Date: 19th November 2017 at 1:51pm
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Back to normal service after the internationals with most leagues back to their usual fixtures. Did the break do some ex Bantams any good?

Simon Francis saw red on the stroke of half time with his 2nd yellow of the game. Bournemouth were 2-0 up at the time against Huddersfield Town at home, thankfully he didn’t hurt his team too much as the Cherries romped to a 4-0 victory lifting them to 13th in the Premiership and now 4 points off the relegation zone.

Alan Sheehan may not have added to his solitary goal this season, but the defender helped Luton Town to a massive 7-0 win at home against Cambridge United. The result has Town 2nd in League 2 only 2 points off top spot.

Wes Thomas put Oxford United 0-2 up minutes after half time away to 10 man Plymouth Argyle with his 7th of the season. United took advantage of the numerical advantage, the final score 0-4 with Simon Eastwood earning his first clean sheet for a month. United rise to 7th in League 1, 2 points off the play offs.

Ross Hannah slotted in his 4th goal of the season to give Chester the lead after 14 minutes away to play off occupants Bromley in the Conference. The lead didn’t last long as the home side equalised a minute later. Chester remain in the relegation zone in 21st, 2 points off safety.

Mark Bower guided Bradford Park Avenue to yet another win, this time a 2-0 home win against at the time, 2nd placed Brackley Town. Avenue occupy the final play off place having played a game more than the 2 immediate teams below in the National League North. The play offs will be a massive ask at season end, but can Bower do the impossible?

Louis Moult is back at banging them in, this time a brace, his 13th and 14th goals of the current campaign helping Motherwell beat 2nd placed Aberdeen 0-2 on the road in the Scottish Premier League. Carl McHugh performed in the Wells defence and the result sees their team 5th and 5 points off 2nd spot.

Nahki Wells is continuing his recovery to match fitness, this past weekend making the bench, although an unused sub, this is a step closer for Wells in making his much anticipated Premiership debut for Burnley. Burnley managed a 2-0 home win against Swansea City and find themselves in 7th in the Premiership, what is surprising is that the Lancastrian club find themselves level on points with 5th placed Liverpool and 6th placed Arsenal.

Phil Parkinson has now managed Bolton Wanderers to a run of 6 games unbeaten in the Championship, the latest a goalless draw away to Preston North End. The draw sees Wanderers 2nd from bottom and 3 points off safety. Filipe Morais came on after 87 minutes for the away team.

Peter Taylor Assistant to the New Zealand international squad failed to help the Southern hemisphere nation to reach next year’s world cup. The Kiwi nation losing 2-0 away to Peru end of last week. In other news relating to Taylor, he managed to help Gillingham win 0-1 away at Walsall, a result that lifts the Kent based club out of the relegation zone due to goal difference and up to 20th in League 1.

James Meredith helped Millwall to a 2-2 draw away to Sunderland and has the Lions sitting in 18th in the Championship, 5 points above relegation. Taylor might have missed out on the World Cup with New Zealand, but with Australia’s 3-1 win over Honduras, Meredith may still get his chance of representing his country next year in the competition.

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