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

Forest Lose

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 – 04 Feb 2017

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Premier League – Everton v Bournemouth

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Lukaku gets four in nine goal thriller

Everton’s fine recent form at home continued in a crazy game against Bournemouth at Goodison Park. Lukaku with a curling shot gave the Toffees the lead and he added a second on the half hour. Lukaku set up James McCarthy and Everton were coasting at 3-0 at the break. Eddie Howe’s side threw everything into the second half and got back to 3-2 through a double through Joshua King. Lukaku put the game beyond doubt with his hat trick then added a fourth to make it 5-2. In injury time there was still time for Harry Arter to score for Bournemouth and Ross Barkley to have the final word to complete a fantastic day for the Everton fans with a 6-3 victory in the end.

Full Report (BBC Sport)

Premier League – Hull v Liverpool

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More misery for Liverpool

Liverpool dreadful start to 2017 continued with a very poor 2-0 defeat at Hull City. Keeper Simon Mignolet was at fault for the first dropping the ball at the feet of Debutant Alfred N’Diaye to give Hull the lead just before half time. Oumar Niasse kept calm when put through to complete the victory with six minutes to go. The win will help Hull’s relegation battle but defeat for Liverpool means they are seven games without a win since the 1-0 cup replay at Plymouth.

Full Report (BBC Sport)

Championship – Nottingham Forest v Aston Villa

Forest Win

Youngster’s last gasp winner

Nottingham Forest were able to take advantage of 10 men Aston Villa but left it late to claim the points. Villa started the better and a strike from the edge of the box from Jonathan Kodjia gave the visitors the lead. Britt Assombalonga reacted to a spilled Jamie Ward shot to tap in the equaliser and continue his recent scoring form after two goals in midweek. With 12 minutes left Jack Grealish was sent off setting up a finale in which Forest left it until injury time for Assombalonga to head in the direction of highly rated youngster Ben Brereton to score the winner which moved Forest up to 15th in the table and eight points clear of the drop zone. Forest have now only lost one of their last six games and after victory against Rotherham in mid week, this completes six critical home points for the Reds.

Full Report (BBC Sport)

Championship – Newcastle v Derby

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Ritchie’s strike puts Newcastle back to the top

Derby County’s play-off hopes were dealt a blow after a narrow defeat in their tough trip to Newcastle. A deflected shot from Matt Ritchie on 27 minutes was enough for Newcastle to move ahead of Brighton at the top of the table. Derby can have few complaints as Newcastle controlled most of the game and deserved their win. Derby are currently in eighth place, three points behind Sheffield Wednesday in the play off battle.

Full Report (BBC Sport)

League 2 – Blackpool v Colchester

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All Square at Bloomfield Road

Blackpool have not won in five league games after being held at home by Colchester United. The home side took the lead as Jamille Matt converted a Nathan Delfouneso cross. Kurtis Guthrie had Colechester level at the break and he hit the bar in the closest either side would come to a inner in the second half. Sam Slocombe also made a fine save from George Elokobi as Colchester looked for a winner late on. It was not to be and the 1-1 draw leaves Blackpool sat in 14th place in mid table.

Full Report (BBC Sport)

League 2 – Accrington Stanley v Notts County

More away day misery as Magpies lose at Accrington

Notts County’s improved home fore as of late is not translating away from home as they were well beaten by fellow relegation strugglers Accrington Stanley. Harvey Rodgers on loan from Hull gave Accrington the lead with a header and another loanee Noor Husin sealed the points for the Lancashire side who move three points ahead of County in the table. Notts are just outside the relegation zone just one point ahead of Leyton Orient and this will feel like a missed opportunity to get themselves some breathing space.

Full Report(BBC Sport)

League 2 – Barnet v Mansfield

Big away win for the Stags

Mansfield Town have put themselves right back in the League 2 play off race continuing their recent unbeaten run with a 2-0 win at Barnet. Ben Whiteman scored for the second straight game cleanly finishing off a lay off from Shaquile Coulthirst. Mansfield earned a penalty in the second half as Richard Santos tripped Coulthirst and he stepped himself to score and seal the points. Mansfield are now two points off the play-off spots and unbeaten in eight league games.

