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League One: Week Four Review

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Gillingham ended the fourth round of fixtures on top of the table, level on points with Walsall in an eventful weekend in League One. Here is your week four review.

Gillingham 2-0 Wigan
Dack scored his fourth and fifth goals of the season as Gillingham recorded a solid 2-0 win over Gary Caldwell’s Wigan side. The home side took the lead when Dack coolly finished into the bottom corner from the edge of the box. Wigan forced a couple of decent saves from the Gills keeper before the home side hit the post. Dack made sure of the win won and then scored the resulting penalty to send the home side top of the table.

Walsall 2-1 Coventry
Coventry were knocked off the top of the table after they were beaten by Walsall. The home side took a first half advantage five minutes before the first half when Anthony Forde was played through before he tucked away his shot just before the break. Their league was doubled in the 52nd minute when Lee Burge managed to keep out a first shot, but he could only parry it out to Tom Bradshaw, who put the Sadlers 2-0 up. Their lead was quickly halved when Jacob Murphy cut inside and rifled a shot into the back of the net.

Sheffield United 2-0 Blackpool
The Blades made it three wins on the bounce with a 2-0 win over struggling Blackpool. Sheffield United finally made the breakthrough after an hour when a low corner made its way to the boot of Billy Sharp, who finished into the corner, although keeper Kyle Letheren could have done better in keeping it out. The Blades sealed the three points through Jay McEveley with a tidy finish from twenty yards.

Burton 2-1 Peterborough
Home side Burton Albion continued their impressive start to life in League One with a solid 2-1 home win over Peterborough. Abdenasser El Khayati netted his third goal of the season after the home side missed a few good chances. The ball was cut-back to him by Stuart Beavon, and the striker finished neatly into the corner. After setting up one, Beavon scored Burton’s second. He pounced onto a Mark Duffy shot that was saved by Ben Alnwick to double the home side’s lead. The visitors then went down to ten men when Gabriel Zakuani saw red for a rash challenge. Burton’s lead was halved shortly after through Marcus Maddison before Maddison had an equaliser ruled out in injury time.

Southend 0-1 Swindon
Swindon moved up into the playoff places after four matches with an away win against newly-promoted Southend. Fabien Robert scored his third in three games to give Swindon all three points at Roots Hall. The game lacked any real quality and was quite clumsy at times, but Robert kept his cool midway through the second half to win all three points for the visitors leaving Southend still winless so far this season.

Fleetwood 4-0 Colchester
Colchester picked up their second defeat of the season as they were thrashed by Fleetwood away from home. Their first came on the 24th minute when Jimmy Ryan thumped a thunderbolt into the back of the net from twenty-five yards. They went 2-0 up just two minutes later when David Ball’s deflected effort looped over the keeper. Jamie Proctor extended their lead shortly after half-time with a neat volley from close range. Jamille Matt then put the icing on the cake for Fleetwood, scoring their fourth four minutes from time.

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