League One Review - Sept 1st

Last updated : 01 September 2007 By Bournemouth Co-Ordinator
Leyton Orient continue to top the pile in League One, but dropped points for the first time this season as they were held by Northampton Town at Brisbane Road. Hubertz and Doig gave the Cobblers a 2-goal advantage with strikes in the 15th and 19th minutes. The home side bounced back after the break when Chambers and Mkandawire scored in the 52nd and 57th minutes. Leyton Orient 1st, Northampton Town 22nd.

Carlisle United left it very late to snatch victory over Cheltenham Town at Brunton Park. Livesey scored the only goal of the game in the final few moments to clinch 3 valuable points. Carlisle United 2ns, Cheltenham Town 15th.

Hartlepool United have adjusted to life back in League One with relative ease as they brushed Oldham Athletic aside at Victoria Park, cruising to a 4-1 victory. Davies had given the visitors a 14th minute, but that was cancelled out a minute later when Moore levelled. Brown gave United a 26th minute lead, which was added to before the break by a Barker penalty. Porter wrapped up the points with an 83rd minute strike. Hartlepool United 3rd, Oldham Athletic 21st.

Huddersfield Town maintained their 100% away form with a 2nd win on the road, this time at the expense of Millwall at The New Den. Robinson had given the home side a 41st minute lead, but Booth cancelled that out 3 minutes later. Kamara scored what proved to be the winner 7 minutes after the restart. Millwall 17th, Huddersfield Town 4th.

Yeovil Town and Tranmere Rovers battled away for a share of the points at Huish Park. Stewart had given the home side a 57th minute lead. Yeovil must have thought that they were home and dry until Davies popped up with a 90th minute equaliser. Yeovil Town 6th, Tranmere Rovers 5th.

They may have taken the scalp of Sunderland in the Carling Cup mid-week, but Luton Town came back down to earth with a bump at Elland Road as Leeds United maintained their 100% start to the campaign. Kandol scored the only goal of the game in the 44th minute. Leeds United 24th, Luton Town 7th.

Bristol Rovers and Nottingham Forest came up against each other at The Memorial ground. Anthony put the home side ahead in the 25th minute, but then bizarrely put past his own keeper 4 minutes later! Walker had given Rovers a 2-goal lead in the 28th minute by scoring from the penalty spot. The final goal of the game came on the stroke of half time as Holt levelled matters at 2-2. Bristol Rovers 8th, Nottingham Forest 18th.

Swindon Town took the lead against Crewe Alexandra at the Victoria Ground through Pook in the 24th minute. But both sides had to settle for a point as Schumacher levelled in the 42nd minute. Swindon Town 9th, Crewe Alexandra 11th.

Brighton & Hove Albion maintained their 100% start at home with a 3-2 win over Southend United at Withdean. McCormack had given the visitors a 40th minute lead. Forster levelled in the 75th minute, but Bailey put the visitors back in front in the 78th minute. Forster levelled again in the 85th minute, leaving Hammond to score the winner in the 90th minute. Brighton & Hove Albion 10th, Southend United 19th.

Swansea City slipped to their first home defeat of the season as Doncaster Rovers claimed their first win of the campaign. Scotland gave the home side a 41st minute lead, but then saw Wellens net a brace in the 68th and 84th minutes to give the Yorkshiremen their first win. Swansea City 12th, Doncaster Rovers 13th.

AFC Bournemouth slipped to their 2nd home defeat of the campaign as they allowed Rodgers to score a spectacular 83rd minute winner at Dean Court for Port Vale. AFC Bournemouth 14th, Port Vale 17th.

Finally, Gillingham claimed their first win of the new campaign against newly promoted Walsall at Priestfield. A Mulligan brace (15th and 34th minutes) either side of a Fox goal in the 20th minute gave the Kent side 3 valuable points. Gillingham 20th, Walsall 23rd.