Two Review - August 23rd

Last updated : 23 August 2008 By Bournemouth Co-Ordinator
Shrewsbury Town now lead the pack after they were able to maintain their 100% start to the new season with a single goal victory over League new boys Aldershot Town at the New Meadow. Holt scored the only goal of the game in the 79th minute to seal the win. Shrewsbury Town 1st, Aldershot Town 12th.

Bradford City also maintained their 100% start to the season with a 2-0 win over Rochdale at Valley Parade. Boulding (20th min), Thorne (35th min) settled the matter before half time. Bradford City 2nd, Rochdale 11th.

Bury also maintained their 100% winning start to the new season. Their 3rd win came at the expense of Morcambe at Gigg Lane. Howe had given the seasiders a 14th minute lead, but then saw Scott level 5 minutes later, only for Artell to put past his own keeper on the half hour - which effectively sealed the win. Bury 3rd, Morcambe 16th.

Dagenham & Redbridge lost their 100% start following a 1-1 draw against Port Vale at Victoria Road. Benson gave the home side a 5th minute lead, with Richards levelling just 2 minutes later. Dagenham & Redbridge 4th, Port Vale 9th.

Wycombe Wanderers secured their first home win of the season with a 1-0 win over Lincoln City at Adams Park. Woodman netted the only goal of the game in the 15th minute. The defeat leaves Lincoln looking for their first points of the new season. Wycombe Wanderers 5th, Lincoln City 18th.

Brentford came out on top in the London derby against Barnet at Underhill. A Poole penalty in the 10th minute was all that separated the sides in the end. Barnet 19th, Brentford 6th.

Accrington Stanley left Macclesfield looking over their shoulders with a 2-0 win at Livingstone Road. Goals from Mullin (50th min) and Ryan (60th min) was enough to see off the Cheshire side. Accrington Stanley 7th, Macclesfield 20th.

Chesterfield maintained their 100% start away from home with a 1-0 over Grimsby Town at Blundell Park. Ward scored the only goal of the game in the 42nd minute to secure the points. Grimsby Town 17th, Chesterfield 8th.

Gillingham picked up their first win of the new season with a 2-1 away win over Darlington at The Arena. jackson gave the Kent side the lead in the 21st minute, with Purdie levelling from the penalty spot in the 78th minute. Richards secured the win with a late winner in the 92nd minute of time. Darlington 14th, Gillingham 10th.

Exeter City secured their first win back in the Football League with a 1-0 win over troubled AFC Bournemouth at Dean Court. Harley netted for the Grecians in the 68th minute leaving the Cherries rooted in the relegation zone on a negative points tally. AFC Bournemouth 23rd, Exeter City 13th.

Luton Town managed to claim back another point in their bid to get back to zero. The visitors Notts County provided the lift at Kenilworth Road as Martin put the home side ahead in the 49th minute. Both sides had to settle for a point when Forrester levelled from the penalty spot in the 53rd minute. Luton Town 24th, Notts County 15th.

Chester City will be one of those clubs towards the bottom of League Two who will be looking over their shoulders at the three clubs who started the season with a negative points total. One of those who started on -17, Rotherham United, placed Chester City firmly in their sites as the gap between them and those on nil-points was reduced to a mere 8 at the Don Valley Stadium. Sharps (2 mins) and Reid (14 mins) gave the home side a great start. Ellison pulled one back for the visitors in the 18th minute, only to see Rhodes restore the 2-goal advantage in the 27th minute. Chester City ... watch out! Rotherham United 22nd, Chester City 21st.