Moon of Liberty Soccer – Women’s Euro 2017 Semi-Final – Netherlands v England

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Women’s Euro 2017 Semi-Final – Netherlands v England

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England’s dream of Euro championship glory was decimated emphatically by the hosts the Netherlands who ran out easy 3-0 winners. The inexperience at center back of Millie Bright, who up until now had done a superb job, was exploited as she got caught under a cross from the outstanding Jackie Groenen for Vivianne Miedema to head home and give the hosts the lead to the delight of the majority of the 30,000 crowd.

The partnership of Jordan Nobbs and Jill Scott had been important during the tournament, Scott was suspended for this and it showed as the Netherlands dominated the midfield area and Groenen terrorised England down the flank all night. The game was effectively sealed as Scott’s replacement, Fara William’s horror back header allowed Daniëlle van de Donk a clear strike to make it 2-0. As England pushed forward, the Netherlands became dangerous on the break and in the final moments they broke again with Millie Bright putting through her own net to complete England’s miserable night.

The Netherlands did the basics of keeping their shape, executing their game plan and most importantly, passing the ball well. Unusually for England, they did not do these basics well and the game showed up England’s lack of strength in depth which many thought was greater than it clearly is at the highest level. 

The Netherlands will try and claim the trophy in their home tournament against Denmark in the Final on Sunday.

Full Report (BBC Sport)

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International Soccer Result

Women’s Euro 2017 Semi Final

Netherlands (1) 3 (Miedema, van de Donk, Bright {OG})England (0) 0At De Grolsche Vesta, Enschede, Netherlands

MOON OF LIBERTY STAR WOMANJackie Groenen (Netherlands)

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Moon of Liberty Soccer – Women’s Euro 2017 QF Eng v Fra

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Women’s Euro 2017 Quarter-Final in Deventer – England v France

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England are through to the Euro 2017 semi-finals after beating France for the first time in 43 years. After a tight first half England broke the deadlock just before the hour, Lucy Bronze intercepted the ball and powerfully took it forward before slipping through Jodie Taylor to score her fifth goal of the tournament.

As the game went on England defended deeper with Jordan Nobbs and Bronze putting in outstanding defensive showings. The French coach bizarrely took off Camille Abily who was the French best player on the night which took the edge off their forward play. Even the substitution of Goalkeeper Karen Bardsley would not disrupt England’s rearguard action late on and the Lionesses held for a deserved and historic win.

The hosts the Netherlands await England in the Semi-Finals

Full Report (BBC Sport)

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Women’s Euro 2017 Quarter-Final

England (0) 1 (Taylor)France (0) 0At De Adelaarshorst, Deventer, Netherlands

MOON OF LIBERTY STAR WOMAN – Lucy Bronze (England)

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Moon Of Liberty Saturday Soccerround – 11th March 2017

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#MoonSoccer13 Saturday Round up -11th Mar 2017

Premier League – Everton v West Bromwich Albion

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Scneiderlin gerts first goal in comprehensive win for the Toffeemen

Everton closed the gap on Manchester United in sixth to just two points after demolishing West Brom at Goodison Park. Kevin Mirallas put Everton ahead from a rebound from Ross Barkley’s shot. Morgan Schneiderlin got his first goal for the club to make it 2-0 and Barkley provided again for Romelu Lukaku to complete the 3-0 scoreline. It continues Everton’s excellent form of late, especially at home.

Report (BBC Sport)

Championship – Brighton & Hove Albion v Derby County

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Brighton coast past the Rams

Promotion chasing Brighton comfortably dispatched Derby County in the Friday game. Anthony Knockeart had Brighton ahead in just five minutes and they dominated throughout. Sam Baldoch made it 2-0 just before half time and Glenn Murray added a third in the second half heading home a Knockeart cross. Matej Vydra hit the post in Derby’s only serious effort, but in the end they were well beaten as Brighton make up ground on Newcastle at the top.

Report (BBC Sport)

Championship – Burton Albion v Nottingham Forest

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Nigel Clough gets victory over the club where he was famous

Nigel Clough’s Burton Albion scored their first ever win over Nottingham Forest which drags Forest back into the relegation fight. Cauley Woodrow’s free kick on 28 minutes proved to be the winning goal. Matty Cash wasted two great chances for Forest who a few weeks ago looked like they had done enough to survive but are now just two points clear of the drop zone. Burton leapfrog Forest in the table following the victory.

