Ledley's Talking Points: Last Gasp Goals, Rampant Wins and Teenage Trailblazers
It was a tough round of lower-league action for many this week, with 10 players finding seven correct selections. Our player who had achieved two full-houses in a row fell at the third hurdle this weekend, with six correct predictions and just his draw letting him down. A valiant effort, but our top prize winner this weekend was Legros with 28 points and a goal difference of 13.
Shady Squad clinched the top prize in the weekly team table with 105 points, a full 13 points more than runners-up Owlsonline C. Our wildcard winners this week are Villa 82 and The 7 Outlaws. Ledley King scored 13 points.
Ledley King's Talking Points
Jadon Sancho's late spell in England's 0-0 draw with Croatia added a dash of excitement to an otherwise soulless night. The Dortmund winger is the first player born after the millennium to play for England, and is a trailblazer for young talented footballers who will look outside of England for opportunities to develop.
Portsmouth maintained their momentum at the top of League One with a 2-1 victory at Wimbledon on Saturday. The Wombles fought back after going two behind at half-time, but Pompey showed their knack for retaining a lead yet again, a trait that is likely to see them earn promotion back to the Championship.
Barnsley were the victors in their clash with Luton with the score reading 3-2 at full-time. The Tyke's third goal was a stunning right-footed curler from substitute Mamadou Thiam, helping the Reds to their best ever start to a season since 1978-79.
Accrington moved into the play-off places in League One with victory over Bradford who remain in the relegation zone. The 3-1 win was cause for even more celebration for Stanley on the 50th anniversary of the club's reformation, while Bantams boss David Hopkin said: “I’m not going to watch that every week – that’s where I am now. Everybody is playing for their future.”
The only unbeaten record in the football league was lost in the 97th minute as Forest Green conceded a second goal against Northampton. FGR were looking to make it 13 games without defeat, but a last-gasp winner gave the Cobblers their first home win of the season.
Lincoln City were rampant 6-2 victors at Port Vale to maintain their four-point lead at the top of League Two. The imps are the top scorers in League Two, with 14 of the squad's players scoring at least once this season.
Salford and Braintree started the weekend at opposite ends of the table in the National League. There was just over a minute on the clock when Salford took the lead, but it was City who needed a late equaliser to earn a point against Braintree.
Top 6 Selected Bankers
Acc Stanley 3-1
Top 6 Selected Draws
Leyton Orient 0-0
Matchweek 12 opens on Thursday!