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League One Review: Week Three (Midweek)

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A midweek round of fixtures on League One saw lots of goals, high scoring clashes and controversial decisions as Coventry remain the only team to have a 100% record. Here is your League One midweek review.

Coventry 3-2 Crewe
With a late winner against Crewe, The Sky Blues are now the only team to have a 100% record so far this season. John Fleck put the hosts ahead when the ball broke to him just inside the box before Crewe levelled through Brad Inman with a wonderful curling effort from just outside the box. Coventry regained the lead shortly after half-time, Adam Armstrong putting the Sky Blues back in front. However, Marcus Haber drew Crewe level before Jim O’Brien spectacularly won the three points seven minutes from time.

Bradford 1-2 Gillingham
James Hanson went from hero to zero in Gillingham’s 2-1 win at Valley Parade as he gave the home side the lead after just seven minutes, but after Luke Norris fired the Gills level from twenty yards, the goalscorer ended up scoring Gillingham’s second of the match, seemingly turning Adedeji Oshilaja’s header into his own net to hand the visitors all three points.

Rochdale 1-2 Walsall
Three second half goals decided were the three points would end up at the end of the match, and it was the visitors that took the lead through Andy Taylor in the 65th minute, and their lead was doubled just six minutes later when Sam Mantom’s shot took a wicked deflection and looped over keeper Josh Lillis to give Walsall a 2-0 lead. Rochdale pulled one back through Calvin Andrew, but it wasn’t enough to avoid their first defeat of the season.

Shrewsbury 1-2 Chesterfield
Newly-promoted Shrewsbury were beaten at home by last season’s play-off participants Chesterfield at New Meadow. Sylvan Ebanks-Blake scored his second of the campaign just after the break, cutting inside and finishing through a crowd of bodies into the corner. Sam Morsy also scored his second of the season to double the lead of the Spirites. Mat Sadler managed to pull one back for the home side, but it wasn’t enough to deprive Chesterfield of the victory.

Blackpool 1-2 Burton
Burton moved into the playoff positions, much to the sour taste of Neil McDonald and his Blackpool side, who are yet to win a game this season, sitting on just one point after three league matches. Jack Redshaw scored his first of the season to put Blackpool ahead, but two goals from Abdenasser El Khayati in the 58th and 85th minute made sure that Burton would come from behind to take all three points, the winner coming from a spectacular free-kick from twenty-five yards.

Millwall 2-3 Barnsley
The Lions misery since relegation to League One continued as they lost to Barnsley 3-2 at The Den. The home side scrappily took the lead in the 26th minute, Fred Onyedinma bundling the ball over the line. The visitors hit back and turned the scores around with goals either side of the break from Sam Winnall and Alfie Mawson put the Tykes in front. Onyedinma scored his second of the game to level up eight minutes from time. But Lewin Nyatanga handed Barnsley all three points with a header from close range in stoppage time.

Peterborough 1-3 Sheffield United
Sheffield United were bottom of the league table after one week after losing to Gillingham, and have now climbed up to eighth position after a win away at Peterborough. New signing Conor Sammon put the Blades ahead with an emphatic finish before Souleymane Coulibaly curled a shot into the far corner to level. Sammon scored again for Sheffield United to give them a 2-1 lead before Jose Baxter secured the win for the visitors.

Swindon 2-2 Port Vale
A controversial stoppage time penalty decision earned Port Vale a point at Swindon and deprived the hosts of a win. Fabien Robert fired the home side into a 12th minute lead before Uche Ikpeazu battled his way through the Swindon defence to put Vale back on level terms. Anton Rodgers put Swindon back in front, but a last gasp penalty was awarded by Brendan Malone for handball against Jordan Williams as Brandon Ormonde-Ottewill required treatment as the ball was crossed in. Sam Foley stepped up to earn Port Vale a point.

Colchester 0-0 Oldham
The home side were winless coming into their match with Oldham, and at the end of the match things stayed that way as the two played out a goalless draw. Colchester came the closest to scoring when Sammie Szmodics hit the post as Oldham maintained their unbeaten run.

Bury 3-4 Fleetwood
Newly promoted Bury just lost out in a seven-goal thriller to Fleetwood as they picked up their first win of the season. The home side took the lead courtesy of Leon Clarke’s fourth goal of the season in all competitions after a series of defensive mistakes. Fleetwood levelled through Conor McLaughlin before Tom Soares fired Bury back into the lead. Tyler Hornby-Forbes levelled again for the hosts before they took the lead through Jamie Proctor. Their lead was extended when Sarcevic converted from the penalty spot, meaning Danny Rose’s strike was nothing more than a consolation goal.

Wigan 3-0 Scunthorpe
Gary Caldwell picked up his first league win as Wigan manager as his side brushed aside Scunthorpe at the DW Stadium. Will Grigg put the home side ahead from the penalty spot in the third minute before goals from Donervon Daniels and Craig Davies sealed the three points for the Latics.

Doncaster 0-0 Southend
A goalless draw against Southend made sure that Doncaster played out two 0-0 draws in a row after drawing 0-0 with Wigan on Sunday. Chances were few and far between as both teams search for their first wins of the season.


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