Yeovil throw away two goal advantage to lose at league leaders

Sam Foley celebrates putting Yeovil 2-0 up at Tranmere. Photo: John Walton/EMPICS Sport

LEAGUE ONE

  • TRANMERE ROVERS 3 - 2 YEOVIL TOWN

Yeovil Town threw away a two-goal lead to lose 3-2 at top-of-the-table Tranmere.

Paddy Madden and Sam Foley put Yeovil 2-0 up within half an hour. But James Wallace pulled one back on the stroke of half-time and Jake Cassidy equalised six minutes into the second half.

Sam Foley scores Yeovil's second goal at Tranmere. Credit: John Walton/EMPICS Sport

Tranmere got another boost when The Glovers had Joe Edwards sent off 17 minutes from time for a second bookable offence, and they made the extra man count as Danny Holmes got the winner five minutes later.

The win extended Tranmere's lead at the top to seven points after their two nearest rivals both slipped up.

Tranmere Rovers' Danny Holmes is congratulated on scoring the winning goal against Yeovil at Prenton Park. Credit: John Walton/EMPICS Sport
  • SWINDON TOWN 2 - 2 COVENTRY CITY
Swindon Town's Tommy Miller tussles with Coventry City's Carl Baker at the County Ground. Credit: Nick Potts/PA Wire

Swindon Town battled back from being two goals down to draw with Coventry City at the County Ground.

David McGoldrick scored twice in the first half for the visitors. But two volleyed goals in three second half minutes from Gary Roberts (77) and James Collins (80) earned Paolo Di Canio's men a share of the points.

Town could've even won the game in the dying minutes. Tommy Miller and Adam Rooney both had efforts that were hit straight at Coventry goalkeeper Joe Murphy.

Swindon Town manager Paolo Di Canio shows his frustration during the 2-2 draw with Coventry at the County Ground. Credit: Nick Potts/PA Wire

LEAGUE TWO

  • AFC WIMBLEDON 1 - 2 CHELTENHAM TOWN
Marlon Pack gave Cheltenham the lead at Wimbledon. Credit: Empics Sport

Cheltenham knocked Fleetwood out of the automatic promotion places by moving up to third with a 2-1 win at AFC Wimbledon.

Marlon Pack volleyed Town in front after 25 minutes, and former Dons player Kaid Mohamed doubled the lead with a header early in the second half.

Byron Harrison pulled one back in the 90th minute, but it was too little too late for Wimbledon, who were unable to give new manager Neal Ardley a winning start.

  • BURTON ALBION 1 - 1 BRISTOL ROVERS
David Clarkson puts Rovers ahead at Burton. Credit: Neal Simpson/EMPICS Sport

David Clarkson gave Bristol Rovers a first-half lead at Burton, but the hosts earned a share of the points after an equaliser five minutes into the second half.

Rovers opened the scoring on the half hour mark. A defensive clearance reached Clarkson on the edge of the area and the Scotsman hit a first time volley to register his third goal of the season.

Burton levelled in the 50th minute when Billy Kee got in front of the Rovers defenders and glanced a header past Neil Etheridge.

David Clarkson (centre) is congratulated on scoring their opening goal by Tom Eaves and Joe Anyinsah. Credit: Neal Simpson/EMPICS Sport