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  • Oliver Hawkins at the double as Portsmouth beat MK DonsOliver Hawkins bagged a brace to send Portsmouth on their way to a comfortable 2-0 victory over MK Dons at Fratton Park.The home side started brightly and had their first chance in the 10th minute when Kyle Bennett's cross went just inches past the oncoming Jamal Lowe.Hawkins then fired Pompey into an early lead four minutes later when he smashed his effort into the roof of the net from close range after being picked out by Matty Kennedy.MK Dons had their first real chance in the 40th minute when a Christian Burgess slip allowed Osman Sow to run in on goal but the striker was denied by a last-ditch tackle from Matt Clarke.And the visitors were then punished on the stroke of half-time as Lowe won the ball back before finding Hawkins who brushed his effort past Lee Nicholls.MK Dons had a chance to peg a goal back in the 71st minute after a goalmouth scramble but Sow was unable to prod the ball past Luke McGee. Source: PA ..

    Portsmouth 2-0 Milton Keynes Dons – 14-Oct-2017 : Match Report

    Oliver Hawkins at the double as Portsmouth beat MK DonsOliver Hawkins bagged a brace to send Portsmouth on their way to a comfortable 2-0 victory over MK Dons at Fratton Park.The home side started brightly and had their first chance in the 10th minute when Kyle Bennett's cross went just inches past the oncoming Jamal Lowe.Hawkins then fired Pompey into an early lead four minutes later when he smashed his effort into the roof of the net from close range after being picked out by Matty Kennedy.MK Dons had their first real chance in the 40th minute when a Christian Burgess slip allowed Osman Sow to run in on goal but the striker was denied by a last-ditch tackle from Matt Clarke.And the visitors were then punished on the stroke of half-time as Lowe won the ball back before finding Hawkins who brushed his effort past Lee Nicholls.MK Dons had a chance to peg a goal back in the 71st minute after a goalmouth scramble but Sow was unable to prod the ball past Luke McGee. Source: PA ..
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  • Rotherham win again after beating ScunthorpeGoals in each half ensured Rotherham made it three league wins in a row with a 2-0 victory over Scunthorpe.Will Vaulks' thunderbolt and Kieffer Moore's 10th of the season sealed victory, the Millers' fifth successive three points at the AESSEAL New York Stadium. In an open first half, both sides could have gone ahead. First, Rotherham's Richie Towell teed himself up for a volley which Matt Gilks had to palm away and then Anthony Forde forced another good save.Millers goalkeeper Richard O'Donnell then had to be alert to keep out Paddy Madden's close-range header.The opening goal came in the 37th minute with Vaulks finding space and blasting an unstoppable 25-yarder into the top corner.Scunthorpe started the second half with purpose and Conor Townsend came agonisingly close with his effort striking the outside of the post.Ryan Williams cut in from the left flank and forced a diving save out of Gilks as Rothe..

    Rotherham 2-0 Scunthorpe – 14-Oct-2017 : Match Report

    Rotherham win again after beating ScunthorpeGoals in each half ensured Rotherham made it three league wins in a row with a 2-0 victory over Scunthorpe.Will Vaulks' thunderbolt and Kieffer Moore's 10th of the season sealed victory, the Millers' fifth successive three points at the AESSEAL New York Stadium. In an open first half, both sides could have gone ahead. First, Rotherham's Richie Towell teed himself up for a volley which Matt Gilks had to palm away and then Anthony Forde forced another good save.Millers goalkeeper Richard O'Donnell then had to be alert to keep out Paddy Madden's close-range header.The opening goal came in the 37th minute with Vaulks finding space and blasting an unstoppable 25-yarder into the top corner.Scunthorpe started the second half with purpose and Conor Townsend came agonisingly close with his effort striking the outside of the post.Ryan Williams cut in from the left flank and forced a diving save out of Gilks as Rothe..
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  • Aiden McGeady strike not enough to book Black Cats overdue home winSunderland's wait for a first home win in 2017 continues after they were held to a 1-1 draw by QPR.The Black Cats have now gone a remarkable 17 games without claiming victory at the Stadium of Light, and they remain rooted in the Sky Bet Championship relegation zone.Things might have been even worse for them after Idrissa Sylla's first-half header gave QPR a deserved lead, but a second-half rally saw Aiden McGeady curl home an excellent equaliser from the edge of the area.The visitors are still waiting for their first away win of the campaign, after they peppered Jason Steele's goal in search of a late winner without any success.Sunderland were able to welcome Duncan Watmore back to the starting line-up after a 10-month absence with a cruciate ligament injury, and the former England Under-21 international was his side's brightest attacker from the outset.The Black Cats have missed Watmore'..

