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 Soccer Update



Premier League – Everton v Man City


Super Toffees thrash Manchester City

A majestic performance from Everton saw off Manchester City at Goodison Park. Romelu Lukaku coolly finished a Kevin Mirallas cut back to give the hosts the lead and early in the second half Lukaku returned the compliment putting through Mirallas to make it 2-0. Tom Davies in only his second league start dinked the ball over the City keeper Claudio Bravo to make it three. London born debutant Ademola Lookman completed the rout with a fourth in injury time. Everton remain seventh but clearly have an array of exciting talent coming through with this hugely impressive display.

Full Report (BBC Sport)

Premier League – Man Utd v Liverpool


Score draw a fair result in East Lancs Derby

A draw was a fair but frustrating result for both sides as Liverpool earned a point at Manchester United. Liverpool had a first half lead through a James Milner penalty after Paul Pogba had handled in the area from a corner. Roberto Firmino and Georginio Wijnaldum has chances to make it two as Liverpool were dangerous on the counter attack. However Manchester United kept pressing forward and got their reward when Zlatan Ibrahimovic headed home in the midst of a goalmouth scramble to equalise. A point a piece means Liverpool are seven points behind Chelsea in third and Manchester United are 12 points behind. It makes Liverpool’s match with Chelsea at Anfield at the end of the month even more a must win if they want to stay in the title race.

Full Report (BBC Sport)





Premier League

Manchester United (0) 1 (Ibrahimovic) – Liverpool (1) 1 (Milner)At Old Trafford, Stretford, Greater Manchester

Everton (1) 4 (Lukaku, Mirallas, Davies, Lookman)Manchester City (0) 0At Goodison Park, Liverpool


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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.


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





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


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)

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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)





Soccerround – 09th Jan 2016




FA Cup 3rd Round

Young Liverpool side come away with a draw


Liverpool playing a very young side due to injuries were saved embarrassment via an Australian at Exeter. The League 2 side took the lead after Tom Nichols angled in Jamie Reid’s low cross but the lead lasted just three minutes after Jerome Sinclair pounced on some poor Exeter defending to coolly finish to level. Exeter controlled the later stages of the first half and got their reward when Lee Holmes put the underdogs back ahead direct from a corner just before half time.

With Liverpool looking tired it was a surprise when manager Jurgen Klopp did not put the experience of Adam Lallana or Lucus Leiva on but instead went for wide player Sheyi Ojo instead. The substitution worked however, Ojo brought Liverpool some energy, and it was his cross that deflected into the path of Australian full back Brad Smith to level and earn a reply that the Reds should come through back at Anfield.

Everton ease past minnows


Everton eased past League 2 Dagenham & Redbridge at Goodison Park. Everton dominated the game and deservedly took the lead on the half hour when Arouna Kone headed home Brian Oviedo’s cross from six yards The underdogs did well to keep to to just one but any concerns of the home fans were put to bed when Kevin Mirallas drew a foul from Nyron Nosworthy and stepped up to score the penalty to make it 2-0 and secure safe passage into round 4.

Experience helps Derby to comeback win at Hartlepool


The upset was on at the Victoria Ground after totally against the run of play Michael Woods set up Jake Gray to give underdogs Hartlepool United a shock lead against Championship promotion chasers Derby County. Derby hit back however as Jacob Butterfield leveled with a strike from range. The winner came five minutes from time when a low cross from Abdoul Camara deflected through to experienced ex-England striker Darren Bent to finish and put the Rams into round 4.

Jamie Ward the hero for Forest


A first half strike from Jamie Ward was enough to put Nottingham Forest through to the next round against Queens Park Rangers. Ward was set up indirectly by Oliver Burke whose mis-hit cross was turned in by Ward in what proved to be the winning goal. Rangers improved in the second half but the closest the came was a Gabriele Angella header that brought an excellent save from keeper Dorus de Vries. Burke had an impressive game throughout and Forest deserved their win and passage into the draw for the next round.

League 1

Blackpool fall to home defeat


Blackpool could not get past Port Vale keeper Danny Alnwick and as a result were a touch unfortunate to go down to defeat at Bloomfield Road. Andy Little and Danny Philliskirk both had great chances for the Tangerines but found Alnwick in great form. The Vale goal came from AJ Leitch-Smith, his initial header was saved but only parried by Blackpool keeper Colin Doyle, but Leitch-Smith got on the end of the rebound to give Port Vale the three points and keep Blackpool in the bottom four.

