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Weekend in numbers

15 December 2014

We take a look at the numbers that make up the weekend's Sky Bet Football League action.

0 - Rotherham United failed to score for the sixth time in their last seven league games, playing out a goalless draw with Nottingham Forest.

1 - Morecambe overcame Luton Town 3-0 to claim ownership of the inaugural Eric Morecambe Trophy – a prize awarded when the comedian’s hometown club takes on the team he supported.

1 - Tranmere Rovers beat Dagenham & Redbridge 1-0 in their first ever clash in Sky Bet League 2. The Daggers have never come out on top against Rovers, over their three meetings.

2 - Luton defender Steve McNulty picked up two yellow cards in two minutes in the Hatters' defeat at Morecambe.

3 - Hartlepool United are still yet to get the better of Burton Albion in The Football League, in three attempts, after losing 4-0 at the Pirelli Stadium.

3 - Brentford's Jota scored for the third successive match in the Bees' sixth win in seven games, against Blackburn Rovers. Wycombe's Paris Cowan-Hall also notched his third goal is as many matches, against Southend.

3 - AFC Wimbledon beat York City 3-2 in the third meeting between the two clubs this season. That was the Dons' first away success since mid-August.

4 - Walsall and Barnsley's last 10 meetings have involved 41 goals after Saturday's 3-1 success for the Saddlers - an average of over four goals per game.

4 – Four of the five goalscorers in the game between York and AFC Wimbledon were loan players.

5 - Wolves ended a run of five straight defeats by seeing off Sheffield Wednesday 1-0. Former Owls front man Leon Clarke scored the decisive goal.

6 - Accrington Stanley beat Portsmouth for the first time ever, at the sixth attempt.

6 - Preston North End and Milton Keynes Dons battled out a sixth successive draw, with their weekend meeting ending 1-1 at Deepdale.

6 - Grant Leadbitter made it six from six from the penalty spot this season after converting from 12 yards against Derby.

7 - Peterborough United secured their first win in seven league games by triumphing 2-1 at Leyton Orient.

9 - Newport County and Stevenage met in a competitive match for the first time on Saturday, and the Exiles won it 2-0 with goals from Aaron O'Connor and Darren Jones. The result stretched their unbeaten run to nine games.

9 - Morecambe had only scored nine goals in nine games at the Globe Arena prior to hitting three past Luton. The Hatters had previously only let in eight goals on the road in nine trips.

10 - Luke Norris fired a brace to give Gillingham their first victory of the season on the road, in their 10th away trip, at Doncaster Rovers.

14 – Eidur Gudjohnsen made his first Bolton appearance for 14 years, playing the last 30 minutes against Ipswich. His last outing for the Trotters was against the same opponents in 2000.

15 - Birmingham City have already surpassed the 14 points they recorded at St. Andrews in 2013/14, after a resounding 6-1 home victory against Reading.

16 - Millwall won for only the second time in 16 Sky Bet Championship outings by seeing off Brighton & Hove Albion 1-0 on Friday night.

20 - Plymouth Argyle's head-to-head record with Northampton Town in The Football League is level at 20 wins apiece after the Pilgrims triumphed 3-2 at Sixfields.

27 - Billy Clarke celebrated his 27th birthday with a goal of the highest quality to earn Bradford City three points at Chesterfield.

34 - Demarai Gray scored three goals in 34 first-half minutes in Birmingham City's 6-1 mauling of Reading.

38 - Blackpool remain winless at The Valley for 38 years after a 2-2 draw with Charlton Athletic.

39 - Bournemouth and Middlesbrough are joint-top of the Sky Bet Championship on 39 points after the two both won at the weekend.

39 - Matt Ritchie put the Cherries ahead against Cardiff City on Saturday after just 39 seconds. They eventually won 5-3.

44 - Eddie Howe's side are The Football League's top scorers with 44 goals in their 21 games so far.

87 - Bristol City's Luke Ayling netted an 87th-minute winner against Crawley Town to keep the Robins at the Sky Bet League 1 summit.

700 - Carlisle United completed a near 700-mile round trip on Saturday, with the Cumbrians playing Exeter City in Devon. The home side ran out 2-0 winners to stretch their undefeated spell to nine matches.

1956 - Nottingham Forest are now undefeated in 17 meetings in all competitions against Rotherham United, stretching back to September 1956.

27,264 - Leeds United's clash with Fulham attracted the biggest Football League crowd of the weekend, with over 27,000 supporters at Elland Road.

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