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 – 28th Jan 2017

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FA Cup Round 4 – Derby v Leicester

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Replay ahead for East Midlands rivals

In the Friday game Derby County and Leicester City drew in an entertaining contest at Pride Park. A freak own goal from Darren Bent after the ball skewed off his foot gave Leicester the lead but Bent made amends equalising and a strong driving run and shot from Craig Bryson gave the Rams a deserved half time lead. Leicester pushed on in the send half and earned a replay through a Wes Morgan header from a corner.An extra game is not ideal for either side but for the fans another shot at this East Midlands derby will build excitement in the area and the draw was overall a fair result.

Full Report (BBC Sport)

FA Cup Round 4 – Liverpool v Wolves

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Toothless reds crash out after fine Wolves counter attacking

Liverpool have gone down to a third straight home defeat being knocked out of the FA Cup by Championship Wolves. A far post header from Richard Steerman from a free kick had the visitors ahead within a minute and they made it two before half time with Andreas Weimann finishing a fine counter attacking move. Liverpool did not manage a shot on target in a first half where Wolves could have had more.

Steerman was superb at the back during the second half as the Reds continued to struggle, not helped as Wolves substitute Jon Daoi Bodvarsson time and again caused havoc chasing everything up front and nearly scoring a spectacular individual effort in which he beat three men cutting in from out wide and nearly sneaking the ball into the net. Divock Origi got a late consolation as Liverpool got desperate towards the end. but Wolves deserved their win continuing the Reds miserable recent run in the process.

Full Report (BBC Sport)

FA Cup Round 4 – Blackburn v Blackpool

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Unhappy return to Ewood for Gary Bowyer

Gary Bowyer’s return to Ewood Park ended in defeat as Championship Blackburn eased passed his Blackpool side. The game had low attendance due to both sides fans protesting against their respective owners. Sam Gallagher and Eliott Bennett got the goals while Tom Aldred had a header disallowed for Blackpool. Kevin Mellor was sent off in the second half leaving Blackpool with an impossible task, and so it proved. Blackpool’s brave cup run is over and it is Blackburn who go into the round 5 draw.

Full Report (BBC Sport)

League 2 – Mansfield v Leyton Orient

Whiteman show leads Stags to victory

Ben Whiteman was the main difference at Field Mill as Mansfield Town maintained their play off push with a 2-0 win over Leyton Orient. Mansfield had the better of the first half but had nothing to show for it, Malvind Benning twice went close. Whiteman got the breakthrough on 48 minutes with a long range strike and set up Danny Rose to score from close range to make it 2-0. Mansfield remain two points off the play off places in 10th place and on this form may just make it yet.

Full Report (BBC Sport)

League 2 – Newport v Hartlepool

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Bird has Newport flying to earn crucial win

Ryan Bird was the key man as bottom of the table Newport County scored a big win over Hartlepool United keeping a flicker of hope alive in their survival fight. Bird headed Newport ahead and crossed for Aaron Williams to double the lead in the second half. Dan Butler sealed the points with a third. Hartlepool got a late consolation but the win means Newport are now just three points away from safety and having achieved two draws in their previous games, are three unbeaten for the first time this season.

Full Report (BBC Sport)

League 2 – Notts County v Crawley

Forte’s late strike takes the Magpies out of the drop zone

Notts County have their first league win since October and first victory in 14 games after the goals came late against Crawley Town at Meadow Lane. After a very tight first half, County were not helped on 72 minutes after Curtis Thompson was sent off for the home side. However Notts responded magnificently as Thierry Audel gave the 10 men the lead. With six minutes left it looked like the chance had been blown as James Collins equalised. However today the Magpies were not done as Jonathan Forte struck from 12 yards in injury time to hand the home side all three points. The win takes County out of the relegation zone. This after the 0-0 draw with Mansfield, may point to Notts being able to find some home form, which in turn could be the difference in ensuring safety,

Full Report (BBC Sport)

National League – Bromley v Southport

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Hanlan double sinks Southport

Despite taking the lead Southport were eventually overwealmed as Bromley took control to claim a 3-1 win. Jake Wright took advantage of a defensive mix up to give the Sandgrounders the lead but Brandon Hanlon had the home side level at the break. Bromley dominated the second half with Louis Dennis making it 2-1 and Hanlon adding a third to seal the points. Southport are just outside the drop zone a point ahead of Maidstone United but the fight for survival is far from over having lost their last three games.

