Moon Of Liberty Saturday Soccerround – 18th Feb 2017


#MoonSoccer13 Saturday Round Up

FA Cup Round 5 – Millwall v Leicester City


Late goal dumps Leicester out of the cup

Ten men Millwall still managed to battle and take another Premier League scalp as Leicester City’s miserable season took another heavy blow. After a first half of hustle and bustle but little quality, the pendulum appeared to swing the Foxes way when Jake Cooper was sent off. However they failed to take advantage and in the final minute Lee Gregory Put Shawn Cummings away down the right who cut inside and finished with a low shot to strike the winner. Leicester now head to Sevilla in the European Cup low on confidence and in very poor form.

Report (BBC Sport)

Championship – Nottingham Forest v Sheffield Wednesday

Forest Lose

Third straight defeat for Forest

Nottingham Forest went down to their third straight loss with a 2-1 loss at home to Sheffield Wednesday. Ross McCromack missed the chance to put Forest ahead as he had a penalty saved. Wednesday then took control with a long range strike from Aimen Abdi and Fernando Forrestieri made it two. Ben Osborn gave Forest hope with half an hour to go but despite pushing on they could not get the equaliser. Wednesday move seven points ahead of Norwich with the win to solidify their play off place.

Report (BBC Sport)

League 2 – Blackpool v Crewe Alexandra


Two goal lead thrown away

Blackpool were pegged back for a 2-2 draw by Crewe Alexandra after being 2-0 up. The Tangerines started well as Nathan Delfouneso headed home a Brad Potts cross within six minutes. Tom Aldred doubled the lead on 27 minutes to put the home side in a strong position at the break. Craig Dagnell got one back on 62 minutes and Crewe’s equaliser came two minutes from time as Jordan Bowery put Oliver Turton in to level. Blackpool are in 14th place in the table after today’s draw.

Report (BBC Sport)

League 2 – Cambridge United v Newport County


Bird double not enough for Newport

Newport County blew a two goal lead and are now in deep trouble at the bottom of the table. Two goals from Ryan Bird gave Newport an unlikely 2-0 lead at promotion chasing Cambridge. The home side fought back to level with goals from Barry Corr and skipper Leon Legge. Cambridge were then given a contentious penalty three minutes into injury which saw Mitch Rose sent off for the Welsh side. The initial penalty was saved but Mark Roberts scrambled home the rebound to give Cambridge the points. After Cheltenham won and a surprise point for Hartlepool at Plymouth, Newport are seven points from safety.

Report (BBC Sport)

League 2 – Grimsby Town v Mansfield Town

Stags unbeaten run comes to a halt at Grimsby

Mansfield Town’s unbeaten run came to a shuddering halt at Grimsby. Alfie Potter and Matt Green had chances as Mansfield started well, however Mansfield old boy Chris Clements struck against his old club just before half time. Green had further chances but it was just not the Stags day. Callum Dyson doubled the lead for Grimsby and then got himself a second from the penalty spot after Mal Benning had brought down Tom Bolarinwa to complete the 3-0 defeat. Mansfield had plenty of efforts and did not deserve such a comprehensive scoreline, they remain in the play off places and today will be one to forget and move on from quickly if they want to stay there.

Report (BBC Sport)

League 2 – Leyton Orient v Notts County

Late Stead winner earns a huge victory for the Magpies

Notts County won a huge three points at Leyton Orient in a key relegation battle with a late winner after the home side thought they had fought back for a point. County had an excellent first half and were rewarded through a Jorge Grant goal to go in 1-0 up at the break. Veteran Jon Stead made it two shortly after the break, but Orient fought back and had one back within two minutes through a close range effort from Paul McCallum.

Gavin Massey nearly had Orient level as they pushed on and got their equaliser with nine minutes left through Teddy Mezague. Just as another opportunity looked to have slipped away from Notts grasp, Marc Bola set up stead to get the winner from 12 yards to get three big points that moves them four points clear of the drop zone, leaving Orient themselves right in the mire.

Report (BBC Sport)

National League – Eastleigh v Tranmere Rovers

Rovers play off hopes strengthened with solid away win

Tranmere Rovers earned three points to help their play off chances with a strong 2-0 win at Eastleigh. Tranmere were in control in the first half but could not make the break through with the best chance through an Andy Cook header that went just wide from Ben Tollitt’s cross. Tollitt who had an excellent all round game got the opening goal in the second half and he turned provider for James Norwood to make it 2-0 and seal the points. Tranmere remain fourth and now have a six point gap to those chasing outside the play off places.

Report (BBC Sport)

National League – Maidstone United v Chester City


Chester blitzed by four goal first half

Chester City were caught cold by a four goal blitz at Maidstone that despite a spirited response in the second half was just to much to get back. Kevin Lokko and Delano Sam-Yorke had Maidstone 2-0 up in just five minutes. Joe Piggot made it 3-0 within 15 minutes and Lokko got his second to make it 4-0 just before half time. Chester made an effort to fight back, James Alabi scored with a penalty and a looping header from Sam Hughes that crept in at the far post got two back in the second half but it was not to be. Chester remain stubbornly in mid table, the win helps Maidstone’s fight for survival.

Report (BBC Sport)

National League – Woking v Southport


Away point for Southport 

In an uninspiring afternoon in Surrey fellow relegation threatened struggles Woking and Southport played out a poor 0-0 draw. Neither side created anything of note which demonstrated exactly why both sides are where they are in the table. Wins for Maidstone and Guiseley mean this was all the more a missed opportunity to take all three points for both sides. Woking are one point above the relegation zone, Southport arr three points from safety and both will have to find better than this afternoon’s display if they are not going to go down.

Report (BBC Sport)




Soccer Results

FA Cup Round 5 

Millwall (0) 1 (Cummings)Leicester City (0) 0At The Den, Bermondsey, London


Nottingham Forest (0) 1 (Osborn) Sheffield Wednesday (1) 2 (Abdi, Forestieri)At The City Ground, West Bridgford

League 2

Blackpool (2) 2 (Delfouneso, Aldred) – Crewe Alexandra (0) 2 (Dagnall, Turton)At Bloomfield Road, Blackpool

Cambridge United (0) 3 (Corr, Legge, Roberts)Newport County (1) 2 (Bird 2)At The Abbey Stadium, Cambridge

Grimsby Town (1) 3 (Clements, Dyson 2)Mansfield Town (0) 0At Blundell Park, Cleepthorpes

Leyton Orient (0) 2 (McCallum, Mezague)Notts County (1) 3 (Grant, Stead 2)At The Matchroom Stadium, Leyton, London

National League

Eastleigh (0) 0Tranmere Rovers (0) 2 (Tollitt, Norwood)At The Silverlake Stadium, Eastleigh

Maidstone United (4) 4 (Lokko 2, Sam-Yorke, Pigott)Chester City (0) 2 (Alabi, Hughes)At The Gallgher Stadium, Maidstone

Woking (0) 0Southport (0) 0At The Kingfield Stadium, Woking

MOON OF LIBERTY STAR MANJon Stead (Notts County)




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