Story by Ryan Howden
Tranmere 3-2 Yeovil
Tranmere came from two down to put a real claim on their promotion credentials as Yeovil visited Prenton Park. Paddy Madden opened the scoring for Yeovil before Sam Foley doubled the lead with a close range effort.
James Wallace pulled one back for the Rovers on the stroke of half time before Jake Cassidy scored after the break to level the game. Yeovil then had Joe Edwards sent off for a second yellow card before Danny Holmes scored a late winner to put Tranmere seven points clear at the top of League One.
Carlisle 0-4 Notts County
Notts County put Carlisle to the sword as they set a new club record of 13 successive away games without defeat. Jeff Hughes opened the scoring for the Magpies after converting Alan Judges cross, Neal Bishop then doubled the lead with a close-range effort.
Former Carlisle striker Francois Zoko made it 3-0 when he fired in from 12 yards out. Jamal Campbell-Ryce then scored from the spot after he had been brought down by Chris Chantler.
The only incident that pit a dent in Countys performance was Alan Judge’s injury in 35 minutes.
Crawley 3-2 Bury
A late winner from Nicky Adams gave Crawley victory as they faced his former club Bury. Crawley had looked comfortable after Adams scored before half-time and Hope Akpan struck a shot into the bottom corner.
Bury though fought back and a quick fire double from Tom Hopper and Andy Bishop seemed to have the match heading for a draw, before Adams’ goal in stoppage time secured the three points for Crawley.
Portsmouth 2-0 Crewe
Portsmouth are now unbeaten in four games after a good victory over Crewe. Wes Thomas opened the scoring inside of 90 seconds with a close range effort, the lead was then doubled when Izale McLeod scored from the spot after Thomas was fouled.
This fine run of results sees Portsmouth sitting safely in mid-table after a troubled start to the season.
Swindon 2-2 Coventry
Swindon came from two goals behind to earn a draw against Coventry City. On-loan striker David McGoldrick scored a brace in the first-half to put the sky blues 2-0 up going into the break. Gary Roberts volleyed in from close range on 77 minutes to pull one back for Swindon.
James Collins then powered in Jay McEveleys pass to earn the Robins a point.
The Rest of the Weekends Action
Bournemouth recorded their first home win of the season as returning boss Eddie Howe watched from the stands. Lewis Grabbon opened the scoring when he deflected in Simon Francis’ corner, Marc Pugh then doubled the lead when he rounded Leyton Orient keeper Allsop. A goal from Sanchez Watt gave Colchester a win that ended Stevenage’s unbeaten start to the season. A first-half volley from Paul Parry saw Shrewsbury gain victory over Walsall to move out of the relegation zone.
Doncaster captain Rob Jones late equaliser earned the Rovers a point against Hartlepool who had earlier opened the scoring when Neil Austin converted from the spot. Matt Smith’s injury-time equaliser earned Oldham a draw at Sheffield United, the Blades had taken the lead when Nick Blackman converted from the spot. Leon Clarke scored his sixth goal of the season to earn Scunthorpe a point against Brentford. The Bee’s had played well but were made to pay for Clayton Donaldson’s missed penalty before they opened the scoring through Harry Forrester’s solo effort. Preston and MK Dons shared a point as they played out a goalless draw at Deepdale.