    Sunderland 1-1 QPR – 14-Oct-2017 : Match Report

    Aiden McGeady strike not enough to book Black Cats overdue home winSunderland's wait for a first home win in 2017 continues after they were held to a 1-1 draw by QPR.The Black Cats have now gone a remarkable 17 games without claiming victory at the Stadium of Light, and they remain rooted in the Sky Bet Championship relegation zone.Things might have been even worse for them after Idrissa Sylla's first-half header gave QPR a deserved lead, but a second-half rally saw Aiden McGeady curl home an excellent equaliser from the edge of the area.The visitors are still waiting for their first away win of the campaign, after they peppered Jason Steele's goal in search of a late winner without any success.Sunderland were able to welcome Duncan Watmore back to the starting line-up after a 10-month absence with a cruciate ligament injury, and the former England Under-21 international was his side's brightest attacker from the outset.The Black Cats have missed Watmore'..
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  • Stuttering Mansfield slip up at home to SwindonMansfield's sluggish start to the season continued following a lacklustre 3-1 defeat at home to Swindon.Goals from Amine Linganzi, John Goddard and a Luke Norris penalty sent the pre-season promotion favourites crashing to their third defeat in four matches.Danny Rose pulled a goal back with his seventh of the campaign in stoppage time, but it was too little too late.Linganzi prodded home Matt Taylor's cross to put Swindon ahead on four minutes and Norris had a snapshot saved by Paddy Logan, before Paul Mullin blazed the loose ball over after 24 minutes.Jimmy Spencer had a shot saved low down by Reice Charles-Cook on the half-hour mark.Goddard put the finishing touch to a superb team move to double Swindon's lead after 45 minutes.Mansfield sub Lee Angol forced Charles-Cook to tip a piledriver over the bar after 50 minutes.The visitors wrapped the game up after 54 minutes when Norris slotted home from the penalty spot..

    Mansfield 1-3 Swindon – 14-Oct-2017 : Match Report

    Stuttering Mansfield slip up at home to SwindonMansfield's sluggish start to the season continued following a lacklustre 3-1 defeat at home to Swindon.Goals from Amine Linganzi, John Goddard and a Luke Norris penalty sent the pre-season promotion favourites crashing to their third defeat in four matches.Danny Rose pulled a goal back with his seventh of the campaign in stoppage time, but it was too little too late.Linganzi prodded home Matt Taylor's cross to put Swindon ahead on four minutes and Norris had a snapshot saved by Paddy Logan, before Paul Mullin blazed the loose ball over after 24 minutes.Jimmy Spencer had a shot saved low down by Reice Charles-Cook on the half-hour mark.Goddard put the finishing touch to a superb team move to double Swindon's lead after 45 minutes.Mansfield sub Lee Angol forced Charles-Cook to tip a piledriver over the bar after 50 minutes.The visitors wrapped the game up after 54 minutes when Norris slotted home from the penalty spot..
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  • Viv Solomon-Otabor earns Blackpool a point at WalsallBlackpool substitute Viv Solomon-Otabor scored with virtually his first touch to earn the Seasiders a deserved point in a 1-1 draw at Walsall.Erhun Oztumer's glorious 25-yard free-kick put Walsall ahead at the break but Birmingham loanee Solomon-Otabor fired Blackpool level midway through the second half.Blackpool came close to taking a third-minute lead as debutant Jay Spearing's corner was headed inches wide by Clark Robertson.Walsall led on 18 minutes as Blackpool defender Colin Daniel was harshly penalised for a foul on Daniel Agyei and Oztumer curled a stunning 25-yard free-kick into the top corner.Only goalkeeper Mark Gillespie kept Walsall ahead at the break as he saved with his legs from Kyle Vassell and swatted away a vicious 20-yard Jimmy Ryan free-kick.Nathan Delfouneso nodded over from six yards just before the break but Blackpool finally levelled after 65 minutes.Solomon-Otabor, with his first meaningful..

