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 – 25th Feb 2017

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#MoonSoccer13 Saturday Round Up

Premier League – Everton v Sunderland

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Another home win for the Toffeemen

Everton are now unbeaten in nine after beating bottom side Sunderland 2-0 at Goodison Park. Idrissa Gueye converted Seamus Colema’s low cross for his first ever Everton goal. Sunderland improved in the second half, but a break away saw Romelu Lukaku’s deflected shot seal the points as they continued to try and chase down a top six finish.

Report (BBC Sport)

Championship – Aston Villa v Derby County

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Chester further dents Derby’s play off hopes

Derby County are now 10 points off the play offs after a disappointing defeat at Aston Villa. The only goal came from James Chester’s header in the first half. Derby felt they should have had a penalty as Darren Bent went down in the box but it was not given. Andre Green hit a post for Villa, as they deserved the win. Villa did go down to 10 men in injury time as Leandro Bacuna was sent off, but it would not spoil Villa’s day as they claimed the points as Derby’s promotion chances continue to fade.

Report (BBC Sport)

Championship – Wigan Athletic v Nottingham Forest

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Forest earn an away point

Nottingham Forest had the best of the game but could not find a winner in a 0-0 stalemate at Wigan. The only chance on target in a poor first half came from Forest’s  Mustapha Carayol. Eric Lichaj curled a shot just wide and Carayol forced a good save from the Wigan keeper in the second half. After two heavy away defeats in their last two games Forest would probably have been happy to take a point and a solid display at the start of play, however they may feel they should have won it given how the match panned out.

Report (BBC Sport)

League 2 – Exeter City v Blackpool

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Seasiders throw away another lead yet again

Blackpool have thrown away leads on a number of occasions and it happened again at Exeter. Blackpool took the lead on 19 minutes as Brad Potts shot was spilled and Colin Daniel scored from the rebound. Potts himself got a second but Exeter were back in it before the break with a close range effort from Ollie Watkins. Exeter pushed on but could not make the breakthrough, just as it looked as if Blackpool had the victory, Reuban Reid’s stooping header earned Exeter a point four minutes into injury time. Blackpool are in 15th seven points off the play offs, they may be challenging if it were not for the sort of late lapses costing them points we saw today.

Report (BBC Sport)

League 2 – Mansfield Town v Newport County

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Stags play off push continues

Two of the Moon’s sides met at Field Mill as Mansfield got another three points seeing off Newport at Field Mill. The bottom side took a surprise lead through Ryan Bird. Mansfield were level at the break as Krystian Pearce got the equaliser. Newport were left facing an uphill struggle as Jamaai Gordon was sent off and Mansfield took full advantage. Craig Reed’s handball allowed Shaq Coulthirst to slot home the penalty for his fourth goal since his loan move which won Mansfield the game. The loss leaves Newport six points adrift at the bottom and they need to turn it around very quickly if they are to avoid the Nation League next season.

Report (BBC Sport)

League 2 – Notts County v Yeovil Town

No goals at Meadow Lane

Notts County have another point in their fight for survival in an uninspiring game at Meadow Lane against Yeovil Town. Jorge Grant had the best chance in the very first minute forcing a good save after being put through by Mark Yeates. Notts had more of the ball but overall did not do enough to win the game. Notts County are now five points away from the drop and while being a fair way from having the quality to compete at the top end, look to have enough to now survive comfortably.

Report (BBC Sport)

National League – Southport v Chester City

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Southport’s woes continue as Chester grab away win

Chester survived late pressure to take a 1-0 win at Southport whose relegation concerns deepen. Toms Shaw hit the post for Chester early on and they took a deserved lead in the second half through Evan Harwood who brilliantly lobbed the keeper to score. Southport tried to fight back and were unlucky as both Liam Hynes and Jim Stevenson hit the woodwork late on. Southport are now three behind Maidstone and Woking with a worse goal difference. Their form needs to trun quickly if they want to remain in the National League. Chester remain in mid table.

