Championship Review - Aug 9

Last updated : 10 August 2014 By Bournemouth Co-Ordinator

AFC Bournemouth top the pack, given that they had the biggest win of the first round of matches as they managed to see Huddersfield Town off with an emphatic 4-0 win at the John Smith Stadium. Pugh got the Cherries off the mark in the 24th second, after which new signing Wilson bagged a brace in the 32nd and 64th minutes, with Kermorgant getting his name on the scoresheet in the 50th minute. It could have been 5 for the Cherries if it wasn't for Wilson missing a penalty. Huddersfield Town 24th, AFC Bournemouth 1st.

Watford recorded the second biggest win of the weekend, with a 3-0 victory over Bolton Wanderers at Vicarage Road. Goals from Deeney (17th min), Vydra (23rd min) and Forestieri (80th min) saw the Trotters off. Watford 2nd, Bolton Wanderers 23rd.

Middlesbrough recorded a 2-0 home win over hapless Birmingham City who could be in for a long old season as the Blues failed to record a shot on target. Goals from Ayala (33rd min) and Martinez (66th min) was more than enough for the visitors. Middlesbrough 3rd, Birmingham City 20th.

Millwall managed to get their season off to a decent start with a 2-0 win over Leeds United at The Den. Beevers got the Lions off to a good start in the 8th minute, leaving Williams to put the result to bed with an 88th minute penalty. Millwall 4th, Leeds United 22nd.

Nottingham Forest proved to be too much for another of those fancied to struggle as Blackpool went in to the match reportedly unable to field a full side! Goals from Antonio (25th min) and Burke (30th min) proved to be too much for the Tangerines at the City Ground. Nottingham Forest 5th, Blackpool 21st.

Ipswich Town clocked up a decent win over relegated Fulham at Portman Road. Murphy (32nd min) and McGoldrick (61st min) gave the home side a 2-goal cushion before Hoogland gave the Londonders a glimour of hope in the 86th minute, but it was too little too late. Ipswich Town 6th, Fulham 17th.

Derby County managed to see newly promoted Rotherham United off with an 82nd minute goal from Hendrick at the iPro Stadium. Derby County 7th, Rotherham United 19th.

The only other opening day winners were Sheffield Wednesday who claimed a creditable 1-0 win over Brighton & Hove Albion at The Amex. The only goal came when Coke bagged the winner in the 40th minute. Brighton & Hove Albion 18th, Sheffield Wednesday 8th.

Wigan Athletic and Reading cancelled each other out in a 2-2 draw at the DW Stadium. McManaman gave the Latics the lead in the 27th minute, with Cummings levelling in the 71st. Morrison gave the Royals the lead in the 77th minute only to see McArthur snatch a point for the home side in the 93rd minute. Wigan Athletic 10th, Reading 9th.

The Championship season kicked off on Friday evening as Blackburn Rovers took on relegated Cardiff City at Ewood Park. Jones gave the Bluebirds the lead in the 18th minute with the spoiled shared when Cairney levelled in the 40th. Blackburn Rovers 11th, Cardiff City 13th.

The only other game played saw Brentford take on London neighbours Charlton Athletic at Griffin Park. Vetokele gave the Addicks the lead in the 64th minute, only to see Smith level in the 85th minute. Brentford 12th, Charlton Athletic 14th.

The remaining game to be played this weekend sees Wolverhampton Wanderers take on Norwich City at Molineux.