Moon Saturday Soccerround





Chelsea (0) 0

Leicester City (0) 0


Leicester City earned a deserved point at Chelsea. The Foxes dominated much of the possession and surprised the Champions with a lively display. The returning Jamie Vardy and Wilfred Ndidi both went close for the visitors. Cese Fabregas did have a good chance for the homes side but they lacked ideas. The Foxes faced the last 20 minutes with 10 men as Ben Chilwell was sent off but they held out for a point. Leicester remain 8th in the Premier League table.

Full Report (BBC Sport)



Tottenham Hotspur (1) 4 (Sob Hueng-Min, Kane 2, Eriksen)

Everton (0) 0


Harry Kane was in sensational form as Everton were on the receiving end of a hammering for Spurs at Wembley. Son Heung-Min opened the scoring and hit a post before setting up Kane for his first to make it 2-0 early in the second half. Kane got a second and Christian Eriksen finished off a flowing passing move to make it 4-0. The win moves Tottenham level with Liverpool in the race for 4th place, Everton remain 9th after a miserable afternoon.

Full Report (BBC Sport)


Happy sheep

Birmingham City (0) 0

Derby County (1) 3 (Russell, Vydra, Weimann)


Derby stay second in the Championship after a comfortable afternoon at Birmingham. The Blues started well as Jonathan Grounds hit the post but from there Derby took total control. Johnny Russell put the Rams ahead before the break and Matej Vydra with his 16th of the season added a second. Andreas Weimann tapped in the third to complete the victory. They are 10 points behind Wolves at the top but are still in prime position for an automatic promotion push.

Full Report (BBC Sport)


Forest Lose

Nottingham Forest (0) 0

Aston Villa (1) 1 (Hogan)


The optimism after Forest’s win against Arsenal and the appointment of Aitor Karanka as the new manager was not built on as they lost 1-0 to Aston Villa. Scott Hogan headed in Robert Snodgrass’ cross on 18 minutes to get the only goal of the game. Snodgrass had an excellent game and had a great chance to add to the scoresheet but was denied by Jordan Smith in the Forest goal. Villa move up to 4th with their deserved win, for Forest, a case of after the Lord mayor’s show.

Full Report (BBC Sport)



Blackpool (0) 0

Bristol Rovers (0) 0


It was deadlock at Bloomfield Road but Blackpool will be relieved to get out of this one with a draw. Rory Gaffney had a goal ruled offside within a minute and Sean Longstaff went close shortly after as the Bristol side controlled the game. Gaffney missed an open goal in the second half after poor play from the Blackpool keeper Joe Lumley. Blackpool stay 16th and will consider themselves fortunate not to have been beaten today.

Full Report (BBC Sport)



Grimsby Town (0) 1 (Matt)

Newport County (1) 2 (Willmott, Nouble)


After their win over Leeds in the FA Cup, Newport County took their form into League 2 with victory at Grimsby. The Exiles dominated the first half, Robbie Wilmott’s screamer from the edge of the box opened the scoring. Frank Nouble’s deflected shot added a second. Jamille Matt pulled one back to make it a nervous last 10 minutes but he then got sent off and Newport held off Grimsby’s late charge to get a deserved victory and move within two points of the play off places.

Full Report (BBC Sport)


Magpie draw

Lincoln City (1) 2 (Frecklington, Green)

Notts County (1) 2 (Stead, Grant)


Notts County shared the points in a fantastic end to end game at Lincoln. Jon Stead gave Notts County the lead Lee Frecklington who had re-joined Lincoln from Rotherham this week, had equalised before half time. Matt Green then put Lincoln ahead, but County showed their resolved to level again through Jorges Grant. To add to the mix Danny Cowley, the manager of Lincoln, was sent to the stands. A draw was a fair result in a game that had plenty of entertainment.

Full Report (BBC Sport)


Stag draw

Cambridge United (0) 0

Mansfield Town (0) 0


A scrappy and uninspiring game at Cambridge saw Mansfield remain in the play off places after a 0-0 draw. There was not a shot on target in the whole of the first half. Conrad Logan in the Mansfield goal made a good save from Uche Impeazu and Danny Rose had the ball in the net for the Stags but was adjudged offside. Thus the game ended in the 0-0 draw it deserved.

