Week 10 results
BARROW 1 LEYTON ORIENT 1
Omar Beckles equalised for Orient as they drew at Barrow - who were denied a first league win over their visitors since 1969. 6 got this spot-on, and 1 more had the outcome.
BRISTOL ROVERS 3 CARLISLE UNITED 0
A comfortable win for Rovers, who have lost more home games than any other team in the 2021 calendar year. Nobody had this spot-on, but 16 did get the outcome.
HARTLEPOOL UNITED 2 NORTHAMPTON TOWN 1
Hartlepool came from behind to maintain their unbeaten home record. Only 2 got this spot-on, and a further 10 had the outcome with 9 going for a 1-0 in what was equally the weeks most predicted score.
ROCHDALE 0 CRAWLEY TOWN 1
This was no smash and grab raid from Crawley, who ran out comfortable winners despite the narrow scoreline. A sublime 5 had this spot-on, and another 3 got the outcome.
STEVENAGE 2 EXETER CITY 2
Stevenage came from behind twice to get a draw, with Exeter sharing the spoils for the seventh time in 11 league matches this season. 3 got this spot-on, and 1 more had the outcome. 19 predicted a win for Exeter with 9 going for a 2-0 in what was the weeks other most predicted score.
WALSALL 2 SALFORD CITY 1
Walsall get a 95th minute winner, as Salford show they are not the Premier League team they were made to look last Saturday. 4 had this spot-on, and another 3 got the outcome.
I think it is fair to say these were a difficult set of games to predict, with only Exeter and Rochdale having strong support. With both of them failing to deliver, we did well to get 20 spot-ons from this weeks games. It is Division One who wins that particular battle again by 14 to 6. With only 34 outcomes, it was hard to get many points without a 3 pointer. The weeks top performer, and the only one to get three 3 pointers, was Lewis_1, who had the wins for Crawley and Walsall and the Stevenage 2-2, to make him the weeks top scorer with an excellent 9 points. There were four members who did well to have two 3 pointers, the best of which was the TheFatGooner, who had the Barrow 1-1 and the Crawley 1-0, and two outcomes to give him a very decent 8 points. the other three all got a decent 7 points, they were gerry_us, who got the wins for Hartlepool and Crawley, Pinault_Noir, who had the draws at Barrow and Stevenage, and finally wessex_exile, who got the Barrow 1-1 and the Hartlepool 2-1. Those two draws this week means there has still been more draws, with 27, than homes with 23, and aways, that have had the other 18 results. Over the last seven seasons we have had a draw in about 25% of games. It is currently running at 40%. Not good news for those who don't predict any game to end in a draw.
Happy Midweek League Cup Just a reminder to say the next round of games take place on Tueday 19th October.
In the Premier The good recent run from leader RSCOSWORTH comes to an end, as fires a first blank since Week 10 last season. Nobody really takes advantage though, as three outcomes for basher2010 moves him up a place into a season high second, and reduces his lead by those 3 points. One outcome for sevebalo means he drops a place to third. The very decent week for TheFatGooner moves him up four places into the final Super Cup spot, to put him back to where he was after Week 6. Two outcomes for unitedwhites, and he remains fifth. The last six weeks has seen Daniel alternating between sixth and seventh, and it is sixth where he is this week after getting the Barrow 1-1 spot-on. Despite having the Walsall 2-1 spot-on, Sector4 slips back into the bottom half. That is also where mfb_cufc finds himself for the first time this season. It is congratulations to concordman on getting a first 3 pointer this season, with the Crawley 1-0, and at the same time getting out of the relegation zone for the first time since Week 1. After firing a second blank in three weeks, noah4x4 replaces him in the bottom three. Even though he is the only one still waiting for a 3 pointer ghughes11 did at least move up a place. It is congratulations also to Blue4U2 on getting his first 3 pointer this season, the Walsall 2-1.
In Division One Two outcomes were enough for Tropical_Us to maintain top spot, but he is another leader with a reduced lead, as the decent week for gerry_us moves him up another place into the other automatic spot. Up a big five places into third is this weeks top scorer Lewis_1. Just one outcome for blueeagle, means he drops to fourth. The decent week for Pinault_Noir moves him up two places, into a season high fifth. Clinging on to the final play-off place is burnsieespana, thanks to getting the Walsall 2-1 spot-on. Two outcomes for MrHappy2 means he drops out of the play-off spots for the first time since Week 1. The decent week for wessex_exile moves him a couple of places into eighth. His highest position since Week 3. A very unfortunate missed week for medicine_man, has him dropping five places into ninth. A spot-on each for GOSBTS, the Crawley 1-0, and durham_exile, the Barrow 1-1, keeps them both in sight of the play-offs. Two outcomes each for thrillseeker and BFG, means they remain 12th and 13th respectively. After a promising start to the season bwildered seems to be following the same path as the U's, and now finds himself in a season low 14th place. The bottom two oxfcolu and gsy163 both get a 3 pointer for the second week running, to give hope that a run to the play-offs could still be on.
THE TABLES (68 out of 280 played)
(Tie-breaker: Most 3 pointers, and then the first to post)
Week 11 Fixtures 10 games picked by this weeks guest Blue4U2. For the first time this season we have an early 12.30 deadline.
ASTON VILLA v WOLVERHAMPTON WANDERERS
BRENTFORD v CHELSEA (17.30)
FULHAM v QUEENS PARK RANGERS (12.30)
BLACKBURN ROVERS v COVENTRY CITY
HUDDERSFIELD TOWN v HULL CITY
BOLTON WANDERERS v WIGAN ATHLETIC
CAMBRIDGE UNITED v IPSWICH TOWN
BRADFORD CITY v BRISTOL ROVERS
NORTHAMPTON TOWN v MANSFIELD TOWN
OLDHAM ATHLETIC v STEVENAGE
Good luck everybody.
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