Rovers draw, Bees buzzing

Sheffield United and Tranmere shared a 0-0 draw in League One on Saturday, while Brentford moved up to second with a 2-1 win at Notts County.

Last Updated: 15/12/12 at 19:47

Coventry: Celebrate against Doncaster

Coventry: Celebrate against Doncaster

More of the games that matter

Upgrade in minutes or watch with a NOW TV Day Pass.

Doncaster missed the chance to go top of the npower League One table as they suffered a 4-1 home thumping by fast-improving Coventry.

David McGoldrick (26 and 58) struck twice in between goals from Franck Moussa (three) and Adam Barton (89) to continue the Sky Blues' recent scoring blitz.

Mark Robins' side have now scored 18 goals in their past five league games, four of which they have won, although they remain just inside the bottom half.

Substitute Chris Brown scored Doncaster's only goal on 76 minutes as they failed to cash in on the top-of-the-table clash between Sheffield United and Tranmere finishing goalless.

In-form Brentford jumped up to second place, level on points with leaders Tranmere, with a fourth consecutive league win 2-1 at Notts County.

Clayton Donaldson scored an 88th-minute winner after Adam Forshaw (36) had cancelled out Tony Craig's 20th-minute own goal.

Ryan Lowe (16) scored the only goal as MK Dons moved up to fifth with a 1-0 win over bottom side Hartlepool, while Stevenage stayed inside the play-off places despite losing 2-1 at home to Crawley Town.

Robin Shroot (55) put Stevenage in front but they were left empty handed as Hope Akpan (65) and Dannie Bulman (69) hit back.

Swindon are a point outside the top six after beating Oldham 2-0 with Raffael De Vita's quickfire first-half double enough for the points.

At the other end of the table, Scunthorpe halted Leyton Orient's five-game winning run in the league, winning 3-1 to move them two points from safety.

Christian Ribeiro (61), Karl Hawley (69) and Damien Mozika (80) grabbed Scunthorpe's goals, with Orient replying through a 79th-minute Kevin Lisbie penalty.

Bury slipped to second bottom with a 1-0 loss at Crewe. On-loan Australia-born midfielder Bradden Inman scored the winner two minutes from the end.

Portsmouth's recent woes got worse as a goalless draw at home to Preston dropped them into the bottom four. Izale McLeod missed a 14th-minute penalty for Pompey.

Shrewsbury beat Carlisle 2-1 with Paul Parry netting a 64th-minute winner. Jon Taylor's 22nd-minute opener had been cancelled out by Liam Noble 11 minutes later.

Yeovil scored twice in the final 12 minutes to draw 2-2 at Walsall. Reuben Reid (78) and Sam Foley (90) stole a point after Jamie Paterson (13) and Will Grigg (72) had given the Saddlers control.

Lewis Grabban (41) scored the only goal as Bournemouth won 1-0 over Colchester.

More of the games that matter

Upgrade in minutes or watch with a NOW TV Day Pass.

Related News

Most Commented

Readers' Comments

O

ne of the conclusions from this list is that Man City should never buy a striker in January - good luck Wilfried Bony....

Savinator
F365's Top Ten Worst January Panic Buys

I

was there, it was embarrassing - the team looked totally unbalanced from the off, the defence was woeful and when Mikel came off injured it got even worse with nobody in front of them. Up front on several occasions we had opportunities and nobody would shoot - it was a complete farse! On the back of Salah's performance I'm glad there is talk of getting shot...

Fly1ngh1gh
Cup defeat shames Mourinho

G

reat to see Tommy Rosicky getting some love. A wonderful player. Such a pity we lost so long to injury. I was so excited when we signed him, this resurgence only makes the absences seem more of a lost opportunity.

cheshire-gooner
16 Conclusions: FA Cup Fourth Round Weekend

Footer 365

Capital One Cup: FA charges Chelsea striker Diego Costa over 'stamp' on Liverpool's Emre Can

The FA have charged Chelsea striker Diego Costa with violent conduct over his clash with Liverpool's Emre Can on Tuesday.

Transfer news: Arsenal complete the signing of Villarreal defender Gabriel Paulista

Arsenal have completed the signing of Villarreal defender Gabriel on a long-term deal, for an undisclosed fee.

Gabriel Paulista has joined Arsenal from Villarreal, with striker Joel Campbell

Gabriel Paulista has joined Arsenal from Villarreal, with striker Joel Campbell going to the Spanish club on loan.

Mail Box

Erm... Balotelli To QPR..?

It's an afternoon Mailbox that offers the reaction to the reaction, with a defence for Diego Costa offered, and Balotelli mooted to move to QPR. Plus a silly idea about the Mails...

'Diego Costa Is A Thug.' Sore Losers..?

There is plenty of fallout from Diego Costa's stamps of authority on Tuesday's League Cup semi-final. Plus Blatter, Rodgers' substitutions and stretching the transfer truth...

© 2015 Sky Ltd. All Rights Reserved A Sky Sports Digital Media company