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Sky Bet League Two round-up

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Portsmouth got their first win of the season with a 3-0 win over 10-man Morecambe at Fratton Park. All the goals coming in the first half as Jed Wallace gave Pompy the lead with a neat chip over the goalkeeper on 20 minutes and veteran striker David Connolly doubled the home side’s lead just six minutes later. Morecambe had Andy Wright sent off for two bookable offences before Patrick Agyemang made it 3-0 on 36 minutes with a shot that hit the post on the way in.

Bury too secured their first win of the season against 10-man Accrington Stanley at Gigg Lane. Bury took the lead on 28 minutes when Jordan Sinnott set up Anton Forrester and Sinnott doubled the Shakers lead ten minutes later. Stanley had Danny Webber sent off for a late challenge before Sinnott’s goal and Marlon Jackson crowned off a good day for Bury with a goal on 87 minutes.

Burton Albion continued their unbeaten start to the season and give Fleetwood Town their first defeat. Burton went 3-0 up within 35 minutes as Chris Hussey set up two and scored one himself setting up Rene Howe and Adam McGurk before Howe returned the favour allowing Hussey to fire in from close range. Fleetwood had a go in the second half and pulled two back through Jeff Hughes and Jamille Matt but it was not enough.

Oxford United too are enjoying an unbeaten start to the league campaign with a 3-1 victory over Torquay United at Plainmoor. Deane Smalley put Oxford a head just after half-time before James Constable latched on to a long ball and double Oxford’s lead on 63 minutes. Jordan Chapell pulled one back for Torquay but Asa Hall restored Oxford’s two goal advantage on 77 minutes.

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Plymouth Argyle notched their first win of the season beating Cheltenham Town 3-1 at Whaddon Road. Marvin Morgan reacted first to Reuban Reid’s header on the rebound to give Argyle the lead before Conor Hourihane doubled Plymouth’s advantage with a superb long-range effort. The visitors added a third when Romauld Boco scored just before the break but Cheltenham did grab a consolation goal courtesy of Matt Richards’ free-kick.

Exeter City are also maintaining an unbeaten start with a 2-0 win over Wimbledon thanks to two first half goals from John O’Flynn. The Irishman’s first was a deflected shot and his second was a close range finish as City hit the Dons on the counter attack.

Phil Brown’s Southend United have made their best start to a season in 23 years as they comfortably beat 10-man Northampton Town at Roots Hall. The Cobblers had an early penalty saved and had Chris Hackett sent off before Anthony Straker put United in the lead with a header on 38 minutes. Freddy Eastwood wrapped up the three points with an angled strike on 62 minutes.

Newport County beat Bristol Rovers 1-0 in the first Severnside derby between the two in 27 years. In the 42nd minute Christian Jolley was fouled in the box by Tom Parks allowing Andy Sandell, a former Rovers player, to score from 12 yards. Newport are adapting well to life in league football but Rovers are still looking for their first win.

Chesterfield are also unbeaten but had to fight for a point against Rochdale at Spotland. Marc Richards headed home on 19 minutes from a Gary Roberts cross but Andrew Tutte scored from the penalty spot 10 minutes later after been brought down by goalkeeper Tommy Lee moments after he saved a penalty from George Donnelly. Scott Hogan put Rochdale in front just after the break with a thundering strike but Roberts rescued the point for Chesterfield with a neat lob over the advancing goalkeeper Josh Lillis.

Ollie Palmer scored his first goal for Mansfield Town that also gave the Stags their first win since returning to the Football League. Palmer scored the only goal of the game against Wycombe Wanderers on 78 minutes reacting first to Martin Riley’s header which rebounded off the post.

Dagenham and Redbridge salvaged a point right at the death away at Scunthorpe United. United’s Chris Iwelumo had a penalty saved but David Mirfin’s 88th minute header looked to give Scunthorpe all three points until Luke Howell’s left-footed strike rescued a point for the visitors in the dying moments.

Hartlepool United got their first point of the season in a dull 0-0 draw away at York City.


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