League One Review - Oct 13/14
Here's our round up of the weekend action around League One.
Even at this early stage of the season, it's hard to see how Tranmere Rovers are going to be stopped as they won while their closest rivals slipped up. That said, Rovers had to come from behind to claim the points against Yeovil Town at Prenton Park as the Glovers took a surprise 2-goal lead as Madden (9th min) and Foley (29th min) rocked the home side. Wallace pulled one back for the home side on the stroke of half time. Cassidy (51st min) and Holmes (78th min) turned the game round in the 2nd period. Tranmere Rovers 1st, Yeovil Town 14th.
Stevenage Borough were on the end of a surprise defeat at the hands of Colchester United at their Community Stadium as Watt scored the only goal of the game in the 55th minute. Colchester United 17th, Stevenage Borough 2nd.
Sheffield United were pegged back by Oldham Athletic who left it very late to salvage a point at Bramhall Lane. Blackman gave the Blades the lead in the 52nd minute from the penalty spot only to see Smith level in the 97th minute. Sheffield United 3rd, Oldham Athletic 15th.
Crawley Town also left it late in their game against Bury. In doing so, claimed all 3-points. Adams (43rd min) and Akpan (53rd min) gave the Sussex side a 2-goal lead, only to see that evaporate when Hopper (66th min) and Bishop (69th min) level. Adams popped up in the 94th minute to seal victory. Crawley Town 4th, Bury 24th.
Notts County created a club record of 13 away matches without defeat with a stunning 4-0 win over Carlisle United at Brunton Park. Goals from J Hughes (11th min), Bishop (27th min), Zoko (54th min), and Campbell-Ryce (57th min) simply blew the Cumbrians away. Carlisle United 13th, Notts County 5th.
Swindon Town and Coventry City managed to cancel each other out with a 2-2 draw at The County Ground. A McGoldrick brace in the 13th and 37th minutes seemed to set Cov on their way to victory until Roberts (77th min) and Collins (80th min) sealed a point. The home side won the yellow card count 5-3. Swindon Town 6th, Coventry City 19th.
Brentford were thwarted by Scunthorpe United at Glanford Park as the home side come back to claim a point. Forrester gave the Bees the lead in the 43rd minute only to see Clarke level with 13 minutes to spare. Scunthorpe United 22nd, Brentford 8th.
Doncaster Rovers left it late at Victoria Road to snatch a point against Hartlepool United. An Austin penalty in the 70th minute gave 'Pool hope only to see Jones level in the 89th minute. Hartlepool United 23rd, Doncaster Rovers 9th.
Portsmouth appear to be getting their act together on the pitch, even if their troubles off the pitch seem miles away from taking any form of step forward (how long can a side remain in Administration?). Crewe Alexandra were undone at Fratton Park when Thomas netted after just 2 minutes with McLeod doubling the advantage in the 18th minute. Portsmouth 12th, Crewe Alexandra 18th.
AFC Bournemouth claimed just their first home win of the campaign as they managed to see off Leyton Orient at Dean Court. Francis (65th min) and Pugh (67th min) had the locals cheering the return of Eddie Howe to Dean Court. AFC Bournemouth 20th, Leyton Orient 16th.
On Sunday, Preston North End (10th) take on Franchise FC (7th), and Shrewsbury Town (21st) take on neighbours Walsall (11th). Both matches are live on Sky Sports.
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