JOHN KRETLOW - Monday, October 15, 2012
Frank Simek and Carlisle United went down big to Notts County, while Mike Grella and Scunthorpe United salvaged a draw against Brentford.
Carlisle United 0 - 4 Notts County
Frank Simek played the final thirty minutes in Carlisle United's big loss to Notts County in League One play.
The American defender came on for Brad Potts in the 62nd minute and finished the game out for the Cumbrians. County had already scored their four goals once Simek made it onto the field.
Notts County notched its 13th consecutive away game in a row without a defeat.
Jeff Hughes opened the scoring in the 11th minute when he knocked in an Alan Judge cross, while Neal Bishop doubled the lead in the 27th minute when he finished a Jordan Stewart set-up.
Francois Zoko finished a breakaway chance in the 54th minute and Jamal Cambell-Ryce found the back of the net on a penalty kick in the 57th minute to put the game way out of reach for the Cumbrians.
Carlisle next takes on Bury on Tuesday.
Scunthorpe United 1 - 1 Brentford
Mike Grella played 60 minutes before being subbed out in Scunthorpe United's draw with Brentford.
Brentford nearly opened the scoring in the 34th minute, but Clayton Donaldson missed his penalty kick shot wide.
Harry Forrester did put the visiting team up in the 43rd minute when he got through the Scunthorpe defense rather easily and found the back of the net.
As Scunthorpe was on their way to another defeat, Leon Clarke saved them in the 77th minute with a header off of a Christian Ribeiro cross.
The tie keeps Scunthorpe from digging a deeper hole in the relegation zone. They take on Swindon Town next week.
Robbie Rogers was an unused sub in Stevenage's loss to Colchester United.
Robbie Findley played the final minutes in a game already in control, as Gillingham beat Aldershot Town 4-0.
Jon Paul Pittman and Oxford United take on Port Vale on Monday.