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John McGreal hails Colchester’s defensive effort

Posted Sunday, September 01, 2019 by PA37 hits

Colchester boss John McGreal saluted a solid rearguard action from his side as they triumphed 1-0 at stuttering Oldham.Frank Nouble’s strike ultimately separated the two sides on a day when the U’s extended their unbeaten run to four matches.Both sides struck the woodwork on a day when the Essex outfit were probably rather fortunate to have secured maximum points.McGreal said: &ldquo...Full Story »

Colchester earned narrow Northampton victory – John McGreal

Posted Sunday, August 25, 2019 by PA32 hits

Colchester head coach John McGreal felt his side were well worth their 1-0 victory over Northampton.Luke Norris’ 66th-minute penalty, awarded after Shaun McWilliams had tripped Ben Stevenson in the area, sealed the U’s first Sky Bet League Two win of the season.McGreal said: “I thought we thoroughly deserved the win. In our games of late, we haven’t been able to get the r...Full Story »

Johnson cheered by charitable display from Robins

Posted Sunday, August 25, 2019 by PA32 hits

Manager Lee Johnson expressed pride and satisfaction in equal measure after his Bristol City side won 3-1 at Hull.Johnson’s young side have now won three Sky Bet Championship games on the bounce and moved up to fourth place in the table following this accomplished success.Johnson said: “I’m delighted with the win. I’m proud of the young players on the pitch to cope with t...Full Story »

Kerr uses his head to earn St Johnstone a point at Hibernian

Posted Sunday, August 25, 2019 by PA24 hits

Jason Kerr nodded in a dramatic equaliser with the last touch of the game as St Johnstone twice came from behind to claim a point at Hibernian.The defender’s back post header glanced off the post before nestling in the net after Kerr connected with Danny Swanson’s cross, sealing a 2-2 draw for the visitors at Easter Road.Hibs had gone ahead in the 25th minute through Adam Jackson bef...Full Story »

Daniel Johnson on the spot as Preston see off Sheffield Wednesday

Posted Sunday, August 25, 2019 by PA36 hits

Daniel Johnson scored twice from the penalty spot as Preston moved into the Sky Bet Championship top six with a 2-1 win over Sheffield Wednesday at Deepdale.Johnson scored from the spot either side of half-time as Wednesday lost their second game of the season.Wednesday defender Moses Odubajo, who was later hauled off, will want to forget his performance as soon as possible having been responsib...Full Story »

Mackie suspended as Hibernian take on St Johnstone

Posted Saturday, August 24, 2019 by PA39 hits

Sean Mackie is suspended for Hibernian’s Ladbrokes Premiership contest with St Johnstone.Darren McGregor drops out with an abdominal injury to join fellow centre-back Tom James (ankle) on the sidelines while Ryan Porteous is working his way back from a knee lay-off.Midfielder Stevie Mallan returns from suspension while winger Martin Boyle (knee) remains out. Swedish midfielder Melker Hallb...Full Story »

Weimann a reluctant hero at Derby, says Bristol City boss Johnson

Posted Wednesday, August 21, 2019 by PA34 hits

Bristol City manager Lee Johnson revealed how Andreas Weimann took no satisfaction from sending his former team Derby to defeat at Pride Park.The Austrian opened the scoring, opting against a celebration, and was also involved in the second goal just before half-time.Derby fell behind in the 16th minute when a mishit shot from Kasey Palmer, who had a spell on loan at Pride Park, fell to Weimann ...Full Story »

John Lundstram goal gives promoted Blades first Premier League win in 12 years

Posted Sunday, August 18, 2019 by PA59 hits

John Lundstram’s second-half strike saw Sheffield United defeat Crystal Palace 1-0 as Premier League football made a long-awaited return to Bramall Lane on Sunday.Back in the top flight for the first time since their relegation in 2007, amid the controversial Carlos Tevez affair, the Blades built on their opening-day draw at Bournemouth with three points on Sunday.Lundstram fired home the ...Full Story »

Lee Johnson pleased with impact of Bristol City’s new signings

Posted Sunday, August 18, 2019 by PA38 hits

Lee Johnson was full of praise for new signing Benik Afobe after the Stoke loanee’s 59th-minute strike ensured Bristol City’s first win of the season.A goal in each half from Adam Nagy and Afobe, their first for the Robins, earned a 2-0 victory against QPR, who failed to come up with the finishes to match some promising approach play.Hungary international Nagy scored the opener from ...Full Story »

More memorable moments for Mansfield boss John Dempster at Carlisle

Posted Sunday, August 18, 2019 by PA38 hits

Mansfield manager John Dempster could barely conceal his pride after his first win as a boss came at the same ground he made his Football League debut in 2002.After starting their league campaign with two draws, Dempster’s team eased past a flat Carlisle side 2-0 at Brunton Park thanks to first-half goals from Danny Rose and Nicky Maynard.Dempster said: “It was 18 years ago I made my...Full Story »

