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Sky Bet Football League weekend in numbers

27 April 2015

Daryl Murphy and Joe Garner reach 25 for the season, while Southend keep an eighth successive clean sheet - we take a look at the numbers that make up the weekend's Football League action.

0 – Blackpool will finish 2014/15 without a win on the road after they lost 3-2 at Cardiff City in their last away match of the season.

0 – There wasn't a single draw in Sky Bet League 2 on Saturday.

1 – Leyton Orient and Sheffield United shared the spoils in what was the only draw in Sky Bet League 1.

1 - Frankie Raymond, Matt Partridge and Jodi Jones all scored their first senior goals, in Dagenham & Redbridge's 4-0 triumph against Accrington Stanley. In the same game, 39-year-old Jamie Cureton notched his 18th goal of the season.

1 – Yeovil Town lost for the first time under Paul Sturrock – a 2-1 reverse against Port Vale - after a draw and two wins in his first three games.

2 – Barnet sealed their return to The Football League following a two-season absence by seeing off Gateshead 2-0 on the final day of the Conference Premier season.

3 – Fulham's Ross McCormack, Millwall's Lee Gregory and Joe Garner of Preston North End all hit trebles at the weekend.

5 - Leeds United ended a run of five straight defeats by coming from behind to beat Sheffield Wednesday 2-1.

5 – Crewe Alexandra are unbeaten in five matches away from home against Coventry City, following a 3-1 weekend victory against the Sky Blues.

6 – Cheltenham Town were a point clear at the top of Sky Bet League 2 after six matches of this term, but their relegation from the division was confirmed on Saturday after a 1-0 loss to Shrewsbury Town.

7 - Watford's seventh win in their last nine away games, and their fifth victory on the bounce overall, sealed their return to the Premier League, with other results going their way.

7 – Southend United's seventh successive win, and eighth clean sheet on the spin, edged them closer towards promotion from Sky Bet League 2. Five of their last six victories have been by a 1-0 scoreline.

8 – Bristol City haven't lost in eight on the road, winning six and drawing two, finding the net 21 times in that period.

9 – Barnsley are winless in nine matches, after triumphing in all six of their games before that fruitless run.

10 – Hartlepool United were 10 points adrift of safety in January, but completed their Sky Bet League 2 Great Escape by seeing off Exeter City 2-1 on Saturday.

11 – Sky Bet League 2 leaders Burton Albion are 11 without loss after a comfortable victory against Northampton Town.

12 – Southend haven't conceded a goal for over 12 hours of football, stretching back to 18th March.

18 – Preston North End are undefeated in 18 outings and Simon Grayson's side have scored in all of their last 29 matches. Also in Sky Bet League 1, Bristol City are 14 without defeat, while MK Dons are unbeaten in 10.

20 – Jordan Rhodes netted his 20th goal of the season on Saturday and, by doing so, he became the first Blackburn Rovers player since Alan Shearer to score 20 times in three successive seasons.

25 – Preston's Joe Garner moved onto 25 goals for the campaign with his third hat-trick of 2014/15.

27 – Scunthorpe United's game against Gillingham was held up for 27 minutes due to torrential rain.

30 -  All Football League matches over the weekend were preceded by a minute's silence to mark the 30th Anniversary of the Bradford Fire Disaster.

40 – The ball hit the net 40 times over 12 matches in Sky Bet League 1 on Saturday. In the Sky Bet Championship, 34 goals were scored, while 29 were scored in Sky Bet League 2.

52 – Daryl Murphy became the first Ipswich Town player in 52 years to score 25 league goals in a season.

90 – Danny Batth's run of 90 consecutive starts in league matches under Kenny Jackett came to an end as he missed their game against Wigan through injury.

96 – Milton Keynes Dons took their goal tally to 96 for the season after scoring three times against Rochdale.

1921 – Tranmere Rovers were relegated out of The Football League for the first time in 94 years after a 3-2 defeat at Plymouth Argyle. Tranmere joined The League in 1921, being admitted as one of the original member clubs of the Division Three North.

28,841 – Brighton & Hove Albion's match against Watford pulled in the biggest crowd of the weekend with more than 28,000 spectators at the Amex Stadium.

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