City come from behind twice to beat Wednesday

Albert Adomah scored City's winner with a free-kick in the 88th minute. Photo: John Walton/EMPICS Sport

CHAMPIONSHIP

  • SHEFFIELD WEDNESDAY 2 - 3 BRISTOL CITY

Bristol City came from behind twice to beat fellow Championship strugglers Sheffield Wednesday, which leaves Owls boss Dave Jones clinging on to his job.

Jones, who saw his side come into the game on the back of six successive defeats, had received a vote of confidence from Milan Mandaric a fortnight ago, and he looked to be overseeing a home win until the Robins' late show.

Wednesday were leading 2-1 with 12 minutes to go thanks to goals from Miguel Llera and Gary Madine, though Llera's involvement did not end there.

The Portuguese defender gave away a penalty to allow Sam Baldock to equalise at 1-1 and then another six minutes after Madine's goal.

Then, just a minute after Baldock had levelled for the second time from the spot, Albert Adomah curled in a fine 22-yard free-kick to put Derek McInnes' side ahead.

The drama was not done there, though, as after Wednesday appealed for a penalty, Madine slammed home the ball, but referee Andre Mariner ruled out the effort and awarded a free-kick to City.

And there was no coming back from that for Wednesday, who slumped to a seventh defeat on the bounce, which Jones will do well to survive.

The win was City's third in the last 15 games and keeps them in touching distance of those teams just above the drop zone.

LEAGUE ONE

  • SWINDON TOWN 1 - 1 DONCASTER ROVERS
Matt Ritchie put Swindon ahead against Doncaster. Credit: Nick Potts/PA Archive

Swindon Town were held to a draw by second placed Doncaster Rovers at the County Ground.

The home side were ahead after just eight minutes. Matt Ritchie scoring from inside the area after good work from Andy Williams.

The lead lasted for just three minutes as Danny Hollands intercepted a ball into the six yard box and put through his own net.

Chris Martin hit the woodwork twice before half-time, and Ritchie was denied twice by goalkeeper Gary Woods in the second half.

  • YEOVIL TOWN 0 - 0 NOTTS COUNTY
Yeovil's Marek Stech kept a clean sheet as Yeovil and Notts County shared the points at Huish Park. Credit: John Walton/EMPICS Sport

This was an exciting contest, with both goalkeepers on top form to preserve their clean sheets.

In the first half Marek Stech denied Yoann Arquin, and Bartosz Bialkowski kept out Ed Upson's effort.

Bialkowski thwarted the Glovers again after the break. Dan Burn thought he had scored when his header from a Jamie McAllister corner was clawed away by the Polish keeper. Many Yeovil players claimed the ball had crossed the line.

Alan Judge was then denied by the post, and Paddy Madden volleyed at Bialkowski as neither side could break the deadlock.

LEAGUE TWO

  • NORTHAMPTON TOWN 2 - 3 CHELTENHAM TOWN
Chris Zebroski scored a goal and set one up as Cheltenham won 3-2 at Northampton. Credit: Empics Sport/

Cheltenham came back from two goals down to win 3-2 at Northampton.

The Cobblers were 2-0 up inside 14 minutes. Adebayo Akinfenwa opened the scoring after just two minutes, before Ben Tozer's long throw caused havoc and led to a Billy Jones own goal.

Cheltenham pulled a goal back ten minutes later when Darren Carter converted Chris Zebroski's low cross. Zebroski went from creator to goal-scorer three minutes later as he headed the Robins level from Jones' cross.

Akinfenwa continued to cause problems for Cheltenham in the second half, but it was the visitors who went on to win the game. Carter's through ball with ten minutes left on the clock found Darryl Duffy and the substitute fired a low drive into the bottom corner to make it 3-2.

  • BRISTOL ROVERS 0 - 1 DAGENHAM & REDBRIDGE
Dagenham & Redbridge goalkeeper Chris Lewington kept Rovers out with several good saves. Credit: Neal Simpson/EMPICS Sport

Bristol Rovers have slipped into the relegation zone after losing their fourth game in five matches.

Former Yeovil Town striker Sam Williams scored the only goal of the game in the 19th minute, volleying in from close range.

Rovers couldn't find a way past visiting 'keeper Chris Lewington. He made a string of excellent saves to deny David Clarkson, Oli Norburn, Tom Eaves and Joe Anyinsah.