Full Report (BBC Sport)

League 2 – Cheltenham v Newport

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Injury time strike earns Newport a deserved point

Newport County made it four games unbeaten but left it late to earn a point at Cheltenham Town. Newport did not deserve to lose but Cheltenham had the lead with their only shot on target in the whole game through Kyle Wootten. The late equaliser came from Jaanai Gordon as Newport continue to inch closer to putting themselves back into contention for survival. They are now two behind Leyton Orient and three behind Notts County after both were beaten today.

Full Report (BBC Sport)

FA Trophy Round 4 – Tranmere v Chelmsford

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Replay in Essex after draw

Tranmere Rovers will go to Chelmsford City for a replay after a 1-1 draw at Prenton Park. Chelmsford are a league below Tranmere but took a shock lead after a long range effort from Robbie Willmott. Cole Stockton forced a replay 15 minutes from time with a turn and strike from 18 yards. Tranmere pushed for the winner but could not get it. Rovers will now have to head to Essex to try and secure a Quarter Final place. The game will take place on Wednesday.

Full Report (Tranmere Rovers.co.uk)

National League – Dagenham & Redbridge v   Chester

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Red card turns the game in the Easy Londoners favour

Chester City seemed on course for an impressive win at Dagenham & Redbridge but in the end were beaten by two late goals as Johnny Hunt was sent off. Jack Sheppard scored from distance to put the hosts ahead but a fine second half spell from Chester saw goals from Luke George and Tom Shaw put the seals 2-1 up. The turning point came on 84 minutes when Hunt was sent off for handling the ball on the line and Corey Whiteley equalised from the resulting penalty. Chasing the winner against 10 men, the East Londoners claimed all three points through a last minute strike from Jordan Maguire-Drew. Dagenham & Redbridge move up to second, failure to see scenarios like this out are why Chester are mid table and not challenging for promotion.

Full Report (BBC Sport)

National League – Gateshead v Southport

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Gateshead ease past Southport

Gateshead were far too good for relegation threatened Southport as the North East side won an easy 3-0 victory. Jordon Burrow scored after a goalmouth scramble to put Gateshead ahead and George Smith’s long range strike made it two before the break. Danny Johnson was put through by Wes York to complete the scoring in which Southport created little throughout. Gateshead are currently eighth, Southport are one place and one point above the drop zone and this performance shows why.

Full Report (BBC Sport)

Scottish Championship – Queen Of The South v Morton

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Doonhammers keep remote play-off hopes alive

Queen Of The South only have remote hopes of making the play-offs but to keep alive any hope they had to beat third placed Morton today and they did just that. The goals came in the second half with Derek Lyle putting Queens ahead heading home after being set up by Dom Thomas. A thirty yard thunderbolt from Kyle Jacobs made it 2-0 and an excellent day for the Dumfries side was completed with a third from Joe Thomson. Queens are six points off the play-offs ans still have a mountain to climb but this may have been all but impossible had they lost today. Maybe, just maybe.

Full Report (BBC Sport)

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Moon Soccer 13 Soccer Results

Premier League

Everton (3) 6 (Lukaku 4, McCarthy, Barkley)Bournemouth (0) 3 (King 2, Arter)At Goodison Park, Walton, Liverpool

Hull City (1) 2 (N’Diaye, Niasse)Liverpool (0) 0At The Circle, Hull, East Riding Of Yorkshire

Championship

Nottingham Forest (1) 2 (Assombalonga, Brereton)Aston Villa (1) 1 (Kodjia)At The City Ground, West Bridgford

Newcastle United (1) 1 (Ritchie)Derby County (0) 0At ST James’ Park, Newcastle Upon Tyne

League 2

Blackpool (1) 1 (Matt)Colchester United (1) 1 (Guthrie) At Bloomfield Road, Blackpool

Accrington Stanley (1) 2 (Rodgers, Husin)Notts County (0) 0At The Crown Ground, Accrington

Barnet (0) 0Mansfield Town (1) 2 (Whiteman, Coulthirst)At The Hive Stadium, Cannons Park, Harrow, London

