Weekend motion: 5 issues you’ll have missed

Six-goal thrillers, last-minute equalisers and derby-day wins. It was one other dramatic day of motion throughout the EFL!

1. Sheffield Wednesday triumph in South Yorkshire derby  

Darren Moore clinched his first win as Sheffield Wednesday manager, as two goals from striker Jordan Rhodes gave them a much-needed derby win over Barnsley at Oakwell. A powerful performance from the Owls ended the Tykes’ 12-game unbeaten run within the Championship, with the three points placing Wednesday just six points behind Birmingham City in twenty first place, with a recreation in hand. 

2. Large three points for Rotherham United 

Paul Warne’s side recorded a significant three points with victory over Bristol City, to move inside three points of security within the Championship. With Sheffield Wednesday additionally winning at Oakwell, the stress was on Rotherham, however goals from Michael Smith and Richard Wooden secured the win at Ashton Gate, condemning the Robins to a sixth successive home defeat. The Millers at the moment are three points from security with 4 video games in hand heading into the international break. 

3. Six-goal thriller at Rochdale 

Peterborough United snatched a point at Rochdale with a stoppage-time penalty from Jonson Clarke-Harris incomes his side a draw in a dramatic six-goal thriller at Rochdale. With Darren Ferguson’s side main 2-0 at half-time, it seemed like three points for the Posh however goals from Stephen Humphrey’s and Jake Beesley drew the sport level. A ninetieth minute strike from Jimmy Keohane seemed to have gained it for Brian Barry-Murphy’s side, however the prolific Clarke-Harris slotted home a penalty within the third minute of added time to seize a draw for promotion-hopefuls Peterborough. 

4. Stevenage resurgence continues 

Stevenage recorded a powerful 3-1 victory over Carlisle United in an early kick-off in Sky Bet LeagueTwo, taking their unbeaten run to 9 video games. Second-half goals from Luke Norris and Arthur Learn proved the distinction against 10-man Carlisle, with Alex Revell’s side taking all three points and transferring as much as fifteenth within the table.  

5. Cambridge United hold the stress on

Thirty-eight year old Wes Hoolahan struck the decisive goal in a top-of-the-table conflict between Cambridge United and Forest Inexperienced Rovers, because the U’s beat promotion rivals Forest Inexperienced 1-0. Cambridge missed a golden chance to go forward on just 18 minutes as Paul Mullin’s penalty was turned onto the post by goalkeeper Lewis Thomas. Nonetheless, impasse was damaged by veteran midfielder Hoolahan who having received on the end of Jackk Iredale’s cross, skipped past Scott Wagstaff earlier than firing low into the underside corner. The win places Cambridge just one point off the top of Sky Bet League Two. 

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