Championship round-up: Millwall boost survival hopes with win over nine-man Wigan

first_img Millwall celebrates Magaye Gueye’s late goal against Wigan Millwall claimed a lifeline in their quest for Championship survival with a vital 2-0 victory over relegation rivals Wigan, who ended the heated clash with nine men.A bad tempered match saw its first man handed his marching orders on the hour mark, with Latics striker Martyn Waghorn shown red for violent conduct.Millwall then took the lead through Nadjim Abdou’s header, and it only got worse for Wigan, with defender Jason Pearce, along with Lions midfielder Ed Upson, sent off for fighting.Despite the numerical disadvantage it still seemed the manager-less Latics could scrape a point in the closing stages, having dominated play with the ball, but Magaye Gueye made the points sure for Millwall with a low strike in stoppage-time.The basement battlers were tied on 36 points ahead of the meeting, and while three points doesn’t lift the Lions out of the bottom-three, they are now just four points adrift of safety and could have that gap reduced to one, should Rotherham be hit with a point deduction for fielding an illegible player in their recent win over Brighton.At the other end of the table, Bournemouth remain one point clear at the top following a 1-0 victory at Reading; Callum Wilson scoring the game’s only game in the fourth minute.But Norwich City are still right on their tail, with the Canaries just one point behind in second place courtesy of a 2-0 victory at Leeds United.Yellows midfielder Graham Dorrans squandered the chance to open the scoring from the spot in the first half by smashing his penalty against the crossbar, but Jonny Howson eventually broke the deadlock after the break, the local boy stunning his former side with a fine strike.However, Dorrans later made amends for his earlier miss with a second goal in stoppage-time to seal a fifth consecutive win for Norwich.Jelle Vossen and Patrick Bamford scored inside the first ten minutes to guide Middlesbrough to a 2-1 victory over Wolves, with the win seeing them rise above Watford into second place, while Derby bounced back from their recent poor run of form to consolidate their play-off place with an emphatic 4-0 triumph over relegated Blackpool.The Rams had won only one of their last nine games but look little time to set the tone, with Craig Bryson opening the scoring after just three minutes, while goals from on-loan stars Darren Bent and Tom Ince sealed the points at half-time. Bent added his second after the break from the penalty spot.Ipswich also maintaind their spot in the top six, and extend their unbeaten run to five games, after beating mid-table Cardiff 3-1 at Portman Road.Elsewhere, Demarai Gray was the hero for Birmingham as his 78th minute goal saw the Blues share the points in a 2-2 draw with Blackburn, while Bolton also claimed a point against Charlton thanks to Adam Le Fondre’s late strike.Kieran Lee scored the only goal of the game against the run of play as Sheffield Wednesday enjoyed a 1-0 home win over a dominant Brentford, while Brighton and Huddersfield Town played out a goalless stalemate. 1last_img read more

Las Virgenes school parcel tax renewed, Antelope Valley school bond measure fails

first_imgWhile voters in the Las Virgenes School District were leaning toward renewing a $98 parcel tax known as Measure E, the Antelope Valley Joint Union High School District’s Measure W construction bond was losing, according to early results late Tuesday. First approved in 2004, Measure E is expected to generate more than $2 million a year and fund a variety of district programs including elementary science, counseling and library services, as well as extra curricular activities. The measure requires a 2/3 voter approval and amends the previous version by, among other things, exempting people receiving state disability benefits from the tax. If passed, the new measure would be in effect for eight years and allows more flexibility in how the money is spent by the district. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! In the Antelope Valley Joint Union High School District, Measure W was falling short of the 55 percent of votes needed for its passage. If passed, the $240 million bond would relieve school overcrowding by building two new high schools and completing construction on a third, as well as other improvements. The bond measure would assess property owners $30 a year per $100,000 of assessed valuation. It comes on the heals of Measure E, which received 52 percent of voter support in June 2006, failing to pass by just three percentage points. That measure also would have taxed property owners about $30 per $100,000 of assessed valuation annually. last_img read more

