Two Review - August 23rd
Crewe Alexandra secured their 3rd win of the new campaign with a 1-0 victory over Hereford United at Gresty Road. Jones scored the only goal of the game in the 37th minute. Crewe Alexandra 3rd, Hereford United 22nd.
AFC Bournemouth lost their 100% start to the new season, going down 2-0 against Northampton Town at Sixfields. Akinfenwa gave Town a 6th minute lead, with Marshall wrapping up the points in the 84th minute. Northampton Town 6th, AFC Bournemouth 4th.
Rotherham United claimed their 3rd win of the season, making it 5 teams level on 9 points at the top, with a 2-1 win over Rochdale on Sunday afternoon at the Don Valley Stadium. Le Fondre gave the Millers a 43rd minute lead (against his old side), with Dagnall levelling on the stroke of half time. Warne scored the winner for the home side in the 61st minute. Rotherham United 5th, Rochdale 18th.
Barnet continued their good start to the new season with a 1-0 away win over Torquay United at Plainmoor. Adomah scored the only goal of the game in the 26th minute. Torquay United 12th, Barnet 7th.
Cheltenham Town and Bradford City played out a 9-goal thriller at Whaddon Road, with the visitors eventually holding on for a 5-4 away win! O'Brien gace City a 2nd minute lead which was quickly followed by a Hammond equaliser in the 4th minute, which in turn was followed by Evans restoring City's lead in the 7th minute. Townsend restored parity in the 12th minute. Hanson then put City back in front in the 20th minute, but parity was once again restored when Richards levelled just before half time. The Bantams gained control when Williams scored in the 50th minute, with Townsend putting past his own keeper in the 71st minute. Richards pulled one back in the 89th minute, but it wasn't enough to salvage a point. Cheltenham Town 8th, Bradford City 19th.
A slightly more sedate affair at the New Meadow when Shrewsbury Town drew 1-1 with Chesterfield. Leslie gave Town a 31st minute lead, with Lowry levelling in the 67th minute. Shrewsbury Town 17th, Chesterfield 9th.
Aldershot Town maintained their solid start to the new season with a 3-1 win over Accrington Stanley at The Recreation Ground. Donnelly gave Town an 8th minute lead, with Morgan doubling the advantage in the 22nd minute. Edwards pulled one back in the 48th minute only to see Donnelly make sure of the points in the 91st minute. Aldershot Town 10th, Accrington Stanley 21st.
League new-boys, Burton Albion, claimed their first away win in the League with a 2-0 victory over Lincoln City at Sincil Bank. Austin gave the visitors a 23rd minute lead, with Penn making sure of the points in the 94th minute. Lincoln City 13th, Burton Albion 11th.
Grimsby Town secured their first win of the new season, with a 1-0 victory over Bury at Gigg Lane, who have yet to claim any points at home. Conlon scored the only goal of the game in the 20th minute. Bury 14th, Grimsby Town 20th.
Port Vale claimed their first win at the 4th attempt with a single goal win over Darlington at Vale Park. Richards netted the only goal in the 29th minute. Port Vale 15th, Darlington 24th.
Morecambe and Macclesfield could not be seperated in a 2-2 draw at Christie Park. Tipton gave the Silkmen a 12 minute lead from the penalty spot, with Twiss levelling just after half time. Draper gave the Silkmen hope of their first away win of the season with a goal in the 58th minute, only to see Artell level in the 81st minute to ensure a share of the spoils. Morecambe 23rd, Macclesfield 16th.