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14 December 2007 : Football League Review : December 14th 2007
Last weekend marked the real beginning of the Christmas period for League One sides across the land. Opening the proceedings on Friday were Nottingham Forest and Brighton and Hove Albion at the Withdean, where the Reds successfully bounced back from their hiccup against the Saddlers - Nathan Tyson scoring on either side of the break, to sink the Seagulls.

At Gresty Road, the mouth-watering tie between Crewe Alexandra and Walsall lived up to everyone’s expectations, finishing 0-0 after ninety long minutes.

And Port Vale conjured up a rare away win at the Priestfield – Gillingham’s very own Simon King grabbing the winner with a neat deflection past his fellow defenders and keeper. Following their freak win against Leeds, Cheltenham were dealt a severe reality check at Brisbane Road, where Orient cruised to a painless 2-0 victory.

As for the mighty Whites, they put the record straight at Elland Road – yet another double from Jermaine Beckford securing the win for Leeds - his twelfth and thirteenth goals of the season - against Huddersfield Town, whose porous defence helplessly leaked in four throughout the afternoon.

Tranmere also got back to winning ways against lowly Bournemouth. Once again the visitors struggled throughout, and found themselves three nil down on the hour mark – Sam Vokes’ twenty yard strike proving to be a mere consolation goal for the sorry Cherries.

Late goals at Sixfields and Roots Hall respectively, handed Northampton a hard-fought draw against high-flying Carlisle, and Southend a last-gasp win over managerless Swindon – adding to the Robins’ recent woes. Yeovil’s next opponents Doncaster Rovers also pulled off a stoppage time equaliser – James Hayter’s controversial penalty denying Oldham all three points at Boundary Park.

Meanwhile, on a chopped-up Huish Park surface, Mackay’s tenth minute scorcher stunned everyone, including the few away fans who made the long journey south. But eventually Russell Slade will have been pleased to see his side come from behind in fine fashion. In the end, substitute Lloyd Owusu had the last word of the afternoon, his crafty chip sealing the win for the men in hoops. Thereafter the match drew to a fairly uneventful end, and the green and whites were delighted to make it two on the spin.

Having finally secured the back-to-back victories they’d been chasing, the men from Somerset now travel to Yorkshire. On Sunday they take on Doncaster, who are unbeaten in the league since October 2nd, when a defiant Walsall eleven high-jacked the Keepmoat.

Slade’s men now sit comfortably in eighth - four points below the playoffs, and six off top spot. With Leeds playing Walsall, Carlisle hosting Orient, and Southend away at Swansea, a win against O'Driscoll’s men would see the Glovers leapfrog the home side and close in on the front pack.

Following two rosy home wins, Sunday’s game will no doubt be a much sterner test for Yeovil at Doncaster, where the Glovers will be looking to write a positive new chapter in the two clubs’ long-standing rivalry.

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