League 2

Mansfield return to form with impressive home win


Mansfield Town got their first league win since November with an impressive display against Stevenage. Against the run of play the visitors from Hertfordshire nearly took the lead as Michael Tongue hit the post. Chris Clements eventually gave the Stage a deserved lead when Chris Clements scored direct from a free-kick. Debutante Jason Baxendale secured the points in the second half with a 20 yard strike to make it 2-0. Stevenage got a consolation goal in injury through a close range effort from Armand Gnanduillet but in the end Mansfield got and deserved all three points. They are on point off the play off places but most teams have at least one game in hand.

National League

Chester lose mid-table battle to Aldershot


Aldershot came out on top in a mid table game against Chester. Neither side has much to play for at the moment as both are bang in middle of the table. Sean McGinty hit the bar in the first half for the hosts, and it was McGinty who gave them the lead after heading in Dan Walker’s header. A close range effort from Alfie Pavey made it two just a moment later. Ryan Higgins set up John Rooney to give Chester hope for the last 10 minutes, but as they pushed forward Aldershot hit them on the break late on with Rhys Brown crossing for Jim Sevvenson to secure the points.

Southport maintain unbeaten run with a point in Kent


Southport stretched their unbeaten record to eight games after an uninspiring afternoon at Bromley that ended goalless. Louis Almond came closest to breaking the deadlock forcing a good save from Bromley keeper Alan Julian and Julian again save from Jamie Allen 10 minutes from time. Bromley’s Alex Wall did have the ball in the net but was ruled offside, other than that Bromley did not have a shot on target and having edged the game Southport may feel disappointed not to have won it.

Astonishing finish sees Tranmere pull out an incredible victory


The game of the day was at Holker Street where Tranmere stole the points in a spectacular finish. with 10 minutes left it was 1-1 with a penalty a piece from Rovers’ Adam Mekki and Barrow’s Jason Walker. Barrow looked to have won it with two quick goals as Simon Grand headed in a David Mellor cross and Andy Cook tapped in to make it 3-1 on 87 minutes after some poor Rovers defending.

Louis Maynard got what looked a mere consolation scoring from range on 89 minutes but it was actually the start of an incredible comeback. Jeff Hughes rounded the Barrow keeper to score on 92 minutes and there was still time for a 94th minute winner, as Jeff Kirby saw glory and tried his luck from range, with the strike deflecting into the net to finish a superb game and give Rovers all three points that never looked likely.

Scottish Cup 4th Round

Doonhammers dumped out of the cup by Dumbarton


Queen Of The South’s hopes of a cup run were put to the sword by an in form Garry Fleming who got both the goals for Dumbarton. Fleming was put through by Steven Saunders to slot home to give Dumbarton a deserved lead on 17 minutes after a sweeping passing move. Queens were given hope after the break when Derek Lyle poked the ball home after a scramble in which Dumbarton failed to clear a corner. Parity did not last long however as Kevin Cawley set up Fleming to strike again from close range in what proved to be a deserved winning goal for the home side. Queens are now staring at a long hard road ahead in the league, chasing a play-off spot that will be difficult to achieve.



FA Cup 3rd Round

Exeter City (2) 2 (Nichols, Holmes) Liverpool (1) 2 (Sinclair, Smith)At ST James’ Park, Exeter

Everton (1) 2 (Kone, Mirallas) Dagenham & Redbridge (0) 0At Goodison Park, Liverpool

Hartlepool United (0) 1 (Gray) Derby County (0) 2 (Butterfield, Bent)At The Victoria Ground, Hartlepool

Nottingham Forest (1) 1 (Ward) Queens Park Rangers (0) 0 At The City Ground, West Bridgford

League 1

Blackpool (0) 0 Port Vale (0) 1 (Leitch-Smith)At Bloomfield Road, Blackpool

League 2

Mansfield Town (1) 2 (Clements, Baxendale) Stevenage (0) 1 (Gnanduillet) At Field Mill, Mansfield

National League

Aldershot (0) 3 (McGinty, Pavey, Stevenson) Chester City (0) 1 (Rooney) At The Recreation Ground, Aldershot

Barrow (0) 3 (Walker, Grand, Cook) Tranmere Rovers (1) 4 (Mekki, Maynard, Hughes, Kirby)At Holker Street, Barrow In Furness

Bromley (0) 0 Southport (0) 0At Hayes Lane, Bromley, London

Scottish Cup 4th Round

Dumbarton (1) 2 (Fleming 2) Queen Of The South (0) 1 (Lyle)At The Cheaper Insurance Direct Stadium, Dumbarton

The Radio Match – Barnsley V Everton



26th August 2015

Capital One Cup 2nd Round at Oakwell, Barnsley

Barnsley V Everton

Everton survived a scare in their second round Capital One cup tie against Barnsley at Oakwell. In a good start for the Premier League side Bryan Oviedo shot just wide in the opening moments Kevin Mirallas and Aiden McGeadey also had efforts in the opening 10 minutes as Barnsley looked like they may be overrun.However the Yorkshire side hit back and took the lead on 21 minutes. Conor Hourihane free kick fell to Sam Winnall to give the Yorkshire side the lead against the run of play.

