Easter Monday football results

All of our teams were in action today, with some of them desperate to win to avoid the spectre of relegation. Here's how they got on

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Somerset woman jailed over benefit fraud

A woman from Frome has been sentenced to a year in prison after being found guilty of cheating the benefits system.

Tracy Johnson was living a "champagne lifestyle" whilst claiming benefits. Credit: Wales News

52-year-old Tracy Johnson claimed she was an agoraphobic and a prisoner in her own home. She was actually working as a tour guide in Argentina and receiving around fifty thousand pounds in benefits.

Ms Johnson was found guilty of falsely claiming £48,000 including cold weather payments while she was living in exotic locations around the world.

During her trial at Merthyr Tydfil Crown Court she said she had been "entitled" to have a break on India's sunny Goa coast.

The prosecutor Miss James said, "it was absolute, blatant dishonesty."

Tracey Johnson was found guilty of 13 charges of fraud.

Exmoor gets £100k from government for storm repairs

Tarr Steps is a prehistoric clapper bridge across the River Barle in the Exmoor National Park.
Tarr Steps is a prehistoric clapper bridge across the River Barle in the Exmoor National Park. Credit: Suzy Harrison/Press Association Images

Exmoor National Park has received almost £100 thousand for repairs.

The money from Defra will go towards restoring footpaths, bridleways and bridges damaged during the wettest winter on record.

The announcement was made by Environment minister Lord de Mauley, who said the parks are the "jewels in the crown" of the country's environment.

The famous Tarr Steps in Exmoor is just one of the attractions to benefit.


Rovers lose at home to Rochdale

Kaid Mohamed had given Rovers a first half lead.

Bristol Rovers' hopes of avoiding the drop into the Conference have been dented after losing at home to promotion-chasing Rochdale this afternoon.

Rovers went ahead through Kaid Mohamed's strike in the 17th minute. But substitute Joe Bunney equalised in the first minute of the second half, before former Rovers' loanee Matthew Lund hit the winner in the 63rd minute.

Rovers remain third from bottom in League Two, but they could be in the relegation zone by 5pm if Northampton at least draw with Portsmouth.

Easter Monday football fixtures

All our Football League teams are in action today.

Swindon's push for the play-offs continues with a home match against Bradford.

Yeovil, Bristol Rovers and Cheltenham have 'must win' games as they fight to stay in their respective divisions.

While Bristol City are virtually safe from relegation as they travel to bottom club Stevenage.

All games kick-off at 3pm, except Bristol Rovers' match (1pm).


Rovers lose at Portsmouth

Matt Harrold scored both Rovers' goals at Fratton Park.

Bristol Rovers' hopes of avoiding relegation from League Two have suffered a setback after they lost 3-2 at fellow strugglers Portsmouth.

Matt Harrold equalised twice for Rovers after Pompey had led through Adam Webster and Danny Hollands.

But substitute Wes Fogden hit the winner for the hosts twenty minutes from time.

It leaves Rovers third from bottom in League Two, level on points with Northampton, but Rovers have a better goal difference.

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