Full Report (BBC Sport)

National League – Dover v Chester

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Chester well beaten at Dover

Any hopes Chester had of making a run for the play-offs were dealt a blow as they were comfortably beaten at Dover Athletic. The seals held their own in the first half, Ricky Miller gave Dover the lead with a penalty but Chester hit back through James Alabi. The game moved Dover’s way when Miller was put clean through to get his second and 29th goal of the season, from then on Dover were dominant. An excellent volley from Joe Healy sealed the points for a much needed win for Dover. Chester are sat bang in mid table as a result of the defeat.

Full Report (BBC Sport)

National League – Tranmere v Dagenham & Redbridge

Rovers lose battle of the promotion chasers

Tranmere Rovers drop to fourth and Rovers manager Micky Mellon suffered his first defeat as Dagenham & Redbridge won the battle of the promotion chasers at Prenton Park. Corey Whitely gave the East Londoners a first half lead and Oliver Hawkins added a second shortly after the break. Tranmere pushed on to try and get back into it but the visitors held firm and move above Tranmere into third after the win. Defeat means Tranmere lose key ground on the leaders after a disappointing afternoon.

Full Report (BBC Sport)

Scottish Championship – Queen Of The South v Hibernian

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League Leaders too good for the Doonhammers

Hibernian moved eight points clear at the top of the Scottish Championship dealing a blow to Queen Of The South’s play off hopes at Palmerstone Park. The 1-0 scoreline did not flatter the Edinburgh side who dominated throughout and were rarely troubled by the hosts. John McGinn’s deflected left foot volley provided the only goal but Hibs could have had more as the let a number of chances slip in the wet conditions and deserved the three points.

Full Report (BBC Sport)

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Soccer Results

FA Cup 4th Round

Derby County (2) 2 (Bent, Bryson)Leicester City (1) 2 (Bent {OG}, Morgan)At Pride Park, Derby

Liverpool (0) 1 (Origi)Wolverhampton Wanderers (2) 2 (Steerman, Weimann)At Anfield, Liverpool

Blackburn Rovers (2) 2 (Gallagher, Bennett)Blackpool (0) 0At Ewood Park, Blackburn

League 2

Mansfield Town (0) 2 (Whiteman, Rose) Leyton Orient (0) 0At Field Mill, Mansfield

Newport County (1) 3 (Bird, Williams, Butler)Hartlepool United (0) 1 (Amond) At Rodney Parade, Newport, Wales

Notts County (0) 2 (Audel, Forte)Crawley Town (0) 1 (Collins)At Meadow Lane, Nottingham

National League

Bromley (1) 3 (Hanlan 2, Dennis)Southport (1) 1 (Wright)At Hayes Lane, Bromley

Dover Athletic (1) 3 (Miller 2, Healy) Chester City (1) 1 (Alabi) At The Crabble Athletic Ground, River

Tranmere Rovers (0) 0Dagenham & Redbridge (1) 2 (Whitely, Hawkins)At Prenton Park, Birkenhead

Scottish Championship

Queen Of The South (0) 0Hibernian (0) 1 (McGinn)At Palmerstone Park, Dumfries

MOON OF LIBERTY STAR MANRyan Bird (Newport County)

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Moon Of Liberty Soccerround – 7th Jan 2017

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Socceround for 7th January 2017

FA Cup 3rd Round – Everton v Leicester

Musa double sees champions through to Round 4Everton 1-2 Leicester City

A double from Ahmed Musa saw Leicester City past Everton at Goodison Park. After a goalless first half Romelu Lukaku put the home side ahead. The Champions were not to be outdone though, Musa’s first from close range brought it level and he was set up by Danny Drinkwater for the winner to take Leicester through and pile more pressure on Ronald Koeman.

Full Report (BBC Sport)

FA Cup 3rd Round – Wigan v Nottingham Forest

Forest Lose

Will Grigg catches fire as poor Forest are outWigan 2-0 Forest

Two sides in poor form met at the DW Stadium but it was Wigan who ended their seven match winless run. A close range effort from Will Grigg gave Wigan the lead and Yanic Wildscutt added a second. Eric Lichaj had a penalty saved For Forest who are themselves without a win in seven, summing up their miserable run of late and out of the cup to boot.

Full Report (BBC Sport)

FA Cup 3rd Round – West Brom v Derby County

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Bent and Ince deliver the comeback for Derby to KO Premier League sideWest Brom 1-2 Derby

Everything was to plan at half time as Matt Phillips put West Brom ahead at home to Derby. The championship side responded with a superb second half showing. Darren Bent equalised and an excellent long range free kick from Tom Ince proved to be the winner, ending the memory of last week’s poor defeat at Norwich with a big cup upset and a place in Round 4.

