Story by Ryan Howden
Well I hope you all had a good bank holiday weekend, I myself feel as rough as a rather testy badgers nether regions. Firstly, apologies for no mid-week article I myself was without internet and there was no fill in for me, secondly what a weekend of football we just had, so lets go!
Brentford 5-1 Crewe
Brentford showed some true class in attack as they completed a comprehensive win over Crewe. Donaldson opened the scoring for Brentford with a powerful drive before a brace from Farid El Alagui made it 3-0, Mathias Pogba (not to be confused with the not at all pleasant Paul) pulled one back for Crewe. A goal from Dean and a second for Donaldson though made it a rather comfortable win for the Bee’s.
Carlisle 4-2 Portsmouth
A magnificent game was played out at Brunton Park, while quiet for the majority of the 90 minutes with Carlisle 2-0 up through goals from Jervis and Livesey. Come the referees whistle for injury time though the game went crazy, like the players were racing to meet some sort of quota, first Portsmouth Harris scored before the Cumbrians James Berrett restored the two goal margin. Clifford gave Pompy some hope before Paddy Madden ensured victory for Carlisle in a spectacular game I hope nobody with a weak heart was watching.
Scunthorpe 0-4 Yeovil
Scunthorpe’s dismal start to the season went on as Yeovil put them to the sword in a classy performance away from home. Goals from Marsh-Brown and Reid put Yeovil in a comfortable position, while a string of fine saves from Yeovil’s keeper Marek Stech denied the home team an equaliser. A late brace from Gozie Ugwu sealed the win.
Coventry 2-2 Bury
Battling Bury fought back a two goal lead to earn a draw at the Ricoh Arena. Barton and Baker put Coventry ahead before David Healey on his Bury debut converted from the spot after being brought down by Richard Wood. Lennell John-Lewis headed in late on to earn the point.
Bournemouth and Preston played out a draw at Dean Court with goals from Elphick and Sodje, meanwhile a late goal from Nicky Ajose was enough to earn Crawley all three points at Doncater.
Colchester held promotion favourites Sheffield United to a draw with a late goal from veteran striker Clinton Morrison, John Cofie had earlier too the lead for the blades with a fierce long range strike. Andy Butlers goal was enough to secure victory for Walsall awya at Notts County.
A quiet game between Oldham and Stevenage finished 1-0 to the away side with Lucas Adkings converting from the spot. Tranmere goalkeeper Owain Fon Williams kept his side in the game as they held Shrewsbury to a draw. Matt Richies goal was the difference at Swindon as they defeated troubled MK Dons
The game between Leyton Orient and Hartlepool meanwhile was postponed after the visitors coach got stuck in traffic.