Report (BBC Sport)

FA Trophy Quarter Final – Tranmere Rovers v Barrow

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Rovers roar into the Semi Finals

Tranmere Rovers are a game away from Wembley after thrashing Barrow in today’s FA Trophy Quarter Final. Barrow briefly lead through Jordan William’s goal but from there Tranmere took total control with defender Michael Ihiekwe leveling before the break. Then Cole Stockton took control with two goals early in the second half to make it 3-1. Andy Mangan got a fourth Stockton completed his hat trick and the big 5-1 victory. Wembley is within reach and after a couple of poor home performances, this should bolster their promotion push as well.

Report (Liverpool Echo)

Scottish Championship – Queen Of The South v Raith Rovers

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Doonhammers keep slim play off hopes alive

Queen Of The South got a hugely needed win at home to Raith Rovers. They dominated the first half with goals from John Rankin and a close range effort from Derek Lyle putting the Dumfries side 2-0 at the break. Raith improved in the second half getting one back through Parisian John-Yves Mvoto. Ryan Hardie had a big chance to equalise late on but headed over the bar. The win mean Queen’s could move within five points of Falkirk if they win their game in hand in the race for the final play off spot. 

Report (BBC Sport)

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Soccer Results

Premiere League

Everton (1) 1 (Gueye, Lukaku)Sunderland (0) 0At Goodison Park, Walton, Liverpool

Championship

Aston Villa (1) 1 (Chester)Derby County (0) 0At Villa Park, Aston, Birmingham

Wigan Athletic (0) 0 Nottingham Forest (0) 0At The DW Stadium, Wigan

League 2

Exeter City (1) 2 (Watkins, Reid)Blackpool (2) 2 (Daniel, Potts)At St James’ Park, Exeter

Mansfield Town (1) 2 (Pearce, Coulthirst)Newport County (1) 1 (Bird) At Field Mill, Mansfield

Notts County (0) 0Yeovil Town (0) 0At Meadow Lane, Nottingham

National League

Southport (0) 0 Chester City (0) 1 (Horwood) At Haig Avenue, Southport

FA Trophy Quarter Final

Tranmere Rovers (1) 5 (Iheikwell, Stockton 3, Mangan) Barrow (1) 1 (Williams)At Prenton Park, Birkenhead

Scottish Championship

Queen Of The South (2) 2 (Rankin, Lyle)Raith Rovers (0) 1 (Mvoto)At Palmerstone Park, Dumfries

MOON OF LIBERTY STAR MANCole Stockton (Tranmere Rovers)

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Moon Of Liberty Tuesday Soccerround – 14 Feb 2017

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#MoonSoccer13 Tuesday Round-Up

Championship – Derby County v Cardiff City

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Rams throw away a two goal lead

Derby County have suffered their first home league loss since September as they threw away a two goal lead against Cardiff City. Julien de Sart, on loan from Middlesbrough gave Derby the lead and Tom Ince set up Darren Bent to make it two within 17 minutes. Kadeem Harris got one back before the break and grabbed a second two minutes after the restart to equalise. Craig Noone then gave Cardiff a deserved lead but a Darren Bent header allowed Derby to strike back. David Nugent had a chance to win it for Derby but at the other end Alex Pearce gave away a penalty in injury time which Jor Ralls put away to gave Cardiff all three points. Derby are now eight points off the play off places after recent stutters and have conceded seven goals in their last two home games.

Full Report (BBC Sport)

Championship – Fulham v Nottingham Forest

Forest Lose

Another away defeat for Forest

Despite an excellent start Nottingham Forest went down to a second away defeat in three days losing 3-2 at Fulham. Pajtim Kasami’s volley had Forest ahead in two minutes as the reds looked dangerous early on. Fulham turned it around with two goals in three minutes from Tom Cairney and Lucas Piazon. Young star Ben Brereton headed Forest level shortly after the break but Jack Hobbs put through his own net on 72 minutes which proved to be the winning goal for Fulham who are six points off the play offs but still very much in the race. Forest remain in 17th place in the Championship.