SCHOOLBOYS FOOTBALL: LETTERKENNY & DISTRICT LEAGUE RESULTS, FIXTURES AND TABLES

first_imgLETTERKENNY & DISTRICT LEAGUE RESULTS 5th JANUnder 12 Premier LeagueSwilly Rovers 1 – 2 Kilmacrennan Celtic Under 14 Premier LeagueSwilly Rovers 6 – 0 Kilmacrennan CelticDunfanaghy Youths 2 – 6 Bonagee United FIXTURES 12th JANUnder 12 Premier League 10-30amSwilly Rovers v Bonagee UnitedGlencar v Kilmacrennan CelticUnder 14 Premier League 12-15pmSwilly Rovers v Illistrin United Bonagee United v Lagan HarpsUnder 16 Premier League 2pmSwilly Rovers v Lagan HarpsIllistrin United v Bonagee Tigers Dunfanaghy Youths v Bonagee United UNDER 12 PREMIER LEAGUE P W D L PTS DUNFANAGHY YOUTHS 9 8 0 1 24 BONAGEE UNITED 8 8 0 0 24 KILMACRENNAN CELTIC 8 7 0 1 21  SWILLY ROVERS 8 6 0 2 18 BALLYRAINE UNITED 9 6 0 3 18 GLENCAR 9 4 1 4 13 MULROY ACADEMY 10 3 1 6 10 LETTERKENNY ROVERS 9 3 0 6 9 LAGAN HARPS 10 2 0 8 6 MILFORD UNITED 10 2 0 8 6 ILLISTRIN UNITED 10 0 0 10 0 UNDER 14 PREMIER LEAGUE P W D L PTS ILLISTRIN UNITED 8 8 0 0 24 SWILLY ROVERS 8 8 0 0 24 BONAGEE UNITED 8 6 0 2 16 GLENCAR 9 5 1 3 18 MILFORD UNITED 10 5 1 4 16 MULROY ACADEMY 10 4 1 5 13 LETTERKENNY ROVERS 10 3 2 5 11 BALLYRAINE UNITED 9 3 2 4 11 KILMACRENNAN CELTIC 8 1 3 4 6 LAGAN HARPS 9 1 2 6 5 DUNFANAGHY YOUTHS 10 0 0 10 0 UNDER 16 PREMIER LEAGUE P W D L PTS LETTERKENNY ROVERS 6 6 0 0 18 BONAGEE UNITED 6 4 1 1 13 MULROY ACADEMY 7 4 0 3 12 SWILLY ROVERS 4 4 0 0 12 LAGAN HARPS 7 3 2 2 11 DUNFANAGHY YOUTHS 5 2 1 2 7 ILLISTRIN UNITED 5 1 2 2 5 BALLYARE DIAMONDS 7 1 0 6 3 BONAGEE TIGERS 6 0 0 6 0 UNDER 12 RESERVE LEAGUE P W D L PTS CAPPRY CRUSADERS 7 6 0 1 18 GLENCAR HAMMERS 7 5 2 0 17 LETTERKENNY CRUSADERS 7 4 1 2 13 DUNFANAGHY BLUES 6 4 1 1 13 BALLYRAINE CELTIC 7 3 0 4 9 BONAGEE TIGERS 7 2 0 5 6 SWILLY RAMBLERS  6 0 1 5 1 LURGY CELTIC 7 0 1 6 1UNDER 14 RESERVE LEAGUE P W D L PTS GLENCAR HAMMERS 10 7 3 0 24 BONAGEE TIGERS 9 7 1 1 22 SWILLY ROVERS 9 4 2 3 14 BALLYRAINE CELTIC 10 2 1 7 7 BALLYARE DIAMONDS 8 1 2 5 5 MANOR TOWN 8 1 1 6 4SCHOOLBOYS FOOTBALL: LETTERKENNY & DISTRICT LEAGUE RESULTS, FIXTURES AND TABLES was last modified: January 6th, 2013 by BrendaShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:FIXTURES AND TABLESSCHOOLBOYS FOOTBALL: LETTERKENNY & DISTRICT LEAGUE RESULTSlast_img read more