Southend have turned to former boss Phil Brown in a bid to save their Football League status after sacking Mark Molesley with six games of the season left. The Shrimpers are six points adrift of safety in League Two and are facing dropping out of the Football League for the first time since joining in 1920. Molesley took over from Sol Campbell in the summer but won just eight of his 40 league matches in charge, and the club have now lost patience with their fate still in the balance.
Socceroos contender Callum Elder has done his chances of a national call up no harm after scoring his first goal for League One leaders Hull City on Monday morning (AEST). The 26-year-old left back scored the game's opening goal as the Tigers comfortably defeated Northampton Town 3-0 at the KC Stadium, to go three points clear at the top of England's third division.
League One Late goals were the order of the day in the League One promotion race, with Hull City and Peterborough United each requiring last-minute efforts to maintain their bids for automatic promotion. Even third-placed Sunderland needed two goals inside the final 10 minutes to see off the 10-men of Oxford United 3-1 as the top two automatic places look likely to be determined by those three clubs - with Peterborough hosting the north-east club on Monday.
|Promotion (League Winners): Hull City|
|Promotion (League Position): Peterborough United|
|Promotion (Play Off): Sunderland, Lincoln City, Blackpool, Portsmouth|
|Relegation (League Position): Northampton Town, Bristol Rovers, Swindon Town, Rochdale|