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Sky Bet Football League Weekend in numbers

23 March 2015

The fifth biggest attendance in the history of the Football League Trophy, and another Daniel Bentley clean sheet - we take a look at the numbers that make up the weekend's Football League action.

0 - Hartlepool United haven’t conceded a single goal in three Sky Bet League 2 outings and, although they remain bottom of The Football League, they are now just one point from safety having collected a third win on the bounce.

1 - Shrewsbury Town netted the first goal of Saturday’s 3pm kick-offs in The Football League, with Liam Lawrence scoring from the penalty spot in the first minute of their game against Oxford United.

2 - Nahki Wells' luck was out on Saturday as he missed two penalties in Huddersfield Town’s 2-0 loss against Fulham.

2 - Fleetwood Town shared the spoils on the road for only the second time this season, battling back from 2-0 down to draw 2-2 at Bradford City.

3 - Oldham Athletic’s three-game losing spell came to an end as they inflicted a third successive defeat on Crewe Alexandra, who slipped into the Sky Bet League 1 bottom four as a result.  

3 - Middlesbrough suffered their biggest defeat of the season in Saturday’s early kick-off, losing 3-0 at Bournemouth. It was only the second time this term that Boro have conceded three goals in a game.

3 – Bristol City became the first club to lift the Football League Trophy three times, following their 2-0 win over Walsall on Sunday afternoon.

4 - Sky Bet League 2 leaders Burton Albion hit Tranmere Rovers for four to secure their fourth win on the spin.

5 - Peterborough United’s fifth win in six under Dave Robertson moved them into Sky Bet League 1’s top six.

7 - A 3-1 loss to Rochdale saw Scunthorpe United continue their rough patch of form, in which they haven’t recorded a victory in seven outings.

7 - Brighton & Hove Albion scored only their second goal in their last seven away games, to secure all three points at Blackburn Rovers, but it was an own goal that earned them the victory.

8 - Charlton Athletic’s Yoni Buyens moved onto eight goals for the season with a brace against Reading, but his second goal was his first from open play in English football. The previous seven all came from the penalty spot.

9 - Millwall threw away a two-goal lead late on at Brentford to remain without a three-point haul in nine outings.

10 - Preston North End and Barnsley battled out a 1-1 draw to maintain their respective unbeaten records. The Lilywhites’ run without losing now stands at 10 games - the longest in The Football League - and the Tykes are eight without defeat.

11 - Blackpool’s six-game losing streak came to an end courtesy of a 1-1 draw with Leeds United, but they remain winless in 11 outings and without a clean sheet in that period.

12 - Cheltenham Town were on the end of another home reverse, meaning they’ve won only one of 12 games at Whaddon Road since October.

13 - Brentford’s late fightback against Millwall saw them share the spoils at Griffin Park for the first time in 13 matches, and ensured they remained unbeaten against the Lions at home since Boxing Day 2006.

14 - Exeter City’s Tom Nichols moved onto 14 for the season, after scoring his third goal in as many games, against Cheltenham Town.

16 - Jonson Clarke-Harris was Coventry City’s youngest ever first-team player when he made his debut in August 2010, and he came back to haunt his former club by netting at the Ricoh Arena for Doncaster Rovers.

16 - Carlisle United shared the points with Morecambe (1-1), for their first draw at Brunton Park since a 4-4 thriller with AFC Wimbledon back in early September, 16 home outings ago.

17 - Wigan Athletic drew 1-1 at home to Bolton Wanderers to extend their drought at the DW Stadium, where they haven’t tasted success since beating Birmingham City 4-0 in late August.  

19 – Harry Arter's effort was the 19th goal that Bournemouth have scored from outside the penalty area, the most in the Championship this season.

21 - Joe Garner’s 20th goal of the season maintained Preston’s scoring streak, with Simon Grayson’s men hitting the net in all of their last 21 matches.

26 - Eoin Doyle notched his first goal for Cardiff City, against Birmingham City, in his ninth appearance for the club, to take his goal tally to 26 for the season and secure the Bluebirds’ first home win since January.

33 - Izale McLeod has now scored one goal in each of Crawley Town’s last three games, after his 33rd-minute penalty against Leyton Orient.

34 – Daniel Bentley kept his eighth successive home clean sheet in Southend United's goalless draw with Cambridge United, becoming the first Blues goalkeeper to do so for 34 years.

54 - Luke Howell’s 54th-minute goal was enough for Dagenham & Redbridge to become the first team to beat Stevenage in nine outings.

67 - After a stutter in form, Ipswich Town secured their second successive 1-0 victory, ending Watford’s six-game unbeaten spell, to move onto 67 points and back into the Sky Bet Championship Play-Offs.

73 - Bournemouth returned to the top of the Sky Bet Championship on 73 points, closely followed by Middlesbrough (72) and Watford (72).

82 - The Cherries, who are The Football League’s top scorers, added another three to their season tally, taking it to 82 from 39 matches.

98 - Sheffield Wednesday scored two injury-time goals to register a dramatic 3-2 victory at Rotherham United, with Kieran Lee's winner coming in the 98th-minute.

100 - Jonny Howson marked his 100th appearance for Norwich with a goal against Nottingham Forest.

1987 - Bournemouth’s victory against Middlesbrough was their first since March 1987. On that day, the Cherries were 3-1 victors against Boro in a Division Three fixture.

2012 - Adam El-Abd bagged a 90th-minute winner for Bury - his first goal since 2012 - to seal the Shakers’ seventh win in eight, rising to within a point of the Sky Bet League 2 automatic promotion places.

2013 - Derby County have slipped to fifth in the Sky Bet Championship after six games without a triumph - their worst run since February 2013.

2015 - Crawley kept their first clean sheet of 2015 - a run of 15 games - by winning 1-0, and that result moved them out of the Sky Bet League 1 relegation zone for the first time this calendar year.

72,315 – English football's biggest attendance of the weekend came at Wembley Stadium, where over 72,000 fans witnessed Bristol City's 2-0 win over Walsall in the Johnstone's Paint Trophy Final - the fifth-highest attendance in the history of the competition.

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