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Weekend in numbers

9 March 2015

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

1 - Port Vale’s away game against Coventry City on Saturday was their first ever appearance at the Ricoh Arena.

1 - Nottingham Forest’s 2-1 win against Middlesbrough at the City Ground was the only home victory in the Sky Bet Championship.

1 - Gillingham and Doncaster Rovers battled out the only draw in Sky Bet League 1 on Saturday.

2 - Birmingham City scored two goals in second-half stoppage time to deny Derby County top spot in the Sky Bet Championship. That result means the Rams have taken only one point from their last three games, conceding six goals.

2 - Crewe Alexandra scored two goals in two minutes to seal a 2-0 victory against Scunthorpe United.

3 - Dave Robertson made it three wins on the spin as Peterborough United’s caretaker manager with a 1-0 victory over Leyton Orient.

4 - Plymouth Argyle have won four games in a row against Northampton Town, and Lewis Alessandra has scored in all four of those victories.

4 - Oxford United took their undefeated stretch to four games by beating Bury, to end the Shakers’ four-match winning run.

4 - Bristol City remain 10 points clear at the top of Sky Bet League 1 after a fourth win on the bounce.

5 - Troy Deeney has scored three goals and assisted two in his last four league games for Watford.

7 - John Marquis netted his seventh goal in 10 games to earn Gillingham a point at home to Doncaster Rovers.

9 - Leeds United have won four of their last five away games in the Sky Bet Championship, having gone nine without a victory on the road prior to that.

10 - Norwich City have scored 10 goals over their two matches against Millwall this season, hitting four against the Lions on Saturday after a 6-1 win in the reverse meeting.

12 - Luke Freeman has mustered 12 assists for Bristol City this term, which is more than any other player in Sky Bet League 1.

13 - After a run of 13 winless games, Charlton have now won five of their last six.

14 - Luton Town’s 14-match unbeaten run at Kenilworth Road was ended by Morecambe, who became the first away side to leave the Hatters with three points since September.

15 - Wigan have failed to win any of their last 15 home games, losing eight. Their last victory at the DW Stadium was in late August.

17 - Blackpool are now 17 points from safety in the Sky Bet Championship after a 1-0 defeat to Sheffield Wednesday, which extended their winless run to eight matches.

19 - Leyton Orient have conceded at least one goal in all of their last 19 games against Peterborough United, with the Posh beating the O’s 1-0 at the weekend.

22 - Daryl Murphy scored his 22nd goal of the season - the most of any Sky Bet Championship player - in Ipswich Town’s 1-1 draw with Brentford.

23 - Rotherham United beat Huddersfield Town for the first time in 23 years, courtesy of a 2-0 away triumph.

23 - Tranmere Rovers dropped into the Sky Bet League 2 relegation zone, in 23rd, after a fourth straight loss.

25 - Watford were held to their first draw since 25th October, 22 league matches ago, by Wolves.

26 - The Football League’s leading goalscorer this term is Benik Afobe, who has 26 from 41 appearances for Milton Keynes Dons and Wolves.

35 - Shrewsbury Town’s Bobby Grant has scored three goals in his last two appearances, after a run of only one in his previous 35 outings.

50 - The Sky Bet League 1 Play-Off race is hotting up with three teams level pegging on 50 points in sixth, seventh and eighth. The four clubs below that are also in the mix, all tied on 48 points.

66 - It’s fair to say the Sky Bet Championship promotion battle is an intense affair, too, with the top four teams locked on 66 points after 36 games.

100 - Goalkeeper Matt Ingram made his 100th consecutive appearance for Wycombe Wanderers, at Southend United, while Matt Bloomfield made his 350th outing for the Chairboys.

1929 – Bournemouth beat Fulham 5-1 on Friday, scoring more than four goals against Fulham for the first time since September 1929, when they overcame the Cottagers 5-0.

1956 - Brentford’s visit to Ipswich was their first in The Football League since September 1956, and they’ve only ever got the better of the Tractor Boys once, in November 1955.

1996 - Barnsley beat Walsall 3-0 for a fifth successive Sky Bet League 1 win - equalling a club record set in September 1996.

31,522 – Derby County' s match with Birmingham City pulled in the biggest crowd of the weekend in The Football League with over 31,000 inside the iPro Stadium for the thrilling 2-2 draw.

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