League One Review - August 25th
Here's our round up of the action around League One on the second weekend of the new season.
It's not too often that anyone has said that Yeovil Town are top of the League One table, but that's how it is albeit after 3 matches. The Glovers are sitting pretty following a convincing 4-0 win over Scunthorpe United who are rooted to the foot of the table. Goals from Marsh-Brown (37th min), Reid (50th min) and a brace from Ugwu (88th and 92nd mins) proved all too much for Scunny. Scunthorpe United 24th, Yeovil Town 1st.
The Glovers are only top on goal difference as there are 3 other clubs on 7 points. The first of those is Tranmere Rovers who could only draw 1-1 with Shrewsbury Town at the New Meadow. Morgan gave the Shrews the lead on the stroke of half-time, with Akpa-Akpro levelling in the 88th minute. Shrewsbury Town 11th, Tranmere Rovers 2nd.
Swindon Town have settled nicely in to life back in the 3rd tier, their cause helped with a 1-0 win over Franchise FC, who finished with 10-men for the 4th match running. The only goal of the game came on the stroke of half time from Ritchie. Swindon Town 3rd, Franchise FC 10th.
Stevenage Borough complete the quartet on 7 points following their 1-0 win over Oldham Athletic at Boundary Park, courtesy of an Akins penalty in the 33rd minute. Oldham Athletic 22nd, Stevenage Borough 4th.
Doncaster Rovers lost their 100% start to the season as newly promoted Crawley Town claimed the points when Ajose snatched the winner with 3 minutes left on the clock. Doncaster Rovers 5th, Crawley Town 7th.
Walsall claimed their first win of the new season courtesy of a Butler goal in the 80th minute to dent Notts County's 100% winning start to the season at Meadow Lane. Notts County 6th, Walsall 13th.
Sheffield United had to settle for a draw at the Cummunity Stadium against Colchester United. Cofie gave the Blades the lead in the 17th minute, only to see Morrison level for ColU in the 72nd minute. Colchester United 16th, Sheffield United 8th.
Brentford claimed their first win of the season in style over Crewe Alexandra at Griffin Park with a convincing 5-1 win. Donaldson gave the Bees off the mark in the 13th minute, which was followed by a brace from El Alagui in the 20th and 45th minutes. Pogba pulled one back for the Alex, but any hopes of a come back were dashed when Dean (84th min) and Donaldson with his second (89th min) put the result beyond doubt. Brentford 9th, Crewe Alexandra 17th.
Carlisle United also managed to chalk up their first win of the new season, theirs coming against Portsmouth at Brunton Park. Jervis gave the Cumbrians the lead in the 13th minute, with Livesey doubling the advantage in the 48th minute. Then in a mad period of added time at the end of the match, Pompey pulled one back in the 90th minute, with Berrett restoring the 2-goal advantage in the 92nd minute. Practically straight from the kick-off Clifford made it 3-2 in the 93rd minute, with the final say going to Madden who made it 4-2 in the 96th minute. Carlisle United 12th, Portsmouth 20th.
If Coventry City have any hopes of bouncing back at the first attempt, they are going to have to beat the likes of Bury on home soil to do so. The Sky Blues took established a 2-goal advantage with strikes in the 18th and 28th minutes, only to see 3 points become 1 when a Healy penalty (55th min) and a John-Lewis leveller (69th min) see the points shared. Coventry City 14th, Bury (18th).
The only other game played in League One saw AFC Bournemouth entertain Preston North End at Dean Court, with both sides limping to a 1-1 draw. Elphick gave the Cherries the lead in the 52nd minute, with Sodje levelling in the 76th minute. AFC Bournemouth 15th, Preston North End 19th.
The game between Leyton Orient (23rd) and Hartlepool United (21st) at Brisbane Road was postponed as the Pool's team coach was stuck in heavy traffic on the M11.
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