POSH OLD BOYS: Toney closing in on Championship history, first red card for Knight, Baldwin saves the Cobblers

Former Posh striker Ivan Toney is just one goal away from becoming the second player in history to score 30 goals in a Championship season.

Sunday, 11th April 2021, 7:17 am
Ivan Toney scores for Brentford at Preston. Photo: Alex Livesey/Getty Images.

Toney netted as Brentford returned to form in style at Preston yesterday (April 10). The Bees won 5-0, but look likely to have to settle for a play-off place for the second season in a row.

Only Glenn Murray (Crystal Palace) has scored 30 goals in a Championship season since the second tier was renamed.

It wasn’t such a good day in the Championship for ex-on loan Posh player Josh Knight who suffered the first red card of his career playing for Wycombe against Luton.

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The Chairboys were 1-0 up at home when Knight was dismissed for serious foul play just before the hour mark and it proved costly as Luton scored three times in the final 10 minutes to win 3-1. Another former Posh loanee George Moncus scored the equaliser direct from a free kick.

In League One former Posh skipper Jack Baldwin conceded the penalty from which Northampton Town scored their equaliser in a 1-1 draw with Bristol Rovers in a big relegation battle at Sixfields.

In League Two another old Posh loanee Lloyd Isgrove scored as Bolton maintained their push for promotion with a 2-1 home win over Harrogate. Marcus Maddison started just his fourth game for Bolton since his move North in January, but was taken off at half-time with his side 1-0 down.

Ex-Posh centre-back Carl Piergianni scored his fifth goal of the season in Oldham’s 5-2 win over Colchester.