Report (BBC Sport)

League 2 – Crewe Alexandra v Newport County

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Newport get Flynn off to the perfect start

Newport’s caretaker boss Mike Flynn got victory in his first game as bottom side Newport won at Crewe. Callum Cooke’s free kick gave the hosts a deserved half time lead but the Welsh side fought back. Dan Butler’s volley leveled the scores and Joss Labadie got the winner with two minutes left on the clock. Too little too late for Newport? Probably, nut this win may just give them a slim chance and a big boost of confidence.

Report (BBC Sport)

League 2 – Mansfield Town v Plymouth Argyle

Stags hopes hit after home defeat

Mansfield Town are two points outside the play offs after defeata t home to second placed Plymouth. The game for the most part was fairly even but two goal in five minutes gave the Devon side the edge. Sonny Bradley’s far post header gave Plymouth the lead and a 25 yard free kick from Graham Carey shortly after sealed the 2-0 win. Matt Greena nd Alex MacDonald had chances for the home side, but it was not to be as the Stags suffer a rare home loss.

Report (BBC Sport)

League 2 – Notts County v Hartlepool United

Grant strikes again for improving Magpies

Notts County’s improved home form continued with a 2-1 win against Hartlepool. Shola Ameobi got his firs for the club to give the Magpies the lead and in form Jorge Grant walloped home a second from just outside the box. Haydn Hollis unluckily put through his own net to give Hartlepool hope, but Notts saw out the game to earn another big three points as survival looks more and more likely.

Report (BBC Sport)

League 2 – Wycombe Wanderers v Blackpool

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All square at Adams Park

Blackpool are back in the play off hunt but missed a big chance to win the game at Wycombe. Brad Potts had a penalty saved by keeper Jamal Blackman in a game of few chances otherwise. The 0-0 draw means Blackpool are now only three points off the play off places after some good recent form. Today will feel like an opportunity missed however.

Report (BBC Sport)

National League – Southport v Torquay United

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Southport beaten in key relegation clash

Southport find themselves in even deeper trouble after a home defeat to fellow strugglers Torquay. Luke Young converted Daniel Sparkes cross to put the Devon outfit ahead. Jim Stevenson gave the Sandgrounders hope with an equaliser that went in off the left hand post. However as a draw was looking on the cards, Sparkes provided again with another cross which substitute Ruaine Keating heading home the winner leaving Southport rock bottom and now a full seven points away from safety.

Report (BBC Sport)

FA Trophy Semi-Final 1st leg – Macclesfield Town v Tranmere Rovers

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Advantage Rovers after 1st leg away draw

Tranmere Rovers came away from Macclesfield with a 1-1 draw that gives them a great chance to reach Wembley. Tranmere were ahead within a minutes as James Norwood was bundled over in the box and Jeff Hughes scored from the spot. Macclesfield controlled most of the rest of the game and finally got a reward as Ollie Norburt slotted into an empty net after the keeper came for a long ball but was beaten to it. The second leg will be at Prenton Park next Saturday to determine who will head down Wembley Way.

Report (Liverpool Echo)

Scottish Championship – Morton v Queen Of The South

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Queens beaten at Morton

Queen Of The South showed again the inconsistency that has put them out of the play off race with a poor display at Morton. Aiden Nesbitt should have put the home side ahead but volleyed over the bar. Ross Forbes got the only goal cutting inside from the right to score. Rickie Lammie also hit the bar as Morton could have had more than the eventual 1-0 scoreline which moves Morton above Dundee United into third.

Report (BBC Sport)

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Soccer Results

Premier League 

Everton (2) 3 (Mirallas, Schneiderlin, Lukaku)West Bromwich Albion (0) 0At Goodison park, Walton, Liverpool

Championship 

Brighton & Hove Albion (2) 3 (Knockaert, Baldock, Murray)Derby County (0) 0At The Amex Stadium, Brighton

Burton Albion (1) 1 (Woodrow)Nottingham Forest (0) 0At The Pirelli Stadium, Burton Upon Trent

League 2

Crewe Alexandra (1) 1 (Cooke)Newport County (0) 2 (Butler, Labadie)At Gresty Road, Crewe

Mansfield Town (0) 0Plymouth Argyle (0) 2 (Badley, Carey) At Field Mill, Mansfield

Notts County (0) 2 (Ameobi, Grant)Hartlepool United (0) 1 (Hollis {OG})– At Meadow Lane, Nottingham

Wycombe Wanderers (0) 0 Blackpool (0) 0At Adams Park, Wycombe

FA Trophy Semi-Final 1st leg

Macclesfield Town (0) 1 (Norburn)Tranmere Rovers (1) 1 (Hughes)At Moss Rose, Macclesfield

