The weekend that was: ten nuggets from this weekend’s EFL action (19th & 20th November 2022)

The weekend that was: ten nuggets from this weekend’s EFL action (19th & 20th November 2022)

#1 Plymouth Argyle extended their unbeaten run in League One to 15 matches, but Adrian Mariappa’s last-minute equaliser cost the Green Army two points against Burton Albion.

#2 Ipswich and Sheffield Wednesday both won to close the gap on Argyle at the top of League One. Kieran McKenna’s Tractor Boys beat Exeter City 2-0, while Darren Moore’s Owls beat Shrewsbury Town 1-0 at Hillsborough thanks to a headed effort from Mark McGuinness.

#3 Peterborough are now nine points behind Sheffield Wednesday after they lost 1-0 to Bristol Rovers; their eighth defeat in League One this season. Interestingly, Posh only lost 11 games when they last won promotion in 2020/21.

#4 Ian Evatt’s Bolton Wanderers left it late to come from behind and beat Fleetwood Town 2-1. The Trotters last seven league goals have all come after the 70th-minute mark; earning them nine points.

#5 Last season wasn’t much fun for Barnsley fans, but this season is shaping up to be a very different story. The Tykes have won their last four games in all competitions and they’ve already equalled their points tally for the 21/22 season (30).

#6 It’s almost a month and a half since Mark Bonner committed his future to Cambridge amidst interest from Rotherham. Unfortunately for both Bonner and Cambridge, they haven’t scored a home league goal since. United’s most recent blank on home turf came in their 1-0 defeat to fellow strugglers Accrington Stanley.

#7 In League Two, Leyton Orient extended their lead at the top to five points with a 2-1 win against Stockport County. Orient’s 14 league wins to date matches their tally for the whole of the last campaign.

#8 It was a case of no Sam Hoskins – no problem for Northampton, who beat fellow promotion-contenders Bradford 3-1 at Valley Parade. Mark Hughes’ Bantams are now five home league matches without a win.

#9 A late winner from Danny Johnson saw Walsall extend their winning run at home to five league games. The Saddlers beat 10-man Crawley Town 2-1 in what proved to be Lewis Young’s first league defeat in charge of the Red Devils.

#10 Finally, Gillingham slipped into the relegation zone after Colchester beat Doncaster 3-0 and the Gills lost 2-0 to Newport. Remarkably, the Kent club have failed to find the net in 12 of their 18 league games this season.

(Photo Creds – Ben Watts)