LEAGUES ONE AND TWO ROUND-UP: Edwards at the double as Ipswich go top

LEAGUES ONE AND TWO ROUND-UP: Gwion Edwards at the double as Ipswich go top… and Paul Mullin stepped up with a brace of his own to send Cambridge into the top three

  • Ipswich climbed to the top of League One after defeating Blackpool on Saturday
  • Crewe were also able to shake off their Covid-19 outbreak and beat Wigan 3-0 
  • Cambridge climbed into the top three in League Two with a win over Newport 

Gwion Edwards’ brace against Blackpool fired Ipswich to the top of the League One table after another day of dramatic action in the bottom two divisions.

Luke Chambers and Teddy Bishop were also on the scoresheet as Paul Lambert’s team extended their unbeaten start to the season. Lambert said: ‘There is a long, long way to go. We’re top of the league but it doesn’t mean anything.’  

Blackpool improved in the second half and striker Gary Madine pulled a goal back on the hour mark.

Gwion Edwards’ brace fired Ipswich to the top of League One and extended their unbeaten run

ACCRINGTON 2 ROCHDALE 1

Joe Pritchard and Jon Russell scored the goals as Accrington came from behind to win. Their manager John Coleman said: ‘I was delighted with the passion that we showed.’ Jimmy Keohane had given Rochdale the lead.

SWINDON 0 WIMBLEDON 1

Joe Pigott’s first-half strike was enough to earn Wimbledon all three points. Manager Glyn Hodges was beaming with pride. ‘We’ll take the three points all day long,’ he said.

CREWE 3 WIGAN 0

Dave Artell’s side shrugged off a Covid-19 outbreak to win thanks to goals from Luke Offord, Harry Pickering and Mikael Mandron. Artell said: ‘If we become more ruthless in the box then someone is going to get a tonking.’

Dave Artell’s Crewe were able to ease past Wigan 3-0 despite a Covid-19 outbreak in the squad

LINCOLN 1 BRISTOL ROVERS 2

Adam Jackson was sent off for Lincoln as their perfect start to the league season was ended by Bristol Rovers. Jack Baldwin’s own goal gave the hosts the lead, before James Daly’s strike and Brandon Hanlan won it. Lincoln boss Michael Appleton said: ‘It was one of those days where they got the rub of the green.’  

PLYMOUTH 2 BURTON 0 

Ryan Lowe said his Plymouth side ‘put a game-plan together and executed it’. Luke Jephcott and Byron Moore scored the goals. Burton boss Jake Buxton said: ‘I’ve not got a great deal to complain about.’

GILLINGHAM 3 OXFORD 1

Goals from Vadaine Oliver, Jacob Mellis and Jordan Graham sealed the points for Gillingham. Dan Agyei replied for Oxford, whose manager Karl Robinson said: ‘It was crazy.’

Karl Robinson was left frustrated after his Oxford side lost to Gillingham in a ‘crazy’ encounter

NORTHAMPTON 0 PETERBOROUGH 2

A goal in each half from Nathan Thompson and Reece Brown clinched Peterborough’s third win of the season. Manager Darren Ferguson dedicated the win to club legend Tommy Robson, who died earlier this week.

PORTSMOUTH 2 MK DONS 1

Portsmouth manager Kenny Jackett praised his side’s defensive resilience. ‘I was very pleased with the way we held onto our lead and sustained the pressure,’ he said.

Ellis Harrison’s first-half penalty earned Pompey the points after Scott Fraser had struck from the spot to cancel out an early opener from Tom Naylor.

LEAGUE TWO 

CAMBRIDGE 2 NEWPORT 1

Two goals from Paul Mullin sent Cambridge back into the top three. A key flashpoint came after 21 minutes when Cambridge’s Luke Hannant kicked out at Joss Labadie but escaped punishment.

Scott Twine halved the deficit from 30 yards in the second half, and Newport manager Mike Flynn was far from happy.

‘There was more mistakes in that game than combined in the season so far,’ he said.

Paul Mullin (centre) scored twice as Cambridge beat Newport and climbed into the top three

WALSALL 1 COLCHESTER 1

Walsall boss Darrell Clarke says striker Elijah Adebayo ‘sometimes needs a slap’. Callum Harriott scored for Colchester, with Adebayo levelling for the hosts.

BARROW 1 LEYTON ORIENT 1

Danny Johnson was 10-men Leyton Orient’s hero as he cancelled out Josh Kay’s opener. Daniel Happe was dismissed for the visitors, whose manager Ross Embleton said: ‘I’m unbelievably delighted.’

SOUTHEND 2 EXETER 2

Alex Fisher’s late equaliser secured a point for Exeter. Brandon Goodship and Jason Demetriou, with a penalty, scored for Southend either side of Joel Randall’s goal.

BOLTON 0 GRIMSBY 0

Grimsby returned to action from self-isolation to collect a first point of the season at misfiring Bolton. The visitors’ manager Ian Holloway said: ‘I’m worried about football, but as a performance, that’s as good as I’ve ever had.’

Grimsby battled to their first point of the season at Bolton after returning from self-isolation

SCUNTHORPE 1 FOREST GREEN 4

Jamille Matt struck a stylish hat-trick to help Forest Green Rovers to victory at Scunthorpe. Aaron Jarvis also netted, with Matt Stevens scoring a consolation for the hosts.

CHELTENHAM 2 CRAWLEY 0

A Dannie Bulman own goal and a strike from Andy Williams secured Cheltenham’s third successive victory. Proud manager Michael Duff said: ‘I thought we were excellent, both with and without the ball.’

SALFORD 2 TRANMERE 2

Tranmere produced a stunning late fightback. Kieran Morris and Paul Lewis scored in the final five minutes for Rovers after James Wilson and Richie Towell had put Salford 2-0 up.

Salford were left frustrated after letting a two-goal lead slip against Tranmere at the death

MANSFIELD 0 STEVENAGE 0

Although still without a win in their opening eight games, Mansfield boss Graham Coughlan believes the draw with Stevenage laid a ghost to rest. He said: ‘They have come through that and got themselves a clean sheet.’

PORT VALE 0 CARLISLE 1

Jon Mellish kept up his recent scoring spree to fire Carlisle to victory. Port Vale boss John Askey demanded more of his players. ‘We’ve got to be better than that,’ he said.

OLDHAM 2 MORECAMBE 3

Derek Adams’ Morecambe notched a fourth win from five games, thanks to goals from Aaron Wildig, Alex Kenyon and Cole Stockton. Adams said: ‘We have to build on this start.’ Conor McAleny hit a double for Oldham.




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