Lennon praises team’s character as Celtic grind out win over Dunfermline

Posted Sunday, August 18, 2019 by PA

Celtic manager Neil Lennon told his players he was “really proud” of them after their extra-time victory over Dunfermline.The Fifers were six minutes away from taking the Betfred Cup holders to a penalty shoot-out before James Forrest’s deflected strike earned Celtic a 2-1 second-round victory.It was the first time Celtic have been taken to extra-time during a 28-match winning ...Full Story »

Newport boss Flynn hails Howkins impact

Posted Sunday, August 18, 2019 by PA

Newport manager Michael Flynn praised the impact of first-half substitute Kyle Howkins after his late header secured a 1-0 victory over Plymouth.Howkins was called into action in the early stages of the first half after star man Mickey Demetriou was stretchered off the field with what looked like a serious leg injury.And in what was a tense affair, his 81st-minute goal ensured the Exiles remain ...Full Story »

Silva proud of home record as Everton edge out Watford

Posted Sunday, August 18, 2019 by PA

Marco Silva hopes Everton can continue to enjoy their home comforts as the season progresses after they recorded their fifth successive Premier League win at Goodison Park by edging out Watford.Bernard’s 10th-minute strike was all that separated the sides, Everton holding on to claim a 1-0 victory with some resolute defence and some moments of fortune.Watford defender Craig Dawson headed a...Full Story »

Bolton boss Phil Parkinson concerned for young players’ welfare

Posted Sunday, August 18, 2019 by PA

Bolton manager Phil Parkinson is concerned about the welfare of his young team after the 5-0 defeat at Tranmere. Wanderers’ ongoing financial problems have left Parkinson with only youngsters to choose from as they aim to overturn a 12-point deduction in Sky Bet League One. Morgan Ferrier scored twice while Ollie Banks, Connor Jennings and Stefan Payne also netted as Tranmere condemned th...Full Story »

Maidenhead climb into top five with Chorley win

Posted Sunday, August 18, 2019 by PA

Maidenhead continued their good start to the season with a 4-1 victory over winless Chorley at York Road.A third win of the campaign sees Alan Devonshire’s men climb to fifth while Chorley find themselves in the bottom two with just three points to their name since winning promotion back to the National League.Young Maidenhead forward Josh Kelly opened the scoring in the 24th minute but th...Full Story »

Morecambe manager Jim Bentley wants to move on after stalemate

Posted Sunday, August 18, 2019 by PA

Morecambe manager Jim Bentley did not hold back after the goalless draw with Cheltenham at the Globe Arena.After seeing his side and Cheltenham struggle to create chances in a defence-dominated game, the Shrimps boss said: “I think that has to be in the top three of worst games I have ever been involved in.“There was no lack of endeavour but I think it was one of the worst performanc...Full Story »

Caldwell hails Partick Thistle performance as best of reign

Posted Sunday, August 18, 2019 by PA

Partick Thistle manager Gary Caldwell hailed his side’s performance against Ross County as the best of his tenure as the Jags reached the quarter-finals of the Betfred Cup. It has been a turbulent few weeks off the pitch at Firhill as a boardroom reshuffle and takeover speculation has overshadowed encouraging performances on the pitch. A thrilling cup-tie ended with Thistle securing a 3-2 ...Full Story »

Farke hails ‘brilliant’ Pukki after striker’s hat-trick sinks Newcastle

Posted Sunday, August 18, 2019 by PA

Daniel Farke hailed hat-trick hero Teemu Pukki’s “brilliant performance” in Norwich’s 3-1 win pver Newcastle.The Canaries started brightly and were rewarded when Pukki fired his side into the lead with a powerful volley past Martin Dubravka.Pukki, the Championship’s top-scorer last season with 29 goals, added a second in the 63rd minute when he turned and struck int...Full Story »

Quality of goals pleases Gary Bowyer after Bradford beat Oldham

Posted Sunday, August 18, 2019 by PA

Gary Bowyer is a happy man after celebrating the 100th win of his managerial career with Bradford’s 3-0 home victory over League Two bottom club Oldham.It was relegated Bradford’s first win of the season back in League Two and extended their unbeaten start to three matches.Goals from skipper James Vaughan, Clayton Donaldson and Sean Scannell gave Bradford only their fifth win in 2019...Full Story »

Performance against Forfar wasn’t good enough, says Livingston boss Holt

Posted Sunday, August 18, 2019 by PA

Livingston manager Gary Holt was left annoyed by his side’s performance against Forfar Athletic, despite the Lions booking their place in the Betfred Cup quarter-finals with a 2-1 victory.Goals either side of the interval from Lyndon Dykes and Scott Pittman ensured that Dale Hilson’s second-half strike for the League One hosts, following an Alan Lithgow error, was not enough.However,...Full Story »

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