Full Report (BBC Sport)

League 2 – Mansfield Town v Accrington Stanley

Stags share eight goals with Accrington

A late equaliser stretched Mansfield Town’s unbeaten run to eight in a hugely entertaining 4-4 draw against Accrington Stanley. The Stags defended poorly early on and goals from Omar Backles and Shay McCarten gave the Lancashire side a 2-0 lead in the first half hour. Rhys Bennett pulled one back scrambling the ball home after a corner was not cleared. Billy Kee scored the pick of the goals with a fine dipping strike from range t put Accrington 3-1 up but Mansfield hit back again just before the break through Hayden White’s header.

In form Shaq Coulthirst converted a penalty for Mansfield to level but Accrington had a penalty of their own within three minutes which Kee scored for his second of the night to make it 4-3. With moments left and Mansfield’s run looking in danger, White flicked the ball on for Frenchman Yoann Arquin to wallop home an injury time equaliser to complete an extraordinary game. Mansfield remain in the play off places as a result of the point.

Full Report (BBC Sport)

League 2 – Newport County v Grimsby Town

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Another point for solid Newport

Newport remain bottom but extended their unbeaten run to six games after another 0-0 draw this time against Grimsby Town. Newport created very little and the best chance came from Grimsby’s Danny Andrew who hit the post with a free kick. Barely a chance was created for either side in the second half which allows Newport to pick up another point. They are four away from safety but if they keep picking points up with Leyton Orient and Cheltenham both in poor current form, just maybe survival is still possible.

Full Report (BBC Sport)

League 2 – Notts County v Exeter City

Magpies leave it late to salvage a draw

Two injury time goals earned Notts County an unlikely and priceless point against Exeter City at Meadow Lane. David Wheeler had given Exeter a first half lead and Notts came out in the second half with a very positive attitude Substitute Shola Ameobi had two great chances but was denied by Exeter keeper Christy Pym and Richard Duffy rattled the bar.

Jake Taylor was sent off with two minutes to go for Exeter but the 10 men responded with a goal through Ryan harley to make it 2-0 and appear to finish the game. But Notts kept pressing and got one back in injury time through a header from Duffy. It set up a grand stand finish in which Jorge Grant’s shot deflected into the net to complete an incredible comeback. The point puts Notts one point above Cheltenham and Leyton Orient and five above Newport County in the fight for Football league survival

Full Report (BBC Sport)

League 2 – Portsmouth v Blackpool

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Blackpool well beaten at Portsmouth

Blackpool’s first defeat in four games came in a 2-0 loss at Portsmouth. Gareth Eveans hit the bar for the home side early and he later got on the end of Enda Stevens through ball to put Pompey deservedly ahead. Little was created in the second half but Portsmouth sealed the three points in injury time with a second goal from Eoin Doyle. Blackpool fall one place to 12th after the loss, as mid table as you can get.

Full Report (BBC Sport)

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Soccer Results

Championship

Derby County (2) 3 (de Sart, Bent 2)Cardiff City (1) 4 (Harris 2, Noone, Ralls)At Pride Park, Derby

Fulham (2) 3 (Caimey, Piazon, Hobbs {OG})Nottingham Forest (1) 2 (Kasami, Brereton)At Craven Cottage, Fulham, London

League 2

Mansfield Town (2) 4 (Bennett, White, Coulthirst, Arquin)Accrington Stanley (3) 4 (Beckles, McCartan, Kee 2)At Field Mill, Mansfield

Newport County (0) 0Grimsby Town (0) 0At Rodney Parade, Newport, Wales

Notts County (0) 2 (Duffy, Grant)Exeter City (1) 2 (Wheeler, Harley)At Meadow Lane, Nottingham

Portsmouth (1) 2 (Evans, Doyle)Blackpool (0) 0At Fratton Park, Milton, Portsmouth

MOON OF LIBERTY STAR MANKadeem Harris (Cardiff City)

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Moon Of Liberty Saturday Soccerround – 11th Feb 2017

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#MoonSoccer13 Saturday Round Up

Premier League – Liverpool v Tottenham

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Mane shows what the Reds have been missing

Sadio Mane was back on the scoresheet for the first time since returning from the African Nations Cup as Liverpool put a dent in Tottenham’s title hopes. Mane was put through and calmly finished to give Liverpool the lead on 16 minutes and hooked home a second two minutes later from a rebound off a Roberto Firmino shot that had been parried. The Reds shut out Tottenham comfortably in the second half in which the visitor were surprisingly flat given their recent form. Liverpool are back in the top four after the win and it is their first league success of 2017.

