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14 March 2016

Eight players get game-time this weekend

YOUNG striker Carlton Morris netted a crucial winner for Hamilton Academical as they edged to a 1-0 success at Inverness Caledonian Thistle on Saturday.

The front-man struck low into the corner just before the hour-mark to ease Accies' fears of relegation from the Scottish Premiership with his fifth goal of the campaign.

What a result today, lads dug right in! Good to get the goal too cheers @ggillespie24 😻 not bad result for parent club also 👶🏽💚💛

— Carlton Morris (@CarltonJM) March 12, 2016
Back in England, winger Josh Murphy played 90 minutes as MK Dons secured a potentially valuable point away to Hull City in the Sky Bet Championship, helping his side earn a 1-1 draw.

The Dons went in front through Anthony Kay early in the second half, but Sam Clucas' free-kick just two minutes later ensured a share of the spoils.

Elsewhere in the second tier, Michael Turner was an unused substitute in Sheffield Wednesday's 3-0 win at Nottingham Forest.

Goals from Aiden McGeady, Gary Hooper and Marco Mathias ended the Owl's five-game winless run emphatically, reigniting their play-off challenge in the process.

In Sky Bet League One, Coventry City also returned to form after four consecutive defeats courtesy of a narrow 1-0 success away to Blackpool.

Marc Antoine-Fortune's first half goal proved enough to secure all three points, with both Jacob Murphy and James Maddison being substituted in the second period for the Sky Blues.

The result lifted Tony Mowbray's men up to seventh and three points off the play-off places with ten games remaining.

One team unable to halt the slide this weekend was Peterborough United, who are now winless in the league since the start of February following a 3-2 reverse at home to Port Vale.

Things started well for Posh, who went in front after just 75 minutes when Harry Toffolo created the opener for Jon Taylor following an excellent break down the left.

Aaron Williams' first league goal ensured a 2-0 lead at the break, but warning signs were there when Byron Moore pulled a goal back for the visitors early in the second half.

Vale levelled four minutes from time through JJ Hooper before Louis Dodds struck in the dying seconds to complete the comeback and consign United to a fifth straight home defeat.

In better form are Louis Thompson's Swindon Town, who extended their unbeaten run to six matches by coming from two goals down to draw with Millwall at the County Ground.

Early efforts from Lee Gregory and former City forward Steve Morison had seemingly put the Lions in control, ahead of Nicky Ajose's 63rd minute penalty giving Swindon hope.

They were able to eventually salvage a point in injury time when Michael Doughty stabbed home, with Thompson playing the full match of Luke Williams' first game as the Robins' permanent manager.

Jamar Loza was an unused substitute as Southend United secured a 2-0 win at Barnsley to bolster their chances of a potential push for a place in the top-six. 

The Shrimpers' Jack Payne finished smartly with just six minutes played, but the visitors had to wait until the final seconds for Michael Timlin's superb strike from distance to confirm victory.

Cameron Norman also started on the bench for Woking, but came on for the final quarter-of-an-hour during their 4-0 defeat at Vanarama National League leaders Cheltenham Town.

Dan Holman hit all four of the home side's goals, having previously represented Woking earlier in the campaign while on loan from Colchester United.

A level further down, fellow Academy player Ben Killip started in goal for Lowestoft Town, but couldn't prevent his side from falling to a 2-1 defeat at Vanarama National League North table-toppers Solihull Moors.

Finally, Ricky van Wolfswinkel missed out on Real Betis' matchday squad as they went down 3-1 to Athletic Bilbao in La Liga.

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