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Newz Forum: SOCCER: Coca Cola League One results 19/02/05

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posted on Feb, 19 2005 @ 02:13 PM
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Leaders Luton claimed an efficient 1-0 victory at Bradford as none of the top six dropped points in League One.
 

Mike Newell's side snatched all three points in Yorkshire after Rowan Vine grabbed the winner after 10 minutes. The Hatters could have taken the lead even earlier, but Kevin Nicholls missed a penalty in the fourth minute. Vine was on hand to drill the ball home soon after, however, and Luton defended their lead for the remaining 80 minutes.


Second-placed Hull kept up the pressure with a 2-1 win over struggling Wrexham at the KC Stadium, Danny Allsopp's brace ensuring Hector Sam's 75th-minute strike was nothing more than a consolation goal.


Tranmere, sitting third in the table, were not in action due to Brentford's FA Cup fifth-round trip to Southampton and the other top-six side, Sheffield Wednesday, took advantage of the chance to gain ground on them, with a 3-1 victory at Chesterfield. Steven MacLean was the inspiration, scoring his 17th and 18th goals of the season either side of half-time. Lee Peacock sealed the win 12 minutes from time before Mark de Bolla pulled one back.


Joel Porter's second-minute goal at Port Vale was enough for Hartlepool to grab a hard-fought 1-0 win as they hold on to fifth place.


At the other end of the division, Peterborough's League One future looks even more bleak after a 2-0 defeat at home to Doncaster. Barry Fry's men offered very little in response to goals by Neil Roberts and Stephen Foster and remain stranded in 23rd place.


The only side below them - rock-bottom Stockport - recorded a fine victory, beating Olham 2-1 at Boundary Park. Kevan Hurst found a way past the Latics' defence after 37 minutes to ensure the Hatters went into the break 1-0 up. Top-scorer Warren Feeney made it 2-0 10 minutes after the break and although Brian Talbot's side pulled one back through Scott Vernon, County returned to Edgeley Park with all three points.


Torquay and Swindon had to share the spoils after a topsy-turvy 2-2 draw at Plainmoor. Leon Constantine put the Devon side in front but the prolific Sam Parkin scored either side of half-time to turn the game on its head. The Gulls salvaged something from the game, however, when striker Jo Kuffour cancelled out Parkin's second five minutes later.


Sean O'Driscoll's Bournemouth earned a creditable victory at Barnsley to move three places up the table to sixth. Barnsley had a goal disallowed in the first half when Jacob Burns was adjudged to have been offside. And Bournemouth capitalised on their good fortune in the second half when Garreth O'Connor pounced with 13 minutes left to steal all three points.


Steve Brooker and Leroy Lita both scored in the second half to earn Bristol City a 2-0 win at Colchester, while Blackpool came away from Huddersfield empty-handed after Luke Beckett scored the winner in a 1-0 victory for the Terriers, who also had Chris Brandon sent off for a professional foul.


Walsall were held to a goalless draw by lowly MK Dons at the Bescot.

Results source: Sportinglife.com




 
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