Despite a 2-1 reverse at QPR, Asmir Begovic’s AFC Bournemouth confirmed that Head Coach Jonathan Woodgate would remain in charge for the rest of the season. The visitors were the better team for most of the game, but they failed to convert a good performance into a win, and Todd Kane’s late winner settled the score in favour of the hosts.
Angus Gunn kept the clean sheet for Stoke City in a thoroughly deserved 3-0 win over Luton Town. Simultaneously, Ryan Allsop kept his goal intact when his Wycombe Wanderers side held Millwall to a goalless draw at The Den.
In League One, Blackpool FC, captained by our very own Chris Maxwell, secured a league double over Portsmouth for the first time since 1970 in a late 1-0 victory at Fratton Park.
James Bellshaw and Harrogate Town suffered their 13th loss of the season in League 2 – they lost to Scunthorpe United 3-1 at Glanford Park.
Ryan Fulton’s excellent performance, which included a saved penalty, was not enough for Hamilton Academical, who lost to Hibernian 2-0 at Easter Road on Saturday. Hibs made it four Scottish Premiership wins in a row, with Accies playing 78 minutes a man down. On the continent, we’ve witnessed another AB1 derby, this time in Division Nationale in Luxembourg. Both Lucas Fox of Jeunesse Esch and Tim Kips of F91 Dudelange kept their sheets clean. After ten matches played, Jeunesse – the most decorated club in Luxembourg – is in 9th place, while Kips and Dudelange sit on the top, dropping only five out of possible 30 points this season.
The Swedes are back to competitive football and open the season with cup matches. The league title holders Malmo FF with Marko Johansson in goal surprisingly lost to second-tier Västerås at home, while Budimir Janosevic and his AIK side defeated Oskarshamns 2-1 away from home. IFK Gothenburg, with Giannis Anestis in the team, beat Sandviken 4-3.
In Australia, Adam Federici was in action for his Macarthur FC in A-League, losing to Western United 4-1. And in Thailand, Michael Falkensgaard’s True Bangkok United won an important point at BG Pathum United.