Carlisle United dreadful start to a season continues as they were hammered at home 4-0 by troubled club Coventry City.
Coventry were 2-0 up inside the first ten minutes thanks to goals from Leon Clarke and Franck Moussa. Carlisle’s James Berrett had a penalty saved before Billy Daniels made it 3-0 on 31 minutes. Clarke scored his second of the afternoon on 65 minutes pouncing on a defensive error to add to Carlisle’s woes as they have conceded 13 goals in just three league games.
Wolves maintained their unbeaten start to life in League One with a 2-1 win over Bristol City at Ashton Gate. Bakary Sako put Wolves in front on 22 minutes with a superb left footed free-kick but Richard Stearman’s error allowed Sam Baldock to set up Jay Emmanuel-Thomas to equalise in the 55th minute. With time running out right-back Matt Doherty appeared at the far post to lash in a volley from Sako’s cross.
Britt Assombalonga scored again as Peterborough United also continued their unbeaten start to the season with a 2-1 win over Oldham Athletic. Assombalonga socred with a long range effort on 34 minutes before winning a penalty late in the second half which Lee Tomlin converted. Oldham did pull one back in the 90th minute through Charlie MacDonald’s first goal for the club.
Leyton Orient have started the season well to and it continued with a 1-0 over over Stevenage as veteran striker Kevin Lisbie headed in Moses Odubajo’s cross.
Jason Banton scored a stunning long range effort as MK Dons drew with Preston at Deepdale. The home side went ahead when Antony Kay bundled into his own net only for Banton to equalise. Joe Garner pounced on a poor backpass to make it 2-1 before Shaun Williams scored with a penalty on 63 minutes after Samir Carruthers was fouled by Chris Humphrey.
Steve Evans had a happy return to former club Crawley Town as his Rotherham Unites side came away with all three points in a 2-1 win. Mat Sadler put Crawley ahead with a free-kick but Kieran Agard equalised with a header from close range. David Worrall scored his first goal for The Millers on 76 minutes to give Rotherham the victory.
Crewe Alexandra teenager Ryan Colclough scored two goals to give Crewe their first win of the season beating Tranmere Rovers 2-1. The 18-year old smashed the ball into the top corner for his first than then tapped in Byron Moore low cross with five minutes to go. Tranmere had Danny Holmes sent off for a second book in between Crewe’s two goal and Jean-Louis Akpa Akpro grabbed a late consolation for Tranmere.
Port Vale also secured their first win of the season with a 2-1 win over Bradford City at Vale Park. Vale took the lead just before the break when Lee Hughes pounced on James Meredith’s poor backpass but Nahki Wells was on hand to equalise for City on the hour mark. The winner came just six minutes later as Doug Loft’s 20-yard strike flew into the net with the aid of a deflection.
Swindon Town suffered a defeat at the hands of Shrewsbury Town with Adam Reach scoring after just nine minutes on his debut. Tom Bradshow wrapped up the victory five minutes before the end to give Shrewsbury a deserved victory.
Sheffield United came from behind to salvage a draw against Colchester United at Brammall Lane. Freddie Sears put the visitors ahead with a low shot but the Blades equalised right on the stroke of half-time when Colchester goalkeeper Sam Walker spilled Harry Maguire’s long-range effort into the net.
Yoann Arquin gave Notts County their first point of the season as the Magpies drew with Walsall at the Bescott. Romaine Sawyers put Walsall ahead with a 25-yard strike but Arquin came off the bench to nod in Alan Sheehan’s cross at the far post.
Brentford hit a last-gasp goal to rescue a point against Gillingham. Adebayo Akinfenwa gave Gillingham the lead on 40 minutes finishing from close range but in the dying moments Farid El Alagui volleyed a shot past goalkeeper Stuart Nelson.