March 26, 2019

Saturday’s EFL: Southend v Portsmouth kicks off day’s action

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Summary

  1. Six video games in Championship, nine in League One, 11 in League Two
  2. Cox rankings hat-trick as Southend reach from 3-0 all of the kind down to design 3-3 with Portsmouth
  3. Rotherham and Sheff Wed level in early Championship sport; Notts C in front towards Mansfield in League Two
  4. Aston Villa host West Bromwich Albion at 15:00 GMT
  5. Norwich and Sheff Utd would possibly perchance perhaps presumably both end day high of Championship
  6. Paul Scholes’ Oldham at dwelling to Crewe in fourth tier
  7. Acquire entangled the insist of #bbcefl on social media

Reside Reporting

By Jay Freeman and Deepak Mahay

All events acknowledged are UK

  1. ‘The stress is no longer on us’

    Bolton v Norwich (15:00 GMT)

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    Norwich lost in midweek to a resilient Preston facet nonetheless they are able to earn their promotion beat attend heading within the correct route with a capture towards struggling Bolton this day.

    And boss Daniel Farke thinks they’re in a tight location at this stage of the advertising and marketing campaign no subject their defeat.

    “I judge we are able to play the final third of the season in a position of strength,” Farke suggested BBC Radio Norfolk.

    “The stress is no longer on us. There are some clubs that occupy spent an improbable quantity of cash in roar to reach success.

    “We are already at 60 aspects and we can already beef up compared to final season.”

  2. Put up update

    Notts County 1-0 Mansfield

    Into the closing 20 minutes at Meadow Lane where Notts County aloof lead.

    After being prick adrift on the backside of League Two most productive a pair of weeks ago, victory this day would steal Neal Ardley’s facet within a level of security.

  3. Put up update

    Rotherham 1-1 Sheff Wed

    Owls boss Steve Bruce presented Steven Fletcher to are trying to earn a breakthrough for his facet and the striker rises up from a George Boyd unsuitable nonetheless his header goes over the bar.

    It be aloof finely balanced.

  4. ‘A marathon no longer a lunge’

    Preston v Nottingham Woodland (15:00 GMT)

    Preston are on an very ideal urge of design of gradual, which is unlike their heart-broken originate up of the season, nonetheless boss Alex Neil’s no longer getting carried away.

    “The season’s no longer over. Search at what Millwall did on the end of final season,” Neil suggested BBC Radio Lancashire.

    “It be a marathon no longer a lunge. While you happen to behold at Steve McClaren as an illustration, folks were calling for his head after about 5 video games after which 5 or six video games ago they were touching the play-offs.

    “Folk earn a long way too carried away for short spells in football.”

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  5. ‘Some extent neatly deserved’

    FT: Southend 3-3 Portsmouth

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    Southend United striker Simon Cox suggested Sky Sports actions:

    “I judge we with out a doubt needed to dig deep. The diagram sooner than half of-time made us enjoy and within the dressing room we said if we earn any other, stunning be affected person and we’d earn a third.

    “It turned into evidence this day that the will and belief is there to be considered.

    “The supervisor made adjustments barely fleet and it would possibly perchance perhaps presumably had been any of us nonetheless one draw or the opposite we needed to indicate personality and we did that on the end and it turned into a level neatly deserved.

    “Now we must recall a host of belief from this and indicate we are able to reach attend from 3-0 down. We would like to hang getting as many aspects as that it’s most likely you’ll judge of and climb faraway from the backside four.”

  6. FULL-TIME

    Southend 3-3 Portsmouth

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    And it be right by at Roots Hall and what a sport that turned into, eh?

    Portsmouth regarded so gratified after racing ahead into a 3-0 lead within the first half of nonetheless a Simon Cox-led comeback, capped off with a shapely hat-trick, has helped Southend seal a dramatic level gradual on.

  7. Put up update

    Rotherham 1-1 Sheff Wed

    Will Vaulks looks to be to use Owls keeper Keiren Westwood off-guard with a unsuitable shot nonetheless it goes extensive of the a long way post.

    Wednesday are taking a behold to alternate things up high as Steven Fletcher comes on in design of Lucas Joao.

  8. Constructing on a critical capture

    Bolton v Norwich (15:00 GMT)

    One thing barely unprecedented came about within the midweek location of Championship fixtures.

    That thing? You demand. Bolton Wanderers convincingly won a sport of football as they beat Birmingham at St Andrew’s to lend a hand their fight towards relegation.

    That turned into their first capture since Boxing Day and first away capture since August. Can they earn it two in a row with victory towards Norwich?

    “It turned into an very ideal capture on Tuesday and we must are trying to earn on that,” Parkinson said.

