MOON SATURDAY SOCCERROUND – MOON SOCCER 13
Chelsea (0) 0
Leicester City (0) 0
AT STAMFORD BRIDGE, FULHAM, LONDON
Leicester City earned a deserved point at Chelsea. The Foxes dominated much of the possession and surprised the Champions with a lively display. The returning Jamie Vardy and Wilfred Ndidi both went close for the visitors. Cese Fabregas did have a good chance for the homes side but they lacked ideas. The Foxes faced the last 20 minutes with 10 men as Ben Chilwell was sent off but they held out for a point. Leicester remain 8th in the Premier League table.
Tottenham Hotspur (1) 4 (Sob Hueng-Min, Kane 2, Eriksen)
Everton (0) 0
AT WEMBLEY STADIUM, BRENT, LONDON
Harry Kane was in sensational form as Everton were on the receiving end of a hammering for Spurs at Wembley. Son Heung-Min opened the scoring and hit a post before setting up Kane for his first to make it 2-0 early in the second half. Kane got a second and Christian Eriksen finished off a flowing passing move to make it 4-0. The win moves Tottenham level with Liverpool in the race for 4th place, Everton remain 9th after a miserable afternoon.
Birmingham City (0) 0
Derby County (1) 3 (Russell, Vydra, Weimann)
AT ST ANDREW’S, BIRMINGHAM
Derby stay second in the Championship after a comfortable afternoon at Birmingham. The Blues started well as Jonathan Grounds hit the post but from there Derby took total control. Johnny Russell put the Rams ahead before the break and Matej Vydra with his 16th of the season added a second. Andreas Weimann tapped in the third to complete the victory. They are 10 points behind Wolves at the top but are still in prime position for an automatic promotion push.
Nottingham Forest (0) 0
Aston Villa (1) 1 (Hogan)
AT THE CITY GROUND, WEST BRIDGFORD
The optimism after Forest’s win against Arsenal and the appointment of Aitor Karanka as the new manager was not built on as they lost 1-0 to Aston Villa. Scott Hogan headed in Robert Snodgrass’ cross on 18 minutes to get the only goal of the game. Snodgrass had an excellent game and had a great chance to add to the scoresheet but was denied by Jordan Smith in the Forest goal. Villa move up to 4th with their deserved win, for Forest, a case of after the Lord mayor’s show.
Blackpool (0) 0
Bristol Rovers (0) 0
AT BLOOMFIELD ROAD, BLACKPOOL
It was deadlock at Bloomfield Road but Blackpool will be relieved to get out of this one with a draw. Rory Gaffney had a goal ruled offside within a minute and Sean Longstaff went close shortly after as the Bristol side controlled the game. Gaffney missed an open goal in the second half after poor play from the Blackpool keeper Joe Lumley. Blackpool stay 16th and will consider themselves fortunate not to have been beaten today.
Grimsby Town (0) 1 (Matt)
Newport County (1) 2 (Willmott, Nouble)
AT BLUNDELL PARK, CLEETHORPES
After their win over Leeds in the FA Cup, Newport County took their form into League 2 with victory at Grimsby. The Exiles dominated the first half, Robbie Wilmott’s screamer from the edge of the box opened the scoring. Frank Nouble’s deflected shot added a second. Jamille Matt pulled one back to make it a nervous last 10 minutes but he then got sent off and Newport held off Grimsby’s late charge to get a deserved victory and move within two points of the play off places.
Lincoln City (1) 2 (Frecklington, Green)
Notts County (1) 2 (Stead, Grant)
AT SINCIL BANK, LINCOLN
Notts County shared the points in a fantastic end to end game at Lincoln. Jon Stead gave Notts County the lead Lee Frecklington who had re-joined Lincoln from Rotherham this week, had equalised before half time. Matt Green then put Lincoln ahead, but County showed their resolved to level again through Jorges Grant. To add to the mix Danny Cowley, the manager of Lincoln, was sent to the stands. A draw was a fair result in a game that had plenty of entertainment.
Cambridge United (0) 0
Mansfield Town (0) 0
AT THE KASSAM STADIUM, CAMBRIDGE
A scrappy and uninspiring game at Cambridge saw Mansfield remain in the play off places after a 0-0 draw. There was not a shot on target in the whole of the first half. Conrad Logan in the Mansfield goal made a good save from Uche Impeazu and Danny Rose had the ball in the net for the Stags but was adjudged offside. Thus the game ended in the 0-0 draw it deserved.
Woking (0) 0
Tranmere Rovers (1) 1 (Cook)
AT THE KINGFIELD STADIUM, WOKING
Tranmere Rovers move up to 5th after victory at Woking. The winning goal came on 29 minutes after Andy Cook converted Ollie Norburn’s corner. Cook was sent off late in the game which will be a blow as he will be suspended for the next few games. Defender Steve McNulty also went off injured, it is unknown at the moment how serious the injury is. So three points but this game could come at a cost for Rovers in the next few games as they continue their promotion push.
FA TROPHY – ROUND 2
East Thurrock United (0) 1 (Ekpetita)
Chester FC (0) 0
AT ROOKERY HILL, CORRINGHAM
Chester FC were dumped out of the FA Trophy by Nation League South side East Thurrock United. Despite better recent league form Chester failed t take this opportunity as east Thurrock dominated most of the game and deserved their 1-0 win. Calvin Ekpetita got the winner with a tap in from a goalmouth scramble on 21 Minutes. Ross Hannah had the Seals only chance but East Thurrock could have had more. It’s back to the relegation fight for Chester.
NATIONAL LEAGUE NORTH
Southport (1) 2 (Sampson, Gilchrist)
Leamington (0) 0
AT HAIG AVENUE, SOUTHPORT
Southport continued their recent improved form with a convincing 2-0 win over Leamington. The Sandgrounders took the lead on 9 minutes as David Morgan set up Jack Sampson to finish off a flowing move. Adam Dawson’s through ball set Jason Gilchrist to make it 2-0 on 70 minutes. he win moves Southport up to 16th and 2 points clear of the drop zone after securing seven points from their last four games.
Inverness Caledonian Thistle (2) 3 (Vigurs, Chalmers, Doran)
Queen Of The South (0) 1 (Bell)
AT THE CALEDONIAN STADIUM, INVERNESS
Queen of the South drop out of the play off places after being well beaten by Inverness. Iain Vigurs header gave the hosts the lead. Stephen Dobbie missed a golden chance to equalise and Queens were punished for it as Joe Chalmers added a second for Inverness before the break. Aaron Doran added to third to complete the victory before Owen Bell got his first goal for Queens, but a consolation was all it was to be on a poor day for the Doonhammers.
Moon Of Liberty Star Man
Matej Vydra (Derby County)