Story By Ryan Howden
Well, what a weekend that was, with goals in all the gamers in League One the League showed it is not short of talented strikers.
Crawley 2-5 Tranmere
We start at Broadfield Stadium where Crawley hosted Tranmere in one of the best games in League One this season. Danny Holmes put Tranmere ahead early in the game before Josh Simpson levelled for the hosts. Kyle McFadzean put Crawley ahead with a volley before Cassidy levelled with a header.
Tranmere went ahead through Akpa Akpro’s close range shot, before goals from Cassidy and Robinson then put the game beyond doubt. The result leaves Tranmere in a strong position at the top of the table.
Swindon 4-0 Oldham
Swindon showed class in front of goal as they routed Bournemouth. A brace from Matt Ritchie and a header from Andy Williams put Swindon in a commanding position before Adam Rooney put Bournemouth out of their misery with a shot from inside the box.
Bury 1-4 MK Dons
Dean Bowditch scored a superb hat-trick at troubled Bury. His first came from a Luke Chadwick cross before he grabbed a second with a shot from inside the box.
He completed his hat-trick when he latched onto a Stephen Gleeson free kick. Bury scored when Lenell John-Lewis dinked the Dons keeper, but Chadwick put the game beyond doubt with a powerful drive into the top corner in injury time.
Walsall 3-1 Preston North End
Preston took the lead when Joel Byron found himself unmarked and headed in. James Baxendale brought the homeside level before half-time with a lovely chipped effort. George Bowerman put the Saddlers ahead from the spot after being tripped, he then scored a powerful drive to seal the win for Walsall.
Notts County 3-0 Portsmouth
A goal in each half from Yoann Arquin put County in a commanding position in the league. His first came from an Alan Judge corner before Judge himself scored a long range effort to put Country 2-0 up, before Arquin’s second sealed the match.
Adam Forshaw scored for Brentford in a game they dominated as they hosted Oldham. New Coventry manager Mark Robins was unable to get off to a winning start as they lost 2-1 at home to Carlisle. Crewe and Leyton Orient played out a 1-1 draw with goals from Matt Tootie and Martin Rowlands, this was Crewe’s fourth consecutive draw.
Chris Brown snatched a point for Doncaster with a late goal as they hosted Stevenage who had gone ahead through an early goal from Oliver Risser. Andy Monkhouse’s late goal gave Hartlepool a draw against Shrewsbury, Hartlepool had gone ahead through Jonathan Franks before a brace from Marvin Morgan put Shrewsbury ahead. Scunthorpe won a hard fought game against Colchester with only Leon Clarke’s second half penalty proving the difference. Sheffield United were victorious against a Yeovil side who have now suffered four consecutive defeats, Neil Collins scored the only goal of the game when he headed in from Paul Gallagher’s corner.