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Sky Bet Football League Easter weekend in numbers

7 April 2015

Preston extended their unbeaten run, Luton stopped their rot and Norwich moved into the top two - we take a look at the numbers that make up the Easter weekend's Football League action.

0 - Blackpool remain without an away win this term, after being denied late on at Bolton Wanderers on Saturday. Then, on Monday, the Tangerines became the first team this season to be relegated in The Football League when Rotherham United defeated Brighton & Hove Albion.

1 - Bournemouth trailed at home for the first time this term when Clayton Donaldson scored for Birmingham City, but the Cherries hit back to win 4-2.

1 - Huddersfield Town secured their first win in eight outings by seeing off Ipswich Town 2-1.

1 - Peterborough United have only managed to score one goal in their last five matches.

2 - York City’s 1-0 success against Cheltenham Town on Good Friday was only their second win at home all season, in their 19th showing at Bootham Crescent.

2 - Wycombe Wanderers hadn't lost in eight before suffering back-to-back defeats over Easter, for just the second time this term.

2 - Will Grigg netted his second successive brace in Milton Keynes Dons’ 3-0 triumph at Swindon Town on Saturday.

3 - Three of the four games in the Sky Bet Championship on Saturday ended 1-1.

3 - Preston North End’s three-goal victory at Bradford City was the only away win in Sky Bet League 1 on Monday, and it extended the Lilywhites’ undefeated run to 13 games.

4 - Four Sky Bet League 2 games ended 2-2 on Good Friday.

6 - Port Vale fell to their sixth loss in as many matches on Monday, going down 1-0 to Rochdale, while Yeovil Town also lost for the sixth successive Sky Bet League 1 game, at the hands of Fleetwood Town.

6 - Preston secured at least a top-six finish in Sky Bet League 1 with their win at Bradford.

7 - Derby County’s winless run was extended to seven games when they drew 2-2 with Watford on Friday evening, but a 2-0 victory at Wigan on Monday brought that trend to an end.

7 - Luton Town’s loss to Exeter City was their seventh in succession, before they overcame Tranmere Rovers 1-0 on Monday.

7 - Gillingham conceded their seventh goal from the penalty spot this season, against Leyton Orient, which is a Sky Bet League 1 high.

7 - Patrick Bamford has had a hand in seven goals in his last seven appearances for Middlesbrough at the Riverside (six goals, one assist).

8 - Northampton Town battled back from two goals down at AFC Wimbledon on Good Friday to ensure their unbeaten record against the Dons - now eight games - remained intact.

8 - Southend United’s Barry Corr scored his eighth goal in nine games on Good Friday, by finding the net against Mansfield Town.

9 - That result for Southend saw Dan Bentley record his ninth successive clean sheet at Roots Hall. The stopper hasn’t conceded at home since October.

9 - Middlesbrough won for the ninth time in 10 home games on Good Friday, by overcoming Wigan Athletic 1-0.

9 - Sheffield United ended Barnsley’s nine-match undefeated run by winning 2-0 at Oakwell on Saturday.

10 - Scunthorpe United’s victory over Peterborough United was their first triumph in 10 outings.

10 - Norwich City have won 10 of their last 14 games to move into the Sky Bet Championship top two.

13 - Bradley Johnson has scored 13 league goals this season, which is more than his previous four league campaigns combined (11).

15 - Watford’s Odion Ighalo is the leading scorer in English football in 2015 with 15 goals.

15 - Burton notched their 15th home win of the season - a joint-high in Sky Bet League 2 - by seeing off Wycombe Wanderers.

17 - Bournemouth returned to the summit of the Sky Bet Championship following their 4-2 win over Birmingham, after Watford's victory against Middlesbrough had temporarily knocked the Cherries off the top. The lead of the division has changed hands 17 times this season.

18 - Wigan Athletic are now winless in 18 at the DW Stadium, after Derby County beat them 2-0 there on Monday.

20 - Troy Deeney has reached 20 Sky Bet Championship goals for the season and became the only Watford player to hit that feat in three successive seasons. He now has 80 goals in total for the Hornets.

20 - Izale McLeod scored his 20th goal of the season with Crawley Town’s opener in their 2-0 win over Oldham Athletic.

20 - Bournemouth’s Callum Wilson moved on to 20 goals for the season in all competitions by scoring against Birmingham.

20 - Cameron McGeehan celebrated his 20th birthday on Monday by bagging Luton's winner at Tranmere.

29 - Benik Afobe’s goal for Wolves against Leeds United was his 29th of the season.

39 - Dagenham & Redbridge’s Jamie Cureton is the oldest player to score a hat-trick in The Football League this term, aged 39 years and 222 days.

39 - Will Atkinson hadn’t found the net for 39 games, before hitting two in two over the Easter weekend.

44 - Colchester United notched two wins in two for the first time this term to move onto 44 points and keep alive their hopes of Sky Bet League 1 survival.

54 - Harrison Dunk registered Cambridge United’s quickest Sky Bet League 2 goal this season, after 54 seconds against Northampton Town. It was also the fifth fastest overall in the division this term.

61 - Three teams - Exeter City, Luton Town and Plymouth Argyle - are locked on 61 points in the chase for the Sky Bet League 2 Play-Offs.

100 - Kenwyne Jones netted Bournemouth’s 100th goal of the campaign in their draw at Ipswich Town.

100 - Gareth Evans marked his 100th appearance for Fleetwood Town by scoring the only goal of their game against Gillingham.

104 - Bournemouth have now equalled a club record of 104 goals in a single season, following their four against Birmingham on Monday.

118 - The 118th league meeting between Nottingham Forest and Wolves went the way of the latter, who triumphed 2-1 for their first victory in the fixture since 2009.

138 - Wigan Athletic parted company with Malky Mackay on Monday, 138 days after appointing him.

1975 - Shrewsbury Town won at Mansfield Town for the first time since 1975, and it was their fifth successive Sky Bet League 2 triumph.

2004 - It was a good Easter for Eidur Gudjohnsen as he scored in back-to-back English league games for the first time since October 2004.

2005 - Morecambe drew with Accrington Stanley to take their winless stretch against their rivals to 17 meetings, going back to 2005. They are yet to overcome Stanley in The Football League.

2005/06 - Blackburn Rovers’ notched a 3-0 victory at Leeds United to record three successive away wins for the first time since the 2005/06 season.

31,748 - Derby County's Friday night encounter with Watford pulled in the biggest crowd of the weekend in The Football League, with more than 31,000 supporters inside the iPro Stadium.

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