Pearson told BBC Radio Derby: “We have to be clinical. The reality is we know have had four very good chances in the second half to bury the game and we have continued to miss pretty straightforward chances.”
Eight matches, two goals, one win, six points, fifth from bottom. But, Derby fans, as Goodbrand Stats so brilliantly put it in Oasis hashtag-style…..
Derby-day delight, topping the table and ruining Reid’s return
Exeter City against Plymouth Argyle is always a big deal in Devon. So important locally that Argyle gave the occasion a boxing-style introduction on their Twitter account.
But there was added interest to this one. The fact that Argyle won the lunchtime kick-off 2-0 ensured the team in the Green corner would drift off to sleep for their Saturday night slumbers as, still, League Two leaders.
Security scares, pitch invasions, rain of biblical proportions, streakers and now… drone stops play.
And no, in case you were thinking as much, it wasn’t the latest technological advances in assessing player performance. It was simply an unwanted space invader.
Bradford’s 1-1 draw with Bristol Rovers was a pretty unremarkable 1-1 draw in many ways. Rovers did score late on to deny the Bantams the chance to go second in League One.
But the appearance over the stadium of a drone that began circling the pitch will probably live longer in the memory for most people at the Northern Commercials Stadium.
Referee Andy Haines took the players off the pitch 20 minutes into the second half but three minutes later the unwanted guest had disappeared. The teams re-appeared and it was a case of ‘as you were’.
Sky Blues hit rock bottom
Fifty seven years ago, drones were not really a thing. In fact, in 1959 photocopying wasn’t really a thing – that was until the Xerox machine entered the mainstream market and cheered up many a worker.
Coventry City were not really a force in football terms either. But Saturday’s 0-0 draw at home to Oldham, coupled with Rochdale’s victory against Fleetwood Town, saw the Sky Blues sink to the bottom of the third tier – their lowest point since the final year of the 50s.
In 1959 they were promoted as Division Four runners-up behind Port Vale – that was their only season in the fourth tier of English football in their 97-year history.
Coventry did play in both Division Three North and South at various times, in the days of regional lower league divisions.
But it’s not good news whichever way you look at it, so here’s a video of one of the great Wembley goals to cheer up glum Coventry fans, and anyone else who loves a brilliant diving header.
It’s a cracker and will take some copying.
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