Sam Robinson rounds up the action from League One this weekend.
Notts County hit a late winner to go top after beating Shrewsbury by the odd goal in five at Meadow Lane. The Magpies went ahead when Francois Zoko fired home but the away side scored twice in two minutes to turn the game around. First, Matt Richards dispatched a disputed penalty and then Jermaine Grandison found a finish to match the quality of his mazy run. Jeff Hughes restored parity soon after with a header and namesake Lee, who had come on as a substitute, hit the winner with 3 minutes remaining.
That result knocked Tranmere off top spot as the Whites could only draw 0-0 at Crewe in a game of few chances.
Elsewhere, it was a game of firsts at Huish Park as Yeovil lost for the first time in the league whilst opponents Bournemouth picked up their first win. A stunning Richard Hughes free-kick enough to send the Cherries up into 15th.
Also picking up their first win of the league campaign were Leyton Orient, who earned a surprise 1-0 win at Swindon through Lee Cook to ease some of the pressure on manager Russell Slade.
Portsmouth won for the first time this season at Crawley, who had both Hope Akpan and Josh Simpson sent off for two bookable offences. It was a comfortable 3-0 win for Pompey which saw Michael Appleton’s men climb out of the relegation zone. Ashley Harris netted the first before Luke Rodgers crashed home a superb free-kick and Izale McLeod added the gloss to round off a comprehensive victory.
Coventry’s struggles continued as the managerless side were beaten 2-1 at home to Stevenage, who propelled themselves up into 3rd with the win. Although David McGoldrick gave the home side the lead, Robin Shroot and Marcus Haber ensured that the Sky Blues remain without a win.
Scunthorpe remain without a win but picked up their first point of the season in a 1-1 draw at home to Sheffield United, who had both Michael Doyle and Ryan Flynn sent off. Leon Clarke put the Iron ahead with a debut goal just minutes after coming on but Neil Collins earned the Blades a point with his head.
Colchester also remain in the bottom four as Farid El Alagui’s 88th minute goal condemned them to another defeat to send Brentford up into 7th.
Bury are another side struggling early on and their cause was not helped by a home defeat to local rivals Preston. North End were in a comfortable 2-0 lead thanks to Akpo Sodje and Shane Cansdell-Sherriff’s header before Joe Skarz scored an injury-time consolation for the Shakers.
Carlisle picked up their first away win of the season after coming from behind at Hartlepool. James Poole gave the home side the lead but Danny Cadamarteri and Hartlepool old-boy Matty Robson meant the 3 points went back to Cumbria.
Walsall picked up a valuable win in a backs to the wall display at home to heavily-fancied Milton Keynes Dons thanks to Dean Holden’s first half winner.
Doncaster’s game with Oldham was called off due to international call-ups and has been rearranged for a later date.