League One Reveiw - Oct 2nd

Last updated : 03 October 2012 By Bournemouth Co-Ordinator

Tranmere Rovers extended their lead at the top following a 3-1 win at Scunthorpe United, even though Hawley gave Scunny the lead in the 15th minute at Glanford Park. The joy didn't last for the home side as Wallace (64th min), and a brace from Akpa Akpro (66th & 88th mins) sealed the result for the visitors. Scunthorpe United 21st, Tranmere Rovers 1st.

Stevenabge Borough managed to see off promotion rivals Notts County at Meadow Lane with a last gasp win against the Magpies. Campbell-Ryce gave County the lead in the 71st minute, only to see Sheehan sent off 12 minutes later and Akins level from the penalty spot. The winner came in the 92nd minute from Shroot. Notts County 4th, Stevenage Borough 2nd.

Crawley Town compounded the woes being felt by AFC Bournemouth by rubbing a 3-1 win in to their Cherries wounds at Broadfield Stadium. Goals from Akpan (31st min), Walsh (45th min) and Adams (62nd min) was met by a solitary response from Barnard in the 52nd minute. Crawley Town 3rd, AFC Bournemouth 20th.

Under their new manager, Coventry City are showing a bit more resilience, this time claiming a point against Franchise FC at the Ricoh Arena. Wood gave Cov the lead in the 34th minute, with Gleeson levelling just before half time. Coventry City 22nd, Franchise FC 5th.

Sheffield United kept their noses in the play-off places with a 2-1 win over struggling Hartlepool United at Victoria Road. Kitson gave the Blades the lead in the 27th minute, with Howard levelling in the 78th minute. The winner came from Gallagher with a minute to spare. Hartlepool United 23rd, Sheffield United 6th.

Preston North End look as if they could be mounting a challenge this time round, their latest success coming at the Keepmoat Stadoum against Doncaster Rovers. King gave PNE the lead in the 33rd minute, with Cotterill levelling on the stroke of half time. Laird (60th min) and Beavon (71st min) made sure that the points were heading back to Lancashire. Doncaster Rovers 11th, Preston North End 7th.

Swindon Town suffered a surprise defeat against Colchester United at The County Ground as Rose scored the only goal of the game in the 70th minute. Swindon Town 8th, Colchester United 17th.

Walsall too, suffered a surprise defeat, theirs being inflicted by Leyton Orient at Bescot. Cook and Cox netted for the O's in the 11th and 29th minutes with Grigg scoring a consolation from the penalty spot in the 58th minute. Walsall 9th, Leyton Orient 12th.

On the pitch, Portsmouth seem to be turning a corner recording back-to-back wins, their latest coming against Yeovil Town at Huish Park. McLeod gave Pompey the lead in the 13th minute, with Reid levelling from the penalty spot in the 69th minute. Gyepes netted the winner in the 79th minute. Yeovil Town 16th, Portsmouth 14th.

Oldham Athletic managed to see off Crewe Alexandra at Gresty Road with a decent 2-0 win. Tarkowski (61st min) and Derbyshire (79th min) scored the all important goals, which lifted the Latics out of the bottom-4. Crewe Alexandra 18th, Oldham Athletic 19th.

The only other game played in League One saw Brentford (10th) draw 0-0 with Shrewsbury Town (15th) at Griffin Park.

The game between Bury (24th) and Carlisle United (13th) was called off due to a waterlogged pitch.