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Weekend review: Five things you might have missed!

7 March 2021

The EFL action continued at the weekend across the Sky Bet Championship, League One and League Two and, as usual, produced plenty of drama!

Dike helps Barnsley to seven in a row

Daryl Dike’s second-half strike helped Barnsley pick up their seventh league win in a row.

Valerien Ismael’s men are now in the Play-Off places in the Sky Bet Championship and are one of the teams to watch heading into the final weeks of the season.

The Tykes have beaten the likes of Brentford and Bristol City during the run, further highlighting how fantastic their performances have been of late.

600 not out for club legend 

James Coppinger will certainly go down as a household name throughout the Town of Doncaster.

The 40-year-old midfielder marked his 600th EFL appearance for the South Yorkshire outfit on Saturday with two stunning assists as Rovers won 2-1 against Plymouth Argyle.

Crosses from ‘Copps’ were met by Tom Anderson and Omar Bogle either side of half-time, helping Andy Butler card his second win since taking the reins at the Keepmoat Stadium.

Grecians’ hat-trick hero

Exeter City‘s Matt Jay was certainly in the mood against Leyton Orient at the weekend, netting a hat-trick at St James Park in the early kick-off in Sky Bet League Two.

Two first-half goals and one in the second period saw Jay pick up the match ball and the Grecians all three points.

That win sees Matt Taylor’s side move to within a point of the Play-Off places.

Rovers stop the rot

It has been a long time coming for Blackburn Rovers, but they finally managed to celebrate a win at the weekend.

A 2-0 win at The Den against Millwall gave Tony Mowbray’s men their first win in seven games in league action, relieving some pressure on the 57-year-old.

Bradley Dack and Sam Gallagher were on the scoresheet in that win, with the former netting his first goal since 2 January.

Cobblers stun Pompey

It was a case of a day to remember and a day to forget for Northampton Town and Portsmouth respectively.

The Cobblers were certainly in the mood from the off, and found themselves 4-0 up at half-time.

Pompey did get one back in the second half, though; Ellis Harrison netting from the penalty spot.

Kenny Jackett will be hoping that his side can get back to winning ways in midweek, before the 2020 Papa John’s Trophy Final against Salford City on Saturday afternoon. 

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