Cheltenham Town (0) 1 (Wootton)Newport County (0) 1 (Gordon)At Whaddon Road, Cheltenham

FA Trophy 4th Round

Tranmere Rovers (0) 1 (Stockton)Chelmsford City (1) 1 (Willmott)At Prenton Park, Birkenhead

National League

Dagenham & Redbridge (1) 3 (Sheppard, Whiteley, Maguire-Drew)Chester City (0) 2 (George, Shaw)At Victoria Road, Dagenham

Gateshead (2) 3 (Burrow, Smith, Johnson)Southport (0) 0At The Gateshead International Stadium, Gateshead

Scottish Championship

Queen Of The South (0) 3 (Lyle, Jacobs, Thomson)Morton (0) 0At Palmerstone Park, Dumfries

MOON OF LIBERTY STAR MANRomelu Lukaku (Everton)

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Moon Of Liberty Wednesday Soccer

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League Cup Semi-Final 2nd Leg – Liverpool v Southampton

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Liverpool crash out after dogged Saints display

Liverpool’s recent poor form continued falling to a second consecutive home defeat as Southampton reached the League Cup Final. Emre Can had Liverpool’s best effort which was clawed off the line but the Reds overall created little as Southampton defended well throughout. The Saints won the game in injury time with substitute Shane Long finishing off a counter attack to seal the tie and send the south coast club to Wembley. Liverpool now have just one win in seven games and notably only have the one win against League Two Plymouth since Sadio Mane went to the African Cup of Nations.

Full Report (BBC Sport)

Championship – Leeds v Nottingham Forest

Forest Lose

Leeds move up to third with win

Leeds United move up to third in the Championship with a 2-0 win over Nottingham Forest. Forest had the best chance of the first half through Britt Assombalonga forcing a fine save from Robert Greed. Leeds took control in the second half. A close range finish from Chris Wood, his 20th goal of the season gave Leeds the lead. Souleymane Doukara’s 20 yard volley sealed the points for the Yorkshiremen. For Forest who had improved in recent games, this was a step up in class too far for where the side is right now.

Full Report (BBC Sport)

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Soccer Results

League Cup Semi-Final – 2nd Leg

Liverpool (0) 0Southampton (0) 1 (Long) At Anfield, Liverpool

Championship

Leeds United (0) 2 (Wood, Doukara)Nottingham Forest (0) 0At Elland Road, Leeds

MOON OF LIBERTY STAR MANChris Wood (Leeds United)

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Moon Of Liberty Saturday Soccer – Championship

Forest Lose

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Championship

Nottingham Forest’s poor away form continued with defeat at Bristol City. Forest had the lead at half time through Apostolos Vellios but the Bristol side were level after poor defending from Danny Fox let Danny Abrahams in to equalise. Jamie Paterson scored the winner from close range on 68 minutes leaving Forest in 18th place in the table. They are however still above Derby who threw away a lead at home to Reading. Matej Vydra struck home a rebound after a poor free kick to give Derby the lead, however George Evans struck from six yards in stoppage time to earn Reading a point, leaving Derby in 20th place, just above the relegation zone.

Reports (BBC Sport)  Derby   Forest

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SOCCER RESULTS

Championship

Bristol City (0) 2 (Abrahams, Paterson) – Nottingham Forest (1) 1 (Vellios)At Ashton Gate, Bristol

Derby County (0) 1 (Vydra)Reading (1) 1 (Evans)At Pride Park, Derby

MOON OF LIBERTY STAR MAN Jamie Paterson (Bristol City)

Moon Of Liberty Saturday Soccer – 20/08/2016

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Premier League

Everton fought back from one down to earn an away win at West Brom. Gareth McAuley headed home a corner to give West Brom an early lead but Everton turned the game just before half-time with a Kevin Mirallas equaliser. The winner came on the hour from Gareth Barry who forced the ball home after West Brom failed to clear a corner. Everton are currently in fifth after the win.

Liverpool could not build on their impressive win at Arsenal being beaten 2-0 at Burnley. Andre Gray set up Sam Vokes to give Burnely the lead within two minutes and Gray rolled home the second as Liverpool never got going and despite a huge amount of possession, failed to use it in a disappointing display.

