Story by Ryan Howden
Yeovil 3-1 Colchester
Yeovil ended a six-game losing streak as they hosted Colchester. Paddy Madden scored a brace on his debut after a loan move from Carlisle. Jabo Ibehre scored between Madden’s goals to pull one back for Colchester but the game the game was decided when James Hayter converted Jamie McAllister’s cross.
Brentford 2-1 Crawley
Crawley’s five-game unbeaten run came to an end as they travelled to Brentford. Clayton Donaldson opened the scoring as he converted Adam Forshaw’s pass with a cool finish. Crawley levelled when Nicky Adams struck from close range but Donaldson’s second 15 minutes from time gave the Bee’s the three points.
Oldham 3-1 Preston
Oldham comfortably took the three points as Preston visited Boundry Park. Oldham took the lead when Jose Baxter converted a free kick from 25 yards. Cristian Montano and Dean Furman scored in the second-half to make it 3-0. Preston’s Shane Cansdel-Sherriff was sent-off for a second yellow card, before Akpo Sodje scored late for the visitors.
Notts County 0-1 Tranmere
Joe Thompson headed in at the far post in the only goal of an entertaining match that maintained Tranmere’s four-point lead at the top of the table. Jake Cassidy and Abdulai Bell-Baggie had some great chances for the visitors. Notts looked confident in possession and played some neat football in the middle of the park but lacked the cutting edge up-front to really threaten the league leaders.
Leyton Orient 0-1 Sheffield United
Nick Blackman struck a stunning 25-yard winner at Brisbane Road to maintain the Blades unbeaten start to the season and move them to third in the table.
The Rest of the Weekends Action
Kevin Blackwell’s tenure as Bury manager got off to a bad start as James Collins first minute lob proved enough to give Swindon victory. Coventry climbed out of the relegation zone with a win against struggling Bournemouth , David McGoldrick’s second-half goal proving the difference in Coventry’s first home win since the 24th March. Crewe came out victorious against Hartlepool in an entertaining match, the Pools opened the scoring when Evan Horwood chipped over Crewe keeper Alan Martin, Chuks Aneke and Mark Ellis won the game for Crewe though.
A fourth-minute penalty from Billy Paynter was enough for Doncaster to take the three-points as Shrewsbury Town visited the Keepmoat Stadium. MK Dons fought back from two goals down to earn a point against Portsmouth, Izale McLeod and Gabor Gyepes gave Pompy a good lead before Adam Webster scored and own goal just before the break and Darren Potters second-half goal earned the Dons a draw. Stevenage stayed second in League One after Greg Tansey’s 25-yard free kick gave them victory against Scunthorpe. Carlisle clinched the three points against Walsall through Liam Nobles stoppage time goal, Jamie Patterson had opened the scoring in the first half before Carlisle levelled when Joe Garner nodded in Kallum Higginbotham’s cross.