League Two Round-Up: Morecambe goalkeeper SCORES to halt losing streak
Feb03

League Two Round-Up: Morecambe goalkeeper SCORES to halt losing streak

There were only two games in League two last night, with both encounters ending in 1-1 draws. But the outcomes only tell half the story! Hosts Morecambe drew level with Portsmouth in the most dramatic of fashion. Gareth Evans gave the away side the lead in the 40th, but this game shall be remembered by home fans as the night when their 33-year-old goalkeeper scored. With just seconds remaining at the Globe Arena; shot stopper Barry...

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Fresh faces Fulton and Freeman will propel Portsmouth’s promotion push
Feb02

Fresh faces Fulton and Freeman will propel Portsmouth’s promotion push

After two weeks sitting sixth in the League Two table, Pompey have been making reinforcements throughout the latter stages of the January transfer window. In my blog at the start of the month; I suggested that a centre-back, right-back and a goalkeeper were necessary for our promotion push. Following the close of the transfer window; two of the three mentioned were signed with Ryan Fulton, a young shot-stopper, and Kieron Freeman, an...

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Top 5: Players of the FA Cup Fourth Round
Feb02

Top 5: Players of the FA Cup Fourth Round

League One Shrewsbury Town are the lowest-ranked team to progress into the FA Cup fourth-round after their dramatic 3-2 victory against Sheffield Wednesday thanks to Jack Grimmer’s 97th minute winner. Wins for Manchester City and Chelsea have set up the most high-profile tie of the fifth-round, with the Citizens travelling to Stamford Bridge later this month. Elsewhere; there were wins for Manchester United, Reading,...

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League Two Round-Up: Plymouth spurn chance to go top, Stevenage give Sheringham the chop
Feb02

League Two Round-Up: Plymouth spurn chance to go top, Stevenage give Sheringham the chop

Plymouth Argyle failed to go top of League Two following a 1-0 home loss to Wycombe Wanderers, who are now one point adrift of the play-offs with two games in hand over Mansfield Town. Gozie Ugwu scored the game’s only goal in the third minute from close range. The visitors goalkeeping coach Barry Richardson, 46, played his first game in more than a decade as he replaced the injured Alex Lynch. York City won their first game in five...

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Lambert hails new signing Watt as Blackburn ease into round five of the FA Cup
Jan31

Lambert hails new signing Watt as Blackburn ease into round five of the FA Cup

Manager Paul Lambert was full of praise for new additions Tony Watt and Simeon Jackson as Blackburn Rovers made light work of Oxford United to breeze into the fifth-round of the FA Cup. A brace from winger Ben Marshall; who converted a first-half penalty and an exquisite free-kick in the second period, came either side of loan signing Watt’s driven low effort on his first appearance for the club to seal a comfortable 3-0 for the...

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Appleton: We looked like a five-a-side team
Jan31

Appleton: We looked like a five-a-side team

Oxford United boss Michael Appleton admitted his side looked like a five-a-side team as Blackburn Rovers ran out comfortable 3-0 winners from Saturday’s FA Cup fourth-round clash at the Kassam Stadium. The 40-year-old, who used to manage the Championship opponents back in 2013, says his group of giant killers that knocked out Premier League outfit Swansea City in the previous round were simply outclassed and overpowered by the...

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