P142 ORACLE 142 Sun 1 Jan ITV 0023:00  2/10  DIVISION TWO Watford 1-0 Bournemouth HIGHLIGHTS  Watford pulled level on points with the top two but had to wait until the 87th minute before ending Bournemouth's resistance. Skipper John McClelland's free-kick was headed down by Garry Thompson and Rick Holden drove the ball home. There were few chances in a match which saw former Watford favourite Luther Blissett well policed on his return to Vicarage Road by McClelland. Watford rarely looked like promotion candidates with new striker Thompson almost as anonymous as Blissett in a g!ld of few chances. >>>>> Sport headlines 130 Football 140 Next Report Pools Tables TV Guide
P142 ORACLE 142 Sun 1 Jan ITV 0027:01  3/10  DIVISION TWO Swindon 1-2 Man City HIGHLIGHTS  Manchester City moved fourth after surviving a second-half battle in which Swindon defender Phil King was sent off King was dismissed after 76 minutes for chopping down Ian Brightwell as the City man sped clear. The visitors were already leading at the time thanks to headers by Brian Gayle and David White. Gayle struck after only five minutes and Andy Dibble produced a string of saves to thwart Swindon. Steve White levelled after 56 minutes but David ghite's winner c!lf on 70. >>  Sport headlines 130 Football 140 Next Report Pools Tables TV Guide
P142 ORACLE 142 Sun 1 Jan ITV 0021:02  4/10  DIVISION TWO Leicester 4-0 B'burn HIGHLIGHTS  Blackburn's startling loss of form continued at Filbert Street as David Pleat's Leicester ran up their biggest win of the season. Phil Turner opened their account after 12 minutes with a shot from 25 yards, his first goal for the club. Nicky Cross made it 2-0 after 37 minutes and Mike Newell extended the lead seven lhnutes after the break. Ragged Rovers had their miserable afternoon topped off four minutes from time when Gary McAllister netted to prompt a standing ovation from the Leicester faithful at the finish. >>>>> Sport headlines 130 Football 140 Next Report Pools Tables TV Guide
P142 ORACLE 142 Sun 1 Jan ITV 0021:14  5/10  - DIVISION TWO Shrewsbury 2-3 Barnsley HIGHLIGHTS  An own-goal by Shrewsbury defender David Moyes four minutes from the end gave Barnsley a victory which moved them up to sixth in the table. They had started badly with Dougie Bell putting Shrewsbury ahead from a second minute penalty after Paul McGugan fouled Carl Griffiths. David Currie levelled from the spot in the 19th minute after Doug Rougvie fouled Steve Cooper off the ball. Steve Lowndes headed Barnsley in front after 56 minutes and although Alan Irvine levelled 10 minutes later, a rebound off Moyes settled the is30—. >> Sport headlines 130 Football 140 Next Report Pools Tables TV Guide
P142 ORACLE 142 Sun 1 Jan ITV 0020:01  8/10  DIVISION TWO Brighton 4-0 B'ham HIGHLIGHTS  Kevin Bremner fired a second-half hat-trick as Brighton stormed to their biggest win of the season. Bremner, a target for the Goldstone Ground boo-boys, answered with goals after 59, 72 and 86 ljnutes to take his season's tally to 10. Fullback Gary Chivers had put Brighton ahead in the 46th minute with a low shot from 20 yards after a pass by Bremner. Accurate shooting gave Bremner his first two goals from the edge of the box but his third was scrambled in when Martin Thomas blocked from Garry Nelson Sport headlines 130 Football 140 Next Report Pools Tables TV Guide
P142 ORACLE 142 Sun 1 Jan ITV 0020:01  9/10  DIVISION TWO Hull 1-1 Ipswich HIGHLIGHTS  Ipswich Town spoiled Billy Whitehurst's return to Hull with an equaliser 12 minutes from the end through new boy Iain Redford. Whitehurst, back with the club where he started his career after a m—dweek move from Sunderland, made a dramatic reappearance in Hull colours. He scored with a 35th minute header and with new goalkee0dr Iain Hesford, also from Sunderland, enjoying a fine debut, Hull seemed set for victory. But Ipswich plugged away and Redford turned in a David Lowe cross for his first goal since moving from Dundee Utd Sport headlines 130 Football 140 Next Report Pools Tables TV Guide
P142 ORACLE 142 Sun 1 Jan ITV 0020:01  10/10  DIVISION TWO Stoke 1-0 Oxford HIGHLIGHTS  Stoke clinched maximum points from their Christmas fixtures thanks to Tony Henry's 23rd minute header. The decisive goal came moments after an amazing double escape for Oxford when Henry and Chris K!l—ra both struck the post within 10 seconds.  Walsall slumped to their 12th successive League and Cup defeat, 1-0 at home to Bradford City. New caretaker boss Ray Train saw his bottom-of-the-table team beaten by a 43rd minute Mark Leonard goal after former Walsall playdr Lee Sinnott had a header pushed onto the woodwork. >>>>> Sport headlines 130 Football 140 Next Report In Brief Olympics TV Guide
P142 ORACLE 142 Sun 1 Jan ITV 0022:40  1/10  '*%/*-*- DIVISION TWO Chelsea 1-1 dst Brom HIGHLIGHTS  An injury-time penalty from Chelsea skip0dp Graham Roberts, after Albion's playdp-manager Brian Talbot handled, left the top two all square. Albion seemed to be heading for the victory which would have taken them above table-topping Blues, t—anks to Colin Anderson's 27th minute goal. Anderson pounced from close range after Chris Whyte helped on a Robert Hw0c—ns corner to give Albion a deserved lead. Chelsea's bombardment after the break was eventually rewarded when Talbot handled a Kevin McAllister cross. >>>>> LADBROKES NEWS & PRICES - SEE 174 Next Report Pools Tables TV Guide
P142 ORACLE 142 Sun 1 Jan ITV 0020:01  6/10  DIVISION TWO Sunderland 4-0 P'mouth HIGHLIGHTS  Sunderland's unbeaten home record, the only one remaining in the division, was never under threat as Portsmouth were given a Roker Park runaround. Eric Gates gave Sunderland a 33rd minute lead and young defender Richard Ord l—de it 2-0 just before half-time. Pompey's l—sery was compounded by the sending off of midfield player Kevin Dillon early in the second-half for dissent. Rampant Sunderland rubbed home the advantage with further goals from Gordon Armstrong (61 minutes) and Colin Pascoe (75). >>>>> Sport headlines 130 Football 140 Next Report Pools Tables TV Guide
P142 ORACLE 142 Sun 1 Jan ITV 0023:00  7/10 +. +.!*%*-' / *- DIVISION TWO Leeds Plymouth HIGHLIGHTS  Leeds United served further warning t—at they mean to gatecrash the New Year promotion party by sweeping aside plucky Argyle. Although the visitors had t—eir moments before the break, Leeds proved too strong in the second —alf of an all- action encounter. Ian Baird made the crucial breakthrough after 55 minutes with a left foot shop w—ich comprehensively beat Alan Miller. Then after 70 minutes, Glynn Snodin sped clear from halfway and as defenders prepared for a cross, he lashed a 20-yard shot into the corner > Sport headlines 130 Football 140 Next Report Pools Tables TV Guide