In the late game between the Champions and Runners-up from last season, Arsenal had the better of the chances but Leicester City felt they were denied a penalty when Danny Drinkwater went down. Neither side could find the breakthrough as it ended 0-0 and a point each.

Championship

Nottingham Forest won a second home game in a row 4-3 after a dramatic injury time winner against Wigan. Britt Assombalonga put Forest ahead which was equalised by Michael Jacobs. Oliver Burke brought the Reds back ahead before the break but Will Grigg caught fire to score twice to threaten to take a point scoring either side of Burke’s second making it 3-3 going into the last five minutes. Thomas Lam got hos second Forest goal in the 93rd minute to give Forest all three points. Forest have won all their home games and lost all their away games so far.The excitement did not extend to Pride Park as Derby County fought out a 0-0 stalemate at home to Aston Villa. Villa hit the woodwork twice and were the better side in the first half, the game then petered out in a poor second half.

League 2

Mansfield Town’s impressive start to the season came to a halt at Plymouth. Two goals in five minutes from Graham Carey eased the Devon side to a 2-0 win. Blackpool drew a blank at Bloomfield Road with a 0-0 draw against Wycombe. Jim McAllister had the best chance with seven minutes to go. Newport got a late point at home to Crewe with Sean Rigg’s header on 83 minutes cancelling out Alex Kiwomya’s first half strike in a 1-1 draw.

Notts County got their first win of the season with a comeback victory at Hartlepool. Toto Nsiala gave the home side the lead at the break and County were looking down the barrel at a third defeat in four games. Louis Laing leveled in the second half and Jon Stead hit the woodwork in a much better second half display. It was Stead who was to be the hero with a calm turn and shot into the corner on 76 minutes to see the Magpies take home all three points.

National League

Tranmere Rovers made it five out of five with a 2-1 win at home to Maidstone. Andy Cook gave Rovers the lead but against the run of play Alex Flisher got his second of the season to level for Maidstone. James Norwood hit the woodwork but the hero was Steve McNulty who bundled in the winner after a goalmouth scramble. Chester City earner a point at Boreham Wood. Morgan Ferrier gave the Hertfordshire side the lead but Eliott Durrell lobbed the keeper from range seven minutes from time to equalise. Southport endured a painful day at Lincoln, Johnny Margetts got all four goals for the home side as the Sangrounders were thrashed 4-0 with Ashley Grimes sent off for Southport to add to their miserable afternoon.

Scottish Championship

Queen Of The South are third after making it seven from nine points with a comfortable and deserved 2-0 win over Falkirk. Stephen Dobbie scored both, a well executed curling shot in the first half and adding a second from a rebound after a Lyndon Dykes shot was parried. The Doonhammers are looking a much improved outfit with Dobbie, who has returned to Dumfries after a spell with Blackpool, back in the side. 

Reports (BBC Sport)

Liverpool   Everton   Leicester   Forest   Derby   Blackpool   Notts County   Mansfield   Newport   Southport   Tranmere   Chester   Queen Of The South

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SOCCER RESULTS

Premier League

Burnley (2) 2 (Vokes, Gray)Liverpool (0) 0 At Turf Moor, Burnley

West Bromwich Albion (1) 1 (McAuley)Everton (1) 2 (Mirallas, Barry)At The Hawthorns, West Bromwich

Leicester City (0) 0Arsenal (0) 0At The King Power Stadium, Leicester

Championship

Nottingham Forest (1) 4 (Assombalonga, Burke2, Lam)Wigan Athletic (1) 3 (Jacobs, Grigg 2)At The City Ground, West Bridgeford

Derby County (0) 0 Aston Villa (0) 0 At Pride Park, Derby

League 2

Blackpool (0) 0  – Wycombe Wanderers (0) 0At Bloomfield Road, Blackpool

Hartlepool United (1) 1 (Nsiala)Notts County (0) 2 (Laing, Stead) At The Victoria Ground, Hartlepool

