League One: Luton Town 2 Gillingham 2 Luton led the lead slip from their grasp twice as they were held to a 2-2 draw by Gillingham this afternoon.The hosts looked to be picking up yet another three points towards their quest for promotion, leading 2-1 with just 11 minutes to go.However, Elliot Lee then gave away a needless free kick some 25 yards from goal and Luke O'Neill's wonderful set-piece beat James Shea, flying into the net to earn the Gills a point.Home boss Mick Harford made just one change to the starting 11, Alan McCormack missing out as expected, Luke Berry in, with Alex Baptiste and George Thorne back on the bench too.Town threatened inside 20 seconds, Sonny Bradley's ball forward chested down by Danny Hylton, with James Collins unleashing an effort that was batted behind by keeper Tomas Holy.James Justin then sized up the top corner, but couldn't keep his attempt from the edge of the box down, his next shot much closer, forcing Holy into a save at his near post.Gills then … [Read more...] about Town let the lead slip twice during Gills draw
The leading edge
Watch: Cork City's Gearoid Morrisey scored a Puskas Award contender last night as the Rebels edged a seven-goal thriller Independent.ie Gearóid Morrissey scored two wonder goals as Cork City won a seven-goal thriller at Finn Harps. https://www.independent.ie/sport/soccer/league-of-ireland/watch-cork-citys-gearoid-morrisey-scored-a-puskas-award-contender-last-night-as-the-rebels-edged-a-sevengoal-thriller-37894484.html https://www.independent.ie/incoming/article37016436.ece/d815f/AUTOCROP/h342/1520625%20HLD_ED2_S01%20Read-Only.jpg Email Gearóid Morrissey scored two wonder goals as Cork City won a seven-goal thriller at Finn Harps. Cork had to come from behind twice and Harps pushed them all the way. Morrissey got Cork’s second equaliser in the dying embers of the first half, and that acted as a spur for John Caulfield’s side. Morrissey put Cork into the driving seat with a stunning strike 12 minutes into the second half, smashing a beauty into the top … [Read more...] about Watch: Cork City’s Gearoid Morrisey scored a Puskas Award contender last night as the Rebels edged a seven-goal thriller
Hawick Waverley 5 Langholm Legion 2Although not exactly giving a five-star performance, Hawick Waverley nevertheless rattled away five goals to earn full points.Unbeaten in the league this term, Waverley began in a business-like manner and almost took the lead in the second minute.Grant Gass beat Langholm keeper Ryan Cuthbert with a header, only to see his effort booted off the goal line by Brian Mattinson.Following this, Mattinson had a chance to switch from goal saver to scorer in taking a penalty after Waverley’s Davis Hope handled in the box.There was to be no honour for the Legion man, though, as his spot kick was well saved by Hawick keeper Ali Willison.In the 11th minute, the hosts took the lead, as Taylor Hope polished off a good passing move involving Greg Ford and Dean McColm to perfection with a well-placed shot.Playing into a strong swirling wind, Langholm came storming back to equalise a … [Read more...] about Legion take the lead but Hawick hit back to win
Talented Joel Harper-Jackson had made a triumphant return to North Staffordshire - by landing the leading role in a huge show at the theatre where he once sold ice cream. And the 27-year-old is determined to make the region proud of his performances in Kinky Boots at Hanley's Regent Theatre as he eyes up breaking into Hollywood. Joel, originally from Mow Cop, used to day dream about being a top actor while working long shifts at Topman, the Regent and Pink nightclub. Now the former Stoke's Top Talent finalist is seeing his dreams come true after bagging the part of Charlie in Kinky Boots with the production arriving at the Regent this week - with a huge billboard featuring Joel outside. He said: "This is everything that I have ever wanted and I still find it hard to articulate how I feel. Because it's what I always wanted I have to just keep myself calm and not freak out! "My family and friends are very proud and a lot haven't seen me in anything before and on the first night I … [Read more...] about This 27-year-old has gone from ice cream seller to the leading man!
Fabian Delph believes that Manchester City can draw on their experience of winning the Premier League last season to claw back Liverpool’s lead. The Blues slumped to a 3-2 home defeat by Crystal Palace to hand the Scousers a Christmas gift of four-point lead at the top. And now City need maximum points from festive trips to Leicester and Southampton in the next week, as Jurgen Klopp’s men host Newcastle and Arsenal. If City can hang onto the leaders’ coat-tails, it will set things up nicely for Liverpool’s trip to the Etihad Stadium on January 3. Delph captained City on a day when the five nominated “captains” in Pep Guardiola ’s squad – Vincent Kompany , David Silva , Sergio Aguero , Fernandinho and Kevin De Bruyne – were all missing from the starting XI. He felt the Blues were undone by two world-class goals, but warned that they have the title nous to turn round the gap at the top. “It will possibly help that … [Read more...] about Fabian Delph on the one edge Man City STILL have over Liverpool