Saturday Socceround – 28 November 2015









Premier League

An extraordinary end at Dean Court saw what looked like a routine win for Everton turn into a six goal thriller. Everton were in total control with Ramiro Funes Mori heading in the first from a Ross Barkley cross and in form Romelu Lukaku adding a second. Everton held a 2-0 lead until the last 10 minutes when Adam Smith pulled one back to give the homes side hope. They then equalised when Joshua King set up Junior Stanislas to equalise. Ross Barkley then appeared to have won it in injury time sweeping in a ball from Seamus Coleman, but Bournemouth were not done, Charlie Adams crossed for Stanislas to earn Bournemouth a point in an incredible finish. It will feel like two points thrown away for Everton.


Nottingham Forest got a much needed win at the City Ground where Reading were the visitors. Reading took the lead when an Oliver Norwood effort deflected into the path of Matej Vydra. However Forest then took control, Chris O’Grady leveled from close range and Nelson Olvieira Scored what could be the goal of the day with a fantastic curling shot from 20 yards. Oliveira got a second tapping in an O’Grady cross to make it three. Jack Hobbs sending off made for a nervy last 25 minutes but Forest held on fairly comfortably to take three much needed points.

League 1

Blackpool’s recent improvement continued with a win in the derby against Fleetwood Town. Nathan Pond was the unfortunate match winner putting the ball into his own net which proved the only goal of the game. Despite dominating most the game, Fleetwood could not get an equaliser with Bobby Grant twice going close. The win does not take Blackpool out of the drop zone but they are now only 1 point behind.

League 2

Notts County continue to be inconsistent after failing to build on their fine midweek win with defeat at Cambridge. At half time it looked good as they lead at the break after Adam Campbell had given them the lead firing in low after a corner. The turning point was on 49 minutes when Alan Smith brought down Ben Williamson and Barry Corr equalised from the penalty spot. Cambridge then took control and goals from Williamson and Luke Berry saw Cambridge ease to a 3-1 win.

Mansfield Town are back in the play off zone after a good win at Barnet. A Reggie Lambe strike gave the Stags the lead and in form Matt Green added a second after the break. Josh Clarke made it harder for Barnet receiving a second yellow card, but a John Akinde penalty gave the home side hope, which built further when Chris Clements was sent off making it 10 a side. In the end though a late Michael Nelson own goal sealed the win for Mansfield to shrug off their poor midweek performance and get back to winning ways.

Newport moved seven points clear of the drop zone thanks to a second half hat trick from 19 year old Oliver McBurnie saw off Luton Town. The first came after McBurnie swept in a low cross from Tommy O’Sullivan, he added a second from close range on 79 minutes and Scott Boden set him up to make it three after a mistake from the Luton keeper. Newport had other chances to add to the scoreline in a dominant home display.

National League

Eastleigh moved up into the play off places after a late goal saw them beat Southport. The Seasiders put up a brave display but Eastleigh were in control of most of the game and got a deserved winner six minutes from time when a low Josh Payne cross was met by Andy Drury to score from six yards. Southport are now four points away from safety and need some points on the board soon.

Southport’s position was not helped this afternoon by Tranmere Rovers failure to beat Boreham Wood in a dull game in Hertfordshire. Despite the home side not having a shot on target, Tranmere could not make the breakthrough in a poor display and a poor game. James Norwood came closest to winning it for Rovers but the game drifted into a poor 0-0 draw. Boreham Wood’s point lifts them 4 points ahead of Southport.

Chester City suffered defeat at Gateshead after an unfortunate late own goal. Chester nearly took the lead in the first half when Tom Shaw saw a shot cleared off the line and later hit the post. With the game looking like it was heading for stalemate, a CJ Hamilton shot was diverted into his own goal by Alex Whitmore seven minutes from time to hand the North-East side the three points.


Premier League

Bournemouth (0) 3 (Smith, Stanislas 2) Everton (2) 3 (Funes Mori, Lukaku, Barkley) – At Dean Court, Bournemouth


Nottingham Forest (2) 3 (O’Grady, Oliveira 2) Reading (1) 1 (Vydra) – At The City Ground, West Bridgford

League 1

Blackpool (1) 1 (Pond {OG}) Fleetwood Town (0) 0At Bloomfield Road, Blackpool

League 2

Barnet (0) 1 (Akinde) Mansfield Town (1) 3 (Lambe, Green, Nelson {OG} ) – At The Hive Stadium, Harrow

Cambridge United (0) 3 (Core, Williamson, Berry) Notts County (1) 1 (Campbell) – At The Abbey Stadium, Cambridge

Newport County (0) 3 (McBurnie 3) Luton Town (0) 0At Rodney Parade, Newport

National League

Eastleigh (0) 1 (Drury) Southport (0) 0At Ten Acres, Eastleigh

Boreham Wood (0) 0 Tranmere Rovers (0) 0At Meadow Park, Boreham Wood

Gateshead (0) 1 (Whitmore {OG}) Chester City (0) 0At The Gateshead International Stadium, Gateshead

MOON OF LIBERTY STAR MAN – Oliver McBurnie (Newport County)






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