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Mowbray hails Blackburn character after edging out Southend

Posted Sunday, April 08, 2018 by PA

Blackburn boss Tony Mowbray felt his team showed real desire after edging out Southend 1-0 to remain top of League One. Danny Graham settled this nervy encounter in the 59th winner with a close-range header – his 16th goal of the season.It clinched a game in which Blackburn were not at their fluent best and only a stunning injury-time save and frantic clearance ensured Rovers took the poin...Full Story »

Late Kabamba winner sends Aldershot up to third

Posted Sunday, April 08, 2018 by PA

Nicke Kabamba netted an 89th-minute winner as Aldershot climbed into third place in the National League with a 1-0 home victory over Maidenhead.The on-loan Portsmouth striker produced a fine diving header past Carl Pentney at the far post following Callum Reynold’s cross.Before that Aldershot had dominated with Pentney making several fine saves to keep Maidenhead, now without a win in six ...Full Story »

Archibald admits Partick’s problems are in defence

Posted Sunday, April 08, 2018 by PA

Partick Thistle extended their goalless run to five games in the 1-0 home defeat to Kilmarnock but boss Alan Archibald insists his major concerns are in defence.Stuart Findlay’s header from a Jordan Jones cross in the 35th minute at the Energy Check stadium at Firhill proved enough to give Killie their fifth straight Ladbrokes Premiership victory.The result left the Jags one point adrift o...Full Story »

McInnes angry as Hearts fail to perform

Posted Sunday, April 08, 2018 by PA

Aberdeen boss Derek McInnes was left fuming with his players after a “lacklustre” performance in a 2-0 defeat at Hearts.The Dons arrived in Edinburgh second in the table but surrendered that position to Rangers after conceding two quickfire goals at Tynecastle, which they never threatened to overturn.The Dons hit the post either side of half-time but they were comfortably second best...Full Story »

Paul Tisdale thrilled with Exeter’s comeback victory over Cambridge

Posted Sunday, April 08, 2018 by PA

Paul Tisdale praised his Exeter side’s second-half performance after their dramatic win at Cambridge.Matt Jay and Jake Taylor scored in the last six minutes to secure a 3-2 victory, having trailed 2-1 following George Maris’ superb goal midway through the second period.Jabo Ibehre had given Cambridge the lead in the first half before Jayden Stockley equalised to set up the late drama...Full Story »

Michael Jolley relieved to end Grimsby winless run with Chesterfield victory

Posted Sunday, April 08, 2018 by PA

Michael Jolley admits Grimsby still have plenty of work to do in the race for League Two safety, despite a crucial 1-0 victory over Chesterfield.Heading into the game winless in four months, a late Mitch Rose penalty earned three points for the Mariners against their relegation rivals.The decisive goal came two minutes from time in a game that lacked clear-cut opportunities, but the home side ul...Full Story »

Austin and Oakley on target as Inverness see off Queen of the South

Posted Sunday, April 08, 2018 by PA

Inverness continued their impressive recent form with a 2-0 victory at Queen of the South, moving them to within two points of their sixth-placed opponents.First-half goals Nathan Austin and George Oakley set Caley Thistle on their way to a fourth win during a six-match unbeaten run.Austin opened the scoring in the ninth minute with his first goal for the club, the former Falkirk and East Fife f...Full Story »

Dyche won’t be drawn on Europa League talk

Posted Sunday, April 08, 2018 by PA

Burnley manager Sean Dyche did not want to talk about his side’s European ambitions this season, which were enhanced after a 2-1 win at Watford.The Clarets have a real shot at qualifying for the Europa League after this fourth successive Premier League victory saw them cut the gap on sixth-placed Arsenal to two points ahead of the Gunners’ clash with Southampton on Sunday.Those hopes...Full Story »

Dale denied opportunity to move out of drop zone after Portsmouth draw

Posted Sunday, April 08, 2018 by PA

Matt Done’s injury-time own goal denied Rochdale the chance to move out of the Sky Bet League One relegation zone as Portsmouth came from behind three times to snatch a 3-3 draw.Dale move above MK Dons, who were hammered at Wigan, but remain one point and one place adrift of safety after Done found his own net towards the end of a pulsating game.The hosts first went ahead in the 13th minut...Full Story »

Hodgson confident Palace will survive battle against relegation

Posted Sunday, April 08, 2018 by PA

Roy Hodgson remains confident Crystal Palace will succeed in their battle against relegation despite his frustration at them conceding further points at Bournemouth to another late goal.They led 2-1 until the 89th minute, when the hosts’ substitute Joshua King scored from close range after being left unmarked by Aaron-Wan Bissaka.Instead of climbing five points clear of the relegation zone...Full Story »

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