National League

Southport (0) 1 (Stevenson)Torquay United (1) 2 (Young, Keating) At Haig Avenue, Southport

Scottish Championship

Morton (0) 1 (Forbes)Queen Of The South (0) 0 At Cappielow Park, Greenoch, Inverclyde

MOON OF LIBERTY STAR MAN Jorge Grant (Notts County)

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Moon Of Liberty Saturday Soccerround – 04th March 2017

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#MoonSoccer13 Saturday Round up -4th Mar 2017

Premier League – Leicester City v Hull City

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Two wins in a row for Leicester

Leicester City have six points out of six this week after victory over fellow strugglers Hull City. Sam Clucas, who began his career with Leicester, opened the scoring for Hull on just six minutes but from there the Champions took over. Christian Fuchs leveled after good work from Jamie Vardy. Riyad Mahrez got his first goals since November from the edge of the box to put the Foxes ahead and and own goal from Tom Huddlestone completed the 3-1 win giving Leicester a five point buffer between themselves and the drop zone.

Report (BBC Sport)

Premier League – Liverpool v Arsenal

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Brilliant Liverpool sweep Arsenal aside

Liverpool recovered from midweek defeat with an excellent win against Arsenal at Anfield. The reds were two up at the break after a superb first half taking full advantage of Arsenal’s controversial call not to start Alexis Sanchez. Both the goals scored at the back post from low crosses, the first from Roberto Firmino and the second from Sadio Mane. Arsenal improved in the second half and Danny Welbeck got one back looping the ball over Simon Mignolet. Liverpool completed the win with a fast counter attack, Adam Lallana put Dicock away down the right and he crossed perfectly into the path of the on rushing Georginio Wijnaldum to score. The 3-1 win means Liverpool move up to third in the table and right back on the battle for the top four.

Report (BBC Sport)

Championship – Derby County v Barnsley

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Derby fightback for first win in seven

Derby County have their first win in seven games after first falling behind at Pride Park against Barnsley. After a goalless first half the visitors from Yorkshire took the lead as Matty James rose to head home a long throw. The lead lasted two minutes as Tom Ince struck after some poor defending. Ince then hit the post shortly after as Derby took control, the winner came through a deflected shot from David Nugent getting his first goal for the club. Derby move up to 10th after the victory but still 10 points away from the play offs which still look a long shot.

Report (BBC Sport)

Championship – Nottingham Forest v Brighton & Hove Albion

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Clough is back at Forest

Forest have a new hero after a stunning display to dispatch promotion chasing Brighton at the City Ground. All the goals came in the second half and the key man is a name synonymous with the club. The first goal was controversial as Zach Clough, no relation to those other famous Clough’s who have graced the club, shot and Brighton were convinced Britt Assombalonga got a touch from on offside position, the ref gave the goal and it was awarded to Clough for his first goal since moving from Bolton. Ben Osborn tapped in to seal the points and Forest were awarded a penalty in injury time, which Clough put away for his second. This is by far the most impressive display of the season, and despite their overall struggles, means they have beaten both of the top two at home this season having already beaten Newcastle.in December

Report (BBC Sport)

League 2 – Blackpool v Morecambe

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Potts shines as Blackpool win

Blackpool claimed their first home win since November beating Morecambe 3-1. Brad Potts crossed for Mark Cullen to give Blackpool the lead and after missing chances himself, Potts made it two being put through by Kelvin Mellor. Ryan Edwards put through his own net to make it 3-0, Anthony Evans consolation was the only blot on an excellent day for the Tangerines who close the gap on the play off place to seven points, it would need some run from here to make it however.

Report (BBC Sport)

League 2 – Cheltenham Town v Mansfield Town

Mansfield draw a blank for the second time

Despite playing most of the game against 10 men, Mansfield could not force victory at Cheltenham. Kyle Storer was sent off on 18 minutes after a dreadful challenge on Jamie McGuire that got a deserved straight red card. Liam Davis hit the post direct from a corner for Cheltenham, while Ben Whiteman had tow excellent chances for Mansfield, both of which were put wide. Neither side had a shot on target and Mansfield have played out two 0-0 draws in a week. This will be considered two points dropped, and they are two points off the play off places.

