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5 Headlines From The Weekends Action

26 February 2018

Blues may not have been in action last weekend, but there was plenty of talking points in the league...

Here we take a look at five of the top headlines from the weekend.

Peterborough sack McCann

Fellow League One side Peterborough Manager Grant McCann following the clubs run of seven matches without a win.

The 37-year-old former Northern Ireland international, who made over 180 appearances for Posh as well as captaining the club, was placed in charge in May 2016.

He guided Peterborough to a 13th placed finish in his first season in charge and this season looked to be a massive improvement with the club climbing the table; but their bad run of form has seen them drop out of a play-off place and down to 10th.

The club’s assistant Manager David Oldfield will take caretaker charge when the team face Walsall tomorrow evening.

Pilgrims rise

Take a step back to three months ago, Plymouth Argyle; who had won promotion to League One the previous season were sitting bottom of the table.

Fast forward to now and they have one 11 games out of 15 and lost just once – a 3-1 defeat by high-flying Wigan Athletic.

Despite this defeat top sides such as Blackburn Rovers and Shrewsbury have fallen victim to Derek Adams’ resurgent side and with 11 games left for the Pilgrims who knows where they could end up.

Could the Cod Army be on the march once again?

John Sheridan – who Adam’s replaced at Argyle – began his fifth managerial job since leaving Home Park as he took charge of struggling Fleetwood Town for the first time.

Fleetwood’s run of bad luck saw them head into Saturday’s game on the back of seven consecutive defeats with their last victory being against Blues on 13th January.

At first glance there didn’t seem to be any new Manager bounce after Fleetwood went behind after 20 minutes.

But Ashley Hunter’s equaliser ended their losing streak and kept the Cod Arm a point above the relegation zone.

The latest of late goals

Despite Argyle’s great run, they do not have the best form in league – that belongs to Rotherham United.

But with 90 minutes on the clock at the New York Stadium, the Millers' luck seemed to have run out as they were a goal down to local rivals Doncaster Rovers.

However, injuries to Rovers’ Tom Anderson and Alfie Beestin meant there was 13 minutes of stoppage time – while Darren Ferguson’s father had the term ‘Fergie-time’ named after him this amount of stoppage time certainly proved unlucky for Darren.

Rotherham’s Michael Smith headed level in the 93rd minute and 10 minutes later he was fouled in the box, leaving Joe Newll to take the final kick of the game as he planted the ball into the bottom left corner.

Blackburn extend lead at the top

Monday’s win over Bury pushed Blackburn into the top spot ahead of last weekend’s game against Walsall and with that has come a run of form.

Rovers went into the weekend’s fixture on the back of two wins whereas Walsall had previously won one and drawn one.

The game started in Blackburn’s favour when Danny Graham netted in the 17th minute.

Walsall could have levelled two minutes later, but George Dobson’s long-range strike was cleared off the line by Darragh Lenihan.

Graham doubled his lead in the 26th minute heading home Jack Payne’s knockdown.

The hosts hit back in the 45th minute following an error from Rovers keeper David Raya.

But Raya made up for his error with two superb saves, tipping over Erhun Oztumer’s 25-yard free-kick and then rushing out to deny Julien Ngoy’s one-on-one burst forward.


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