    Walsall 1-1 Blackpool – 14-Oct-2017 : Match Report

    Viv Solomon-Otabor earns Blackpool a point at WalsallBlackpool substitute Viv Solomon-Otabor scored with virtually his first touch to earn the Seasiders a deserved point in a 1-1 draw at Walsall.Erhun Oztumer's glorious 25-yard free-kick put Walsall ahead at the break but Birmingham loanee Solomon-Otabor fired Blackpool level midway through the second half.Blackpool came close to taking a third-minute lead as debutant Jay Spearing's corner was headed inches wide by Clark Robertson.Walsall led on 18 minutes as Blackpool defender Colin Daniel was harshly penalised for a foul on Daniel Agyei and Oztumer curled a stunning 25-yard free-kick into the top corner.Only goalkeeper Mark Gillespie kept Walsall ahead at the break as he saved with his legs from Kyle Vassell and swatted away a vicious 20-yard Jimmy Ryan free-kick.Nathan Delfouneso nodded over from six yards just before the break but Blackpool finally levelled after 65 minutes.Solomon-Otabor, with his first meaningful..
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  • Lee Martin effort enough as Gillingham take points from PeterboroughCaretaker boss Steve Lovell guided Gillingham to a precious League One success as they triumphed 1-0 at Peterborough.Lovell stepped into the hotseat following the departure of interim chief Peter Taylor 48 hours ahead of the trip to the ABAX Stadium.And he masterminded just a second league win of the campaign which was secured by captain Lee Martin's long-range strike 10 minutes before the break.Martin claimed only the seventh goal scored by the Gills in League One this term when guiding a 30-yard curler in off the far post.Only two terrific saves in as many minutes from Posh goalkeeper Jonathan Bond denied Josh Parker and Elliott List further goals for the visitors before the break.The closest the hosts came to an equaliser was a free-kick from leading scorer Jack Marriott which crashed against the crossbar with a quarter-of-an-hour to go.Another Marcus Maddison set-piece almost took Gillingham keeper Toma..

    Peterborough 0-1 Gillingham – 14-Oct-2017 : Match Report

    Lee Martin effort enough as Gillingham take points from PeterboroughCaretaker boss Steve Lovell guided Gillingham to a precious League One success as they triumphed 1-0 at Peterborough.Lovell stepped into the hotseat following the departure of interim chief Peter Taylor 48 hours ahead of the trip to the ABAX Stadium.And he masterminded just a second league win of the campaign which was secured by captain Lee Martin's long-range strike 10 minutes before the break.Martin claimed only the seventh goal scored by the Gills in League One this term when guiding a 30-yard curler in off the far post.Only two terrific saves in as many minutes from Posh goalkeeper Jonathan Bond denied Josh Parker and Elliott List further goals for the visitors before the break.The closest the hosts came to an equaliser was a free-kick from leading scorer Jack Marriott which crashed against the crossbar with a quarter-of-an-hour to go.Another Marcus Maddison set-piece almost took Gillingham keeper Toma..
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  • Three and easy Wigan go top of League OneGoals from Michael Jacobs, Nick Powell and Ivan Toney sent Wigan to the top of Sky Bet League One on goal difference thanks to a convincing 3-0 victory over Southend.Although Powell and Toney's goals came in the last six minutes, the scoreline in no way flattered the home side, who were head and shoulders above their opponents even before Jermaine McGlashan was sent off on the hour mark for a two-footed lunge on Callum Elder.Jacobs had opened the scoring on the half-hour mark with a 30-yard strike that took a massive deflection off John White to wrong-foot goalkeeper Mark Oxley.Wigan failed to finish off their opponents despite dominating the play, although their task became easier on the hour mark when Southend were reduced to 10 men.Nevertheless, the result remained in the balance until the last 10 minutes, when Powell sprung the offside trap and rounded Oxley before firing into an empty net.Then, with Southend beaten at last, subst..

    Wigan 3-0 Southend – 14-Oct-2017 : Match Report

    Three and easy Wigan go top of League OneGoals from Michael Jacobs, Nick Powell and Ivan Toney sent Wigan to the top of Sky Bet League One on goal difference thanks to a convincing 3-0 victory over Southend.Although Powell and Toney's goals came in the last six minutes, the scoreline in no way flattered the home side, who were head and shoulders above their opponents even before Jermaine McGlashan was sent off on the hour mark for a two-footed lunge on Callum Elder.Jacobs had opened the scoring on the half-hour mark with a 30-yard strike that took a massive deflection off John White to wrong-foot goalkeeper Mark Oxley.Wigan failed to finish off their opponents despite dominating the play, although their task became easier on the hour mark when Southend were reduced to 10 men.Nevertheless, the result remained in the balance until the last 10 minutes, when Powell sprung the offside trap and rounded Oxley before firing into an empty net.Then, with Southend beaten at last, subst..
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  • Harry Forrester on target as Wimbledon edge NorthamptonA fine second-half goal from Harry Forrester helped AFC Wimbledon earn their first-ever win over struggling Northampton with a 1-0 result on Saturday.The Dons had failed to win any of their previous 12 meetings against Northampton since reforming in 2002 but Forrester's excellent finish - their first goal in five League One games - was enough to take the spoils from a poor game and lift them out of the relegation zone.Forrester dragged a harmless early shot wide but it was not until the 43rd minute when either goalkeeper was brought into action as Wimbledon's George Long tipped over a venomous drive by Daniel Powell.The second-half did not improve much as a spectacle but a mix-up in the Northampton defence proved costly as it allowed Forrester to pick up possession and drive forward before beating Matt Ingram with a brilliant finish into the bottom corner after 61 minutes.Ash Taylor immediately squandered a fine chan..

