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Gary Johnson sacked after Cheltenham draw at Macclesfield

Posted Wednesday, August 22, 2018 by PA7 hits

Cheltenham rallied to take home their first point of the season from a 1-1 draw with Macclesfield but it was not enough to save manager Gary Johnson’s job.The Robins announced within minutes of the full-time whistle that Johnson had been sacked with Cheltenham third-bottom in the table, and only their hosts and Notts County below them.An official statement announced Johnson’s departu...Full Story »

John Coleman hails two-goal Billy Kee after Accrington’s win over Oxford

Posted Wednesday, August 22, 2018 by PA2 hits

Accrington manager John Coleman felt two-goal Billy Kee was a diamond as his team twice fought back to win 3-2 at Oxford.It was Stanley’s second successive away win, following their 2-1 victory at Bristol Rovers.Kee struck after 62 minutes, and then with a 79th-minute penalty after Josh Ruffels tripped Jordan Clark.The U’s twice took the lead, through Gavin Whyte and Marcus Browne, w...Full Story »

John Akinde and Lee Frecklington give Lincoln comeback win against Bury

Posted Wednesday, August 22, 2018 by PA1 hits

Lee Frecklington produced a late winner as Lincoln City performed a League Two smash-and-grab raid at their Sincil Bank home, coming from behind to beat 10-man Bury 2-1.The Shakers were the better side for 75 minutes and led through Eoghan O’Connell’s first-half strike, but the game turned on its head after Will Aimson saw red for handball in his own area and John Akinde reduced the ...Full Story »

No new injury concerns for Colchester boss John McGreal ahead of Crewe clash

Posted Monday, August 20, 2018 by PA8 hits

Colchester boss John McGreal could name an unchanged side for the Sky Bet League Two clash against Crewe.The U’s reverted to the same team which beat Port Vale when they travelled to Mansfield on Saturday, where midfielder Sammie Szmodics scored an equaliser in the fifth minute of stoppage time to earn a 1-1 draw.Striker Luke Norris could be in contention after impressing as a second-half ...Full Story »

Tommy Wright: St Johnstone’s superior fitness key to victory

Posted Sunday, August 19, 2018 by PA7 hits

St Johnstone boss Tommy Wright believes his squad’s quality and fitness was the difference in their 4-2  extra-time Betfred Cup win over Queen of the South.The Ladbrokes Premiership side eventually saw off the plucky Doonhamers in Dumfries but the Saints boss was not happy with how his side started the game.Wright said: “I thought it was a decent game but I was disappointed with...Full Story »

John Sheridan calls for improvement despite first Carlisle win of the season

Posted Sunday, August 19, 2018 by PA5 hits

John Sheridan felt his Carlisle side should have won more comfortably as they opened their account for the season with a 1-0 victory at Cheltenham.Richie Bennett’s first-half goal was enough to seal the Cumbrians’ first win of the campaign, while Cheltenham remain without a point or a goal from their opening three matches.Scott Flinders did well to touch Bennett’s header over t...Full Story »

Robinson expects more from Johnson after bagging Motherwell winner

Posted Sunday, August 19, 2018 by PA1 hits

Motherwell manager Stephen Robinson has promised there are more goals to come from Danny Johnson after the striker netted a Betfred Cup winner at Livingston on his first start for the club.Johnson swept home Curtis Main’s cutback in the 23rd minute to earn Motherwell a 1-0 triumph at the Tony Macaroni Arena and a place in Sunday’s quarter-final draw.The former Gateshead forward had n...Full Story »

Tony Watt hits brace as St Johnstone advance after extra-time win over Queen of the South

Posted Sunday, August 19, 2018 by PA4 hits

St Johnstone needed extra time to book their place in the last eight of the Betfred Cup after a 4-2 win at Queen of the South.Tony Watt’s double, Drey Wright and Callum Hendry’s goals cancelled out Lyndon Dykes and Stephen Dobbie’s strikes as Saints progressed.Dobbie carved out the first chance for Queens after six minutes but he fired a left-footed shot straight at Zander Clar...Full Story »

Danny Johnson fires Motherwell to cup win

Posted Saturday, August 18, 2018 by PA2 hits

Danny Johnson netted the only goal as cup specialists Motherwell kick-started their season with a 1-0 win at Livingston.Johnson provided a neat finish in the 23rd minute following an open start to the Betfred Cup second-round tie and Motherwell managed the game well afterwards.Motherwell have lost their opening two Ladbrokes Premiership matches but knockout games are a different matter for Steph...Full Story »

Johnson dealing with defensive deficiency as Boro visit Bristol

Posted Thursday, August 16, 2018 by PA23 hits

Manager Lee Johnson will be without four central defenders as Bristol City welcome early Sky Bet Championship leaders Middlesbrough to Ashton Gate.Nathan Baker, Bailey Wright, Taylor Moore and Jens Hegeler are all missing through injury, with Moore the closest to a return.Johnson made eight changes for Tuesday night’s 1-0 Carabao Cup defeat to League One side Plymouth, with only Jack Hunt,...Full Story »

