Two Review - August 9th
Shrewsbury Town got off to a flying start as well as they ran away with a 4-0 home win over Macclesfield at The New Meadow. Candell-Sherriff (31 mins), Holt (51 min pen), Coughlan (79 mins) and Hibbert (85 mins) completed the rout. Shrewsbury Town 2nd, Macclesfield 20th.
Chesterfield also got off to a good start as they chalked up a nice 3-1 away win at Underhill against Barnet. Carew had given the home side a 19th minute lead, but then saw Lester net a brace in the 57th and 62nd minutes, with Ward netting the third for the visitors in the 80th minute. Barnet 19th, Chesterfield 3rd.
Which ever you cut the cake, the plight of Luton Town is desperate. If they stand a chance this season they cannot afford to loose too many points, so loosing to Port Vale at Kenilworth Road was hardly a good start for them. Doods gave the visitors a 25th minute lead, but saw Parkin level in the 35th minute. Taylor (46th minute) and Richards (58th minute) made sure that the points were heading back to the Potteries. Luton Town 24th, Port Vale 4th.
Bradford City got their season off to a good start at Valley Parade with a 2-1 win over Notts County. Thorne scored in the 21st and 61st minutes for the home side as Butcher netted what proved to be a consolation in the 73rd minute in front of the divisions highest crowd of the day - over 14000. Bradford City 5th, Notts County 15th.
What a dream start for Aldershot Town on their return to the Football League after a 16-year gap - a 1-0 away win over Accrington Stanley at Livingstone Road. Donnelly scored the only goal of the game in the 43rd minute for the League's new boys. Accrington Stanley 16th, Aldershot Town 6th.
Bury managed to secure a single goal victory over promotion hopefuls Brentford at Gigg Lane as Bishop claimed the only goal in the 43rd minute. Bury 7th, Brentford 17th.
To make their return to the Football League after a 5-year gap, Exeter City made the long trip to the north east to face Darlington at The Arena, and managed to come away with a point for their efforts. Purdie gave the home side a 40th minute lead from the penalty spot, with Seaborne levelling in the 60th minute. Darlington 8th, Exeter City 9th.
Wycombe Wanderers entertained Morcambe at Adams Park where the honours were shared. Spence gave the home side a 34th minute lead, only to see Artell level in the 66th minute. Wycombe Wanderers 11th, Morcambe 10th.
Rotherham United opened their account with a 1-0 win over Lincoln City in their temporary new home at the Don Valley Stadium. Reid gave the home side a great start in their bid to reduce the points deficit with the rest of League Two with a 44th minute goal. Rotherham United 22nd, Lincoln City 18th.
Relegated AFC Bournemouth and Gillingham opened their League Two account against each other in the wind and rain at Dean Court. Anderton gave the Cherries a 42nd minute lead, only to see Mulligan level in the 90th minute to share the points. AFC Bournemouth 23rd, Gillingham 12th.
Grimsby Town (13th) and Rochdale (14th) opened their account at Blundell Park with a 0-0 draw.