Full Report (BBC Sport)

 FA Cup 3rd Round – Blackpool v Barnsley

Creditable draw earns League 2 Blackpool a replayBlackpool 0-0 Barnsley

Blackpool earned a replay but may be upset not to have won against Barnsley at Bloomfield Road. Kyle Vassell was the best player on the pitch but was denied three times by Barnsley keeper Adam Davies. The game ended 0-0 and Blackpool will have a reply at the Oakwell Ground to look forward to.

Full Report (BBC Sport)

League 2 – Mansfield Town v Crewe

Second straight win as Stags cruise past CreweMansfield 3-0 Crewe

New signing Yoann Arquin scored on his debut to set Mansfield on their way to an easy win at home to Crewe. Ben Whiteman made it two just after the break and a third from Rhys Bennett made the scoreline look an accurate reflection of the game. Two wins in a row now for the improving Stags, could they just make a play-off run yet?

Full Report (BBC Sport)

League 2 – Morecambe v Notts County

Magpies thrashed againMorecambe 4-1 Notts County

Notts County’s dreadful run continued at Morecambe where they were 3-0 down in just half an hour. Lee Molyneux, Paul Mullin and a penalty from Michael Rose ensured the game was well won. Even Gary Fleming’s sending could not spark a comeback. Jonathan Forte did get one back but Kevin Ellison added a fourth in injury time.

Full Report (BBC Sport)

League 2 – Stevenage v Newport County

Godden hat-trick keeps Newport rock bottomStevenage 3-1 Newport

Newport County went down to their eighth defeat in a row after a 3-1 loss at Stevenage. Matt Godden grabbed a hat trick for the home side as Newport looked every inch the worst side in the football league. Dan Butler got a consolation, but another step towards relegation was complete and on this form, it is difficult to see any other outcome.

Full Report (BBC Sport)

National League – Braintree v Chester City

Alabi double secures Chester comeback winBraintree 1-2 Chester

Chester fought back from 1-0 down at Braintree. Jack Midson had put the hosts from Essex in the lead. However a double from James Alabi in the second half turned it around and handed Chester an impressive three points away from home. The win moves Chester up to ninth in the table.

Full Report (BBC Sport)

National League – Aldershot v Southport

Late consolation not enough for the SandgroundersAldershot 2-1 Southport

A late consolation from Andrai Jones was too little too late for Southport as the damage had already been done. Goals from Shamir Fenelon and Jake Gallacher secured the three points for the Kent side who dominated most of the game. Southport are two points outside the relegation zone and their fight for survival will continue.

Full Report (BBC Sport)

Scottish Championship – ST Mirren v Queen Of The South

Big second half secures Queens victoryST Mirren 0-3 Queen Of The South

Queen Of The South have finally ended a miserable run by beating ST Mirren 3-0. Scott Dobbie’s 17th goal of the season set Queens on their way. Further goals from Celtic loanee Joseph Thompson and an own goal from Gary Mackenzie helped the Doonhammers ease their way to a much needed win for this under performing side.

Full Report (BBC Sport)

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SOCCER RESULTS

FA Cup 3rd Round

Everton (0) 1 (Lukaku)Leicester City (0) 2 (Musa 2) At Goodison Park, Liverpool

Wigan Athletic (1) 2 (Grigg, Wildschutt)Nottingham Forest (0) 0At The DW Stadium, Wigan

West Bromwich Albion (1) 1 (Phillips)Derby County (0) 2 (Bent, Ince)At The Hawthrons, West Bromwich

Blackpool (0) 0  – Barnsley (0) 0At Bloomfield Road, Blackpool

League 2

Morecambe (3) 4 (Molyneux, Mullin, Rose, Ellison)Notts County  (0) 1 (Forte)At The Globe Arena, Morecambe

Mansfield Town (1) 3 (Arquin, Whiteman, Bennett)Crewe Alexandra (0) 0At Field Mill, Mansfield

Stevenage (2) 3 (Godden 3)Newport County (0) 1 (Butler)At Broadhall Way, Steveage

National League

Braintree Town (1) 1 (Midson)Chester City (0) 2 (Alabi 2)At Cressing Road, Braintree

Aldershot Town (1) 2 (Fenelon, Gallagher)Southport (0) 1 (Jones) At The Recreation Ground, Aldershot

Scottish Championship

ST Mirren (0) 0Queen Of The South (0) 3 (Dobbie, Thompson, Mackenzie {OG})At Greenhill Road, Paisley

MOON OF LIBERTY STAR MAN James Alabi (Chester City)

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