Full Report (BBC Sport)



Woking (0) 0

Tranmere Rovers (1) 1 (Cook)


Tranmere Rovers move up to 5th after victory at Woking. The winning goal came on 29 minutes after Andy Cook converted Ollie Norburn’s corner. Cook was sent off late in the game which will be a blow as he will be suspended for the next few games. Defender Steve McNulty also went off injured, it is unknown at the moment how serious the injury is. So three points but this game could come at a cost for Rovers in the next few games as they continue their promotion push.

Full Report (BBC Sport)



East Thurrock United (0) 1 (Ekpetita)

Chester FC (0) 0


Chester FC were dumped out of the FA Trophy by Nation League South side East Thurrock United. Despite better recent league form Chester failed t take this opportunity as east Thurrock dominated most of the game and deserved their 1-0 win. Calvin Ekpetita got the winner with a tap in from a goalmouth scramble on 21 Minutes. Ross Hannah had the Seals only chance but East Thurrock could have had more. It’s back to the relegation fight for Chester.

Matchday Live (Chester Chronicle)



Southport (1) 2 (Sampson, Gilchrist)

Leamington (0) 0


Southport continued their recent improved form with a convincing 2-0 win over Leamington. The Sandgrounders took the lead on 9 minutes as David Morgan set up Jack Sampson to finish off a flowing move. Adam Dawson’s through ball set Jason Gilchrist to make it 2-0 on 70 minutes. he win moves Southport up to 16th and 2 points clear of the drop zone after securing seven points from their last four games.

Matchday Live (



Inverness Caledonian Thistle (2) 3 (Vigurs, Chalmers, Doran)

Queen Of The South (0) 1 (Bell)


Queen of the South drop out of the play off places after being well beaten by Inverness. Iain Vigurs header gave the hosts the lead. Stephen Dobbie missed a golden chance to equalise and Queens were punished for it as Joe Chalmers added a second for Inverness before the break. Aaron Doran added to third to complete the victory before Owen Bell got his first goal for Queens, but a consolation was all it was to be on a poor day for the Doonhammers.

Full Report (BBC Sport)


Moon Of Liberty Star Man

Matej Vydra (Derby County)




Moon Of Liberty Saturday Soccerround – 11th March 2017


#MoonSoccer13 Saturday Round up -11th Mar 2017

Premier League – Everton v West Bromwich Albion


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


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


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


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


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


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


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)




Soccer Results

Premier League 

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


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)


Moon Of Liberty Saturday Soccerround – 04 Feb 2017


Moon Soccer 13 Round Up

Premier League – Everton v Bournemouth


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


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


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


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


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


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

National League – Dagenham & Redbridge v   Chester


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


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


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)




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


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)



Moon Soccer – Halifax v Chester



FA Trophy 3rd Round

Burrow send Halifax through and Chester out


Chester City’s hopes of a Wembley final were ended in the re-arranged 3rd round FA Trophy match at Halifax Town. Chester had the better of the first half possession but failed to make it count with John Rooney and Jordan Chapell going close.  Halifax punished the blues for not taking advantage just before half time as Kingsley James flicked on a long through into the path of Jordan Burrow to score.

Burrow could have had a second himself forcing a save from Chester keeper Jon Worsnop in the second half. With time running out John Rooney had a great chance to level the scores but Sam Johnson made a great save to keep Halifax ahead and ultimately see them through. Chester now have little to play for going forward as they are slap bang in the middle of the National League table.




FA Trophy 3rd Round

Halifax Town (1) 1 (Burrow) – Chester City (0) 0 – At The Shay, Halifax

Star Man

MOON OF LIBERTY STAR MAN – Jordan Burrow (Halifax Town)


Moon Soccerround – 16th Jan 2016




Premier League

Everton throw away chance to win at Chelsea


Everton had the game won twice at Stamford Bridge against Chelsea but threw away the chance to win in keeping with their frustrating season. After a goaless first half the game came to life as the Toffeemen took the lead through a John Terry own-goal and Kevin Mirallas converted a Leighton Baines cross to make it two. Very poor defending allowed Diego Costa in to get one back and Chelsea were level within two minutes after Cesc Fabregas had a shot deflected into the net.

