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O'Driscoll gets the better of his former club

Marvin Elliott heads in Bristol City's second goal against Nottingham Forest. Photo: EMPICS Sport

CHAMPIONSHIP

  • BRISTOL CITY 2 - 0 NOTTINGHAM FOREST

Sean O'Driscoll showed his former employers exactly what they were missing as his Bristol City side recorded a priceless victory at Ashton Gate.

The Bristol City head coach, who was removed as Forest manager on Boxing Day, masterminded a vital three three points in his new club's battle for survival.

Steven Davies opened the scoring five minutes after the break when he span and fired a low left-footed shot into the bottom corner for his 10th goal of the season.

Goalkeeper Tom Heaton pulled off a point-blank save from Billy Sharp, before long-serving midfielder Marvin Elliott, on his 200th start for the Robins, nodded home the second from Stephen Pearson's free-kick.

City remain second-from-bottom, three points away from Wolves in 21st position.

Marvin Elliott celebrates his goal against Nottingham Forest. Credit: EMPICS Sport

LEAGUE ONE

  • COVENTRY CITY 0 - 1 YEOVIL TOWN
Paddy Madden celebrates his winning goal against Coventry. Credit: Mike Egerton/EMPICS Sport

Top scorer Paddy Madden scored his 16th goal of the season as Yeovil Town won for the sixth consecutive league game.

Madden scored the only goal of the game on the stroke of half-time. Sam Foley ran fifty yards before playing in the Irishman, who took one touch before firing past Joe Murphy.

The home side dominated the second half as they pushed for an equaliser. They hit the bar and had numerous shots kept out by Marek Stech and his defence.

Gary Johnson's men held on for the three points and are now just five points off top spot.

Marek Stech (left) and Luke Ayling (centre) battle for the ball with Coventry's Stephen Elliott. Credit: Mike Egerton/EMPICS Sport
  • SWINDON TOWN 1 - 1 HARTLEPOOL UNITED
Simon Ferry gave Swindon the lead against Hartlepool. Credit: Andrew Matthews/EMPICS Sport

Swindon Town were held to a disappointing draw by bottom club Hartlepool.

Simon Ferry gave Town the lead after fifteen minutes, side-footing home Gary Roberts' pass.

Visiting goalkeeper Scott Flinders made two excellent saves to deny Roberts and Adam Rooney in the second half, before former Swindon man Andy Monkhouse came off the bench to rescue a point from close range.

Paolo Di Canio's men stay third, just one point behind leaders Tranmere.

LEAGUE TWO

  • OXFORD UNITED 0 - 2 BRISTOL ROVERS
Lee Brown's twice taken penalty put Rovers ahead at Oxford. Credit: Neal Simpson/EMPICS Sport

Bristol Rovers amazing revival under John Ward continues with an impressive win at Oxford.

The deadlock was broken ten minutes into the second half. Ryan Brunt was brought down in the penalty area by Jake Wright. Lee Brown sent Luke McCormick the wrong way from the spot, but the referee ordered the penalty to be retaken. Brown kept his nerve, and put his kick in the same place as before.

The win was sealed in stoppage time. Substitutes David Clarkson and Eliot Richards combined. Clarkson's quick free kick set Richards clear to calmly finish past McCormick.

  • DAGENHAM & REDBRIDGE 1 - 0 CHELTENHAM TOWN
Scott Brown saved a penalty, but couldn't prevent Cheltenham from losing at Dagenham & Redbridge. Credit: Nick Potts/PA Archive

Dagenham and Redbridge recorded their first ever league victory over Cheltenham.

Lee Howell's strike just before the hour mark was the difference between the two sides.

It could have been more, but Scott Brown brilliantly saved Sam Williams' penalty, awarded for a foul on Matthew Saunders by Steve Elliott.

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