Plymouth Argyle (2) 2 (Carey 2)Mansfield Town (0) 0At Home Park, Plymouth

Newport County (0) 1 (Rigg)Crewe Alexandra (1) 1 (Kiwomya)At Rodney Parade, Newport, Wales

National League

Boreham Wood (1) 1 (Ferrier)Chester City (0) 1 (Durrell)At Meadow Park, Boreham Wood

Lincoln City (3) 4 (Margetts 4)Southport (0) 0At Sincil Bank, Lincoln

Tranmere Rovers (1) 2 (Cook, McNulty)Maidstone United (0) 1 (Flisher)At Prenton Park, Birkenhead

Scottish Championship

Queen Of The South (2) 2 (Dobbie 2)Falkirk (0) 0At Palmerstone Park, Dumfries

MOON OF LIBERTY STAR MANJohnny Margetts (Lincoln City)

Moon Soccerround – Sat 20th February

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FA Cup

Second half goals send Everton into the Quarter Finals

BOURNEMOUTH 0 EVERTON 2

Everton are into the quarter finals of the FA Cup after seeing off Bournemouth in a tricky away tie. The home side had the opportunity to go ahead after they were awarded a penalty after a James McCarthy handball. Everton keeper Joel Robles made a fine save from Charlie Daniels to prevent the Toffeement going behind.

The Blues took full advantage of their fortune. Ross Barklay gave Everton the lead after his shot looped off Dan Gosling, a former Everton player, into the net. Gosling had a chance to equalise shortly after but put the effort wide. Romelu Lukaku sealed the tie slamming the ball in from close range after a Gareth Barry corner.

Everton deserved their win and after missing out on Wembley narrowly in the League Cup, are one more win away from making up for it in the FA Cup.

Championship

Derby come from behind to get back to winning ways

BRENTFORD 1 DERBY COUNTY 3

Derby County looked like they were heading for another defeat before a storming last 10 minutes saw them solidify their play-off place. Derby started fast and had chances through Jeff Hendrick and Darren Bent in the first 10 minutes but were kept at bay by Brentford keeper David Button.

The home side took the lead against the run of play in the second half, Alan Judge struck from 20 yards and perhaps this would be another of those days for Derby. Derby brought on Chris Martin who added a solid presence to the midfield and the Rams took more control of the game, eventually equalising through Jeff Hendrick on 80 minutes.

Within three minutes Derby were ahead through Cyrus Christie’s first ever senior goal. The win was completed fittingly by Chris Martin, who scored froma  tight angle completing a breakaway as Brentford tried to push men forward late on. Derby are fifth and have a 5 point gap on 7th placed Cardiff in the play-off race.

League 1

Ajose hat trick downs Blackpool

SWINDON TOWN 2 BLACKPOOL 3

Former Manchester United trainee Nicky Ajose was in superb form sending Blackpool to defeat at Swindon. The seasiders started well with Tom Aldred heading in a David Norris corner. Ajose leveled on 17 minutes with a right foot strike and the sides went in even at the break.

Ajose got his second on the hour converting a cross from Bradley Barry. Barry was then responsible for giving away a penalty bringing down Clark Robertson allowing Danny Philliskirk to level it up at 2-2. It was to be Ajose’s day however, as Blackpool were hangin on to a valuable point, Ajose struck with just two minutes to go from 12 yards to complete his hat-trick.

Wins for Fleetwood and and Chesterfield bring Blackpool back into the relegation fight, just one point off the drop zone. Swindon are safe in mid table in 15th place.

League 2

Boden saves Newport a point at Exeter

EXETER CITY 1 NEWPORT COUNTY 1

Scott Boden earned Newport a deserved late point at Exeter. Newport should have been ahead in the first half with Conor Wilkinson hitting the woodwork twice. Against the run of play Exeter took the lead however with Jordan Tillson getting on the end of a Lee Holmes’ free kick to put the home side in front.

Boden, Medy Elito and Alex Rodman all had chances to equalise as Newport continued to dominate. They got their reward with 3 minutes to go as Elito’s cross was headed in by Boden for his 12th league goal of the season. Wilkinson had an injury time chance to win it but put his effort wide.