Heading into injury time Everton looked to have won it again after Ramiro Funes Mori took advantage of a Gerard Deulofeu corner to put Everton ahead. However as Chelsea pushed everyone forward Everton could not hold on and Terry who earlier had put into his own net got the last, gasp equaliser with a back-heel. Everton remain stuck in mid-table after the point as Everton supporters will feel a sense of Deja Vu as this is not the first time points have been thrown away late this season.

Foxes return to the top, but only with a draw


Leicester City are back at the to of the Premier League tonight but could only draw at bottom side Aston Villa. Shinji Okazaki got the Foxes goal reacting quickest to score after Villa keeper Mark Bunn had scooped a lob from Jamie Vardy away from goal. Riyad Mahrez had a chance to make it two with a penalty but Bunn made the save to keep Villa in the game. Villa’s equaliser came from substitue Rudy Gestede whose shot deflected past Kasper Schmiechel to level. Vardy could have won it in stoppage time but fired over the bar and Leicester may see this as a missed opportunity, they will however remain top for at least 24 hours until Arsenal take on Stoke City tomorrow.


Rams crushed by fine Birmingham second half display


Derby County were shocked by a superb second half display from Birmingham City at Pride Park. Derby had slightly the better of the first half but unusually this season were taken apart in the second as Birmingham put themselves back into the play-off race. Paul Robinson got the first heading in from a Jacques Maghoma corner, Stephen Gleeson added a second with an effort that looked like a cross but it caught out keeper Lee Grant and found it’s way into the far corner. Maikel Kieftenbelt added a third with a fine volley to cap and excellent Birmingham performance leaving the Rams outside the top 2 as Hull won their game to climb above Derby.

Forest on form as Bolton swept aside


Nottingham Forest went five games unbeaten sweeping aside bottom of the table Bolton at the City Ground. Forest were two up by half time and the tone was set when Jamie Ward was brought down by Bolton keeper Ben Amos, who was sent off and conceded a penalty which Nelson Oliveira dispatched to give Forest the lead. Oliver Burke headed in Jamie Ward’s cross to make it two. Forest dominated the rest of the game and the outstanding Ward got Forest a third with a left foot strike seven minutes from time. Bolton remain bottom and on this form may well stay there. As for Forest, can they use this as a springboard to go on a run and get back in the play-off race?

League 1

Rampant Blackpool thrash Scunthorpe to move outside the drop zone


The Tangerines produced their best performance of the season at Bloomfield Road to put five goals past Scunthorpe. Blackpool were ahead in two minutes with Tom Aldred heading home Jim McAlister’s free-kick. Brad Potts had added two more before the brake, Jack Redshaw setting Potts up to make it 2-0 and good work from David Norris helped Potts make it three. Norris added a fourth in the second half driving home the rebound after McAlister’s shot was saved. Potts capped an outstanding show setting up Danny Philliskirk to make it five before the end. Blackpool are two points clear of the relegation zone after this win and on this performance they should have enough to get the home points to survive in League 1.

League 2

Early second half strike swings momentum against the Stags


It was a game of two halves as Mansfield Town lost ground on the play-off chase after defeat at Wimbledon. Mansfield got off to a great start controlling most of the first half and taking the lead through Matt Green who struck home from an narrow angle. However Lyle Taylor equalised with the first attack of the second half and the momentum fo the gae swung decisively the way of the Dons after that. Jonathan Meades put the home side ahead with a header from a Kallum Kennedy corner. Adebayo Azeez sealed the points chipping the keeper after being put through by Tom Elliot. The win moves Wimbledon above Mansfield into 8th, Mansfield are ninth, with both sides just outside the play-off zone.

