Moon Soccer 13 Saturday Soccerround
Everton (0) 1 (Niasse)
West Bromwich Albion (1) 1 (Rodriguez)
AT GOODISON PARK, LIVERPOOL
Everton substitute Oumar Niasse saved a point for Everton after a very poor first hour. Jay Rodriguez had given West Brom the lead on 7 minutes and the visitors were in control. Niasse had been on for less than a minute when he volleyed in a header back across goal from debutante Theo Walcott. The game was overshadowed by a broken leg for James McCarthy who will be out for a long time after the serious injury as a result of a defensive challenge to deny Solomon Rondon. Everton remain 9th in the table after the draw.
Leicester City (1) 2 (Vardy, Mahrez)
Watford (0) 0
AT THE KING POWER STADIUM, LEICESTER
Leicester City took advantage of Watford’s poor form to claim a 2-0 win at the King Power Stadium. Jamie Vardy had been brought down by Watford Keeper Molla Wague and got to his feet to dispatch the penalty to give the Foxes the lead. Riyad Mahrez sealed the win with a second from a tight angle in injury time. Leicester are currently the best of the rest in 7th place behind the big six at the top.
Derby County (0) 0
Bristol City (0) 0
AT PRIDE PARK, DERBY
Derby County will rue not taking their chances as they had to settle for a draw on Friday night against Bristol City. The Rams dominated most of the game, Jonny Russell hit the bar from a free kick and Curtis Davies had a header cleared off the line. Matej Vydra and tom Lawrence also had second half chances saved. Derby remain second but Cardiff are now just 3 points behind with a game in hand. This will feel like two crucial points dropped.
Wolverhampton Wanderers (0) 0
Nottingham Forest (2) 2 (Dowell, Osborn)
AT MOLINEUX, WOLVERHAMPTON
Nottingham Forest produced their best league performance of the season to beat league leaders Wolves on their own pitch. The goals came just before half time, the first from a Keiran Dowell free kick that was deflected wrong footing the keeper. Forest made it two on 43 minutes as Matty Cash pulled the ball back for Ben Osborn to score. Wolves pushed on after the break but only registered one shot on target. A deserved away win for Forest who are currently 14th in the Championship table.
Wimbledon (0) 2 (Trotter, Pigott)
Blackpool (0) 0
AT KINGSMEADOW, KINGSTON UPON THAMES, LONDON
Two second half goals saw Wimbledon move out of the relegation zone with victory over Blackpool. Liam Trotter tapped in from a rebound to give the Londoners the lead. Joe Pigott sealed the victory with a goal on his debut with an arrowed shot into the top corner. Dan Agyei had the Seasiders best chance, overall Wimbledon deserved the three points. Blackpool are 17th in the table and could do with a few points soon to avoid being dragged into a relegation fight.
Newport County (2) 2 (Amond, Demetriou)
Crawley Town (0) 1 (Smith)
AT RODNEY PARADE, NEWPORT, WALES
A dominant first half was enough for Newport on Friday night against Crawley. The exiles hit the woodwork twice early on through Robbie Wilmott and Paidraig Amond. It was Amond who gave the home side the lead on 40 minutes and a Mickey Demetriou penalty made it 2-0. Crawley were better in the second half with Jimmy Smith pulling one back. They could not find an equaliser however leaving Newport in the play off places for the first time this season.
Notts County (0) 1 (Stead)
Exeter City (2) 2 (Taylor, Stockley)
AT MEADOW LANE, NOTTINGHAM
Notts County missed the chance to go level with Luton at the top after a surprise home defeat against Exeter. The visitors took the lead after Dean Moxey’s rocket of a free kick hit the post and fell to Jake Taylor to score. Taylor then turned provider with a superb cross field pass setting Jayden Stockley away to make it two. Jon Stead gave the magpies hope with a penalty but it was not to be. The defeat is Notts first at home since last April.
Mansfield Town (1) 3 (Hamilton 2, Hemmings)
Cheltenham Town (1) 2 (Pell, Adebayo)
AT FIELD MILL, MANSFIELD
Mansfield Town left it late to win an entertaining and bad tempered encounter against Cheltenham at Field Mill. A Harry Pell penalty gave the visitors the lead after a foul from Hayden White. CJ Hamilton equalised turning in an Alfie Potter cross. Taylor Moore was sent off for the visitors after an elbow to the face of Danny Rose. The evened up in the second half after another foul from White saw him leave the field and both sides with 10 men.
The fun however was just getting started. Danny Wright set up Elijah Adebayo to put Chletenham back ahead. The lead lasted just 6 minutes as Kane Hemmings equalised on 80 minutes. Wright then left Cheltenaham with just nine men after a collision with Potter saw him see the third red card of the day. The Stags took advantage of the extra man, CJ Hamilton got his second striking the winner in injury time to finish off an extraordinary afternoon in North Nottinghamshire.
Tranmere Rovers (1) 3 (Norwood, Ginnelly, Hughes)
Maidenhead United (0) 2 (Barratt, Clerima)
AT PRENTON PARK, BIRKENHEAD
Tranmere rovers maintained their promotion push with a 3-2 win against Maidenhead at Prenton Park. James Norwood got his 11th of the season to given Rovers an early lead. Josh Ginnelly making his debut on loan from Burnley added a second just after the break. Sam Barratt’s neat near post flick gave Maidenhead hope but a long range strike from substitute Jeff Hughes sealed the victory for Rovers. Remy Clerima scored a consolation towards the end but Rovers held out for the three points. They are two points away from the automatic promotion places as a result.
Chester FC (0) 1 (White)
Gateshead (2) 3 (McGlaughlin, Burrow, Preston)
AT THE DIVA STADIUM, CHESTER
Gateshead proved too good for struggling Chester at the Diva Stadium. The North East side scored two just before half time through Paddy McGlaughlin and Jordan Burrow. Burrow then set up Jordan Preston on 52 minutes with Preston scoring with an excellent strike into the top corner. Harry White got his third goal in five games to pull on back for the Seals, but from there the home side did not threaten to get back into the game. It end Gateshead’s poor recent run and leaves Chester five points away from safety.
National League North
Southport (0) 3 (Sampson 2, Gilchrist)
Stockport County (1) 1 (Turner)
AT HAIG AVENUE, SOUTHPORT
Southport made it two wins in a row after an excellent comeback to beat Stockport at Haig Avenue. Rhys Turner gave Stockport the lead on 8 minutes and the away side were in control going into the break. It all turned in the second half though, Jack Sampson who had an outstanding second half scored from a deflected shot soon after the break. Jason Gilchrist finished off a neat one touch move to give the Sandgrounders a deserved lead. Sampson added his second before the end to seal a 3-1 victory. Southport move up to 14th in the table, their highest position since the early games of the season.
Scottish Cup Round 4
Queen Of The South (0) 1 (Fergusson)
Partick Thistle (1) 2 (Sammon 2)
AT PALMERSTONE PARK
There was to be no cup upset at Palmerstone park as Premiership Partick Thistle got the better of Championship Queen of the South. Connor Sammon was the hero for Partick giving the visitors a half time lead. Queen got a bit of luck with the equaliser as a clearance hit Ross Fergusson and ended up in the net to make it 1-1. Sammon struck again on 81 minutes with a deflected shot to take Partick into round 5. The Doonhammers must now concentrate on trying to get back into the play off race.