The draw means Newport are six points above the drop zone. Exeter are in mid table in 11th place well outside the play-off race.

Mansfield win to maintain play-off chase

MANSFIELD TOWN 3 DAGENHAM & REDBRIDGE 2

Mansfield Town got their expected win over bottom side Daganham & Redbridge at Field Mill. Chris Beardsley and Malvind Benning had early chances before against the run of play, the Londoners took the lead. Joe Widdowson teed up Oliver Hawkins to give the visitors a suprise lead.

Mansfield hit back in the second half. Ryan Tafazolli’s free kick was turned in by Matty Blair to level. Cyrus Christie then put the Stags ahead with his first senior goal for the club.Krystian Pearce gave the visitors a way back in giving away a penalty and being sent off as a result, however Jamie Cureton missed the spot kick.

Within 60 seconds Blair set up Matt Green to seal the game making it 3-1. Cureton did get a late consolation but Mansfield take the points and remain in 4th place in the play-off mix. Dagenham & Redbridge stay rock bottom.

Notts go down to third straight home defeat

NOTTS COUNTY 0 LEYTON ORIENT 1

Notts County failed to build on their win at Hartlepool in mid week as their frustrating season continued with defeat against Leyton Orient. Jay Simpson has the best chance for the visitors with a header in an other wise poor first half with few chances.

Laim Noble has Notts only shot on target early in the second half. From then on it was all Orient. Sammy Moore and Joby McAnuff had chances and Mattheui Baudry had a header cleared off the line. The goal came as Notts failed to clear a corner and the ball fell to Sahun Brinsley to hook home the winning goal.

It is Notts third home defeat in a row and there were some angry scenes afterwards as fans confronted keeper Roy Carroll. Notts remain in 15th place and their season appears to be going nowhere. Orient are level on points with those in the play off spots and are only outside them on goal difference after this win.

National League

Caton double downs Southport

LINCOLN CITY 3 SOUTHPORT 1

Lincoln helped their play-off push with a comfortable win over mid table Southport. James Caton tapped in the opener after keeper Sam Crocombe failed to hold a corner. Caton got a second after being put through by Jack Muldoon’s pass as he shot low to make it 2-0.

Southport got one back with Andy Bishop setting up Louis Almond to score from the edge of the area. Chris Bush and Matt Rhead could have sealed it for Lincoln before Terry Hawkridge put in Robbie McDaid to finally make it 3-1 and put the game beyond doubt.

Southport are in 16th place after the defeat. Still comfortably above the relegation zone. Lincoln are ninth, two points off the play off zone.

Chester comeback earns a point

KIDDERMINSTER HARRIERS 2 CHESTER CITY 2

Chester had to come back from two goals down to earn a point at Kidderminster. Arthur Gnahoua gave the home side the lead with a right foot shot on 22 minutes. Harry White made it two from the penalty spot after a handball from Ryan Lloyd. Ben Whitfield had a chance to make it three before the break well saved by keeper Tony Thompson.

Chester got a penalty of there own in the second half with Kelvin Longmead bringing down Ross Hannah who converted the penalty himself. The goal was Hannah’s 15th of the season. Chester completed the comeback with James Alabi breaking past a defender on the left hand side of the box and slotting home to make it 2-2.

Tyrone William had a great chance to win it for Harriers but Thompson made a great save. The draw moves Chester up to 15th place. Kidderminster are second from bottom still eight points away from safety.

Early strike the Wright stuff for Cheltenham in the rain

TRANMERE ROVERS 0 CHELTENHAM TOWN 1

Tranmere Rovers play-off hopes were dealt a blow as they lost at home to top of the table Cheltenham. The visitors got the only goal of the game on just 3 minutes scoring from Asa Hall’s cross for his eighth goal in the last six games. Tranmere, who were looking for a double over the top side after winning the away game could not repeat the dose in teeming rain.

Rovers had the better of the second half but could not find the breakthrough. Michael Higdon and Lois Maynard both brough late saves from keeper Dillon Phillips. The win moves Cheltenham four points clear of Forest Green at the top. Tranmere remain 4th and in the play off places but having played at least one game more than those below them.

