Full Story »

By Heck, they’ve got it! New boss praises Hibs players for carrying out orders

Posted Sunday, February 17, 2019 by PA5 hits

Paul Heckingbottom was happy to see his Hibernian players take on some simple messages as they delivered a 2-0 win over Hamilton in his first match in charge.First-half goals from Florian Kamberi, who claimed the slightest of touches from Daryl Horgan’s cross, and Marc McNulty, from the penalty spot, made it a smooth start for the former Barnsley and Leeds manager.Heckingbottom had two day...Full Story »

Plymouth boss Adams salutes keeper Letheren

Posted Sunday, February 17, 2019 by PA3 hits

Plymouth boss Derek Adams was full of praise for goalkeeper Kyle Letheren after his second-half saves earned a 0-0 draw at Bradford.Letheren pulled off three key stops, the best to keep out Eoin Doyle’s header, at Valley Parade.Adams said: “It was an important save at that moment because Bradford were in the ascendancy. It was a good header towards the back post and he was able to cl...Full Story »

McInnes disappointed as Aberdeen drop points in the title chase

Posted Sunday, February 17, 2019 by PA3 hits

Aberdeen manager Derek McInnes cut a frustrated figure despite watching his side rescue a point against Ladbrokes Scottish Premiership basement boys St Mirren.McInnes felt the two goals his side scored should have been enough to see off The Buddies in a game marred by a serious injury to on-loan defender Tommie Hoban.The Dons were twice forced to come from behind after Duckens Nazon and Kyle McA...Full Story »

Jones bemoans late goal which prolongs Stoke’s search for an away win

Posted Sunday, February 17, 2019 by PA4 hits

Stoke manager Nathan Jones was disappointed that his side failed to pick up three points at Ipswich after the home side snatched an added-time equaliser.Will Keane headed home an Alan Judge corner to earn the hosts a 1-1 draw at Portman Road, after a dreadful mix-up in the home side’s six-yard box between centre-back Jonas Knudsen and goalkeeper Bartosz Bialkowski had been seized upon...Full Story »

Jolley hails Grimsby’s defensive resilience after fourth straight win

Posted Sunday, February 17, 2019 by PA4 hits

Grimsby manager Michael Jolley lauded his side’s defensive qualities as they brought up their fourth successive win in League Two against Cheltenham.Wes Thomas’ penalty just before half-time was all that separated the two sides at Blundell Park as the hosts claimed a 1-0 victory to move them up the table once again.It was a game that won’t go down as a classic, with neither goa...Full Story »

A draw was a fair result for Calderwood and Mellon

Posted Sunday, February 17, 2019 by PA4 hits

Both bosses agreed that a point was a fair result after Cambridge and Tranmere played out a goalless draw at the Abbey Stadium.The visitors had goalkeeper Scott Davies to thank for keeping the U’s at bay.He produced an early double save to keep out David Amoo’s shot and Jabo Ibehre’s rebound and later denied Ibehre again before a fine stop from Rushian Hepburn-Murphy’s cl...Full Story »

Mark Byrne takes Gillingham out of the bottom four

Posted Sunday, February 17, 2019 by PA4 hits

Mark Byrne grabbed the decisive goal as Gillingham beat in-form Scunthorpe 1-0 to climb out of the League One relegation zone.Midfielder Byrne notched on the half-hour mark, firing powerfully into the bottom corner from 20 yards after good play by Wigan loanee Leo Da Silva Lopes.Despite being without a home league win since Boxing Day, and playing against a side with six victories from their pre...Full Story »

Amadou Bakayoko and Jordy Hiwula return to haunt Walsall

Posted Sunday, February 17, 2019 by PA4 hits

Amadou Bakayoko and Jordy Hiwula scored against their former club to hand Coventry a deserved 3-0 win over Walsall.The former Saddlers players netted in the first half before Bright Enobakhare added a third from the penalty spot after the break as the hosts utterly dominated at the Ricoh Arena.Coventry took a deserved lead on the half-hour mark when Bakayoko headed in Dujon Sterling’s deli...Full Story »

Keeper Letheren denies Bradford as Plymouth make point

Posted Sunday, February 17, 2019 by PA3 hits

Plymouth goalkeeper Kyle Letheren thwarted relegation-threatened Bradford as the sides drew 0-0 at Valley Parade.Bradford had the first chance in a tense first half when Jack Payne shot over after Lewis O’Brien took the ball off centre-half Niall Canavan.Antoni Sarcevic fired straight at home goalkeeper Richard O’Donnell from a tight angle before Graham Carey went close to breaking t...Full Story »

Aldershot and Halifax draw a blank

Posted Sunday, February 17, 2019 by PA3 hits

Aldershot’s winless run extended to 18 matches following a battling 0-0 draw at Halifax.The hosts are also on a lengthy run without a win – theirs standing at nine – so it was always likely to end in a draw, but the Shots had perhaps the best of the chances.There was little to get excited about and Halifax were booed off by their fans after failing to pressurise their strugglin...Full Story »

Paul McCallum double helps 10-man Eastleigh see off Braintree

Posted Sunday, February 17, 2019 by PA4 hits

Paul McCallum did the damage with two early goals as Eastleigh held onto a 2-1 win at home to basement club Braintree despite being reduced to 10 men.It was the Hampshire side’s fourth win in a row as they moved up to eighth in the table and took the lead in the 14th minute by the striker’s firm header from Mark Yeates’ corner.When McCallum added his second from another Yeates ...Full Story »

Bury close gap on League Two leaders Lincoln after hard-fought Exeter win

Posted Sunday, February 17, 2019 by PA3 hits

Bury continued their excellent run of form as they made it 11 matches unbeaten in all competitions with a hard-fought 1-0 win at Exeter.Exeter enjoyed plenty of possession throughout the game but struggled to create chances at the Bury goal, apart from Ryan Bowman’s early effort.The visitors went close after 20 minutes when Jay O’Shea’s dangerous cross was turned goalwards by N...Full Story »

Wrexham fight back to beat Havant and Waterlooville

Posted Sunday, February 17, 2019 by PA2 hits

A blistering start to the second half earned Wrexham a 3-2 win at Havant and Waterlooville as they moved to within two points of the top of the Vanarama National League.Trailing at half-time to Joe Quigley’s penalty, the visitors struck three times in the opening 15 minutes of the second half to record their third straight win.Results elsewhere made it a particularly good day for Wrexham, ...Full Story »

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