Here’s a quick recap of yesterday’s action from the first opening day of 2014 in the Sky Bet League One.
Peterborough United 1-3 Brentford
A sixth win in a row sent Brentford three points clear at the top, after overcoming Peterborough at London Road.
Adam Forshaw’s penalty was cancelled out by a piledriver from Jack Payne, before goals from Sam Saunders and Clayton Donaldson sealed victory for Mark Warburton’s Bees.
The pacesetters now sit nicely on 52 points, while Darren Ferguson’s Posh stay fifth with 39.
Preston North End 3-2 Port Vale
Preston moved to within two points of the automatic promotion places at Deepdale.
Two goals from Joe Garner and another from Paul Gallagher put the Lilywhites three up, before they held on after Port Vale replied through Gavin Tomlin and Jordan Hugill to set up a tense finish.
Simon Grayson’s side remain fourth on 47 points, while Micky Adams’ men slip to eighth on 36.
MK Dons 0-0 Colchester United
It was goalless at the Stadium:MK with Stephen Gleeson going the closest for the hosts, but his effort very unfortunately ricocheted off both bar and post as it bounced across the line.
Karl Robinson’s men slipped to 11th with 32 points, while Joe Dunne’s U’s stay 14th on 28.
Oldham Athletic 1-2 Shrewsbury Town
Aaron Wildig scored what proved to be the winner for Graham Turner’s men, after Jonathan Grounds had cancelled out Jon Taylor’s earlier effort at Boundary Park.
Salop are up to 16th with 26 points, while Lee Johnson’s Latics stay on 24 in 19th.
Crewe Alexandra 2-1 Carlisle United
Crewe moved to within goal difference of safety after their win at the Alexandra Stadium.
Chuks Aneke and Mesca were on target for the Railwaymen, while Tom Lawrence grabbed a consolation Graham Kavanagh’s side.
Steve Davis’ men are now 21st with 24 points and the Blues stay in 15th on 27.
Tranmere Rovers 1-1 Wolverhampton Wanderers
Wolves moved up to second after Dave Edwards earned them a point at Prenton Park.
Ryan Lowe was on target in the first-half for Ronnie Moore’s side, who stay 20th with 24 points – 25 behind Kenny Jackett’s men.
Notts County 3-0 Bradford City
Notts County moved off the bottom of the table after an impressive win at Meadow Lane.
Goals from Jamal Campbell-Ryce, Callum McGregor and Jack Grealish moved Shaun Derry’s Magpies up to 23rd on 21 points, while Phil Parkinson’s Bantams drop to 12th with 31.
Rotherham United 1-3 Coventry City
Three goals in the final 20 minutes completed a wonderful turnaround for Coventry at the New York Stadium.
Joe Skarz gave Steve Evans’ side a first-half lead that lasted until the 71st minute, when two goals from Carl Baker and another from Franck Moussa sealed the three points for the Sky Blues.
The Millers remain in sixth with 38 points, while Steven Pressley’s men move up to tenth on 32.
Walsall 2-1 Sheffield United
James Chambers scored the winner for the Saddlers, after Craig Westcarr’s penalty cancelled out Chris Porter’s first-half effort for the Blades.
Dean Smith’s men are up to seventh with 37 points, while Nigel Clough’s side slip to 18th after their eight-match unbeaten run was brought to an end at the Bescot Stadium.
Leyton Orient P-P Bristol City
The game at the Matchroom Stadium was postponed due to safety reasons.
Russell Slade’s O’s slipped to third on 48 points, while Steve Cotterill’s Robins remain in the relegation zone with 22.
Stevenage P-P Gillingham Town
The game at Broadhall Way was postponed due to a waterlogged pitch.
Graham Westley’s Boro dropped to the foot of the table with just 19 points, while Peter Taylor’s Gills slipped to 17th on 26.
Swindon Town P-P Crawley Town
The game at the County Ground was postponed due to a waterlogged pitch.
Mark Cooper’s Robins are ninth with 34 points, while John Gregory’s Reds are in 13th on 29.