Week 31 Results
BOLTON 2 MILLWALL 1
Bolton put their off-field issues to one side to overcome a Millwall team who have now lost their last four games. 3 got this spot-on, and another 6 had the outcome.
BRISTOL CITY 0 LEEDS 1
Patrick Bamford scored his fourth goal in as many games as Leeds maintained their push for automatic promotion. Well done to noah4x4 for being the only one to have this spot-on, and 12 more got the outcome.
DERBY 1 SHEFFIELD WEDNESDAY 1
Wednesday have yet to be beaten since Steve Bruce took over as manager eight games ago. Just the 2 (RSCOSWORTH and TheHappyGooner) got this spot-on, with another 1 having the outcome. 20 predicted a win for Derby.
MIDDLESBROUGH 1 BRENTFORD 2
Brentford scored twice in three second-half minutes for a stunning comeback victory which dents Middlesbrough's fading automatic promotion chances and keeps alive their own Championship play-off hopes. No points for anybody here. 25 predicted a win for Middlesbrough with 13 going for a 2-0 in what was the weeks most predicted score.
NOTTINGHAM FOREST 3 HULL 0
Forest had lost their past five home league matches against Hull, but they brought an end to that run with 3 goals in the last 18 minutes. Nobody got this spot-on, but 14 did have the outcome.
QPR 0 STOKE 0
Stoke frustrated QPR as both sides finished with 10 men in this bore draw. Again nobody had this spot-on, though 4 did get the outcome.
READING 3 WIGAN 2
Reading came from behind to get a dramatic 97th minute winner. Yet another game with no 3 pointers, but 14 did have the outcome.
WEST BROM 1 IPSWICH 1
West Brom make it 6 home games without a win as they are held by their League 1 bound opponents, in what proved to be head coach Darren Moore's final match in charge. Everybody predicted a win for West Brom.
GILLINGHAM 1 OXFORD UNITED 0
Former U's loanee Brandon Hanlan's fifth goal of the season in the 89th minute wins it for Gillingham. That late victory was good news for the 6 who got this spot-on, and the 10 who had the outcome.
CHARLTON 2 PORTSMOUTH 1
Lyle Taylor grabbed his 13th League One goal of the season to earn a vital victory for Charlton against their promotion rivals. 5 had this spot-on, and 3 more got the outcome.
This was the first one of the four big 10 game weeks left in the season, and it turned out to be overall disappointing, with the eight games from the Championship only producing 6 spot-ons, but the two League 1 games achieved another 11 between them, to put some sort of respectability to proceedings. But this was still the second worst 10 game week of the season so far, only beaten by the previous one in Week 28. Despite that three members did well to have two 3 pointers each, with noah4x4 leading the way by having the wins for Leeds and Charlton spot-on, and with four outcomes, he is the weeks top scorer with an excellent 10 points. The third time this season he has got a double-figure score. Others to get two spot-on were unitedwhites, who had the wins for Gillingham and Charlton, and Blue4U2, who had the wins for Bolton and Gillingham, as they both got a very decent 8 points.
The Happy Cup Final is next weekend, and basher2010 has already posted his predictions. Just waiting for ghughes11 to post his now with a reminder the deadline is Saturday 12.15.
In the Premier The big news here is that we have a new leader with the excellent top scoring week from noah4x4 taking him back to the summit for the first time since Week 1, and brought an end to the sevebalo 19 week reign at the top. As for the rest of the division it is very much as you were, with the only change being thrillseeker moving up a couple of places thanks to having the Bolton 2-1 spot-on.
In Division One With the top four all relying on outcomes Sector4 was able to increase his lead by a point. But it is the other two occupying the play-off spots, unitedwhites and wessex_exile who both continued their tremendous second-half season form to greatly enhance their automatic hopes. Also well in contention for at least a play-off place is Blue4U2 after his decent week. Just like the Premier it is as you were for the rest of the league, with the only change being concordman moving up a place after getting a spot-on for the second week running - the Gillingham 1-0 - but his play-off hopes were not improved.
THE TABLES (226 out of 280 played)
(Tie-breaker: Most 3 pointers, and then the first to post)
Week 32 Fixtures
BRENTFORD v WEST BROMICH ALBION
PRESTON NORTH END v BIRMINGHAM CITY
BURTON ALBION v BLACKPOOL
PETERBOROUGH UNITED v COVENTRY CITY
OLDHAM ATHLETIC v TRANMERE ROVERS POSTPONED Waterlogged pitch
YEOVIL TOWN v MACCLESFIELD TOWN
Good luck everybody.
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