Full Report (BBC Sport)

Premier League – Middlesbrough v Everton

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No score at the Riverside

Everton are eight matches unbeaten but could not make the breakthrough at Middlesbrough. Romelu Lukaku went closest forcing a good save from Victor Valdes. The result should could as no surprise given it is the Teeside outfit’s 11th 0-0 draw of the season. Everton remain safely in seventh place as the best of the rest outside the big six, if they want to break into it, they will need to learn how to win games like this.

Full Report (BBC Sport)

Championship – Derby County v Bristol City

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Comeback earns Derby a point in six goal thriller

Derby County needed a second half comeback after a terrible first half to earn a point at home to lowly Bristol City. The visitors dominated and took a shock 3-0 half time lead through full debutante Matty Taylor and two close range efforts from Tammy Abraham. Bristol City could have had more as Derby were not at the races. A header from Darren Bent pulled one back to give the home side hope and Tom Ince also headed home shortly after to make it 3-2. Ince was then fouled with nine minutes to go and Bent stepped up to equalise. Derby pressured for a winner without creating anything more but avoid an embarrassing home defeat. However on paper this should have been three points and that may be costly in the play off race come the end of the season.

Full Report (BBC Sport)

Championship – Norwich City v Nottingham Forest

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Forest thrashed by the Canaries

After some recent improved form Nottingham Forest crashed with a bump as they were hammered 5-1 at Norwich City. An excellent 25 yard volley from Jonny Howson put the home side ahead with Josh Murphy and Wes Hoolahan enduring Norwich went in 3-0 up at the break and in total control. A second half brace from Alex Pritchard added to the misery. Ross McCormack did get one back in between Pritchard’s two goals but it was merely consolation. In addition Eric Lichaj was sent off in a day Forest will want to forget.The win leaves Norwich two points off the play offs, Forest’s recent improvement means at least this heavy defeat does not drag them back into a relegation fight.

Full Report (BBC Sport)

League 2 – Newport v Doncaster

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Newport earn a point from the league leaders

Newport County stretched their unbeaten run to five games earning an excellent point at Rodney Parade against leaders Doncaster Rovers. David Pipe nearly scored in 90 seconds for the Welsh side forcing a fine save from keeper Ian Lawlor. Andy Williams had the best chance for Doncaster as the visitor controlled most of the game but did not make the breakthrough against an increasingly resilient Newport side. Doncaster move six points ahead at the top, while Newport are still bottom but this unexpected point may be crucial come the end of the season.

Full Report (BBC Sport)

League 2 – Carlisle v Blackpool

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Big away day win for the Tangerines

Blackpool have their first league win in six games after a comfortable 4-1 away win at Carlisle United. Brad Potts gave Blackpool the lead converting Colin Daniel’s cross and Jordan Flores doubled the lead on 50 minutes. Jabo Ibehre pulled one back but the points were sealed as Sanmi Odelusi took advantage of defensive errors to make it 3-1. Nathan Delfouneso’s cool finish late on added a fourth in a very good day for Blackpool.The Tangerines are five points off the play off spots as a result of the win in 11th place.

Full Report (BBC Sport)

League 2 – Mansfield Town v Hartlepool

The Stags march on

Mansfield Town claimed their fourth straight league 2 win hammering Hartlepool 4-0 at Field Mill. Ryhs Bennett could have had Hartlepool ahead on 14 minutes missing an open goal. From that point Mansfield took control. Ben Whiteman converted a Shaquille Coulthirst cross and Danny Rose made it 2-0 before the break. Alex MacDonald came on for his debut in the second half and found some space with a smart run to the edge of the box and dispatched the ball into the net to make it 3-0. Whiteman grabbed a second to complete the rout and move Mansfield into the play off positions for the first time.