Scottish Championship

Miller wonder volley sees off battling Queens

QUEEN OF THE SOUTH 0 RANGERS 1

Rangers restored their eight point lead at the top of the table after an open game in Dumfries. Rangers controlled most of the game with Nicky Clark almost profiting from a mistake by Queens keeper Jim Atkinson. James Tavernier also forced a fingertip save from Atkinson.

At the other end Queens had their chances, Derek Lyle forced a good block from Rangers keeper Wes Foderingham and Lewis Kidd rattled the Rangers crossbar from range. But it was Kenny Miller’s dipping volley over Atkinson the proved decisive just after the hour mark. Chris Higgins and Andy Dowie had chances to level as Queens pushed forward late on.

The Glasgow side held out to do home with the three points. Queens fall one point behind Raith Rovers in the race for the final play off place.

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MOON OF LIBERTY SOCCER SCOREBOARD

FA Cup 5th Round

Bournemouth (0) 0Everton (0) 2 (Barklay, Lukaku) – At Dean Court, Bournemouth

Championship

Brentford (0) 1 (Judge) – Derby County (0) 3 (Hendrick, Christie, Martin) – At Griffin Park, Brentford, Houslow

League 1

Swindon Town (1) 3 (Ajose 3) – Blackpool (1) 2 (Aldred, Philliskirk) – At Bloomfield Road, Blackpool

League 2

Exeter City (0) 1 (Tillson) – Newport County (0) 1 (Boden) – At ST James’ Park, Exeter

Mansfield Town (0) 3 (Blair, Yussuf, Green) – Dagenham & Redbridge (0) 2 (Hawkins, Cureton) – At Field Mill, Mansfield

Notts County (0) 0Leyton Orient (0) 1 (Brisley)  – At Meadow Lane, Nottingham

National League

Lincoln City (1) 3 (Caton 2, McDaid) – Southport (0) 1 (Almond) – At Sincil Bank, Lincoln

Kidderminster Harriers (2) 2 (Gnahoua, White) – Chester City (0) 2 (Hannah, Alabi) – At Aggborough, Kidderminster,

Tranmere Rovers (0) 0Cheltenham Town (1) 1 (Wright) – At Prenton Park, Birkenhead

Scottish Championship

Queen Of The South (0) 0Rangers (0) 1 (Miller)  – At Palmerstone Park, Dumfries

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MOON OF LIBERTY STAR MAN OF THE SOCCERROUND – Nicky Ajose (Swindon Town)

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Moon Soccer – Burnley v Derby County

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Championship

Rams fall away in the second half again

BURNLEY 4 DERBY COUNTY 1

After being well beaten in the second half at Middlesbrough and against Birmingham, Derby County’s second half woes continued at Turf Moor. They were demolished in the second half by Burnley who move above Derby into third place in the table. Derby got off to a fast start with Chris Martin and Tom Ince both bringing saves from Burnley keeper Tom Heaton in the first 10 minutes. Against the run of play Burnley took the lead when Richard Keogh headed Tom Lowton’s cross into his own net. Derby were level within a minute with Chris Martin setting up Jacob Butterfield to equalise with a volley. Derby had dominated possession and should have been ahead at half-time but were left to rue not taking advantage of their superiority.

Four crazy minutes where Derby conceded two penalties proved the undoing. First, Keogh’s night got worse when he was adjudged to have brought down Andre Gray who stepped up to score from the spot, Then Jason Shackell conceded another penalty after a handball which Sam Vokes put away to make it 3-1 and comfortable for Burnley. The Clarets then took control and Lowton set up Scott Arfield who deserved a goal for an energetic display throughout, to score with a deflected strike from just outside the box. Derby are down to 5th in the table and after a fantastic run, are now in danger of falling away with too many poor second half performances that leaves you wondering if there is a stamina issue within the side.

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Championship

Burnley (1) 4 (Keogh {OG}, Gray, Vokes, Arfield) – Derby County (1) 1 (Butterfield) – At Turf Moor, Burnley, Lancashire

Star Man

MOON OF LIBERTY STAR MAN –Scott Arfield (Burnley)

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