Report (BBC Sport)

League 2 – Newport County v Leyton Orient

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Newport thrashed in key relegation showdown

In the battle of the bottom two Newport County were well beaten by Leyton Orient at Rodney Parade. Steven Alzate tapped in from Josh Komora’s cross to give the Londoners the lead. The Komora took over himself getting his first two goals for the club before half time to give Orient a 3-0 lead at the break. Orient got a penalty on 64 minutes which Komora dispatched to complete his hat trick. A 4-0 thrashing leaves Newport nine points off survival and looking at the National League barring a superb run from somewhere that you cannot see where it is coming from right now. Today may be the day in reality Newport got relegated.

Report (BBC Sport)

League 2 – Stevenage v Notts County

Reality check for the Magpies

After the fantastic victory at Plymouth in midweek Notts County were brought back to earth at Stevenage. Mark Godden head home a Steven Schumacher cross on just six minutes. Steveange keeper made a great double save from Shola Ameobi and Jon Stead in Notts best chance of the game. Jack King doubled the lead on the hour before Godden got his 20th of the season finishing Ben Kennedy’s through ball to make it 3-0. Notts should now have enough points to survive, although wins today for Leyton Orient and Hartlepool will give cause for a little discomfort.

Report (BBC Sport)

National League – Chester City v Tranmere Rovers

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Rovers strengthen promotion hopes in five goal thriller

In the televised Friday night game between two of the Moon’s teams Tranmere came out on top over Chester in an excellent back and forth encounter/. The seals were ahead at half time through James Alabi’s penalty. Tranmere equalised on 55 minutes through a long range effort from jamie Harris but Chester regained the lead when Ryan Astles head home Ryan Lloyd’s corner. Evan Horwood leveled again with nine minutes left with a header from a Liam Ridehalgh cross.

It set the scene for a late winner for top scorer Andy Cook, who got the winner and his 18th of the season with a strike from just outside the box. Tranmere move up to second, just two points now behind leaders Lincoln. They should at least make the play offs, and may just be still in the running for the title and automatic promotion.

Report (BBC Sport)

National League – Maidstone United v Southport

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Time running out for Southport after big loss

Southport’s survival pospects took a huge hit after defeat at Maidstone. Ben McKenna headed Southport into an early lead but a double from Jamar Loza before the break gave the Kent side a 2-1 advantage. Jamie Allen’s neat volley gave the Sandgrounders hope but Maidstone dominated late on, goals from Joe Piggott and Kevin Lokko sealed a 4-2 win for Maidstone to help their survival hopes and push Southport bottom, six points away from safety. The table looks bleak for Southport, with time running out to turn it around.

Report (BBC Sport)

Scottish Championship – Queen Of The South v Falkirk

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Falkirk move second after win over Queens

Falkirk earned a deserved win at Queen Of The South whose play off hopes may now have been extinguished. A Lewis Kidd free kick just before half time put Falkirk ahead at the break. Luca Gasparotto and Luke Leahy had chances to add to the lead before Craig Sibbald doubled the lead from the penalty spot. A poor display from the Doonhammer’s that sums up the inconsistency that means they will likely fall short of a play off place despite undoubted talent. Falkirk in contrast move into second and will continue the chase of Hibs at the top.

Report (BBC Sport)

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Soccer Results

Premier League

Leicester City (1) 3 (Fuchs, Mahrez, Huddlestone {OG})Hull City (1) 1 (Clucas)At The King Power Stadium, Leicster

Liverpool (2) 3 (Firmino, Mane,Wijnaldum)  – Arsenal (0) 1 (Welbeck)At Anfield, Liverpool

Championship 

Derby County (0) 2 (Ince, Nugent)Barnsley (0) 1 (James) – At Pride Park, Derby

Nottingham Forest (0) 3 (Clough 2, Osborn)Brighton & Hove Albion (0) 0 – At The City Ground, West Bridgford

League 2

Blackpool (1) 3 (Cullen, Potts, Edwards {OG})Morecambe (0) 1 (Evans) – At Bloomfield Road, Blackpool

Cheltenham Town (0) 0Mansfield Town (0) 0At Whaddon Road, Cheltenham

Newport County (0) 0Leyton Orient (3) 4 (Alzate, Koroma 3) – At Rodney Parade, Newport, Wales

Stevenage (1) 3 (Godden 2, King)Notts County (0) 0 – At Broadhall Way, Stevenage

National League

Chester City (1) 2 (Alabi, Astles)Tranmere Rovers (0) 3 (Harris, Norwood, Cook) – At The Diva Stadium, Chester

Maidstone United (2) 4 (Loza 2, Pigott, Lokko)Southport (1) 2 (McKenna, Allen) – At The Gallagher Stadium, Maidstone

