Rovers win at home at last

Oli Norburn scored Rovers' third goal in their 3-1 win over Northampton at the Memorial Stadium. Photo: John Walton/EMPICS Sport

LEAGUE TWO

  • BRISTOL ROVERS 3 - 1 NORTHAMPTON TOWN

It's taken 7 games, but Bristol Rovers have finally won at the Memorial Stadium.

They were helped by the dismissal of Anthony Charles for a 'professional foul' in the 24th minute.

On-loan Bolton forward Tom Eaves scored his first goal for the club when he poked in Eliot Richards' cross five minutes into the second half.

RIchards also had an assist for Rovers second goal just four minutes later. His corner was slotted in by Garry Kenneth.

Adebayo Akinfenwa pulled one back for the visitors, but Ollie Norburn's header restored the two-goal cushion six minutes from time, to send the majority of the 5,166 crowd home happy.

  • CHELTENHAM TOWN 2 - 2 FLEETWOOD TOWN
Alan Bennett was sent off after Fleetwood's injury time equaliser. Credit: Empics Sport

Cheltenham were denied a win by an injury time equaliser at Whaddon Road.

The home side had come from behind after David Ball had given the visitors a 32nd minute lead. Substitute Jeff Goulding grabbed a close-range equaliser before Sido Jombati headed in Billy Jones' corner.

But with seconds left on the clock, Junior Brown rescued a point. Cheltenham then had captain Alan Bennett sent off for clashing with Jamie McGuire.

LEAGUE ONE

  • BURY 0 - 1 SWINDON TOWN
James Collins scored Swindon's winner in the very first minute. Credit: Neal Simpson/EMPICS Sport

Swindon bounced back from their shock midweek home defeat to beat Bury at Gigg Lane.

James Collins scored the only goal of the game in the first minute, lobbing goalkeeper Trevor Carson from 20 yards.

The home side, under Kevin Blackwell's management for the first time, almost got back into the game, but David Healy was denied by a last-ditch tackle by Jay McEveley.

  • YEOVIL TOWN 3 - 1 COLCHESTER UNITED
James Hayter scored Yeovil's third goal in their 3-1 win over Colchester. Credit: Simon Galloway/PA Archive

Yeovil Town ended a run of six straight defeats with a 3-1 win over Colchester.

Paddy Madden, on loan from Carlisle, scored twice on his debut. His first came in the 20th minute after Colchester goalkeeper Mark Cousins spilled James Hayter's shot.

Jabo Ibehre equalised five minutes later, but Madden then hit his second to make it 2-1 at half-time.

The visitors hit the woodwork twice in the second half, before James Hayter sealed the win for Gary Johnson's men 12 minutes from time.

CHAMPIONSHIP

  • LEICESTER CITY 2 - 0 BRISTOL CITY
David Nugent put Leicester ahead against Bristol City. Credit: Joe Giddens/EMPICS Sport

Bristol City have now failed to win 6 out of their last 7 games after defeat at the King Power Stadium.

The Robins, who had chalked up a league double over Leicester last season, almost snatched the lead inside the first minute. Jody Morris' header was saved by Kasper Schmeichel.

Leicester's former England striker David Nugent headed over from six yards out in the 28th minute, but he made amends just 60 seconds later. Vardy's long ball from the back caught City's rearguard napping and Nugent raced through one-on-one with Heaton and drove a low right-footer into the bottom corner.

Liam Fontaine fluffed a good chance to bring City level in the 71st minute - the defender heading an inswinging corner from Morris over the top from six yards, and that miss proved costly as the Foxes forged further ahead on 74 minutes. Andy King's left-wing cross being headed into his own goal by the unfortunate Richard Foster.