Fraizer Campbell’s early strike proved decisive as, despite a dominant performance, Bolton Wanderers slipped to a 1-0 defeat at home to Hull City on Saturday afternoon.
The former Manchester United striker beat Ben Alnwick with just seven minutes on the clock, and while the Whites enjoyed the majority of possession and opportunities during the remainder of the clash, they came up just short come the final whistle.
A Billy Sharp hat-trick condemned Wigan to defeat against Sky Bet Championship leaders Sheffield United at Bramall Lane .
The Blades went ahead when Chey Dunkley diverted into his own goal before Kal Naismith levelled for Latics for his first goal for the club.
Sharp’s hat-trick came between the 44th and 62nd minutes and gave Chris Wilder’s side control before substitute Joe Garner notched his first strike from the bench later in the second-half.
Rochdale Manager Keith Hill has praised the performance of his players following Dale’s 1-0 win over Charlton Athletic, labelling it as “genuine, honest and hard-working”, as he offered his thoughts on the game…
“The performance had a lot of courage in it,” said the Gaffer in his post-match interview.
“League One is very difficult – the opponents are a very good side that are represented by a very good manager, so it was a stern test for us but we created goal scoring opportunities and we did well to defend our goal, so I’m pleased. Well done to the players.
Ian Henderson’s fourth minute strike proved to be the difference in the 1-0 victory over Charlton Athletic at the Crown Oil Arena.
The Dale skipper’s 99th goal for the club, along with Brendan Moore’s first-half penalty save, was enough to earn all three points.
Bury were left frustrated as they were unable to break down a Port Vale side who took all 3 points thanks to ex-Shaker Tom Pope. The forward directed an effort beyond Murphy 6 minutes into the second half with what was the only goal of the game.
Oldham Athletic manager Frankie Bunn believes his side were their own worst enemy during Saturday’s defeat at Northampton Town.
Latics played the second half with a man extra but a two goal lead for the home side couldn’t be matched.
The team had the majority of possession but could only find what turned out to be a consolation goal late in the second half.