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League One Betting Review – 13 February 2006

Southend United replaced Colchester at the top of League One with a routine win over struggling Rotherham United on Friday night. Big hitters will have relished the 1/2 on offer for the Shrimpers and they didn’t disappoint with goals from Shaun Goater and Fredy Eastwood. 918kiss

Former leaders Colchester United lost ground and saw their club record run of 10 successive victories end as they were beaten at Huddersfield Town. A deflected shot from Jon Worthington after 14 minutes and a 68 minute goal for David Graham sealed victory for the 6/4 promotion chasing Terriers.

Swansea City earned their second win in a row at Nottingham Forest to keep the pressure on the automatic promotion places. The Swans recent poor form meant they were as large as 2/1 but goals from Adrian Forbes and Lee Trundle cancelled out Nathan Tyson’s opening goal for Forest.

Brentford moved up to fourth place by recording a fourth successive win at the expense of Bristol City. Lloyd Owusu’s goal 12 minutes from time earned victory at 9/5 for the Bees.

Both Southend United at 11/4 and Cochester United are 11/4 joint favourites to win League One outright. Brentford, who have games in hand over both Colchester and Swansea City are available at 7/2 while returning to form Swansea are 11/2 outsiders.

Chesterfield saw their run of 10 matches unbeaten end on Friday night against Hartlepool United who boosted their own chances of survival. Substitute Matty Robson netted the decisive goal after 65 minutes to earn a welcome 6/4 and see the Monkey Hangers climb to seventeenth in the table.

A last minute equaliser from Sean O’Hanlon ensured relegation strugglers Swindon Town remained unbeaten in three matches. Dean Windass looked to have granted Bradford City a 20/21 win with a goal 11 minutes from time until O’Hanlon nodded in at the death.

Bottom club MK Dons gave themselves a fighting chance of survival with a 3-0 win over Blackpool. Two goals from Izale McLeod and former Tangerines frontman Scott Taylor gave the 6/4 Dons a vital three points.

 

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