    “It gave everybody a grand steal nonetheless it turned into more the form of the level to. It wasn’t a sport where we needed to bound our success and cling in there, we deserved the aspects.”

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  9. GOAL: Southend 3-3 Portsmouth

    Simon Cox (86 mins)

    Drama at Roots Hall!

    Simon Cox baggage himself a hat-trick and Southend are level! The striker finds acres of space within the box and cooly finishes with his stunning foot into the dwell corner.

    How occupy Portsmouth let this bound by their fingers?!

  10. Put up update

    Notts County 1-0 Mansfield

    Early chance of an equaliser for Mansfield as half of-time change Nicky Ajose picks out CJ Hamilton getting ready to the box nonetheless the winger fires narrowly over.

  11. Put up update

    Notts County 1-0 Mansfield

    We’re additionally neatly attend in circulate at Meadow Lane where Notts County are hoping to withhold on for attend-to-attend wins to steal their survival elaborate on the backside of League Two.

  12. ‘We ought to be better’

    Aston Villa v West Brom (15:00 GMT)

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    It be stunning to order Aston Villa occupy no longer been striking together the design of design that will lead them attend to the Premier League of gradual.

    Dean Smith’s facet occupy won stunning as soon as of their previous eight Championship video games and face promotion chasers, and local rivals, West Bromwich Albion this afternoon.

    “I fabricate no longer judge we’re afforded a host of time when there are monumental expectation stages. We occupy obtained to play better than we had been within the meantime,” Smith suggested BBC WM 95.6.

    “Now we must present attracts into wins. We would like to be playing successful football nonetheless a kind takes time to place in power and we’re engaged on it,”

  13. Put up update

    Rotherham 1-1 Sheff Wed

    We’re attend under manner on the Original York Stadium.

    The kind the first-half of went we feel there perhaps more needs in this one.

  14. GOAL: Southend 2-3 Portsmouth

    Simon Cox (77 mins)

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    This could perhaps perhaps well be a relaxing ending, then!

    Simon Cox makes no mistake from the space and sends Portsmouth keeper Craig MacGillivray the unsuitable manner.

    Southend occupy 13 minutes of popular time to rating a leveller.

  15. PENALTY TO SOUTHEND

    Southend 1-3 Portsmouth

    Bryn Morris catches Michael Kightly and Southend occupy a penalty!

  16. A brand recent leader for the Championship?

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    With Leeds United having a fallow week attributable to the FA Cup, both Norwich Metropolis and Sheffield United would possibly perchance perhaps presumably fade to the dwell of the Championship.

    Either facet face teams in desperate want of aspects on the backside of the table – the Canaries fade to 2d-from-backside Bolton shiny a level would build them above Leeds on diagram incompatibility.

    Norwich will hope to soar attend after being humbled 3-1 at Preston on Wednesday – their first league loss this one year.

    Must aloof the Canaries fail to capture and Sheffield United recall three aspects at Reading then it’d be Chris Wilder’s Blades who would fade high.

    But United face a Reading facet who moved out of the backside three after their midweek capture over Blackburn and are unbeaten in four video games.

  17. Put up update

    Southend 1-3 Portsmouth

    Stephen McLaughlin attempts a shot from fluctuate for Southend and it goes so excessive that it cannons off the dwell tier of the stand within the attend of the diagram.

    It be no longer going down for them to this level. In the meantime, Ronan Curtis replaces Viv Solomon-Otabor for Portsmouth as we trudge by the closing quarter of this match.

  18. Put up update

    Southend 1-3 Portsmouth

    Simon Cox tries an mettlesome curling shot from exterior the box nonetheless the Southend ahead’s effort sails stunning extensive of the brand.

    That’s obtained the house fans mad, even supposing. They’re desperately attempting to rating one draw attend into this sport.

    Factual under 25 minutes remain.

  19. HALF-TIME

    Rotherham 1-1 Sheff Wed

    Effectively that a appealing half of.

    Rotherham were the easier facet and can occupy taken the lead when Anthony Forde hit the ball straight at Owls keeper Keiren Westwood.

    On the opposite hand, it turned into Wednesday who took the lead by Fernando Forestieri nonetheless that lead most productive lasted two minutes because the Millers replied when Jon Taylor blasted in Michael Smith’s unsuitable.

    All sq. within the South Yorkshire derby.

  20. HALF-TIME

    Notts County 1-0 Mansfield

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    That’s a fearless first half of by Notts County, who deservedly lead their promotion-chasing opponents.

    Craig Mackail-Smith’s volley is the incompatibility between the two Nottinghamshire rivals on the interval.

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