Just for the Health of It

League One Betting Review

A hat trick from Fredy Eastwood kept Southend United the summit of League One after beating promotion rivals Chesterfield 4-3 at the Recreation Ground 918kiss. Eastwood’s penalty after 52 minutes cancelled out Colin Larkin’s opener and his second four minutes later put the Shrimpers into the lead. The Spireites came back and lead 3-2 before veteran Shaun Goater levelled for Southend. A sublime 25 yard free kick from Eastwood seven minutes from time gifted Steve Tilson’s side a vital win at 13/8.

Hudersfield maintained their promotion charge with a 5-0 drubbing of basement club MK Dons. First half goals from Martin McIntosh, Gary Taylor-Fletcher and Jon Worthington and second half strikes from David Mirfin and Michael Collins ensured the 6/10 Terriers were the safest bet of the day.

Swansea stuttered at Scunthorpe, with the home side netting an equaliser two minutes into stoppage time. The Iron took a sixth minute lead through Billy Sharp but an Andy Robinson penalty and Leon Knight goal put the Swans in front. With a 6/4 away victory on the cards, former Swansea striker Steve Torpey headed in a last gasp equaliser.

Nottingham Forest started life without Gary Megson positively by recording their first away win since August at Port Vale. Kris Kommons after 40 minutes and Nathan Tyson with moments remaining secured a morale boosting 21/10 victory.

Walsall slipped into the bottom three and closer towards relegation as Oldham hit two goals in two second-half minutes. Luke Beckett opened the scoring for the 9/5 Latics on 72 minutes with Paul Warne scoring shortly after.

Rotherham maintained their good run of form with a crucial 3-2 win away at fellow strugglers Swindon. Two Martin Butler goals and one from Shaun Barker cancelled out strikes from Jamie Cureton and Sean O’Hanlon to secure an unlikely 3/1 win.


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