League One Round Up – 17/8/13

SkyBET League 1 Round up – 17/8/13

Bristol City 1-2 Wolverhampton Wanderers

Wolves continued their fine form over misfiring Bristol City thanks to a late Matt Doherty goal. Bakary Sako put the away side ahead with a left footed free kick from 25 yards after 21 minutes, and Wolves deservedly went into the break 1-0 up. The home fans made their thoughts clear by booing their side off, and Bristol City responded with an improved display after the break. Jay Emmanuel-Thomas scored the equaliser just eight minutes into the second half, as Sam Baldock capitalised on a Stearman error to play in Emmanuel-Thomas, who coolly slotted the ball into the net. Suddenly City had momentum, and began to throw everything at Wolves. Sam Baldock had two shots saved as Wolves stood firm – and were rewarded late on. Bakary Sako crossed for Matt Doherty to head the ball into the ground and over Frank Fielding. Attendance: 14,393

Carlisle United 0-4 Coventry City

Carlisle’s poor defensive record continued after they were outplayed by troubled Coventry City at Brunton Park. Leon Clarke opened the scoring as he lofted the ball over Gillespie and into the top corner of the net. A second came soon after thanks to Belgian Franck Moussa as he chipped the keeper after a good build up from Leon Clarke and Billy Daniels. Carlisle had the opportunity to half the deficit after defender Andy Webster bundled over Mark Beck in the area. Joe Murphy saved James Berrett’s penalty brilliantly to his right, and kept the two goal lead intact. Callum Wilson then teed up Billy Daniels for Coventry’s third, and went into half time 3-0 up. After the hour, Leon Clarke capitalised on an error from Kevin Freely to put the Sky Blues 4-0 up. Mathieu Manset nearly made it five, but his powerful effort hit the crossbar. Attendance: 4,072

Crawley Town 1-2 Rotherham United

Rotherham clinched their first league win of the season thanks to goals from Kieran Agard and David Worrall. The Millers had to come from behind though, as Mat Sadler curled a right-sided free kick into the bottom corner, evading everyone including the diving goalkeeper Scott Shearer. Rotherham were pressing hard to get back level, and their work paid off soon after, with Ben Pringle’s corner being head across goal by Arnason and being finished by Agard with his head. After the break, Rotherham came out clearly looking for the win. The winner came after 76 minutes when Michael O’Connor crossed for David Worrall to fire home. Attendance: 3,110

Crewe Alexandra 2-1 Tranmere Rovers

Youngster Ryan Colclough was the hero for Crewe to leave Tranmere once again without a win. Tranmere were down to 10 men after half an hour when Danny Holmes was given a second yellow card. Crewe took the lead on 41 minutes, when Byron Moore passed to Colclough who still had a lot to do. He cut inside and hit the ball into the top corner of the net, away from the despairing dive of Fon Williams in the Tranmere net. Crewe’s second came after 87 minutes, when Mellor picked out Colclough for his second goal of the game. Akpa Akpro forced a nervy ending with a simple tap-in, and was inches away from an equaliser in the closing seconds with an acrobatic volley, but Crewe hung on for all three points. Attendance: 4,720

Gillingham 1-1 Brentford

Brentford clinched a last gasp point against the Gills, but will feel they really should have got all three. The bees started best, with several opportunities in the opening half hour. Adam Forshaw shone for Brentford, but their dominance was made meaningless by Gillingham who equalised through Bayo Akinfenwa. Kedwell headed across goal, leaving Akinfenwa to strike right-footed past Button. Brentford’s persistance paid off in the last minutes. A Forshaw free kick was headed back across by Craig and swiped in by El Alagui in the 95th Minute. Attendance: 6,225

Peterborough United 2-1 Oldham Athletic

Britt Assombalonga scored and won a penalty for Peterborough as Posh retained their 100% record. Assombalonga scored a brilliant opener, turning his man and unleashing a shot into the corner of the net from 30 yards, leaving the keeper with no chance. 84 minutes in, Assombalonga was brought down by Oxley, and the resulting penalty was converted by Tomlin. Charlie MacDonald headed home after 91 minutes thanks to a cross from Connor Brown, but Peterborough held on to their three points after an Oldham barrage in added time. Attendance: 6,184

Port Vale 2-1 Bradford City

Port Vale picked up their first win of the season at the hands of Bradford. Port Vale opened the scoring after a poor back pass from James Meredith let Lee Hughes in behind to round the keeper and finish into the unguarded net. Bradford improved after the break and equalised through Nahki Wells. Wells was denied by the keeper, and Thompson’s shot was parried into the path of Wells to score at the second attempt. Port Vale grabbed the victory thanks to Doug Loft. Hughes played the ball to Loft, who struck from outside the area. The shot looked like it would be comfortably saved, but a late deflection off Gary Jones took it out of the reach of McLaughlin. Vale kept their three points after Kyel Ried missed a great chance late on. Attendance: 6,552

Preston North End 2-2 MK Dons

Preston picked up a third draw in a row, whilst MK Dons retained their unbeaten record in an entertaining game at Deepdale. Preston took the lead after 10 minutes when a slick move resulted in Chris Humphrey crossing only for Anthony Kay to turn the ball into his own net. MK Dons equalised on the half hour as Jason Banton struck from 30 yards into the top left corner. Joe Garner gave Preston the lead back just minutes later, pouncing on a poor Otsemobor backpass and slotting into the bottom right corner. On the hour, Milton Keynes were given a chance to level the game after Humphrey fouled Samir Carruthers in the area. Shaun Williams calmly dispatched the penalty, meaning the points were shared. Attendance: 9,944

Sheffield United 1-1 Colchester United

Colchester scraped a draw against a dominant Sheffield United side. Colchester took the lead 25 minutes in after Sanchez Watt played in Freddie Sears, who took one touch before beating George Long into the corner. Sheffield United equalised just before half time when a free kick was played to Maguire who struck a speculative effort towards the keeper. Sam Walker was expected to just collect the ball, but the ball hit his left arm and rolled into the corner. Sheffield United were the much better side in the second half, and had the ball in the net only for it to be ruled out for offside. Attendance: 17,167

Shrewsbury Town 2-0 Swindon Town

A goal in each half gave Shrewsbury their first win of the season. Adam Reach opened the scoring after gaining the ball from the Swindon defence and rolling the ball beyond Wes Foderingham in the Swindon net. The loanee – making his debut after signing for a month from Middlesbrough – was nearly celebrating a second, but his looping header over the keeper landed just wide, and left the home fans chanting “sign him up”. Bradshaw had the points secured after dispossessing Nathan Byrne and firing into the corner. Attendance: 4,943 

Stevenage 0-1 Leyton Orient

Orient maintained their winning start after a goal from Kevin Lisbie gave them the three points. An unchanged Orient side made a slow start, with Stevenage bossing the first half an hour, but the O’s scored with their first chance of the game. Moses Odubajo provided a brilliant cross to Lisbie, who headed home. Orient had several penalty shouts waved away during the game, but it was Stevenage who finished the better side. Hartley’s header from a corner crashed against the bar, and Vincelot cleared. Orient held on to a victory which leaves Stevenage still without a point from this season. Attendance: 3,262

Walsall 1-1 Notts County

Notts County earned their first point of the season whilst denying Walsall the chance to keep their 100% record. The Saddlers took the lead when Romaine Sawyers was given the space to shoot from 25 yards, and his shot whistled in to the net. Walsall’s lead was erased on 74 minutes when Yoann Arquin headed home a cross from the left hand side by Alan Sheehan. Arquin thought he had given County all three points, but his late strike was ruled out for offside. Attendance: 4,295

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