Weekend football round-up

Steven Davies had levelled for Bristol City. Credit: John Walton/EMPICS Sport

CHAMPIONSHIP

  • BRISTOL CITY 1 - 2 HULL CITY

Bristol City slumped to their fourth straight defeat as the visitors won at Ashton Gate for the first time since 1965.

Hull’s front two of Sone Aluko and Jay Simpson combined to slice open the City defence after just eight minutes - with former Rangers striker Aluko slotting past Tom Heaton.

The home side got back into the game in the 25th minute when Stephen Pearson pulled the ball back for Steven Davies to hit home his sixth goal in as many games.

But the visitors clinched the three points 25 minutes from time when Cole Skuse inadvertently found his own net from Stephen Quinn’s cross just seconds after an excellent Heaton save.

Derek McInnes' men are now second from bottom in the table and face a tough trip to Huddersfield next Saturday.

LEAGUE ONE

  • STEVENAGE 0 - 4 SWINDON TOWN
Raffaele De Vita scored his second goal of the week at Stevenage. Credit: Andrew Matthews/PA Archive

Swindon warmed up for Tuesday night's Capital One Cup match against Aston Villa with an emphatic win at second placed Stevenage.

Raffaele De Vita scored his second goal of the week to give Town the lead. Miles Storey’s cross found Matt Ritchie at the far post. The winger nodded back across goal for the waiting De Vita.

Ritchie doubled the advantage on the half hour after shooting through a crowd of players on the edge of the area.

Town could even afford to miss a penalty. Alan McCormack was brought down in the area, but Tommy Miller couldn't convert.

But it wasn't long until the third goal seven minutes before half-time. Youngster Storey headed home on his first start to score his first senior goal.

And the win was wrapped up in the second half when substitute Adam Rooney latched onto John Bostock's pass in the 60th minute.

  • CREWE ALEXANDRA 0 - 1 YEOVIL TOWN
Byron Webster scored his second goal in three games for Yeovil at Crewe. Credit: Simon Galloway/PA Archive

It's three straight league wins for Yeovil. Byron Webster got the all-important goal five minutes before half-time. The defender scored his second goal in three games when he fired in a loose ball following a corner.

Crewe upped the tempo in the second half, but they couldn't find a way past Marek Stech, who made several good saves in the Glovers' goal.

LEAGUE TWO

  • CHELTENHAM TOWN 3 - 0 EXETER CITY
Cheltenham Town's Kaid Mohamed tries a spectacular shot against Exeter City. Credit: EMPICS Sport

Cheltenham keep up the pressure on the league leaders after subjecting Exeter to their fourth defeat in five matches.

All the goals came in the second half with defender Keith Lowe scoring twice, and debutant loan signing Lawson D'Ath also on-target.

Exeter almost took the lead shortly before half-time when Jamie Cureton's effort was cleared off the line by former Grecian Billy Jones.

Cheltenham opened the scoring ten minutes into the second half. Darryl Duffy and D'Ath combined. The Reading midfielder ran towards goal and stroked the ball past Artur Krysiak.

Cureton almost levelled, but Scott Brown made an important save.

It was soon to become 2-0. Jones' corner was headed towards goal by Steve Elliott, and Lowe was on the line to poke home.

Brown, making his 200th appearance for the Robins, made several more good saves to keep Exeter out.

And the three points were confirmed late in the game as Lowe once again tapped in from close range to cap an impressive second half for the home side.

Cheltenham Town's Lawson D'Ath gets past Exeter's Jamie Cureton. Credit: EMPICS Sport
  • ACCRINGTON STANLEY 1 - 0 BRISTOL ROVERS
Padraig Amond scored the winning goal for Accrington against Bristol Rovers. Credit: Dave Howarth/EMPICS Sport

Injury-hit Rovers slipped to their second away defeat of the week as they lost at managerless Accrington.

Eliot Richards and Tom Eaves went close in the first half, with the home side's best chance falling to Peter Murphy.

The only goal of the game came eleven minutes from time when Padraig Amond turned in Rommy Boco's cross.

Mark McGhee's men almost rescued a point at the end, but Garry Kenneth saw a shot cleared off the line and Derek Riordan's shot from the rebound was saved by Ian Dunbavin.