Full Report (BBC Sport)

League 2 – Notts County v Cheltenham

Desperately needed win for the Magpies

Notts County moved three points clear of the relegation zone with a big win over fellow strugglers Cheltenham. Notts began well with mark Yeates hitting the bar. The home side turned domination into a goal as Michael O’Conner put through Jon Stead to score. Richard Duffy headed home Yeates corner to make it 2-0 at the break. They could have been further ahead with Jonathan Forte hitting the post. Against the run of play Cheltenahm got one back through Manny Onariase. This made for a nervous finish, but County held out for the 2-1 win and move three points ahead of Leyton Orient and level with Cheltenahm and Accrington. Home form looks to be the key to Notts survival chances. 

Full Report (BBC Sport)

National League – Chester v Gateshead

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Second half comeback sees Gateshead take the points

Chester City let a first half lead go as they fell to a 2-1 defeat at home to Gateshead in an early kick off at the Diva Stadium. Blaine Hudson gave Chester the lead following a series of headers from a corner the ball fell to Hudson to strike. The lead lasted only four minutes a Danny Johnson leveled for the side from the North-East. The winner came on 63 minutes with the ball falling to Jordan Burrow after a goalmouth scramble to fire home the winning goal. Gateshead’s win keep them in the play off hunt, Chester remain 12th, bang in mid table as they seem to have been for the last three seasons.

Full Report (BBC Sport)

National League – Tranmere Rovers v Bromley

Sending off key as Rovers blow the points

The sending off of Tranmere Rovers’ Adam Buxton turned the game as Tranmere looked to be coasting to a home win against Bromley, but ended up with just a point. Adam Cook headed home Ben Tollitt’s corner to put Rovers ahead. Cook added a second before half time, his 15th of the season, to put Trnamere in total control at the break. However after Buxton was sent off on 56 minutes Bromley sensed their chance. Brandon Hanlan got one back and with three minutes left, Jack Holland tapped in to earn the visitors an unlikely point. Tranmere remain fourth but this will go down as two points lost, time will tell if it proves costly in their promotion chase.

Full Report (BBC Sport)

National League – Southport v Dagenham & Redbridge

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Southport back in the bottom four

Southport took a surprise lead against promotion chasing Dagenham & Redbridge but were then totally outclassed at Haig Avenue. Jamie Allen’s penalty gave the Sangrounders the lead but the East London side, currently second in the table, were from then on far too good. A blitz before half time saw three goals in eight minutes, A Jordan Maguire-Drew free kick made it 1-1, a Robbie Cundy own goal gave the visitors the lead which they extended through Fejiri Okenabirhie before half time. Cundy was sent off after his hand ball gave away a penalty in the second half which Corey Whitely converted to complete the 4-1 win. The loss means Southport are back in the bottom four on goal difference behind Maidstone and Woking, all of which have 30 points.

Full Report (BBC Sport)

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MOON OF LIBERTY SOCCER SCOREBOARD

Soccer Results

Premier League

Liverpool (2) 2 (Mane 2)Tottenham Hotspur (0) 0At Anfield, Liverpool

Middlesbrough (0) 0Everton (0) 0At The Riverside Stadium, Middlesbrough

Championship

Derby County (0) 3 (Bent 2, Ince)Bristol City (3) 3 (Taylor, Abraham 2) At Pride Park, Derby

Norwich City (3) 5 (Howson, Murphy,Hoolahan, Pritchard 2) Nottingham Forest (0) 1 (McCormack)At Carrow Road, Norwich

League 2

Newport County (0) 0Doncaster Rovers (0) 0At Rodney Parade, Newport, Wales

Carlisle United (0) 1 (Ibehre)Blackpool (1) 4 (Potts, Flores, Odelusi, Delfouneso)At Brunton Park, Carlisle

Mansfield Town (3) 4 (Whiteman 2, Rose, MacDonald) Hartlepool United (0) 0At Field Mill, Mansfield

Notts County (2) 2 (Stead, Duffy)Cheltenham Town (0) 1 (Onariase)At Meadow Lane, Nottingham

