League One Review - Aug 16th

Last updated : 17 August 2011 By Bournemouth Co-Ordinator

Even at this early stage of the season two of the bigger clubs in League One are leading the way. Charlton Athletic top the pack, on goal difference, following a 2-0 win over Colchester United at their Community Stadium. A brace from Wright-Phillips in the 13th and 28th minutes was enough to seal the points. Colchester United 9th, Charlton Athletic 1st.

Sheffield United trail by a single goal at the top of the table following a 3-2 win over Walsall at Bramhall Lane, but had to come from behind to do so. The Saddlers established a 2-goal lead with strikes from Hurst and Grigg in the 46th and 51st minutes, but that spurred the Blades to hit back through Lowton (59th min), Williamson (68th min) and a Cresswell penalty (74th min) to claim the points. Sheffield United 2nd, Walsall 11th.

Franchise FC had to settle for a single goal win over Yeovil Town at Huish as Baldock netted the only goal of the game in the 10th minute. Yeovil Town 17th, Franchise FC 3rd.

Notts County and Tranmere Rovers managed to battle their way in to unevenly sharing 5-goals, 11 yellow cards and 2 red cards and Meadow Lane. Welsh had given the Wirral side a 10th minute lead, with Kelly levelling 7 minutes in to the 2nd period. Pearce gave County the lead 8 minutes later, with Labadie levelling 10 minutes from time. in the 7th minute of added time J Hughes netted the winner, for County, from the penalty spot. County won the yellow card count (6-5) with Rovers winning the red card count (2-0)! Notts County 4th, Tranmere Rovers 6th.

Brentford managed to claim 3-points against Exeter City at St James's Park. Dunne gave the Bees the lead by putting past his own keeper in the 18th minute, which was added to by Donaldson in the 37th minute. The Grecians claimed what proved to be a consolation with a 66th minute penalty. Exeter City 23rd, Brentford 5th.

Wycombe Wanderers managed to see off Leyton Orient at Brisbane Road with a comprehensive 3-1. Strevens have the Chairboys an 8th minute lead, with Cox levelling 8 minutes later. The joy lasted 2 minutes as a Donnelly penalty in the 18th minute restored the Bucks' sides advantage. The win was put beyond doubt when Grant netted the 3rd in the 50th minute. Leyton Orient 24th, Wycombe Wanderers 7th.

League One new boys, Stevenage Borough, also claimed a 3-1 away win on a good night for visiting sides. Their win at Dean Court against AFC Bournemouth came courtesy of Reid (43rd min), Mousinho (65th min pen) and Beardsley (91st min). The Cherries briefly threatened to make a game of it when Arter netted just after the break. AFC Bournemouth 18th, Stevenage Borough 8th.

After a sluggish start, Preston North End are moving up the table, claiming their first win of the season with a 2-0 victory over Chesterfield at the b2Net stadium. Carlisle (17th min) and Nicholson (70th min) gave PNE their first win of the campaign. Chesterfield 22nd, Preston North End 10th.

Could it be another season of frustration for Sheffield Wednesday as they try and get back to the 2nd tier? The latest to be a thorn in their side were Bury at Gigg Lane. Lowe gabe the home side a 7th minute lead, with Mozika doubling the advantage in the 41st minute. Sedgwick netted a consolation in the 47th minute. Bury 12th, Sheffield Wednesday 16th.

Oldham Athletic managed to claim their first win of the campaign over relegated Scunthorpe United at Glanford Park. Mellor gave the Latics the lead in the 16th minute, with Dagnall levelling in the 63rd minute. The winner came from Smith in the 82nd minute. Oldham also won the yellow card (6-3) and red card (1-0) counts! Scunthorpe United 20th, Oldham Athletic 19th.

The games involcing Rochdale (21st) and Carlisle United (13th) and Hartlepool United (14th) and Huddersfield Town (15th) both finished 0-0.