Scottish Championship

Queen Of The South (0) 0 Falkirk (1) 2 (Kidd, Sibbald) – At Palmerstone Park, Dumfries

MOON OF LIBERTY STAR MANZack Clough (Nottingham Forest)

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Moon Of Liberty Soccer – Midweek round-Up

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Premier League – Leicester City v Liverpool

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Leicester re-find title form to sweep Liverpool aside

Leicester’s first game post Claudio Ranieri bizarrely enabled them to find title winning form and claim a huge three points. Marc Albrighton put Jamie Vardy in to strike first and Leicester doubled the lead before the break with a superb long range effort. Vardy’s glancing head sealed the points. Philippe Coutinho got a consolation late on but Liverpool lose ground in the top four race while Leicester’s relegation predicament looks rather more hopeful after these vital three points.

Report (BBC Sport)

Championship – Blackburn Rovers v Derby County

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Derby pay the penalty

Derby County are now six games without a win after losing 1-0 at Blackburn. Marvin Emens had chances for the hosts in the first half. The breakthrough came on 58 minutes as Sam Gallagher was brought down by Alex Pearce and Craig Conway put away the penalty. Blackburn deserved the win as Derby, who were once in pole position for a play off place, now look well out of the equation.

Report (BBC Sport)

League 2 – Blackpool v Barnet

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Late comeback earns Tangerines a point

Blackpool who in recent weeks have thrown away leads this time came back from two down to earn a point against Barnet. John Akinde and Colin Clough has put Barnet 2-0 up, Nathan Delfoueneso took advantage of a loose ball to strike from 12 yards. The equaliser came in injury time, Clark Robinson’s header came off the past and Kyle Vassell reacted quickest to score from the rebound. Blackpool remain in 15th place after the draw. 

Report (BBC Sport)

League 2 – Plymouth Argyle v Notts County

Grant strikes again to secure big win for the Magpies

Notts County got an excellent away win at second place Plymouth to g five games unbeaten. Jorge Grant got his third goal in four scoring from a rebound after Jonathan Forte’s shot was parried following an error from Yeovil defender Yann Songo’o. The win means Notts are now eight points clear from the drop zone and well on their way to staying in League 2.

Report (BBC Sport)

League 2 – Yeovil Town v Mansfield Town

No score at Huish Park

Mansfield Town may feel it was two points dropped as they had the better of a 0-0 draw at Yeovil. Ben Whiteman had the best chance producing a fine double save from keeper Bevis Mugabe. The draw leaves the Stags one point outside the play off places. They may rue failing to get all three points here. Yeovil are safely in mid table with little left to play for.

Report (BBC Sport)

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Soccer Results

Premier League

Leicester City (2) 3 (Vardy 2, Drinkwater) Liverpool (0) 1 (Coutinho)At The King Power Stadium, Leicester

Championship

Blackburn Rovers (0) 1 (Conway)Derby County (0) 0At Ewood Park, Blackburn

League 2

Blackpool (0) 2 (Delfouneso, Vassell)Barnet (1) 2 (Akinde, Clough)At Bloomfield Road, Blackpool

Plymouth Argyle (0) 0Notts County (1) 1 (Grant)At Home Park, Plymouth

Yeovil Town (0) 0Mansfield Town (0) 0At Huish Park, Yeovil

MOON OF LIBERTY STAR MANJorge Grant (Notts County)

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Moon Of Liberty Saturday Soccerround – 18th Feb 2017

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#MoonSoccer13 Saturday Round Up

FA Cup Round 5 – Millwall v Leicester City

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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)

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Soccer Results

FA Cup Round 5 

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

Championship

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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Moon Of Liberty Tuesday Soccerround – 14 Feb 2017

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#MoonSoccer13 Tuesday Round-Up

Championship – Derby County v Cardiff City

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Rams throw away a two goal lead

Derby County have suffered their first home league loss since September as they threw away a two goal lead against Cardiff City. Julien de Sart, on loan from Middlesbrough gave Derby the lead and Tom Ince set up Darren Bent to make it two within 17 minutes. Kadeem Harris got one back before the break and grabbed a second two minutes after the restart to equalise. Craig Noone then gave Cardiff a deserved lead but a Darren Bent header allowed Derby to strike back. David Nugent had a chance to win it for Derby but at the other end Alex Pearce gave away a penalty in injury time which Jor Ralls put away to gave Cardiff all three points. Derby are now eight points off the play off places after recent stutters and have conceded seven goals in their last two home games.

