2013/14 England's League One Matchday One

Craig Westcarr of Walsall FC

Dean Cox of Leyton Orient

Lee Frecklington of Rotherham United

Jose Baxter of Oldham Athletic

Getting three at Home

On Friday Sheffield United FC defeated Notts County FC 2-1 in front of almost 18,000 fans that packed Bramall Lane in Sheffield. Notts County was given a blow in the 13th minute when Gary Liddle was given a direct Red card and sent off. Kevin McDonald of Scotland scored in the 31st minute to give United a 1-0 lead. Notts would level the score in 59th minute when Enoch Olusesan Showunmi of Nigeria scored. Harry Maguire put United back ahead in 68th minute with his goal. Sheffield would hold on for the win and get three points in their first match of new season.

On Saturday Broadfield Stadium saw Crawley Town FC defeat Coventry City FC 3-2 in front of only 3,400 fans. Crawley jumped out early with a goal from Jamie Proctor in 13th minute and Jow Walsh of Wales in 21st minute. Coventry would fight back in second half behind goals from Callum Wilson in 59th minute and Franck Moussa of Belgium in 82nd minute to level the score at 2-2. Crawley would strike quick as Mike Jones scored in 84th minute to grab three points in first match of new season.

Peterborough United FC defeated Swindon Town FC 1-0 at London Road Stadium in Peterborough. Britt Assombalonga scored in the 8th minute to give United a 1-0 lead. The rest of the match was a yellow card party as four Swindon Town players were given yellow cards. Peterborough players received two yellow cards but held on to earn an opening day three points at home.

Walsall FC got two goals from Craig Westcarr in 4th and 71st minute to pace them in their 3-1 win over Tranmere Rovers FC at The Banks's Stadium in Walsall, West Midlands. Milan Lalkovic of Slovakia scored in 25th minute to also help Walsall win the match. Tranmere received five yellow cards through out the match. Andy Robinson scored in 40th minute for the Rovers.

Top of Table

1.
Leyton Orient
3 pts +4
2.
Walsall
3 pts +2
3.
Oldham Athletic
3 pts +1
4.
Crawley Town
3 pts +1
5.
Sheffield United
3 pts +1
6.
Colchester United
3 pts +1
7.
Peterborough United
3 pts +1

One Point better than Zero

Five matches would end in draws with all ten clubs getting one point during Matchday One.

Bristol City FC and Bradford City AFC each scored twice in their contest at Ashton Gate Stadium in Bristol. Scott Wagstaff and Jay Aston Emmanuel-Thomas scored for the home club while Nahki Wells of Bermuda and Rory McArdle of Northern Ireland scored for Bradford.

No goals were scored in the match between Shrewsbury Town FC and Milton Keynes Dons FC. Over 5,000 fans packed the Greenhous Meadow in Shrewsbury. Shaun Williams of Ireland received a yellow card in 21st minute for Milton. That was the only thing logged for the whole match.

Crewe Alexandra and Rotherham United played to a 3-3 draw at Alexandra Stadium. Lee Frecklington scored twice for the road club with the second one coming in stoppage time to disappoint the home crowd. Ben Pringle also scored for Rotherham. Crewe got goals from Anthony Grant, Max Clayton and Harry Davis to have a 3-1 lead in 48th minute but couldn't hold on to lead.

Deepdale Stadium in Preston was packed with over 16,000 fans to watch a match between Preston North End FC and Wolverhampton Wanderers FC. A couple of yellow cards apiece would be all the action they would see as the match ended at a 0-0 draw.

Doug Loft's goal in 31st minute gave Port Vale FC a 1-1 draw with Brentford FC at Vale Park in Stok-on-Trent, Staffordshire. Brentford took the lead in 27th minute when Shaleum Logan scored. Neither club could manage a score in second half to start season with a draw.


Steal Three points on the Road

Leyton Orient FC went into Brunton Park and destroyed Carlisle United FC 5-1. Kevin Lisbie of Jamaica scored in the 22nd minute to start the scoring. Carlisle took another blow in 30th minute when Lee Miller of Scotland was given a direct Red card. Scott Cuthbert of Scotland put the road club up 2-0 with his goal in 37th minute. Carlisle cut lead to 2-1 when David Amoo scored in 43rd minute on a penalty shot. Leyton would blow it open with three goals in second half with Dean Cox scoring two of those. David Mooney of Ireland scored the other goal.

Andy Bond scored in the 89th minute to give Colchester United FC a 1-0 road win over Gillingham FC at KRBS Priestfield Stadium in Gillingham, Kent.

In a Match that saw 12 yellow cards handed out. Oldham Athletic defeated Stevenage FC 4-3 at The Lamex Stadium in Stevenage, Hertfordshire. Stevenage got goals from Darius Charles, Greg Tansey and Filipe Morais of Portugal to level score at 3-3 in 84th minute. Jose Baxter's second goal of match a penalty shot in 87th minute gave Oldham the win. Besides Baxter James Alan Tarkowski and Christian Alexis Montano Castillo of Colombia scored for Oldham.

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