A goal seven minutes from time ensured the perfect result for Yeovil Town fans in the key game played in League One tonight. An Aaron Lescott goal for Walsall against his old club Bristol Rovers ensured both clubs stayed below the Glovers in the latest League One table, albeit with Rovers behind by one solitary goal. Will Hoskins and Jo Kuffour had given Rovers the lead, overturning an early William Grigg goal for the Saddlers, who move off the bottom of League One.
The other three games featured sides in mid-table or above positions, although the continuing fire sale at Plymouth Argyle could become highly relevant to the bottom four places in the long run. They looked like they were heading to a shock win at Huddersfield Town early on with two Joe Mason goals. But two red cards did not help their cause, with Stephane Zubar and Curtis Nelson now facing suspension, with Bradley Wright-Phillips due to complete a £300,000 move to Reading in their efforts to pay off their tax debts. Jordan Rhodes, Peter Clarke and an own goal saw everything of note happen in the opening 32 minutes, as Huddersfield overturned the early goals to win 3-2.
January has been a month of cut-throat moves across the Football League, as 11 managers have lost their jobs. Hence Paul Dickov might be watching his back after Southampton dished out an incredible 6-0 result on the Latics own patch. Six different scorers for the Saints see them back in the automatic slots and Oldham getting wiped off the park.
Finally, Gary Johnson would have rolled his eyes at seeing the news that former Yeovil Town loan star Jonathan Obika had scored an injury time winner for Peterborough United tonight against Brentford. Johnson's departure from London Road appears to be a pre-determined set-up to allow Darren Ferguson the chance to return to the job he was sacked from 15 months ago. Whilst Ferguson is expected to be unveiled as Johnson's replacement tomorrow, his final signing for Posh came on as a substitute to make an instant impact in the 93rd minute. A Grant McCann penalty for Posh had earlier been cancelled out by Millwall midfielder Marc Laird's first goal for the Bees.
Link: 2010-11 Latest League One Table.
Update: 12/01/2011 Reading have this morning announced that they have pulled out of their plans to sign Plymouth's Bradley Wright-Phillips due to "some medical issues", reported unofficially as knee problems the striker has. He will now return to Plymouth, having missed their last two matches due to the length of time that Reading have taken over the deal. Given Reading insisted that Wright-Phillips should be withdrawn from the Pilgrims squad during this period, Argyle are unlikely to be amused by the late withdrawal.
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