Moon Of Liberty Saturday Soccerround – 27th Aug 2016



Premier League

In the early game Liverpool took the lead going into hafl-time with a penalty from James Milner. Despite being the better side throughout the second half Liverpool could not capitalise with Philipe Coutinho and Joel Matip going close and Sadio Mane having a goal ruled out for offside. Danny Rose met Eric Dyer’s cross to equalise for Spurs earning a point in the process. Liverpool will feel this is two points dropped, especially after the loss at Burnley.

Everton maintained their excellent start to the season with a 1-0 win at home to Stoke. The Potters keeper Shay Given was unlucky after pushing a Leighton Baines penalty onto the post only for it to rebound off his head into the net. Marko Aunautovic hit the post for Stoke late on but Everton held on to win. Champions Leicester City finally have a victory with goals from Jamie Vardy and Wes Morgan helping them to a 2-1 win against Swansea.Leon Fer headed in a late consolation for the Welsh side but Leicester are finally up and running.


In the Friday game Derby County were beaten in the derby against Burton Albion. The only goal came on 12 minutes with Jackson Irvine stooping to meet a Lewis Atkins cross.Substitute Abdoul Camara sparked a better showing in the second half for the Rams but Burton held out to grab a priceless win for Nigel Clough’s side. Nottingham Forest continue their fine home form with victory over Leeds United. Goals from Pajtim Kasami and Damien Perquis, both getting their first goals for the club, put Forest 2-0. Kalvin Philips free kick made it a nervy ending but any fears were finished off as Oliver Burke secured the points and a 3-1 win in injury time as Forest make it three wins out of three at home.

League 2

Blackpool’s recent slump continued with a 1-0 defeat against Plymouth. Blackpool had the better of it early on with Mark Cullen hitting the bar. Playmouth’s winner came in the second half with Graham Carey crossing from Naurus Bulvitis to head home. Jack Payne was sent off for the Seasiders with 20 minutes to go. All the goals came in the first half in an entertaining 2-2 draw between Newport County and Hartlepool. Nicky Featherstone had the side from County Durham ahead on two minutes but  Newport hit back straight away through a Sean Rigg penalty. A Joe Parkin volley put Hartlepool back ahead but they could not keep the lead going into half time with Padraig Amond equalising. The second half was a less inspiring affair as the game petered out to a 2-2 draw.

Mansfield Town are fifth after a come from behind win at Leyton Orient. Liam Kelly gave Orient the lead but the game turned on when Mitchell Rose leveled and Matt Green got the winner for Mansfield on 87 minutes after Rose had chested the ball down to him and Green, unmarked in the area made no mistake. Notts County also came from behind to win. All the goals were in the second half, Enzio Boldewijn gave Crawley Town the lead but James Collins put into his own net to level it up fot the Magpies. From that point Notts dominated, goals Adam Campbell and a third of the season from Jon Stead scoring from the penalty spot gave Notts their second win in a row.

National League

Two of the Moon’s teams met at Haig Avenue where Southport ended Tranmere Rovers perfect start to the season. Andy Cook got his second goal in two games to give the league leaders the lead but Louis Almonds’ cross beat everyone and went in at the far post. Southport had to endure plenty of pressure late on but held on for a well earned point.

Chester City had a fantastic day in the rain as they they thrashed Sutton United 4-0. Blaine Hudson and Ryan Lloyd had Chester 2-0 up in seven minutes. Sutton had the better of it in the middle period of the game but could not get themselves back in. A Tom Shaw penalty and a Kane Richards strike on the counter in injury time embellished the scoreline for Chester who have their first win in four games.

Scottish Championship

Queen Of The South remain unbeaten in the Scottish Championship with a 1-0 win at Dunfermline. The only goal came just before half time as Andy Dowie’s header set up Derek Lyle to score his 100th league goal for the Doonhammers. Jason Talbot was sent off for the home side in the second half. Queen Of The South move up to third in the table with the win and 10 points from their opening four games.

Full Reports (BBC Sport) Leicester   Liverpool   Everton   Forest   Derby   Blackpool   Newport   Notts Co   Mansfield   Chester   Southport v Tranmere   Queen Of The South





Premier League

Tottenham Hotspur (0) 1 (Rose)Liverpool (1) 1 (Milner)At White Hart Lane, Tottenham, Harringay, London 

Everton (0) 1 (Given {OG})Stoke City (0) 0At Goodison Park, Liverpool

Leicester City (1) 2 (Vardy, Morgan)Swansea City (0) 1 (Fer) At The King Power Stadium, Leicester


Nottingham Forest (1) 3 (Kasami, Perquis, Burke) Leeds United (0) 1 (Philips)At The City Ground, West Bridgeford

Burton Albion (1) 1 (Irvine)Derby County (0) 0At The Pirelli Stadium, Burton On Trent

League 2

Blackpool (0) 0  – Plymouth Argyle (0) 1 (Bulvitis)At Bloomfield Road, Blackpool

Crawley Town (0) 1 (Boldewjin)Notts County (0) 3 (Collins {OG}, Campbell, Stead)At Broadfield Stadium, Crawley

Leyton Orient (0) 1 (Kelly)Mansfield Town (0) 2 (Rose, Green)  At The Matchroom Stadium, Leyton, London

Harltepool United (2) 2 (Featherstone, Amond)Newport County (2) 2 (Rigg, Parkin) At Victoria Park, Hartlepool

National League

Chester City (2) 4 (Hudson, Lloyd, Shaw, Richards)Sutton United (0) 0At The Diva Stadium, Chester

Southport (0) 1 (Almond)Tranmere Rovers (0) 1 (Cook)  – At Haig Avenue, Southport

Scottish Chmpionship

Dunfermline Athletic (0) 0Queen Of The South (1) 1 (Lyle)At East End Park, Dunfermline, Fife




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