Fifth straight win for the Glovers

Ed Upson hit a 30-yard screamer for Yeovil in the 3-0 win over Brentford. Photo: PA Wire

LEAGUE ONE

  • YEOVIL TOWN 3 - 0 BRENTFORD

Yeovil Town claimed their fifth successive league win with a 3-0 victory over Brentford at Huish Park.

Brentford were the better side in the first half, so it was against the run of play when the hosts took the lead. Top scorer Paddy Madden fired in his 15th goal of the season in the 33rd minute.

Five minutes before half-time it was 2-0. Ed Upson let fly with a 30 yard screamer that flew into the top corner.

The third goal came late in the game. Jamie McAllister's free-kick was volleyed home by Dan Burn.

The Glovers remain 7th in the table, but are level on points with Sheffield United who occupy the final play-off position.

  • CRAWLEY TOWN 1 - 1 SWINDON TOWN
Adam Rooney scored Swindon's equaliser from the penalty spot. Credit: Nick Potts/PA Wire

A difficult week for Swindon Town supporters ended with a 1-1 draw at Crawley.

Both goals came from the penalty spot. Billy Clarke put the home side ahead in the 23rd minute after Swindon captain Alan McCormack fouled Nicky Adams in the box.

Crawley's Joe Walsh conceded the second penalty of the game on the hour mark. He pushed over Adam Rooney, and the striker slotted home the equaliser.

CHAMPIONSHIP

  • BLACKBURN ROVERS 2 - 0 BRISTOL CITY
Jordan Rhodes scored twice for Blackburn against Bristol City. Credit: Joe Giddens/EMPICS Sport

Bristol City's mini-revival is over after losing at Blackburn for the second time in 2013.

In-form Blackburn striker Jordan Rhodes netted in each half to reach the 100 league goal barrier in just 157 starts.

The home side, who knocked City out of the FA Cup by the same scoreline earlier in the month, opened the scoring in the 28th minute when Rhodes converted Morten Gamst Pederson's cross.

The striker scored again in the 65th minute, latching onto Danny Murphy's long ball from his own half before rolling the ball past Tom Heaton.

City had their chances, but Steven Davies' 25 yard free-kick skimmed the top of the net, and Paul Anderson blazed over after being one-on-one with goalkeeper Jake Kean.

LEAGUE TWO

  • CHELTENHAM TOWN 2 - 1 TORQUAY UNITED
Shaun Harrad scored Cheltenham's second goal early in the second half. Credit: EMPICS Sport

Cheltenham Town move into the League Two automatic promotion places after a comfortable win over Torquay United at Whaddon Road.

The home side opened the scoring just after the half-hour mark. Kaid Mohamed's corner was headed home by defender Keith Lowe.

The Robins doubled their lead early in the second half. Shaun Harrad turned and struck the ball past Michael Poke.

Rene Howe pulled a goal back for Torquay two minutes from the end, but the hosts held on for the three points.

  • BRISTOL ROVERS 2 - 1 BARNET
Ryan Brunt tangles with Barnet's player-manager Edgar Davids at the Memorial Stadium last night. Credit: Joe Giddens/EMPICS Sport

On Friday night, Bristol Rovers moved out of the League Two relegation zone after beating fellow strugglers Barnet 2-1 at the Memorial Stadium.

Fabian Broghammer gave Rovers the lead in the 78th minute. Barnet thought they had rescued a point with a 90th minute equaliser from Harry Crawford.

But Ryan Brunt hit the winner in injury time to send the impressive crowd of 8,500 home happy.

After the game, Pirates' manager John Ward told Bristol Rovers' official website he was a 'really happy man'.

I am a really happy man because the team have worked extremely hard, and I think there were two very good teams out there who have belied their position in the bottom six of League Two without a shadow of a doubt.

There were two very good sides, who put on a fantastic game of football for a big crowd.

We have got a group of people who have kept going, and they have won three games in three different ways.

We have had to be exceptionally patient tonight against a good team, and I am delighted for the boys that they have got the reward for it.

– JOHN WARD, MANAGER, BRISTOL ROVERS
Ryan Brunt celebrates his winning goal. Credit: Joe Giddens/EMPICS Sport