Solvenian Valencic wins Magpies new manager the points


Notts County came away from their trip to Crawley with a smash and grab win thanks to a little known Slovenian. Crawley were on top for the majority of the game and restricted Notts County to just one shot on target, but that was enough for Notts to win the game against the run of play. Good work from Jon Stead unlocked the Crawley defence for Filip Valencic to score with a volley in only his third appearance for the club, indeed before today he had played merely 27 minutes for the club but proved the goal scoring hero to get new Manager Jamie Fullarton’s reign off to a winning start.

Collins goal gets Warren Feeney off to a winning start


Newport County’s new manager Warren Feeney saw an early strike for his side be the difference as Newport took the three points against York at Bootham Crescent. A low drive from Aaron Collins on 8 minutes was the only goal of the game. York had the better of the second half with Dave Winfield and Vadaine Oliver going close and bring saves from keeper Mitchell Beeney who was making his debut. Overall though Newport defended well and come away with three priceless points to take them six points clear of Yeovil and the drop zone.

FA Trophy 2nd Round

Southport go out in clash featuring goalkeeping errors


Both goalkeepers were at fault during the FA Trophy clash between Dover and Southport. After a slow start Southport took the lead against the run of play after Jack Ryan tried his luck from 30 yards to see his shot squirm under the Dover keeper into the net. However the Southport keeper returned the favour as Sean Raggatt’s tame header from a free-kick was fumbled into the net by Southport keeper Max Crocombe to see the teams go in level. Ricky Miller was the hero for the Kent side whose flicked header at the front post from a corner saw Dover take a lead they would not relinquish. Despite fine form in the league, this will be a disappointment to Southport for whom this was a chance at a run at Wembley.

Late goals help Chester ease into Round 3


Lower league Hungerford Town gave a good account of themselves in a goalless first half but in the end Chester City eased through to the next round at the Deva Stadium. Hungerford created a couple of chances and did well in the first half to go in 0-0 at the break. Chester finally broke the deadlock with Craig Mahon setting up Jordan Chapell to score with a placed shot from the edge of the box. With Hungerford pushing forward the game was sealed as Ross Hannah got his 17th goal of the season to make it 2-0 finishing off a sweeping counter attack. Hungerford’s day then fell apart with Scott Rees being sent off and late goals from Johnny Hunt and Jason Gilchrist to making 4-0 as Chester took advantage of the extra man against a tiring Hungerford side. The score flatters Chester but they deserved to go through in the end and are three wins away from a trip to Wembley, something to play for in a season in which there is very little left for them in the league.




Premier League

Chelsea (0) 3 (Costa, Fabregas, Terry) Everton (0) 3 (Terry {OG}, Mirallas, Funes Mori)At Stamford Bridge, Fulham, London

Aston Villa (0) 1 (Gestede) Leicester City (1) 1 (Okazaki)At Villa Park, Birmingham


Derby County (0) 0 Birmingham City (0) 3 (Robinson, Gleeson, Kieftenbeld)At Pride Park, Derby

Nottingham Forest (2) 3 (Oliveira, Burke, Ward) Bolton Wanderers (0) 0At The City Ground, West Bridgford

League 1

Blackpool (3) 5 (Aldred, Potts 2, Norris, Philliskirk) Scunthorpe United (0) 0At Bloomfield Road, Blackpool

League 2

Wimbledon (0) 3 (Taylor, Meades, Azeez) Mansfield Town (1) 1 (Green)At Kingsmeadow, Kingston Upon Thames, London

Crawley Town (0) 0 Notts County (0) 1 (Valencic)At Broadfield Stadium, Crawley

York City (0) 0 Newport County (1) 1 (Collins)At Bootham Crescent, York

FA Trophy – Round 2

Chester City (0) 4 (Chapell, Hannah, Hunt, Gilchrist) Hungerford Town (0) 0At The Deva Stadium, Chester

Dover Athletic (1) 2 (Raggatt, Miller) Southport (1) 1 (Ryan)At The Crabble Athetic Ground, River, Kent

MOON OF LIBERTY STAR MAN – Brad Potts (Blackpool)