Aldershot Town stunned Peter Taylor’s Wycombe by finally ending their unbeaten start to the season. Kirk Hudson put the Hampshire side 2-0 up, with two strikes in the first half. Angelo Balanta pulled one back with a powerful header before Daniel Hylton restored Aldershots two-goal advantage. Matty Phillips ensured a nail-biting finish with a thunderous effort, but the Shots fully deserved their three points.
Peter Taylor told the clubs website: “Nobody would have dreamt we would go 18 games unbeaten.
“I don’t think anyone is going to go 18 games unbeaten again, we’re certainly not, but we need to make sure we go on some good runs between now and the end of the season.”
Elsewhere on a day of headlines, Darren Anderton scored Bournemouth’s winner against Chester. It was a fairytale finish to the 36-year old’s career, and gave the south-coast side a 1-0 win.
Shrewsbury moved up to 2nd with a hard-fought win against 9-man Rotherham. The Millers went into the game on the back of a dreadful run, but played well until Drewe Broughton was sent-off for a second bookable offence. Then keeper David Stockdale was given a straight red for bringing down Kevin McIntyre, and Grant Holt slotted the penalty in.
The games at Darlington and Accrington were both called off due to the weather.
Saturday Dec 6 Results:
Aldershot 3-2 Wycombe
Bournemouth 1-0 Chester
Bradford 1-1 Dag & Red
Exeter 2-1 Lincoln City
Gillingham 2-1 Chesterfield
Luton 3-1 Barnet
Macclesfield 1-1 Bury
Notts County 1-Morecambe
Port Vale 2-1 Grimsby
Shrewsbury 1-0 Rotherham
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Tagged Accrington Stanley, Aldershot Town, Angelo Balanta, Bournemouth, Chester City, Daniel Hylton, Darlington, Darren Anderton, David Stockdale, Drewe Broughton, Grant Holt, Hampshire, Kevin McIntyre, Kirk Hudson, Matty Phillips, Peter Taylor, Rotherham United, Shrewsbury Town, Wycombe Wanderers
Darren Anderton has announced his retirement from football. The Bournemouth midfielder, who has won 30 caps for England, will stop playing after Saturday’s game against Chester.
Anderton finished his career at Bournemouth
After 18 years in football, the 36-year old will have played 569 games in career that took him to Portsmouth, Tottenham, Birmingham City and Wolverhampton Wanderers.
It’s an interesting fact, considering Anderton’s nickname in football has always been ‘sicknote’.
“It’s a tough decision and Saturday will be a sad day,” he told the Bournemouth Echo.
“I’ve been lucky to come to Bournemouth and have really enjoyed it. It’s been a great way to finish my career.
“I was finding training hard work and rather than just slogging on and not enjoying it, I have made this decision.
“I would to thank all the supporters for the fantastic backing I have had since my first minute at the club.”
Anderton is perhaps best known for his goal for England in the 1998 World Cup, against Colombia. He also won the Carling Cup with Spurs in 1999.
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Tagged Birmingham City, Bournemouth, Carling Cup, Chester City, Colombia, Darren Anderton, England, Portsmouth, Spurs, Tottenham Hotspurs, Wolverhampton Wanderers, World Cup
With a full set of mid-week fixtures, League 2 threw up some interesting results.
First off, what a result for Chester City. New manager Mark Wright took his side to high-flying Darlington, and came away with a 2-1 win. Rob Purdie put the home side ahead, before a stunning volley from Ryan Lowe (below) levelled things up. And Shaun Kelly headed in the winner to deny Dave Penney’s team.
In an entertaining match at Valley Parade, Bradford came from 2-0 down to win the game. Jack Lester gave Chesterfield an early lead, followed by a deflected Darren Currie effort to put the Spireites in control. Graeme Lee started the comeback with a free kick, before Michael Boulding squared the game with a header. And with 20 minutes to go, Alan Goodall was sent off for bringing Nicky Law
down in the box. Barry Conlon piled on the misery for Lee Richardson by dispatching the penalty, and making it 3-2.