Hall-Johnson a doubt as Northampton host managerless Macclesfield

Posted Thursday, August 15, 2019 by PA44 hits

Northampton have doubts over defender Reece Hall-Johnson as they prepare to welcome managerless Macclesfield to the PTS Academy Stadium.Manager Keith Curle revealed the right-back, who joined the Cobblers over the summer after leaving Grimsby, has picked up an unspecified knock in training and may miss the Sky Bet League Two clash on Saturday.Midfielder Alan McCormack is working his way back fro...Full Story »

Lee Johnson fumes at ‘joke’ penalty decision as Bristol City suffer early exit

Posted Wednesday, August 14, 2019 by PA52 hits

Bristol City boss Lee Johnson criticised the decision to award QPR a late penalty in normal time of their Carabao Cup first-round defeat.Ryan Manning’s conversion levelled the game at 3-3 and meant that a penalty shoot-out followed, which the west Londoners won 5-4.Famara Diedhiou had put the visitors ahead, before Nahki Wells and Ilias Chair turned the game on its head.The seesaw nature o...Full Story »

John McGreal happy to finally advance to second round of League Cup

Posted Wednesday, August 14, 2019 by PA35 hits

Colchester head coach John McGreal was delighted to see his side book a second-round tie at Premier League side Crystal Palace following a 3-0 win over Swindon in the Carabao Cup.The U’s secured their first win in the League Cup since 2010, thanks to late goals from Tom Eastman, Courtney Senior and Brandon Comley.Both sides were reduced to 10 men on the hour mark, after Colchester left-bac...Full Story »

John Askey encouraged by Port Vale display in Northampton draw

Posted Sunday, August 11, 2019 by PA37 hits

Port Vale boss John Askey admitted he was encouraged by his side’s display despite being pegged back to a 1-1 draw by Northampton.David Amoo gave Vale the lead when he headed home from David Worrall’s corner in the 26th minute, while Jamie Gibbons hit the side-netting as the hosts nearly doubled their lead five minutes later.Ryan Watson levelled two minutes into stoppage time after g...Full Story »

Johnson praises Palmer after impressive showing

Posted Sunday, August 11, 2019 by PA29 hits

Lee Johnson hailed the impact made by Kasey Palmer after the former Chelsea starlet inspired new-look Bristol City.The 22-year-old set up Tommy Rowe’s 83rd-minute equaliser as the visitors came from behind to take a point at St Andrew’sIndeed Palmer was at the heart of most of the Robins’ best attacking play, twice setting up fellow new-boy Benik Afobe with convertible chances....Full Story »

Johnson hopes to sign five new players before transfer deadline

Posted Monday, August 05, 2019 by PA53 hits

Lee Johnson claims he needs to sign five players ahead of next Thursday’s transfer deadline to recreate or better last season’s play-off challenge in the Sky Bet Championship following a 3-1 home loss to Leeds.City’s head coach admitted his side were second best in most departments against impressive Leeds and faces a busy week, not least looking to replace centre-back Adam Web...Full Story »

Mansfield boss John Dempster unhappy with referee in draw at Newport

Posted Sunday, August 04, 2019 by PA36 hits

Mansfield manager John Dempster was left disappointed with the performance of referee James Adcock as his side were held to a 2-2 draw by Newport at Rodney Parade.The determining factor of the game came when Mansfield midfielder Jacob Mellis received a red card for an alleged stamp on Joss Labadie.Prior to the sending-off Mansfield had overturned a two-goal deficit with Krystian Pearce and Danny...Full Story »

We wanted to make statement, says Christie as Celtic thrash St Johnstone

Posted Sunday, August 04, 2019 by PA32 hits

Ryan Christie was delighted to send out a message as his brilliant hat-trick helped Celtic begin their Ladbrokes Premiership defence with a 7-0 thrashing of St Johnstone.Christie set up the opener for Mikey Johnston before scoring the next three goals from long range.Odsonne Edouard and substitutes Olivier Ntcham and Leigh Griffiths netted after Christie went off as Celtic showed a ruthless stre...Full Story »

Colchester boss John McGreal: There was only one team going to win it

Posted Sunday, August 04, 2019 by PA29 hits

Colchester head coach John McGreal was pleased to see his side battle back and claim a point in their 1-1 draw with Port Vale.Luke Norris earned the U’s a share of the spoils in a closely-contested affair at the JobServe Community Stadium when he struck from close range just before half-time, pouncing to score after skipper Luke Prosser had headed Jevani Brown’s pass into his path.Th...Full Story »

Johnson makes sure Dunfermline pay the penalty

Posted Saturday, August 03, 2019 by PA29 hits

A pair of Danny Johnson penalties enabled Dundee to come back from two goals down to earn a 2-2 Ladbrokes Championship draw at Dunfermline.James McPake, named Dundee manager in May following the Dark Blues’ relegation from the Premiership, saw his team fall behind in the 13th minute when Dundee-born Ryan Dow beat goalkeeper Jack Hamilton with a low shot from 12 yards.It was 2-0 10 min...Full Story »

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