With a full round of EFL action on Tuesday and Wednesday night, it was another busy few days for The Bees currently away from the club.
In Sky Bet League One, Jack Bonham kept a fourth clean sheet in his last six matches for Bristol Rovers during The Gas’ 0-0 draw away at Rochdale. Darrell Clarke’s side enjoyed a man advantage for the whole of the second-half, following goalkeeper Magnus Norman’s dismissal, but they couldn’t break the home defence down to take all three points. 18th placed Rovers, who have only lost once since Jack made the trip to The Memorial Stadium, meet Play-Off chasing Walsall at The Banks’ Stadium tomorrow.
Ryan Woods played a full 90 minutes for Stoke City as they beat Bolton Wanderers 2-0 in the Sky Bet Championship on Tuesday night. Bruno Martins Indi headed home an early opener at The Bet 365 Stadium and the points were wrapped up a quarter of an hour from time thanks to Tom Ince. The victory moves Gary Rowett’s side up to 16th ahead of tomorrow’s trip to Norwich City.
A 90th minute goal earned Tom Field and Cheltenham Town a share of the points at home to Morecambe in Sky Bet League Two. The left-back made his fifth appearance as The Shrimps ventured south on Tuesday night. Jordan Cranston and Rhys Oates netted either side of a Luke Varney strike to seemingly make the long journey to Gloucestershire worth it. However, Varney, set up by Tom’s late replacement Kelsey Mooney, netted in the fourth minute of added time to salvage a point. Michael Duff’s men made the trip cross country to MK Dons tomorrow afternoon.
Chiedozie Ogbene played the last 15 minutes as Exeter City continued their fine start to the season with a 1-0 victory at home to ten-man Stevenage. The only goal of the game came deep into first-half stoppage-time; Dean Moxey the man to score it. To make matters worse for the visitors, they saw Luther Wildin dismissed late on for a second bookable offense. Chiedozie will hope to add to his six Grecians appearances so far when League Two's second-placed team make the short hop to Yeovil Town on Saturday.
Also in the fourth tier, Theo Archibald watched Forest Green Rovers’ 3-1 win over Cambridge United from the substitutes bench. Things started well for the hosts as Jevani Brown lashed home following good work from Jabo Ibhere. However, Rovers turned the game around either side of the break through Paul Digby and Dayle Grubb. Cambridge's misery was compounded 14 minutes from time when Jake Carroll was sent off for a dangerous tackle and the result was sealed on 88 minutes as Matt Worthington found the bottom corner from the edge of the box. It’s 5th vs 3rd at The New Lawn tomorrow with Newport County the visitors to Nailsworth.
There was no midweek action in the National League for Ellery Balcombe and Justin Shaibu which might be just as well with Boreham Wood facing the monster trip north to face Hartlepool United tomorrow.