Gary Johnson relieved as Cheltenham knock out Colchester

Posted Wednesday, August 15, 2018 by PA8 hits

Cheltenham manager Gary Johnson was a relieved man after seeing his side hold their nerve to knock Colchester out of the Carabao Cup on penalties.The first-round tie finished 2-2 after 90 minutes, with Colchester hitting back from two goals down to force a shoot-out.Following two defeats in League Two, Cheltenham’s season is now up and running as Jordon Forster converted their seventh pena...Full Story »

Hibernian make a point against St Johnstone thanks to Oli Shaw leveller

Posted Monday, August 13, 2018 by PA16 hits

Oli Shaw’s second goal of the Ladbrokes Premiership campaign earned Hibernian a deserved point against St Johnstone.Saints opened the scoring against the run of play midway through the first half when Tony Watt’s speculative effort deflected in off Ryan Porteous.But Shaw headed home Martin Boyle’s cross early in the second half to add to his goal against Motherwell last weekend...Full Story »

John Coleman hails Accrington match-winner Sean McConville

Posted Sunday, August 12, 2018 by PA6 hits

John Coleman praised the attitude of two-goal Sean McConville after a well-earned victory for Accrington at Bristol Rovers.Boss Coleman was rightly pleased with the overall team performance but had special words for the left-sided midfielder, who netted after six minutes and 89 to clinch the points.McConville’s winner was a low first-time shot with his right foot from the left of the box a...Full Story »

John McGreal revels in ‘terrific’ Colchester win over Port Vale

Posted Sunday, August 12, 2018 by PA10 hits

John McGreal praised Colchester’s “terrific” performance after they beat visitors Port Vale 2-0 to register their first win of the season.The U’s bagged both of their goals in the opening quarter of the game, to make it four points from six in League Two.Colchester went ahead in the eighth minute through the impressive Courtney Senior, who collected possession midway insi...Full Story »

Hibs boss Neil Lennon surprised more suitors have not emerged for John McGinn

Posted Monday, August 06, 2018 by PA32 hits

Hibernian head coach Neil Lennon is similarly surprised more suitors have not emerged for John McGinn as he was when clubs passed up the chance to sign Virgil van Dijk from Celtic.Lennon’s faith in Van Dijk was vindicated when the Dutch defender moved to Liverpool in a £75million deal less than five years after he signed him for Celtic, and two and a half years after Southampton boug...Full Story »

Kilmarnock boss Clarke hails his side’s patience after beating St Johnstone

Posted Sunday, August 05, 2018 by PA10 hits

Steve Clarke praised his side’s patience after two second-half goals earned Kilmarnock a 2-0 opening Ladbrokes Premiership win over St Johnstone.Goals from defender Scott Boyd and new signing Mikael Ndjoli were enough to give Killie their first three points of the season at Rugby Park.The Killie boss felt his side got more room in the second half which allowed players such as Jordan Jones ...Full Story »

John McGreal happy to prove bookies wrong

Posted Sunday, August 05, 2018 by PA5 hits

Colchester boss John McGreal was happy to prove the bookies wrong by holding hotly-tipped promotion favourites Notts County to a coupon-busting goalless draw.The U’s almost snatched a winner when Tom Eastman struck the upright with 15 minutes remaining as impressive goalkeeping from Colchester’s Dillon Barnes ensured County fired a blank.And manager McGreal lauded the performanc...Full Story »

New Shrews manager John Askey banned from dugout for Bradford opener

Posted Friday, August 03, 2018 by PA14 hits

Shrewsbury will not have new boss John Askey on the touchline for Saturday’s Sky Bet League One home clash with Bradford.Askey, who left Macclesfield to take charge at New Meadow in June, will be serving a ban from his time with his previous club for the first two matches of the Shrews’ season.Toto Nsiala and Jon Nolan are set to miss the game after being the subject of bids from an ...Full Story »

Cheltenham boss Johnson waiting on injuries

Posted Friday, August 03, 2018 by PA19 hits

Cheltenham have a few injury concerns ahead of their Sky Bet League Two opener against Crawley.Robins boss Gary Johnson has said there are several “niggly” problems but refused to divulge the identity of the concerns.Striker Brian Graham will play no part after he left the club to join Ross County on Thursday.New signings Liam McAlinden, Manny Daku and Jacob Maddox are in line for th...Full Story »

St Johnstone through with win over Forfar

Posted Sunday, July 29, 2018 by PA22 hits

St Johnstone recovered from a first-half scare to book their passage to the last 16 of the Betfred Cup with a 3-1 win at Forfar.Goals either side of the interval from strikers Tony Watt and David McMillan deflated the League One part-timers, who had snatched an early advantage.Former Cardiff winger Matty Kennedy then delivered a stunning debut strike to make the result safe.Forfar had to win to ...Full Story »

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