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Weekend in numbers

2 March 2015

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

0 - Blackburn Rovers became the first team to stop Bournemouth from scoring on their own turf this season, in the Cherries’ 17th outing at the Goldsands Stadium.

0 - Preston North End have kept five successive clean sheets and all of those games have resulted in wins. Simon Grayson’s side have climbed to third in Sky Bet League 1 as a result.

1 - Peter Whittingham was sent off for the first time in his career in Cardiff’s loss to Wolves.

1 - One goal was enough for Bolton to bring their three-game losing run to an end, which was Neil Lennon’s worst run as a manager.

2 - Blackpool’s form over their last six games reads two defeats, two draws followed by two defeats.

2 - Sky Bet League 2 leaders Burton hadn’t lost in 13 before two defeats in as many games, against Accrington Stanley and, most recently, Newport County. The Newport result was Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink’s first home loss as the Brewers boss, having previously won seven and drawn one at the Pirelli.

3 - Reading lost for the third successive match at the Madejski Stadium, falling 3-0 to Nottingham Forest.

3 - Charlton Athletic have won three of their past four games 3-0.

3 - Preston North End midfielder Daniel Johnson has scored three goals in as many matches.

3 - After slipping to three defeats in as many matches, Barnsley have bounced back by notching three victories with the latest being a 1-0 win against Gillingham in Lee Johnson’s first match as head coach.

4 - Plymouth’s four-game winning streak was brought to an end by Sky Bet League 2 Play-Off rivals Bury, who are now unbeaten in five.

4 - Chesterfield ended a run of four defeats on the spin by seeing off Fleetwood Town 3-0, getting their Play-Off push back on track.

5 - Bournemouth have gone five games without picking up three points for the first time this season.

6 - A 3-0 victory stretched Nottingham Forest’s unbeaten start under Dougie Freedman to six matches, which includes five wins.

6 - Troy Deeney has scored six goals in six games against Leeds United, after hitting the net in the Hornets’ 3-2 win on Saturday.

7 - Barnsley’s win against Gillingham ended the Gills’ seven-game undefeated run.

7 - Sky Bet Championship leaders Derby County were seven unbeaten before losing 2-0 to Fulham, who hadn’t won in six before the weekend.

8 - A 2-0 triumph for Cheltenham Town against Tranmere Rovers was the Robins’ first success since 3rd January, eight games ago.

8 - Bristol City moved eight points clear at the summit of Sky Bet League 1 as they saw off Rochdale 1-0 while second-placed Milton Keynes Dons were defeated 2-1 at Coventry City.

9 - Wolves have scored a combined nine goals, without conceding, in their last three games. All of those matches have been wins, securing nine points.

10 - Yeovil Town goalkeeper Artur Krysiak required 10 stitches in his head after a collision in the Glovers’ match against Scunthorpe United.

11 - Cambridge United notched their 11th win of the season, seeing off Morecambe 2-0, to end a run of seven games without three points.

12 - Portsmouth’s up-turn in fortunes continued as a 0-0 draw with Oxford United took them to seven outings without a loss, which has seen them rise to 12th in the Sky Bet League 2 table.

13 - Bakary Sako hadn’t scored in 13 games before hitting four goals in his past three Wolves appearances.

16 - Shrewsbury Town saw their unbeaten home run in Sky Bet League 2 this season come to an end in their 17th outing at Greenhous Meadow, against Northampton Town.

16 - Notts County have won just two games in 16 after a weekend defeat to Port Vale.

17 - Exeter City haven’t won since 17th January, going seven games without picking up three points.

19 - Yeovil Town goalkeeper coach Gareth Stewart replaced the injured Artur Krysiak between the sticks for his first appearance in 19 months, and he saved a penalty as the Glovers drew 1-1 with Scunthorpe.

20 - Coventry City were winless in seven before the weekend, when they overcame Milton Keynes Dons 2-1 to move out of the Sky Bet League 1 relegation zone and up to 20th. It was their first home victory since October 26th.

23 - Carlisle United slipped to 23rd in League 2 following their fourth defeat on the bounce, against Southend.

26 - Sheffield Wednesday won at Hillsborough for the first time since Boxing Day, by seeing off Middlesbrough 2-0.

26 – Cheltenham had gone 26 games in Sky Bet League 2 without keeping a clean sheet until their weekend win over Tranmere.

33 - Rochdale are the top scorers on the road in Sky Bet League 1, with 33, but they failed to register a goal at Bristol City.

40 - James Tarkowski’s 40th-minute own goal was enough to give Birmingham City all three points for the first time in nine outings, against Brentford.

70 - Preston found themselves in front against Oldham after only 70 seconds, with Paul Huntington’s goal the quickest of the weekend in The Football League.

81 - Sheffield United are six without defeat in Sky Bet League 1 following a 1-1 draw with Crawley Town, which was secured with an 81st-minute Marc McNulty penalty.

100 - Patrick Bamford played his 100th career game in Middlesbrough’s defeat to Sheffield Wednesday.

1969 - Derby County still haven’t won a league game at Craven Cottage since 1969, after their weekend loss to Fulham.

2012 - Stevenage remain without back-to-back away wins since November 2012, after being denied all three points by Wycombe goalkeeper Matt Ingram. He saved a last-minute Dean Parrett penalty.

2015 - Zach Clough has scored six goals for Bolton Wanderers since the turn of the year with all six coming at the Macron Stadium.

27,005 - The East Anglian derby between Norwich City and Ipswich Town pulled in the biggest crowd of the weekend in The Football League, with over 27,000 in attendance at Carrow Road.

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