David Stockdale kept a clean sheet on Saturday as Hull City maintained their promotion charge with a 1-0 victory over Charlton Athletic in the npower Championship.
Mohamed Gedo’s first-half strike secured the three points, although the Tigers needed to rely on Stockdale making a fine stop in the closing stages to deny Danny Haynes. The result keeps Hull second in the table.
In the FA Cup with Budweiser, Marcello Trotta thought he’d scored his second goal against Chelsea in as many games in Sunday’s Fourth Round Replay, only for the play to be brought back for a free-kick to Brentford following a David Luiz foul - much to the disdain of the Bees players and fans.
Brentford held out for 54 minutes but ended up losing 4-0 to the holders, courtesy of strikes from Juan Mata, Oscar, Frank Lampard and John Terry. Trotta played 56 minutes before being replaced by Harry Forrester.
On the other side of the world, another Fulham striker thought he’d found the back of the net for his on-loan side, but Corey Gameiro’s debut ‘goal’ for Wellington Phoenix was chalked off after the referee ruled that there had been a foul in the build-up.
Gameiro played the full 90 minutes as Phoenix went on to lose 2-0 to Brisbane Roar, with Steven Lustica and Besart Berisha grabbing the goals.
Back in the UK, Yeovil Town’s incredible winning run was extended to eight matches in League One as they comfortably overcame Scunthorpe United 3-0 at Huish Park.
Dan Burn – a key figure in the Glovers’ recent form - saw another 90 minutes of action as strikes from Byron Webster, James Hayter and Paddy Madden sent Town up to third in the league, one point behind leaders AFC Bournemouth.
Hereford United twice came from behind to defeat Lincoln City 3-2 in the Blue Square Bet Premier, with James Musa nodding beyond his own keeper to hand the Imps the lead.
Stefan Stam equalised shortly afterwards, only for Alan Power’s penalty to restore Lincoln’s advantage. But a four-minute Chris Sharp brace in the second half saw Hereford secure the points and move up to 11th in the table.
Richard Peniket entered the field of play after 62 minutes as AFC Telford fought back three times to earn a 3-3 draw at home to Tamworth.
Tommy Wright’s hat-trick of goals was cancelled out by strikes from Ian Craney, Phil Trainer and Jake Reid – the latter came as Reid converted a rebound after Peniket’s header was superbly kept out by the Tamworth goalkeeper.
Dartford’s hopes of turning out at Wembley took a massive dent as they crashed to a 3-0 defeat to Grimsby Town in their FA Trophy Semi-Final First Leg.
Finally, Tom Donegan’s Farnborough career got off to a flying start as he helped his new side to a comprehensive 4-1 victory over Hayes & Yeading in the Blue Square Bet South.
The midfielder played the full 90 minutes as goals from Josh Huggins, Dan Bennett and Reece Connolly (2) secured the win, with Tom Collins replying for Hayes & Yeading.