Orient’s bubble certainly hasn’t burst
The O’s returned to winning ways after defeating tough opponents Swindon Town at the County ground yesterday. Wolves were held by promotion hopefuls Brentford which has seen the London side return to the summit and after netting three times becoming the league’s top scorers. However, the game was overshadowed by a Swindon fan who managed to get onto the pitch and was seen lashing out at Jamie Jones. The intruder punched the keeper three times before ground staff overpowered him and ejected him from the stadium. According to Leyton Orient’s chief executive Swindon have confirmed the identity of the fan who has been arrested and will be banned for life.
Tranmere did the unthinkable
Ryan Lowe inspired Tranmere to an emphatic win which lifted them out the drop-zone and ended Coventry’s seven-match unbeaten run. It was the 35-year-olds third ever hat-trick and was enough to secure Coventry’s second loss at their new adopted home in Northampton. Pressley knows that this is a diabolical result but hasn’t been overly critical of his players as they have been massively overachieving this season and winning several plaudits. Tranmere are now unbeaten in their last five outings and will go to Molineux on Tuesday night full of confidence looking for another impressive away performance.
Peterborough are falling away from the leaders
After three consecutive defeats Peterborough faced lowly Stevenage who inflicted more misery on Darren Ferguson’s men taking all three points from London road. Lucas Akins registered his first of the season with a delightful finish that was worthy of winning any game. Kyle Vassell was handed his debut but failed to make any real impact on the game and many expect that Britt Assombalonga will give the side a massive lift when he returns to play Brentford on Tuesday night. Peterborough are currently nine points behind leaders Orient and will desperately want that to be reduced as they head into the busy Christmas period.
Bradford back to winning ways
The Bantams were involved in another thriller yesterday managing to secure maximum points away at MK Dons. Jason Kennedy arrived at the back post to net the winner which earned Bradford their first win in seven league outings. Karl Robinson was full of praise for his Dons side who he believed were the better side on the day but unfortunately left the game empty handed. It was a much needed win for Bradford who face strugglers Notts County on Tuesday which is followed by a really tough December for the Bantams. During next month they take on Leyton Orient, Peterborough, Rotherham and Swindon.
Wolves’ Carl Ikeme is one of the best around
Carl Ikeme came through the ranks at Molineux and has been at the club for well over ten years now. He made his league debut for Wolves under Mick McCarthy back in 2006 but due to the strength of the goalkeeping department has spent most of his career on loan. Injuries to Wayne Hennessey and Dorus De Vries last season gave Ikeme his first real opportunity to nail down the number one slot, although he conceded 52 goals in 38 games the fans got to see the Birmingham lad show his true potential. He’s been a rock this season for Wolves making some sublime saves when he has been called upon and yesterday was no different. Wolves looked solid for the most part but twice Ikeme was needed to perform and made two fantastic saves which stopped the bees stealing all three points and closing the gap at the top of the table.