In other news, Wycombe extended their unbeaten run at the top, with Matt Harrold and Lewis Spence netting the goals. And a late Grant Holt penalty gave Shrewsbury a much needed victory over Dag & Red.
Tues Nov 25 Results:
Aldershot 2-0 Lincoln
Bournemouth 0-0 Morecambe
Bradford 3-2 Chesterfield
Darlington 1-2 Chester
Exeter 1-1 Rotherham
Gillingham 1-1 Rochdale
Luton 0-1 Brentford
Macclesfield 1-0 Grimsby
Notts County 0-2 Wycombe
Port Vale 0-0 Barnet
Shrewsbury 2-1 Dag & Red
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MORECAMBE held on at Chester for their first away win of the season, writes Danny Milligan.
Howe set up the first, and scored the second.
Goals from Craig Stanley and Rene Howe were enough for victory at the Deva Stadium.
New manager Mark Wright was hoping for a good start to his third stint at the club, but it did not go according to plan. Stanley broke through the home side’s gaping defence after a smart dummy from Howe, slotting the ball past keeper John Danby to break the deadlock.
Striker Danny Carlton, who is back with the Shrimps for a month loan, made an impact in the second half when he was fouled in the box by Laurence Wilson, Howe scoring from the spot.
But the Shrimps were made to work for the win, when Eddie Johnson pulled one back for the home team.
His header into the bottom corner was the striker’s first goal for the club since he signed earlier this season.
Chester could not go on to grab an equaliser, despite Ryan Lowe’s attempt which keeper Barry Roche was more than equal to.
Morecambe assistant-manager Mark Lillis, 48, has signed a one-year contract extension. This follows the recent one-year extension of manager Sammy McIlroy’s contract.
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Tagged Barry Roche, Chester City, Craig Stanley, Danny Carlton, Eddie Johnson, John Danby, Laurence Wilson, Mark Lillis, Mark Wright, Morecambe, Rene Howe, Ryan Lowe, Sammy McIlroy
Davies has been sacked by struggling Chester
After just one win in 11 games, Chester City have terminated the contract of manager Simon Davies.
The side lie in 19th, with just 13 points. There has been no official word yet from the Deva Stadium, but the board obviously felt it was time for a change.
Davies was promoted from the role of Youth Team manager in March last season, but 40 goals conceded so far this year have led to his departure.
What do you think? Should Chester have sacked Davies?
With a full set of mid-week games, League 2 threw up some interesting results.
Chesterfield went to third-placed Exeter and came away with a stunning 6-1 victory. Chesterfield went 1-0 up thanks to Jamie Winter thunderbolt from 25 yards out. Just before half-time they grabbed a second, Alan Goodall cutting inside and finishing well. Exeter pulled one back early in the second half, but a quick brace from veteran striker Jack Lester, plus goals from Jamie Ward and substitute Darren Currie saw the Spireites cruise to victory.
Elsewhere in the division, Chester City surprisingly overcame a lacklustre Brentford at the Deva. Ryan Lowe netted twice in a 3-0 victory for the underdogs. A late winner from Barry Conlon saw Bradford sneak a win over early-season pace setters Bury. Darlington beat Rotherham United 1-0 at the Don Valley stadium, while Shrewsbury went three games without a win, drawing 2-2 at home to Barnet.
League leaders Wycombe’s game at home to Macclesfield was abandoned after 23 minutes due to the bad weather, while Luton’s home fixture against Bournemouth suffered the same fate.
Tuesday Oct 28 Results:
Aldershot 1-0 Port Vale
Bradford 1-0 Bury
Chester 3-0 Brentford
Dag & Red 4-0 Grimsby
Exeter 1-6 Chesterfield
Lincoln City 2-0 Gillingham
Luton Town A-A Bournemouth
Morecambe 1-1 Accrington Stanley
Notts County 1-2 Rochdale
Rotherham 0-1 Darlington
Shrewsbury 2-2 Barnet
Wycombe A-A Macclesfield
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