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Five things you may have missed from the Easter weekend

19 April 2022

The Sky Bet Championship, Sky Bet League One and Sky Bet League Two took a step closer to their conclusions as Play-Off races reached their climax and the bid for promotion heated up.

Here, we take a look at some of the key talking points from across the three divisions as it unfolded over the Easter weekend…

Ipswich Town starlet makes history

Ipswich Town’s teenage wonder Elkan Baggott made history on Saturday afternoon, becoming the first Indonesian player to ply his trade in English professional football in making his debut for the Suffolk Club.

The 19-year-old international started for the Tractor Boys against Rotherham United, impressing and playing the full 90 minutes as Ipswich slipped to a narrow 1-0 defeat to the Millers.


Jack Colback makes late play for Goal of the Weekend

It was a battle of the League One Player of the Season nominees at the weekend, as Milton Keynes Dons midfielder Scott Twine and Sheffield Wednesday skipper Barry Bannan went head-to-head when the Buckinghamshire side welcomed the South Yorkshire side to Stadium MK.

The Owls captain took aim from 45 yards after spotting stopper Jamie Cumming off his line, as the ball looped into the back of the net to make it 3-0 in the first half.

Twine then put the frighteners on deep into injury time with a spectacular set-piece. However, Darren Moore’s side hung on for a 3-2 victory.

In Monday evening’s late kick-off, Jack Colback raised the bar even higher. Whether an unintended cross or perfectly-placed shot, the effort from the Nottingham Forest midfielder certainly raised eyebrows in Forest’s 4-0 over West Bromwich Albion.

Coventry City celebrate in style

Forget Goal of the Day, Coventry City’s Callum O’Hare claimed the celebration of the day when the midfielder made it 4-2 to the Sky Blues in the 90th minute, after coming back from a two-goal deficit against Birmingham City on Good Friday.

O’Hare gobbled up Viktor Gyokeres’ rebound after the Swede saw his effort cleared off the line, only for his team-mate to coolly slot home. And the celebrating was befitting of the finish, as the 23-year-old pulled out a pair of sunglasses and put on his shades to celebrate in front of the travelling support.

Adebayo Akinfewna hits milestone

Wycombe Wanderers veteran Adebayo Akinfewna hit a new milestone for the Chairboys as the Buckinghamshire team played out a 1-1 draw with AFC Wimbledon on Easter Monday.

The attacker, who announced he would be hanging up his boots at the end of the season, made it 100 goal contributions for the Club, comprising 60 goals and 40 assists with his 80th-minute equaliser against Wimbledon.

Gillingham give supporter a day to remember

Gillingham gained a new supporter this weekend as the League One side invited young Ukrainian refugee Daniel Lysak to the MEMS Priestfield Stadium for a day to remember after moving to the UK two weeks ago.

The 11-year-old had the chance to walk out with the players prior to the Kent Club’s League clash against Fleetwood Town.


This is just one of the ways in which EFL Clubs across the divisions have been coming together to show solidarity for the people of Ukraine.

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