Full Report (BBC Sport)

Championship – Fulham v Nottingham Forest

Forest Lose

Another away defeat for Forest

Despite an excellent start Nottingham Forest went down to a second away defeat in three days losing 3-2 at Fulham. Pajtim Kasami’s volley had Forest ahead in two minutes as the reds looked dangerous early on. Fulham turned it around with two goals in three minutes from Tom Cairney and Lucas Piazon. Young star Ben Brereton headed Forest level shortly after the break but Jack Hobbs put through his own net on 72 minutes which proved to be the winning goal for Fulham who are six points off the play offs but still very much in the race. Forest remain in 17th place in the Championship.

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League 2 – Mansfield Town v Accrington Stanley

Stags share eight goals with Accrington

A late equaliser stretched Mansfield Town’s unbeaten run to eight in a hugely entertaining 4-4 draw against Accrington Stanley. The Stags defended poorly early on and goals from Omar Backles and Shay McCarten gave the Lancashire side a 2-0 lead in the first half hour. Rhys Bennett pulled one back scrambling the ball home after a corner was not cleared. Billy Kee scored the pick of the goals with a fine dipping strike from range t put Accrington 3-1 up but Mansfield hit back again just before the break through Hayden White’s header.

In form Shaq Coulthirst converted a penalty for Mansfield to level but Accrington had a penalty of their own within three minutes which Kee scored for his second of the night to make it 4-3. With moments left and Mansfield’s run looking in danger, White flicked the ball on for Frenchman Yoann Arquin to wallop home an injury time equaliser to complete an extraordinary game. Mansfield remain in the play off places as a result of the point.

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League 2 – Newport County v Grimsby Town

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Another point for solid Newport

Newport remain bottom but extended their unbeaten run to six games after another 0-0 draw this time against Grimsby Town. Newport created very little and the best chance came from Grimsby’s Danny Andrew who hit the post with a free kick. Barely a chance was created for either side in the second half which allows Newport to pick up another point. They are four away from safety but if they keep picking points up with Leyton Orient and Cheltenham both in poor current form, just maybe survival is still possible.

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League 2 – Notts County v Exeter City

Magpies leave it late to salvage a draw

Two injury time goals earned Notts County an unlikely and priceless point against Exeter City at Meadow Lane. David Wheeler had given Exeter a first half lead and Notts came out in the second half with a very positive attitude Substitute Shola Ameobi had two great chances but was denied by Exeter keeper Christy Pym and Richard Duffy rattled the bar.

Jake Taylor was sent off with two minutes to go for Exeter but the 10 men responded with a goal through Ryan harley to make it 2-0 and appear to finish the game. But Notts kept pressing and got one back in injury time through a header from Duffy. It set up a grand stand finish in which Jorge Grant’s shot deflected into the net to complete an incredible comeback. The point puts Notts one point above Cheltenham and Leyton Orient and five above Newport County in the fight for Football league survival

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League 2 – Portsmouth v Blackpool

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Blackpool well beaten at Portsmouth

Blackpool’s first defeat in four games came in a 2-0 loss at Portsmouth. Gareth Eveans hit the bar for the home side early and he later got on the end of Enda Stevens through ball to put Pompey deservedly ahead. Little was created in the second half but Portsmouth sealed the three points in injury time with a second goal from Eoin Doyle. Blackpool fall one place to 12th after the loss, as mid table as you can get.

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MOON OF LIBERTY SCOREBOARD

Soccer Results

Championship

Derby County (2) 3 (de Sart, Bent 2)Cardiff City (1) 4 (Harris 2, Noone, Ralls)At Pride Park, Derby

Fulham (2) 3 (Caimey, Piazon, Hobbs {OG})Nottingham Forest (1) 2 (Kasami, Brereton)At Craven Cottage, Fulham, London

League 2

Mansfield Town (2) 4 (Bennett, White, Coulthirst, Arquin)Accrington Stanley (3) 4 (Beckles, McCartan, Kee 2)At Field Mill, Mansfield

Newport County (0) 0Grimsby Town (0) 0At Rodney Parade, Newport, Wales

Notts County (0) 2 (Duffy, Grant)Exeter City (1) 2 (Wheeler, Harley)At Meadow Lane, Nottingham

Portsmouth (1) 2 (Evans, Doyle)Blackpool (0) 0At Fratton Park, Milton, Portsmouth

MOON OF LIBERTY STAR MANKadeem Harris (Cardiff City)

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