Elsewhere this weekend. there was a full Football League programme as 12 Sky Bet League One matches took place on Saturday.There was another derby, when Sheffield United travelled across the border from Yorkshire into Derbyshire, when they visited Chesterfield at the Proact Stadium.
Both sides ended the clash with ten men as Michael Higdon was sent off after half an hour for the Blades and goalkeeper Tommy Lee was dismissed for the home side shortly before the break.
Paul Cook’s Spireites were 3-2 winners, as Jimmy Ryan, Gary Roberts and Eoin Doyle put them 3-0 up before Marc McNulty and Neill Collins scored late on for Nigel Clough’s side but they failed to complete the comeback.
Basement side Crewe lost 2-0 at the Coral Windows Stadium when they visited Bradford. Aaron McLean and Gary Liddle scored twice in as many minutes to seal the win over Steve Davies’ Alexandra.
League leaders Bristol City dropped two points as Romaine Sawyers equalised late on to rescue Walsall a 1-1 draw at the Banks’s Stadium, after Joe Bryan put Steve Cotterill’s City ahead.
Notts County, who we play in the JP Trophy at Glanford Park on Tuesday, were 1-0 winners at home to our opponents next weekend, Gillingham, with thanks to Shaun Harrad’s 35th minute goal.
Managerless Leyton Orient lost at home to Swindon 2-1. Michael Smith and Nathan Byrne scored for Mark Cooper’s men and Darius Henderson’s 96th minute goal proved too little too late.
Stephen Dobbie’s 80th minute penalty helped Fleetwood to a 1-0 win over Port Vale, who had Jordan Slew sent off shortly before the break.
There was a four-goal thriller at the Ricoh Arena as Coventry and Crawley shared the points with a 2-2 draw. Josh McQuoid and Simeon Jackson put the Sky Blues two ahead before Gwion Edwards and Izale McLeod netted before the break and it was a goalless second half, as both sides held on.
Six goals at Deepdale saw Preston beat Colchester 4-2. Scott Wiseman, Alan Browne, Paul Gallagher and Chris Humphrey netted for Simon Grayson’s men as Rhys Healey and Alex Gilbey were on the score sheet for the U’s.
Bobby Olejnik and Shaun Brisley’s parent club Peterborough drew 2-2 with Oldham at London Road. Jonathan Forte opened the scoring for Oldham and the Posh’s Michael Bostwick put them level. Darren Ferguson’s men were in front as Marcus Maddison found the net and Genseric Kusunga’s tidy finish 24 minutes from time meant the points were shared with Lee Johnson’s Latics.
Peter Ramage’s tenth minute goal helped Barnsley beat Rochdale 1-0 at Spotland.
Ben Nugent was sent off for Yeovil minutes before Will Grigg and Daniel Powell scored to help MK Dons beat Gary Johnson’s Yeovil 2-0 at Huish Park.