Newport County came crashing down back to earth as they were beaten 3-1 by Northampton Town. County were on a high after beating Accrington Stanley and then Brighton in the League Cup but they were soundly beaten by the Cobblers. Joel Blyth put Town ahead on 25 minutes and then Roy O’Donovan doubled the home side’s advantage two minutes later. Gary Deegan wrapped up the victory on 84 minutes before County pulled back a consolation through Conor Washington’s superb solo effort.
Accrington Stanley held Portsmouth to a 2-2 in Saturday’s early kick-off. The sky cameras were there to see Peter Murphy put Stanley ahead with a curling lob but veteran striker David Connolly put Pompy level on 57 minutes. Connolly then put Portsmouth in the lead from the penalty spot but Murphy grabbed his second of the afternoon with five minutes to go to rescue a point for Accrington.
Fleetwood Town maintained their 100% start to a season with a 2-0 win over Plymouth Argyle. On-loan striker David Ball struck twice in two minutes early in the match which was enough to give Town the victory.
Gary Roberts and Eoin Doyle scored on their home debuts to give Chesterfield a 2-0 victory over Cheltenham Town. Roberts scored in the 23rd minute and then set up Doyle in the 90th minute to give the Spireites a comfortable victory.
Oxford United had midfielder Johnny Mullins to thank as he struck a late winner to give United a 2-1 win over Bury. Danny Rose put Oxford in front with a smart 25-yard free-kick but Tom Soares equalised on 70 minutes converting Craig Jones’s cross. Mullins then grabbed the winner with eight minutes to go and Bury’s Nathan Cameron saw red after being shown a second yellow for dissent moments after being booked for the foul that led to the Oxford winner.
Goals in either half gave Dagenham and Redbridge a 2-0 win over York City at Victoria Road. Rhys Murphy scored in his second successive league match to give the Daggers a 36th minute lead before Brian Woodall wrapped up the victory on 79 minutes.
AFC Wimbledon midfielder Luke Moore gave the Dons a 1-0 win over 10-man Wycombe Wanderers who had captain Stuart Lewis sent off early on for a challenge on George Porter.
Burton Albion had Rochdale’s Olly Lancashire to thank as his own goal was enough to give Albion the victory. Dale had to play for most of the match with 10 men as skipper Peter Cavanagh saw red for a high challenge on Robbie Weir.
Southend United claimed a 1-0 victory over Hartlepool United despite playing the second half with 10 men. Freddy Eastwood scored the only goal of the game after just five minutes but the Shrimpers had Barry Corr sent off for a foul on Jack Baldwin.
Ryan Williams scored another spectacular long range effort for Morecambe but Karl Hawley equalised for Torquay United with a neat finish from the edge of the area in a 1-1 draw at the Globe Arena.
Scunthorpe United were held to a 0-0 draw at Bristol Rovers but it could have been different as United hit the crossbar twice and Sam Winnall had a shot cleared off the line.
Mansfield Town held out their first point of the season in a 0-0 draw with Exeter City at Field Mill.