With the weekend's League One fixtures taking on an extended look due to Saturday's glut of international matches, it is slightly unexpected to note that Yeovil Town's 1-1 draw on Friday night that took them up to 7th place - the highest league position in the club's history - was still in place by the time the last match of the weekend was played this afternoon.
Today's matches saw Kevin Gall grab his fourth goal in the last four games with Carlisle United's opener in a 2-0 win over Cheltenham Town. That saw both clubs swap around the Glovers as goal difference saw the visitors drop below, whilst three points gave Carlisle a lift up to 5th.
In the other game, Doncaster Rovers were heading for a 1-0 defeat at Port Vale until substitute Paul Heffernan grabbed a penalty and a last minute winner to relieve the pressure on managerless Donny.
Nottingham Forest are still top of the table - their 4-0 win over Chesterfield sending a few shivers down the spine of those with ambitions of an automatic promotion slot. Already Forest are three points clear at the top of the table.
Climbing above Port Vale are Tranmere Rovers who beat Leyton Orient 3-0. Tranmere produced the freak moment of the day - goalkeeper Gavin Ward using the gusty wind to full effect to score with a 70 yard free kick - Orient keeper Glenn Morris the man to suffer the red face at the other end. Two more Chris Greenacre goals put the result beyond doubt.
Brentford lie in 4th place with Jo Kuffour doing the business once again as they came from behind to beat Bradford City 2-1, who drop to 6th as a result. Kuffour has now scored five goals this season since jumping ship from Torquay United over the summer.
All eyes were on Ashton Gate on Saturday afternoon, and not for the right reasons. Having had three players jailed on Friday, and having had two of their defence knocking each other about in the midweek Sky Sports game at Northampton, Bristol City were under pressure to exorcise the demons that had surrounded their club during the week. As it happens Scott Brown - the one of the 'Nightclub Four' to escape a jail term - scored the only goal against Brighton and Hove Albion to lift City back up to 8th and perhaps get the local press talking about what they do with the ball, rather than the ball and chain.
Huddersfield Town made a mess of another of the weekend's televised matches, going down 2-0 at Crewe Alexandra, with Nicky Maynard scoring both goals on the Saturday lunchtime game. Huddersfield slip to 10th, Crewe jump up to 12th.
AFC Bournemouth lie in 14th after their last minute 3-2 win over Oldham Athletic. Marcus Browning was the late late hero - the second week in a row that the Cherries have grabbed points in the last minute of the match.
Down around the basement, Blackpool and Millwall played out a 0-0 draw at The Den which leaves both directly above the bottom four. Rotherham United's recent clawback of their 10 point deduction was brought to a temporary halt when Northampton Town won 2-1 at Millmoor - Scott McGleish grabbing both goals for the Cobblers as they fought back from a goal down. The other basement battle was won by Scunthorpe United, who defeated Gillingham 2-0 at Priestfield, with manager Ronnie Jepson getting more and more vocal about his inability to bring in new blood to resolve their 21st place position.
There are no midweek matches this week. Aside from a single Friday night game where Tranmere Rovers play host to Bristol City, a full programme of normality resumes next Saturday afternoon, kick-off 3.00pm. Phew!
Link: Latest League One League Table.
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