National League

Chester City (1) 1 (Hudson)Gateshead (1) 2 (Johnson, Burrow)At The Diva Stadium, Chester

Tranmere Rovers (2) 2 (Cook 2)Bromley (0) 2 (Hanlan, Holland)At Prenton Park, Birkenhead

Southport (1) 1 (Allen)Dagenham & Redbridge (3) 4 (Maguire-Drew, Cundy {OG}, Okenabirhe, Whitely)At Haig Avenue, Southport

MOON OF LIBERTY STAR MANSadio Mane (Liverpool)

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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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MOON OF LIBERTY SOCCER SCOREBOARD

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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Moon Of Liberty Weekend Soccerround

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Soccer

League 2

Mansfield Town remain in fifth place after a 0-0 draw against a dogged Cambridge. Mitch Rose had three chances for the Stags in the second half but despite being in control of the game they could not find the breakthrough. Notts County also got a point after a late fightback at Meadow Lane against Grimsby. Shaun Pearson and Omar Bogle had put the Mariners 2-0 up, but late goals from Jonathan Forte and Aaron Collins on 88 minutes earned county the draw, they are now four games unbeaten.

Blackpool move back into mid table after a solid 3-0 at Yeovil. all the goals came in the second half after a poor first.Colin Daniel opened the scoring with a long range drive and added a second getting on the end of a Brad Potts cross. Armand Gnaduillet sealed the points tapping in a third. Blackpool could have had more but after a recent bad run, will take this strong showing.

National League

It was a poor day for all three of the Moon’s National League sides. a 3rd minute goal from Ricky Modeste saw Southport just one place off the bottom as they lost 1-0 to Dover. Tranmere Rovers suffered their first defeat of the season at Aldershot. Andy Cook had equalised Bernard Mensah’s early goal. The game moved Aldershot’s way when Scott Rendall slotted home a penalty with 13 minutes to go and Will Evans with a volley sealed a 3-1 win for the hosts.

Tranmere’s defeat gave Forest Green the chance to go top against Chester. Liam Noble’s free kick out wide deceived everyone to give Forest Green the lead and Darren Carter made it 2-0. Elliott Durrell got one back for Chester with 11 minutes left but there was to be no equaliser. Forest Green leapfrog Tranmere to go top.

Iron Bru Cup 3rd Round

Queen Of The South cruised through their Iron Bru Cup tie with Stenhousemuir. Dale Hilson and Grant Anderson had the Doonhammers 2-0 up in 10 minutes and they never looked back. Even without the in form Lyndon Dykes they were too good on the day, Stephen Dobbie and Derek Lyle added more misery on Stenhousemuir before the break. Dobbie grabbed another shortly after the second half began and a brace from Steven Rigg rounded of the Queens scoring. Alan Cook got a late consolation for the visitors as Queens make it five wins in a row in all competitions completing a 7-1 win.

Reports (BBC Sport)

Mansfield  Notts County  Blackpool  Southport  Chester  Tranmere  

Queen Of The South Report (qosfc.com)

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SOCCER RESULTS

League 2

Yeovil Town (0) 0  – Blackpool (0) 3 (Daniel 2, Gnanduillet)At Huish Park, Yeovil

Notts County (0) 2 (Forte, Collins)Grimsby Town (1) 2 (Pearson, Bogle)At Meadow Lane, Nottingham

Mansfield Town (0) 0Cambridge United (0) 0At Field Mill, Mansfield

National League

Chester City (0) 1 (Durrell)Forest Green Rovers (0) 2 (Noble, Carter)At The Diva Stadium, Chester

Southport (0) 0Dover Athletic (1) 1 (Modeste)At Haig Avenue, Southport

Aldershot (1) 3 (Mensah, Rendall, Evans)Tranmere Rovers (1) 1 (Cook)At The Recreation Ground, Aldershot

Iron Bru Cup Round 3

Queen Of The South (4) 7 (Hilson, Anderson, Dobbie 2, Lyle, Rigg 2)Stenhousemuir (0) 1 (Cook)At Palmerstone Park, Dumfries

MOON OF LIBERTY STAR MANColin Daniel (Blackpool)

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