Serie B action round-up – Week 8 – Five-star Sassuolo, Frosinone stay top

Ascoli entertained Sassuolo on Friday evening in a game that provided six goals, five of them for the visitors. After just two minutes, Sassuolo went in front thanks to Tiziano Polenghi, but seven minutes later, Marco Piccioni’s own goal gifted the hosts an equalizer. The game then turned into the Alessandro Noselli show as the striker grabbed a scintillating hat-trick. The rout was completed on 64 minutes as Daniele Martinetti got his side’s fifth goal.

Frosinone kept up the pace at the top as they overcame Piacenza 2-0 at the Stadio Leonardo Garilli. Brazilian Caetano put the visitors in front just after half-time and the points were sealed 22 minutes later thanks to a Fabio Mazzeo penalty. Cesena Coach Pierpaolo Bisoli’s good work continued at the weekend – his side’s 3-0 demolition of Salernitana, thanks to two goals from Ezequiel Schelotto and an absolute screamer from Kelwin Matute, propelled them to second in the table behind Frosinone.

Another weekend and another managerial casualty, this time at Brescia where, after seeing his side beaten 1-0 at home by Vicenza, Alberto Cavasin was sacked. His replacement is the former Chievo Coach, Giuseppe Iachini. The Biancorossi took all three points thanks to an Alessandro Sgrigna goal early in the second half. Two more managers under serious pressure are Walter Novellino at Reggina and Luigi De Canio at Lecce. Novellino’s side went down 1-0 at Modena with Salvatore Bruno getting the game’s only goal. De Canio was left dumbfounded as his pre-season promotion favourites were easily swept aside at Cittadella. Santos Oliveira, Matteo Ardemagni and Leonardo Pettinari sealed the points for the home side.

Crotone once again used the atrocious playing surface at the Ezio Scida to their advantage as they beat high flying Padova 2-1. The visitors went in front after only eight minutes thanks to Antonio Di Nardo, but two goals from Antonio Bonvissuto saw the hosts secure victory. New Albinoleffe Coach Emiliano Mondonico got off to a flying start as his new side beat Triestina 3-2 in a thrilling game at the Nereo Rocco. Luigi Sala put through his own net on 11 minutes to give the hosts the lead but he quickly made amends nine minutes later as he grabbed his side’s equaliser. Simon Laner then gave the Bergamo side the lead, but Triestina drew level as veteran striker Denis Godeas grabbed an equaliser. Just three minutes later however, a Marco Cellini strike ensured Mondonico got off to a winning start.

Gallipoli and Empoli played out a dull goalless draw at the Via del Mare – this was the Giallorossi’s sixth draw of the campaign. Mantova got their first win of the season with a 2-0 home victory over Grosseto. A Gaetano Caridi penalty put the hosts in front six minutes after the break and Maurizio Nassi doubled the advantage 12 minutes later to bring relief all round at the Danilo Martelli. Monday night’s fixture saw Torino entertain Ancona where all the action came in the final moments of the match. The visitors took the lead on 89 minutes through Pasquale Schiattarella and thought they had secured all three points, but four minutes into injury time the league’s top marksman, Rolando Bianchi, netted to give his side a share of the points.

Serie B results – Week 8

Friday October 2, 2009

Ascoli 1-5 Sassuolo

Saturday October 3, 2009

Brescia 0-1 Vicenza

Cesena 3-0 Salernitana

Cittadella 3-0 Lecce

Crotone 2-1 Padova

Gallipoli 0-0 Empoli

Mantova 2-0 Grosseto

Modena 1-0 Reggina

Piacenza 0-2 Frosinone

Triestina 2-3 Albinoleffe

Monday October 5, 2009

Torino 1-1 Ancona

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