Week 5 results
CHELTENHAM TOWN 1 MILTON KEYNES DONS 1
Hiram Boateng's 87th minute strike rescued a point for MK Dons. That late goal was good news for the 6 who got this spot-on, and nobody had the outcome. 15 predicted a win for MK Dons with 10 going for a 2-1 in what was equally the weeks most predicted score.
WYCOMBE WANDERERS v IPSWICH TOWN POSTPONED Due to Wycombe having International calls.
EXETER CITY 0 FOREST GREEN ROVERS 0
Forest Green lost their place at the top of League Two after this bore draw, as Exeter fail to have a shot on target. Nobody had this spot-on, but 11 did get the outcome.
MANSFIELD TOWN 1 HARROGATE TOWN 3
Unbeaten Harrogate stormed to the top of League Two with this win against 9-man Mansfield. Again nobody got this spot-on, though 3 did have the outcome. 22 predicted a win for Mansfield with 10 going for a 2-1 in what was the weeks other most predicted score.
NEWPORT COUNTY 2 LEYTON ORIENT 2
Substitute Dom Telford denied Orient a win in Newport's first home league match of the season. Another game with no 3 pointer, but 5 did get the outcome.
PORT VALE 2 ROCHDALE 3
Corey O'Keeffe hit a late winner to earn Rochdale a victory - their first in the league at Vale Park. A final game with no 3 pointer this week, though 7 did have the outcome.
I was surprised to read this week that a number of footballer's have not had the Covid vaccine. This is only going to lead to more games being postponed this season, to add to Harrogate and Sutton, who have already had games cancelled due to it. In todays games Newport had seven players missing due to Covid, so I am still not sure what the criteria is for calling a game off.
We lost one of our games this week due to the late announcement that Wycombe had International call-ups. The way the results went most members probably wished all games had been called off, as we had no home wins, and two high scoring aways. Even the three draws only produced one 1-1, and it was the result that gave us our only 3 pointer this week. Not surprisingly it was two members who had that spot-on who share the honour of being the weeks top scorer, they were medicine_man and MrHappy2, who chose a good time to go 1-1 all games. They both also had two outcomes to give them a decent 5 points each.
Happy Midweek League Cup Just a reminder to say the next round of games take place on the 14th/15th September. All details on the separate thread.
In the Premier In a low scoring week, it worked out well for RSCOSWORTH, as he had the Cheltenham 1-1 spot-on to extend his lead to a decent 6 points, to take advantage of a rare blank from unitedwhites. He remains second, but after predicting Cheltenham to win 1-0, that late goal for MK Dons made the difference from being level or 6 points adrift. Up a place into third is sevebalo, thanks to two outcomes, while mfb_cufc has to settle for the final Super Cup place. The only other upward movement this week came from TheFatGooner, whose three place rise took him to fifth, thanks to three outcomes. Three outcomes also for Blue4U2, and even though he remains bottom, there is only one point separating the bottom four.
In Division One Just one outcome for Lewis_1, but it was enough for him to remain top, but only the tie-breaker rules, as he is joined on the same number of points as the weeks top scorers medicine_man and MrHappy2, who remain second and third. Just two points further back in fourth is gerry_us, as he was another to benefit from having the Cheltenham 1-1 spot-on. Up three places into fifth is Tropical_Us after he also got the Cheltenham 1-1 spot-on. With two outcomes, remaining in the final play-off place is Pinault_Noir. The final member to have the Cheltenham 1-1 spot-on was blueeagle, and that enabled him to be the only other climber in this league, as he moved up four places.
THE TABLES (33 out of 280 played)
(Tie-breaker: Most 3 pointers, and then the first to post)
Week 6 Fixtures This is now a 7 game week to make up for the postponed match in Week 5.
ARSENAL v NORWICH CITY
BRISTOL CITY v PRESTON NORTH END
READING v QUEENS PARK RANGERS
IPSWICH TOWN v BOLTON WANDERERS
MORECAMBE v AFC WIMBLEDON
CRAWLEY TOWN v CARLISLE UNITED
SALFORD CITY v BRADFORD CITY
Good luck everybody.
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