    Northampton 0-1 AFC Wimbledon – 14-Oct-2017 : Match Report

    Harry Forrester on target as Wimbledon edge NorthamptonA fine second-half goal from Harry Forrester helped AFC Wimbledon earn their first-ever win over struggling Northampton with a 1-0 result on Saturday.The Dons had failed to win any of their previous 12 meetings against Northampton since reforming in 2002 but Forrester's excellent finish - their first goal in five League One games - was enough to take the spoils from a poor game and lift them out of the relegation zone.Forrester dragged a harmless early shot wide but it was not until the 43rd minute when either goalkeeper was brought into action as Wimbledon's George Long tipped over a venomous drive by Daniel Powell.The second-half did not improve much as a spectacle but a mix-up in the Northampton defence proved costly as it allowed Forrester to pick up possession and drive forward before beating Matt Ingram with a brilliant finish into the bottom corner after 61 minutes.Ash Taylor immediately squandered a fine chan..
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  • Bolton get off the mark by clipping Owls' wingsBottom-of-the-table Bolton earned their first Sky Bet Championship win of the season by beating Sheffield Wednesday 2-1 at the Macron Stadium.Sammy Ameobi's first goal of 2017 was Wanderers' first in nine league and cup matches, ending a goal drought of nearly 13 hours - an embarrassing and unwanted club record.Phil Parkinson's strugglers, who doubled their lead with a Sam Hutchinson own goal, rode their luck after former Owls striker Gary Madine missed a sitter to make it 3-0 midway through the second half.Kieran Lee pulled a goal back and was then booked late on for a dive by referee David Coote, with Wednesday convinced they had won a penalty.To add injury to insult substitute Jordan Rhodes was carried off on a stretcher in stoppage time as Wednesday supporters called for manager Carlos Carvalhal's dismissal.Bolton had not scored since Jem Karacan struck a 67th-minute winner against Wednesday in an EFL Cup..

    Bolton 2-1 Sheff Wed – 14-Oct-2017 : Match Report

    Bolton get off the mark by clipping Owls' wingsBottom-of-the-table Bolton earned their first Sky Bet Championship win of the season by beating Sheffield Wednesday 2-1 at the Macron Stadium.Sammy Ameobi's first goal of 2017 was Wanderers' first in nine league and cup matches, ending a goal drought of nearly 13 hours - an embarrassing and unwanted club record.Phil Parkinson's strugglers, who doubled their lead with a Sam Hutchinson own goal, rode their luck after former Owls striker Gary Madine missed a sitter to make it 3-0 midway through the second half.Kieran Lee pulled a goal back and was then booked late on for a dive by referee David Coote, with Wednesday convinced they had won a penalty.To add injury to insult substitute Jordan Rhodes was carried off on a stretcher in stoppage time as Wednesday supporters called for manager Carlos Carvalhal's dismissal.Bolton had not scored since Jem Karacan struck a 67th-minute winner against Wednesday in an EFL Cup..
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  • Sheffield United continue to impress on Championship returnSheffield United continued their superb start to the season with a 1-0 win over Ipswich, putting them level points on with Sky Bet Championship leaders Cardiff.Chris Wilder's team sit in second place, trailing by only one goal, after their dominant win over the Tractors Boys. It was the fifth victory at Bramall Lane for United this season, whilst the Blues' early-season away woes continued, with the narrow loss their fourth consecutive defeat on the road.The home team controlled the majority of the first half before making the pressure count early in the second when Chris Basham headed home the winner. Both sides hit the crossbar as well, but Ipswich were perhaps fortunate to lose the game by only the one goal.The Blades started the game brightly, with Enda Stevens and Leon Clarke combining well down the left. The latter nearly made the perfect start on his return to the starting line-up but he could not quite rea..

    Sheff Utd 1-0 Ipswich – 14-Oct-2017 : Match Report

    Sheffield United continue to impress on Championship returnSheffield United continued their superb start to the season with a 1-0 win over Ipswich, putting them level points on with Sky Bet Championship leaders Cardiff.Chris Wilder's team sit in second place, trailing by only one goal, after their dominant win over the Tractors Boys. It was the fifth victory at Bramall Lane for United this season, whilst the Blues' early-season away woes continued, with the narrow loss their fourth consecutive defeat on the road.The home team controlled the majority of the first half before making the pressure count early in the second when Chris Basham headed home the winner. Both sides hit the crossbar as well, but Ipswich were perhaps fortunate to lose the game by only the one goal.The Blades started the game brightly, with Enda Stevens and Leon Clarke combining well down the left. The latter nearly made the perfect start on his return to the starting line-up but he could not quite rea..
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