Moon Of Liberty Saturday Soccerround – 11th March 2017

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#MoonSoccer13 Saturday Round up -11th Mar 2017

Premier League – Everton v West Bromwich Albion

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Scneiderlin gerts first goal in comprehensive win for the Toffeemen

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

Report (BBC Sport)

Championship – Brighton & Hove Albion v Derby County

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Brighton coast past the Rams

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

Report (BBC Sport)

Championship – Burton Albion v Nottingham Forest

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Nigel Clough gets victory over the club where he was famous

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

Report (BBC Sport)

League 2 – Crewe Alexandra v Newport County

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Newport get Flynn off to the perfect start

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

Report (BBC Sport)

League 2 – Mansfield Town v Plymouth Argyle

Stags hopes hit after home defeat

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

Report (BBC Sport)

League 2 – Notts County v Hartlepool United

Grant strikes again for improving Magpies

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

Report (BBC Sport)

League 2 – Wycombe Wanderers v Blackpool

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All square at Adams Park

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

Report (BBC Sport)

National League – Southport v Torquay United

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Southport beaten in key relegation clash

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

Report (BBC Sport)

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

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Advantage Rovers after 1st leg away draw

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

Report (Liverpool Echo)

Scottish Championship – Morton v Queen Of The South

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Queens beaten at Morton

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

Report (BBC Sport)

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MOON OF LIBERTY SOCCER SCOREBOARD

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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Championship

Nottingham Forest opened their account with a ding dong 4-3 win over Burton Albion at the City Ground. Britt Assombalonga opened the scoring but Burton fought back with goals from Lucas Akins and Lloyd Dyer, but Thomas Lam scored on the stroke of half time and young talent Oliver Burke made it 3-2 in the second half before Assombalonga got his second. Tom Naylor made it a nervy end with a header to make it 4-3 but Forest hold on to get their opening day 3 points.

The excitement at the City Ground to now follow down the Brian Clough Way as Derby drew 0-0 with Brighton, the best chances fell to Tom Ince and Will Hughes but Derby could not find the breakthrough, two home points dropped on opening day for the Rams.

League 2

Blackpool who are hoping to put years of problems behind them got off to a great start at home to Exeter City in League 2. Kyle Vassell’s defleected shot gave Balckpool the lead and a Troy Brown own goal sealed the points. Notts County’s opening was less positive as they were well beaten at Yeovil due to first half goals from Kevin Dawson and Otis Khan enough to give the Somerset side a 2-0 win.

An excellent game between two of the Moon’s teams ended in Mansfield taking the points at Newport. Matt Green’s header for the Stage was canceled out by a Jack Compton Free kick. Danny Rose put Mansfield back ahead but a tap in from Joss Labadie made it 2-2 going into the final stages. The game was won with a Kevan Hurst strike from 20 yards in stoppage time to get Mansfield off to a flying start.

National League

Tranmere Rovers got their season off to a great start with a 2-0 away win at Bromley. A first half double from James Norwood was the difference. By contrast Southport were well beaten at Dagenham & Redbridge with goals for Fejiri Okenabirhie, Luke Guttidge & Jordan Maguire-Drew giving the Londoners a 3-0 win. Chester City also went down 3-0 at Gateshead whose goals all come in the second half, two goals from Wes York and a third from Manny Smith got the North-East outfit the points.

Scottish Championship

Queen Of the South came out with a creditable point against Dundee United. Mark Millar gave Queens a half time lead. A superb individual effort from Nick Van Der Velden saw the Dundee side draw level and they had the better of the latter stages but could not find a winner. An excellent point for the Doonhammers away at the favourite for promotion should give them plenty of confidence.

Reports (BBC Sport) – Forest Derby Blackpool Newport v Mansfield Notts County Southport Tranmere Chester Queen Of The South

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MOON OF LIBERTY SOCCER SCOREBOARD

SOCCER RESULTS

Championship

Nottingham Forest (2) 4 (Assombalonga 2, Lam, Burke) – Burton Albion (2) 3 (Akins, Dyer, Naylor) – At The City Ground, West Bridgeford

Derby County (0) 0Brighton & Hove Albion (0) 0At Pride Park, Derby

League 2

Blackpool (1) 2 (Vassell, Brown [OG]) – Exeter City (0) 0 At Bloomfield Road, Blackpool

Yeovil Town (2) 2 (Dawson, Khan) – Notts County (0) 0 At Huish Park, Yeovil

Newport County (1) 2 (Compton, Labadie) – Mansfield Town (1) 3 (Green, Rose, Hurst) – At Rodney Parade, Newport, Wales

National League

Gateshead (1) 3 (York 2, Smith) – Chester City (0) 0At The Gateshead International Stadium, Gateshead

Dagenham & Redbrige (2) 3 (Okenabirhie, Guttridge, Maguire-Drew) –Southport (0) 0At Victoria Road, Dagenham, London

Bromley (0) 0Tranmere Rovers (2) 2 (Norwood 2) – At Hayes Lane, Bromley

Scottish Championship

Dundee United (0) 1 (Van Der Velden) – Queen Of The South (1) 1 (Millar) – At Tannadice Park, Dundee

MOON OF LIBERTY STAR MAN – James Norwood (Tranmere Rovers)