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Sky Bet League 1 round-up

19 August 2014

We take a look at the midweek action in Sky Bet League 1

Fleetwood Town are the only team still to have a 100 per cent record in Sky Bet League 1 as a 2-0 win over Scunthorpe United sent Graham Alexander's men top of the table on Tuesday night.

The Cod Army are playing in the third tier for the first time in their history after six promotions in nine years and their remarkable ascent shows no sign of slowing with Jamie Proctor and Gareth Evans scoring the goals at Glanford Park.

Fleetwood were one of five teams to have won two out of two but the other four clubs - Peterborough United, Bristol City, Chesterfield and Crawley Town - all hit their first stumbling blocks.

Posh were defeated 2-1 by Sheffield United, who had lost both of their opening contests. Jose Baxter's opener gave the Blades a first-half lead, and although it was later cancelled out by Shaun Brisley's goal, Ben Davies snatched a winner six minutes from time.

Bristol City, who beat Nigel Clough's men on the opening day, were held to a goalless draw by Leyton Orient while Chesterfield, the Sky Bet League 2 champions from last year, were beaten 1-0 by Milton Keynes Dons, who play Manchester United in theCapital One Cup in seven days' time.

Meanwhile, Crawley lost their unbeaten status as Bradford City maintained theirs, thanks to a 3-1 win for the Bantams.

Bradford are now second behind Fleetwood after Doncaster Rovers' stoppage-time equaliser meant Preston North End, for whom Joe Garner signed a new contract earlier on Tuesday, were held to a 1-1 draw which slipped them down the table.

Stand-in striker Matt Done scored a hat-trick for Rochdale in the evening's high-scoring affair as Crewe Alexandra were hammered 5-2.

Marcus Haber marked his full Railwaymen debut with a brace but Done's treble and goals from Ian Henderson and Peter Vincenti helped Keith Hill's men to a big away victory.

There were plenty of goals between Coventry City and Barnsley too in a 2-2 draw with all four goals coming in the first half.

Josh McQuoid and Jordan Clarke twice gave the Sky Blues the lead, but the Tykes earned a point thanks to strikes from Conor Hourihane and Leroy Lita.

Finally, Notts County recorded a 2-1 home win over Colchester United, Oldham Athletic held Port Vale to a 1-1 draw, Yeovil Town claimed a 2-1 away victory at Walsall and Swindon Town held Gillingham to a 2-2 draw thanks to Stephen Bywater's last-minute own goal.

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