League two round-up: 17th September 2011
The latest weekend of the football league season has been and gone, the npower league two is rounded-up in this article.
Accrington 0-2 Crewe
Crewe went to Accrington and beat them 2-0.
A couple of early 1st half goals from Leitch-Smith (11) and Moore (14) were enough for Crewe to clinch the points.
AFC Wimbledon 4-1 Cheltenham
It has been an interesting start to life in the football league for AFC Wimbledon, who seem to win heavily or get beaten heavily! This time they beat Cheltenham 4-1.
Wellard (31), an own goal from Elliott (40), Midson (66) and Yussuff (84) had AFC in complete control before Cheltenham’s consolation through Duffy (89) in the last minute.
Barnet 0-2 Oxford
Oxford proved to strong for Barnet, coming away from Underhill with a 2-0 win.
1st half goals from Heslop (33) and Davis (38) secured the points, the downside for Oxford the injury-time sending off of Wright (90+2) when he collected a second yellow card.
Bristol Rovers 0-1 Aldershot
Home advantage counted for nothing as Bristol Rovers went down 1-0 against Aldershot.
The only goal of the game came from Rodman (36) towards the end of the 1st half.
Burton 2-0 Swindon
Burton’s impressive form of late continued as they beat another in-form side, Swindon, at home.
Kee (21), in the 1st half, and Maghoma (47), in the 2nd, secured The Brewers a 2-0 win and all three points.
Crawley 3-1 Bradford
Crawley’s topsy-turvy start to life in the football league saw them secure a 3-1 home win over Bradford.
Reid (12) sent Bradford into a half time lead with his 1st half strike, although a double from Barnett (54 & 88) with an effort from Drury (62) sandwiched in-between was enough to earn Crawley the points.
Dagenham 1-2 Morecambe
Dagenham were beaten 2-1 at home by high-flying Morecambe.
A goalless 1st half came to life with a couple of quick goals early in the 2nd period through Carlton (47) and Drummond (54) to put Morecambe in control. Lee’s (73) effort proved nothing more than consolation for Dagenham.
Hereford 1-6 Gillingham
Not only were Hereford beaten but they were soundly beaten by Gillingham 6-1 at home.
Nouble (19), Richards (24) and an own goal from Heath (40) had Gillingham 3-0 up, and in complete control, at half time.
2nd half strikes from Jackman (49), Whelpdale (79) and Payne (83) completed the scoring for the visitors, although some consolation for Hereford was Winnall’s (87) late strike.
Macclesfield 3-1 Northampton
Two late goals were enough to secure Macclesfield a 3-1 home win over Northampton.
Tomlinson’s (36) goal for Macclesfield was cancelled out by Jackson (44) for Northampton just before the half time break to level things up. With a draw looking likely a couple of goals in the final 6-minutes from Tomlinson (84) and Daniel (88) gave the hosts the points.
Port Vale 2-3 Shrewsbury
Shrewsbury proved too strong for Port Vale as they came away from Vale Park with the points after a 3-2 win.
Morgan (3) and Wright (14) put Shrewsbury in control but Williamson (26) brought Port Vale back into the game before the break. Ainsworth (50) extended the lead before Williamson (81) scored again, but it was not enough.
Southend 2-0 Plymouth
Southend inflicted more pain on Plymouth with a 2-0 win, in what proved to be Peter Reid’s last game in charge of Plymouth.
Dickinson (64) put Southend ahead from the spot with Plymouth then having Fletcher (68) sent off. Gilbert (80) secured the points.
Torquay 3-3 Rotherham
There were goals aplenty at Plainmoor with Torquay and Rotherham playing out a thrilling 3-3 draw.
Grabban (3) and Cresswell (9) gave Rotherham a dream start as they raced into a commanding early lead – a goal from Bodin (11) shortly after brought Torquay back into the game though.
Another from Grabban (34) restored the two-goal cushion but this deficit was cut again before the break when Nicholson (42) scored. Minutes after the break the scoring was complete, as was the home sides comeback, when Howe (47) made it 3-3.
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League two round-up: 17th September 2011