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Wycombe Wanderers 1 - 1 Accrington Stanley: Adebayo Akinfenwa on target as Wycombe are held by Accrington

Posted Wednesday, August 17, 2016 by PA

Adebayo Akinfenwa scored his first Wycombe goal as they battled hard to earn a 1-1 draw with Accrington. The former AFC Wimbledon striker opened his account in just the fourth minute with a well-timed header from a Joe Jacobson free-kick to set the tone. Wycombe looked the stronger of the two sides throughout the first half, creating a number of chances, but failed to add to their tally and th...Full Story »

Doncaster Rovers 1 - 0 Cambridge United: John Marquis wins it for Doncaster against Cambridge

Posted Wednesday, August 17, 2016 by PA

Doncaster sealed their first win of the campaign thanks to a 1-0 success over Cambridge. John Marquis made amends for an early penalty miss by heading the only goal of the game for Rovers. The victory was only a fourth in 2016 for Doncaster, while Cambridge remain winless this term. Rovers were given a golden chance to open the scoring after 10 minutes when Marquis was felled in the box by Se...Full Story »

Crewe Alexandra 3 - 3 Hartlepool United FC: Hartlepool hit back to earn point in six-goal thriller at Crewe

Posted Wednesday, August 17, 2016 by PA

Defender Carl Magnay struck twice as Hartlepool hit back with two goals inside three second-half minutes to salvage a point from a 3-3 draw at Crewe. Chelsea loanee Alex Kiwomya provided the ammunition on his first start as the Railwaymen eased into a 3-1 lead before the hour mark, only to be denied late on. Skipper Billy Paynter blew an early chance to hand Pools the lead when he clipped wide...Full Story »

Carlisle 1 - 1 Cheltenham Town: Jason Kennedy earns Carlisle late point against Cheltenham

Posted Wednesday, August 17, 2016 by PA

Substitute Jason Kennedy salvaged Carlisle's unbeaten run with his late equaliser making it 1-1 after Harry Pell had given Cheltenham a second-half lead on the break. Robins took a defensive pounding but looked to have survived until a long ball hoisted forward was scrambled across the line by Kennedy at the near post. Before that Carlisle had hit the woodwork three times and missed a host of c...Full Story »

Port Vale 1 - 0 Rochdale: Nathan Smith effort enough as Port Vale edge Rochdale

Posted Wednesday, August 17, 2016 by PA

Port Vale continued their unbeaten start to the Sky Bet League One season with a narrow 1-0 home win against Rochdale. Young defender Nathan Smith, a graduate of the Vale Park academy, repaid manager Bruno Ribeiro's faith in him by scoring the only goal of the game seven minutes after the break. Striker Calvin Andrew could have put the visitors ahead after 25 minutes when he took a pass from N...Full Story »

Oldham Athletic AFC 0 - 0 Northampton Town: Northampton extend undefeated run in Oldham stalemate

Posted Wednesday, August 17, 2016 by PA

Northampton extended their unbeaten league run to 27 matches after a hard-fought goalless draw at Oldham. Rob Page's side started the better and almost went ahead after seven minutes as Matthew Taylor's free-kick - swung in from the left - was beaten away by goalkeeper Connor Ripley into the path of Alex Revell, who could only direct a first-time effort well over the crossbar. Lee Erwin went c...Full Story »

Charlton Athletic 3 - 0 Shrewsbury Town: Charlton up and running under Russell Slade with Shrewsbury romp

Posted Wednesday, August 17, 2016 by PA

Charlton earned their first victory of the season and the first under new manager Russell Slade with a 3-0 League One defeat of Shrewsbury. His discouraging start, which began with two defeats and a draw, concluded with perhaps the most convincing win of unpopular owner Roland Duchatelet's reign. The club's supporters have been among the Football League's most dejected since Duchatelet's takeo...Full Story »

Wolves 0 - 0 Ipswich: Bartosz Bialkowski is Ipswich hero with penalty save at Wolves

Posted Wednesday, August 17, 2016 by PA

Ipswich goalkeeper Bartosz Bialkowski earned his side a Sky Bet Championship point with an impressive display in the 0-0 draw against Wolves at Molineux. Bialkowski denied Jon Dadi Bodvarsson from the penalty spot in the 23rd minute and then produced a stunning second-half stop to deny Helder Costa. Wolves had been seeking back-to-back wins at Molineux after last weekend's 2-0 victory against ...Full Story »

Wigan Athletic 1 - 1 Birmingham: Craig Davies salvages point for Wigan against Birmingham

Posted Wednesday, August 17, 2016 by PA

Substitute Craig Davies' 90th-minute equaliser earned Wigan a point in a 1-1 draw with a Birmingham side who had looked to have claimed victory courtesy of a controversial goal. The Welshman, who once scored four in 19 minutes against Blues when at Barnsley, had not found the net since September prior to this contest but he was well placed to sweep home Will Grigg's pass from close range in the...Full Story »

Preston North End 0 - 1 Derby County: Craig Forsyth's late goal gives Derby victory at Preston

Posted Wednesday, August 17, 2016 by PA

Craig Forsyth scored three minutes from time to earn Derby a 1-0 Sky Bet Championship victory at Preston and secure their first win of the season under new manager Nigel Pearson. The left-back stole the game with a close-range header, condemning Simon Grayson's side to a third successive defeat in the league this term. To make matters worse, Preston were also consigned to an eighth match witho...Full Story »

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