Football League your thoughts: AFC Wimbledon claim first win, Luton top League Two

There’s a new leader of the nascent League Two table, as Luton Town top the division after Danny Hylton helped himself to a hat-trick in a 4-1 win over Wycombe Wanderers.


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League One

It’s as you were at the top of League One as the leaders were held to draws on Saturday afternoon. Bolton came back against Southend to earn a 1-1 draw at the Macron Stadium, Keshi Anderson levelling just after the break, while Bradford were pegged back by Millwall after taking a first-half lead, Joe Martin making it 1-1 at The Den.

Fleetwood moved up to third after a 2-0 win over beleaguered Coventry, the Burnley loanee Chris Long and Martyn Woolford scoring the goals to send Tony Mowbray’s side second bottom in the table, having not won any of their first six games of the season. They’re only kept off the foot by Rochdale, who lost 1-0 to Oxford United thanks to a late Liam Sercombe strike.

In the early game, Peterborough moved into the play-off places after playing out an entertaining 2-2 draw with Swindon, Posh twice taking the lead through Gwion Edwards and a Marcus Maddison penalty, but were twice pegged back, through Michael Doughty from the spot and a Jack Baldwin own goal.

Peterborough’s Jack Baldwin reacts after his own goal against Swindon.
Peterborough’s Jack Baldwin reacts after his own goal against Swindon. Photograph: Alan Walter/Reuters

Bury battled through the elements to secure a 4-1 win over Port Vale at a rainy Gigg Lane, where James Vaughan bagged a brace for the Shakers. Oldham fell to their second defeat of the season, 3-2 against Shrewsbury, while AFC Wimbledon gained their first win in League One and clambered out of the bottom four, beating Chesterfield 2-1 thanks to an injury-time winner by Dominic Poleon.

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League Two

There’s a new leader of the nascent League Two table, as Luton Town top the division after Danny Hylton helped himself to a hat-trick in a 4-1 win over Wycombe Wanderers. They leapfrog Morecambe, who suffered a surprise 2-1 defeat to Leyton Orient, a deflected Jordan Bowery strike sealing the win and a place in the top seven for the O’s.

Plymouth moved into the automatic promotion places in dramatic style, a 92nd minute winner from Sonny Bradley snatching a 1-0 win over Cheltenham at Home Park. Portsmouth kept pace with the Pilgrims after beating Crawley Town 3-0, while Mansfield drew 0-0 with Cambridge United, the latter bottom of the league and still without a victory this season, the only team in the division not to have won a game.

Two goals on his debut for Nottingham Forest loanee Tyler Walker, one a brilliant overhead kick, helped Stevenage to a 6-1 rout of Hartlepool, Exeter snuck a 3-2 win at Colchester, while Blackpool put Yeovil into the bottom two with a 3-0 victory at Huish Park.

Tyler Walker of Stevenage scores with an acrobatic overhead kick against Hartlepool.
Tyler Walker of Stevenage scores with an acrobatic overhead kick against Hartlepool. Photograph: TGSPhoto/REX/Shutterstock

Doncaster thought they’d grabbed a point at Crewe, but a late James Jones winner ensured a 2-1 victory for the Alex. An even later Aaron Collins strike stole a 2-2 draw for Notts County against Grimsby, while Carlisle and Accrington drew 1-1.

Finally, Newport’s match with Barnet was abandoned at half-time due to a waterlogged pitch, chalking John Akinde’s goal after 23 seconds – the fastest of the season – from the record books. The game will be replayed with the score reset.

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