League Two Betting Review – 22 January 2006
All three sides in the automatic promotion places busted a few coupons as not one of them could record a win.
Table-topping Wycombe Wanderers and 158 favourites to win League Two were available at 54 to win at bottom-but-four placed Barnet. The availability to back the Chairboys at odds-against will have attracted a lot of interest but Barnet held firm to grind out a point in a goalless draw.
Carlisle United, at 1011 looked good things to send Cheltenham Town packing until Kevin Gray put through his own net in stoppage time to gift the away side an unlikely point.
Grimsby Town, at 65 will have also generated a lot of support against relegation threatened Torquay United. Tony Bedeau’s equaliser two minutes from time claimed a shock result for the Seagulls and Grimsby remain second favourites at 41.
Fourth placed Leyton Orient made up some ground with a 2-1 victory away at Wrexham. Striker Gary Alexander took his goal tally to 13 after just three minutes and a penalty from Matt Lockwood was enough to earn his side victory at 95.
Northampton Town, so often the cause of many a losing betting coupon, obliged at 45 with a 5-0 demolition of struggling Macclesfield Town while 56 good things Bristol Rovers also did the business against Chester City.
Two first half goals were enough for 1110 Notts County to see off Shrewsbury Town while Darlington recorded a 2-0 win against Oxford United at odds of 21.
The division’s bottom two clubs, Stockport County and Rushden & Diamonds squared off in a “relegation six pointer” at Edgley Park. Rushden looked set to claim a much needed victory at 2310 until Liam Dickinson’s stoppage time goal ensured a share of the points for County.