Swindon stun league leaders

CHAMPIONSHIP

  • IPSWICH TOWN 1 - 1 BRISTOL CITY
Neil Danns put City ahead at Ipswich. Credit: Adam Davy/EMPICS Sport

A fine strike from Neil Danns put Bristol City ahead at fellow relegation strugglers Ipswich, but they had to settle for a point.

Paul Anderson, making his first start for the club, had an opportunity after just four minutes but his right-footed shot was blocked by Tommy Smith.

Anderson then set-up up Danns for the opening goal - a low left-footed finish into the bottom corner from the edge of the box.

The visitors had not kept a clean sheet all season coming into this match so it was no surprise to their 240 travelling supporters when Ipswich drew level, Smith hooking Lee Martin's corner into the top of the net in the 32nd minute.

The Robins dominated the first half and had enough chances to beat their fellow strugglers. To add to City's misery, their relegation rivals Barnsley, Sheffield Wednesday and Peterborough all recorded victories today.

I'm frustrated not to get three points because I thought we were by far the better team.

When you play that well and create chances, you hope to win.

We dominated the first half, although the second was more even, and played with a confidence.

There was a concentration and focus about us, which is especially important in away matches.

– Derek McInnes, Bristol City manager

LEAGUE ONE

  • YEOVIL TOWN 4 - 1 OLDHAM ATHLETIC
Gavin Williams scored twice in Yeovil's 4-1 win over OIdham at Huish Park. Credit: PA Wire

Yeovil move into the top half of the table after coming from behind to ease past Oldham at a wet Huish Park.

The visitors took a shock third minute lead through Jose Baxter's header, but the home side turned the game around before half-time.

In the 39th minute Ed Upson was fouled in the area and Gavin Williams confidently converted the spot kick.

Williams scored a superb second just five minutes later. He ran from the halfway line, beat two defenders, before firing an unstoppable shot into the roof of the net.

Strikers James Hayter and Paddy Madden added further goals after the break, and Oldham also had Robbie Simpson sent off for a foul on Marek Stech late in the game.

  • SWINDON TOWN 5 - 0 TRANMERE ROVERS
Andy Williams hit a double against Tranmere, but it could have been a hat-trick. Credit: Andrew Matthews/EMPICS Sport

Swindon Town started the busy festive period with an impressive win on Friday night.

League One leaders Tranmere were thrashed 5-0 at the County Ground as Town move into the play-off positions.

Paolo Di Canio's men scored twice in the opening seven minutes through Danny Hollands and Raffaele De Vita.

Andy Williams and Matt Ritchie made it 4-0 by half-time, before Williams scored his second in the 51st minute. He could've had a hat-trick but his penalty, after a foul on Chris Martin, was saved by Rovers goalkeeper Owain Fon Williams.

LEAGUE TWO

  • ROCHDALE 4 - 1 CHELTENHAM TOWN
Former Bristol City striker Dele Adebola scored Rochdale's fourth goal against Cheltenham. Credit: Neal Simpson/EMPICS Sport

Cheltenham Town suffered a heavy 4-1 defeat at Rochdale on Friday night.

Mark Yates' men conceded two goals just before half-time. They pulled a goal back three minutes into the second half thanks to an own goal by Dale's Phil Edwards.

But the home team scored another two goals in quick succession to seal the win.

  • BRISTOL ROVERS P - P ROTHERHAM UNITED

New Bristol Rovers manager John Ward will have to wait a little bit longer for his first game back in charge of the club. Rovers game with Rotherham was called off because of a waterlogged pitch.

The Pirates are now bottom of the entire Football League after Barnet beat Burton Albion on Friday evening.