GOAL – 21 MINUTESBARNSLEY 1 Everton 0Sam Winnall

Marley Watkins had a shot saved soon after and Barnsley were full of confidence at this point. A moment later it was Watkins again with a left foot shot and this time made no mistake to score and double the lead for the Yorkshire side.

GOAL – 27 MINUTESBARNSLEY 2 Everton 0Marley Watkins

Aiden McGeadey had another effort well saved and Romelu Lukaku had his first effort of the game on 35 minutes when his effort was well blocked by the Barnsley defense.Everton continued to push forward up until half-time but Barnsley restricted them to half chances and defended well to go in with their hard earned lead at the break

Half Time – Barnsley 2 (Winnall 21, Watkins 27) Everton 0

Almost immediately after the break Ross Barclay put an effort over the bar. Barnsley hit back with a smart counter attacking move and Ben Pearson set up Josh Schowen who should have made it three but shot over the bar. A miss Barnsley were to a moment later a fine acrobatic strike from Kevin Mirallas found the net to put Everton right back in the game.

GOAL – 50 MINUTESBarnsley 2 EVERTON 1Kevin Mirallas

Soon after Barclay set up Mirallas again but he put the effort wide. Gerard Deulofeu had a shot saved by the keeper and it was a cross from Deulofeu that set up the equaliser, met by Stephen Naismith with a header to level the score.

GOAL – 57 MINUTESBarnsley 2 EVERTON 2Stephen Naismith

Barnsley were not done however and were back in the lead within a minute. Reece Wabara’s through ball sent Daniel Crowley through and he made no mistake to put Barnley back ahead and the upset was back on.

GOAL – 58 MINUTESBARNSLEY 3 Everton 2Daniel Crowley

Conor Hourihane out a free kick just wide just after the hour and Sam Winnall set up Hourihane again who yet again failed to take the chance to seal the tie for the Tykes. Again the miss would prove costly as Everton broke straight down the other end from the miss and after good work wide by Deulofeu his cross was met by Romelu Lukaku to level the scores again.

GOAL – 77 MINUTESBarnsley 3 EVERTON 3Romelu Lukaku

Naismith and Barclay had chances to force a winner. The best chance came in the final minute when Mirallas met a Lukaku cross with a header and put it just past the post. At 3-3 on 90 minutes we were heading to extra time.

Full Time – Barnsley (2) 3 (Winnall 21, Watkins 27, Crowley 58) Everton (0) 3 (Mirallas 50, Naismith 57, Lukaku 77)

Despite signs of tiredness Barnley started Extra Time well. Alfie Mawson nearly gave the Yorkshire side the lead again with a header from Conor Hourihane’s cross going just past the post. Conor Wilkinson also brought a save from the Everton goalkeeper Joel Robies. The key momentum shift was a nightmare couple of moments for Barnsley defender Marc Roberts. He conceded a corner and resulting from it he put the ball into his own net to give the Toffeemen the lead for the first time.

GOAL – 95 MINUTESBarnsley 3 EVERTON 4Marc Roberts {OG}

Moving into the second half of extra time Barnsley still showed no signs of giving in. Josh Schowen forced a save from Robies and Hourihane was unlucky when after being set up by some good work from Ben Pearson, he hit the bar. With Barnsley pushing forward the Premier League side hit them on the break, Barclay put Lukaku through for his second of the game to finally finish the tie.

GOAL – 114 MINUTESBarnsley 3 EVERTON 5Romelu Lukaku

Wilkinson had a header wide for Barnsley in the final minute but their spirited effort had run out of steam. Everton in the end go through to the next round after a thoroughly entertaining encounter at Oakwell. Barnsley can take much from the game but as is often the case, Premier League class and greater fitness shone through in the extra time period.


Barnsley (2) 3 (Winnall 21, Watkins 27, Crowley 58) Everton (0) 5 (Mirallas 50, Naismith 57, Lukaku 77, 114 Roberts {OG} 95) AET – 90 MINS 3-3

MOON OF LIBERTY STAR MAN – Romelu Lukaku (Everton)