A Yorkshire Round Up – Huddersfield Town, Rotherham United, Doncaster Rovers

Filed under Championship, League One, League Two, Premier League
Mirco Antenucci- © bruce rollinson

Mirco Antenucci scoring for Leeds United

With only 10 games to go in the Championship, Leagues One and Two, it’s starting to get hot in the promotion push and relegation scrap.

PREMIER LEAGUE

Leicester City 0-0 Hull City

Hull City are trying to escape the drop zone. However, a disappointing draw with fellow league dwellers Leicester City will hardly help the matter.

City just need a win to boost their confidence, and with both Nikica Jelavic and sub Abel Hernandez missing vital chances, it’s no wonder the Tigers are struggling. Leicester are no great shakes themselves, and with a distinct lack of top flight quality, it seems both teams may take it to the last day. In a sea of dullness the only real talking point was Tom Huddlestone’s red card. However, even that was not very dubious. Hull will be slightly happier however both teams would like a win sooner rather than later.

CHAMPIONSHIP

Middlesbrough 4-1 Ipswich

Boro fly high as the Tractor Boys stall. With both sides pushing for at least a play-off place, this was a very important tie at the top of the table. Patrick Bamford was yet again on fire for the Boro, as he placed two past substitute Ipswich keeper Bartosz Bialkowski. He could have had a third to complete his hat-trick but it wasn’t to be. The Tractor Boys were hoping to make a charge for the automatic spots but after this defeat Mick McCarthy tried to concentrate on just getting to the play-offs.

Birmingham City 1-1 Huddersfield Town

In a game that lacked quality and with two teams only needing a few more points for safety, this game was not one to remember. Town turned up to St, Andrews’s stadium looking to bounce back from three consecutive defeats, the last being to relegation threatened Rotherham. Birmingham, on the other hand were again hitting form as they’d got a fantastic point away at Derby. The Blues’ goal was scored on the 10th minute with David Cotterill making light work of some good wing play. However, after that it was Town’s game. Harry Bunn was replaced early on for the ever dangerous Sean Scannel. Town scored 17 minutes after Birmingham had taken the lead, as Lolley smashed a ball in from five yards after a scramble in the box. After that – and for the rest of the game – Town and Birmingham swapped attacking opportunities. Brum did hit the bar though, and could have won it near the end with Wes Thomas. The game ended in a draw and both sides will be happy with a point.

Rotherham United 1-2 Wigan Athletic

A bottom of the table clash and proverbial six pointer for both. As the pie eaters are desperate for a bit of form to give them a slim chance of staying up. A win over a team in inconsistent form, and who ship goals for fun, would have been a good place to start. United didn’t get going, and although it was Matt Derbyshire that scored a goal just before half time, the damage had already been done. Jermaine Pennant, once of Liverpool and Arsenal, was now trying to keep the Lancashire club hopes alive. As he took charge of free kick duty, the two goals that were scored were a master class from the experienced player of just how to take a perfect set piece. Rotherham are now only six points above Wigan, who are in the last relegation spot.

LEAGUE ONE

Doncaster 0-2 Peterborough

A play-off push game that had Posh purring all the way for three perfect points. Both sides can still make the play-offs, given the nature of League one. Donny are still only three points behind Barnsley, their South Yorkshire rivals who are in the last play-off place. Meanwhile, Peterborough have flown up the table and it’s just like the days of old before they got promoted. After Darren Ferguson got the sack, the club were languishing in 15th position and they now sit 7th, their magnificent rise just shows what the club is all about. Goals from James and Washington meant Posh’s push for the play-offs continues. The table gets ever tighter in League One.

Oldham Athletic 1-3 Barnsley

Lee Johnson’s Tykes continue to impress – we all knew that Barnsley were supposed to show promise in League One. After the poor start that they made it was looking bad. However, now they are starting to show that promise. With a convincing win for Johnson over his old side, it makes sure his new team are still in the hunt for promotion back to the Championship. Oldham are currently in 15th position while Barnsley stay just inside the play-off spots.

 LEAGUE TWO

York City 0-0 Carlisle United

Another season of despair for York City as they drew with fellow strugglers Carlisle United. Both sit at the foot of the table and a draw certainly doesn’t help either.

 

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About Steven Downes

Hi my name is Steven Downes I am a Student at the University of Huddersfield, currently studying Sports Journalism. I enjoy Rugby but mainly football. I am Huddersfield Town fan and like Liverpool FC.

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