AFC Bournemouth defeated Middlesbrough by three goals to one in the Championship on Good Friday afternoon. Southampton loanee Shane Long was an 85th minute substitute fir the ‘Cherries’ while Mark Travers was unused in the substitute bench. Bristol City went down to a two nil defeat by Stoke City at Ashton Gate where James McClean was an unused substitute. Cardiff City suffered a one nil defeat by visitors Nottingham Forest who included Cyrus Christie in their starting eleven. Jason Knight was a 62nd minute substitute for Derby County who defeated visitors Luton Town by two goals to nil. James Collins was a 70th minute substitute for the ‘Hatters’ while Louie Watson was unused on the ‘Rams’ bench. Preston North End named Sean Maguire and Brighton & Hove Albion loanee Jayson Molumby on their substitute bench for the visit of current leaders Norwich City who included teenage centre back Andrew Omobamidele in their starting eleven. Both were introduced during the second half as the ‘Lilywhites’ scored a very late equaliser for a one all draw. Daryl Horgan was a very late substitute for Wycombe Wanderers who defeated visitors Blackburn Rovers and Darragh Lenihan by one goal to nil. Scott Hogan was an 82nd minute substitute for Birmingham City and scored the added time penalty which secured a one nil victory over visitors Swansea City for whom Conor Hourihane and Ryan Manning were unused substitutes.
League One promotion chasers Peterborough United welcomed back injury victim Jack Taylor as a 62nd minute substitute as they scored a very late winner for victory at Fleetwood Town. Alan Judge scored for Ipswich Town in their two one success against Portman Road visitors Bristol Rovers. Stephen Ward also started for the ‘Tractor Boys’ while Aaron Drinan and loanee Troy Parrott were second half substitutes but fellow loanee Mark McGuinness remained on the bench. Ronan Curtis scored for Portsmouth in their two one victory over visitors Rochdale who included loanee Gavin Bazunu in their starting eleven.