Football

Barnard stars for Saints

Next Story →
.

Lee Barnard was Southampton's hero once again as his side moved into pole position for an automatic promotion place from npower League One with a 2-0 win over Charlton at St Mary's.

Barnard, who sealed a stunning comeback with the winner over MK Dons on Saturday, struck in the 58th minute to add to Guly Do Prado's 11th minute opener and send Saints within two points of second-placed Huddersfield with two games in hand.

Peterborough also stayed in the hunt after two goals in the first 10 minutes from David Ball sunk relegation-threatened Dagenham & Redbridge and kept Posh sitting just a point behind Nigel Adkins' men in fourth.

Rochdale's remarkable late surge towards a play-off place continued as Craig Dawson and Will Atkinson scored in a 2-1 win at Notts County, who pulled one back through Lee Hughes, while Bournemouth crashed to a Jeff Hughes penalty at resurgent Bristol Rovers.

Plymouth remained rock-bottom after Scott McGleish and Dean Cox scored in a 2-0 win for Leyton Orient.

Sheffield Wednesday continued to ease away from danger with a 4-0 win over Tranmere at Hillsborough.

They were 3-0 up in 22 minutes thanks to two from Tommy Miller, including a penalty, and one from Gary Madine, before Neil Mellor added a fourth in stoppage time.

Copyright (c) PA Sport 2009, All Rights Reserved.

Topics:
Peterborough United
Bristol Rovers
Milton Keynes Dons
Sheffield Wednesday
Dagenham & Redbridge
Neil Mellor
Football
Tommy Miller
Bournemouth
Jeff Hughes
League One
Gary Madine
Huddersfield Town
Southampton
Scott McGleish
Dean Cox
Lee Hughes
Craig Dawson
Will Atkinson
Rochdale
Lee Barnard
Plymouth Argyle
Tranmere Rovers
Charlton Athletic
Leyton Orient
Notts County
Next Story →

Article Comments

Trending

Read more

Scroll for more articles below.