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Final Third Development League digest

16 October 2014

Port Vale were the big winners in the Final Third Development League this week as they thumped Wigan Athletic 5-1 in the West Division.

Final Third Development League – East Division

Burton Albion and Doncaster Rovers both registered three points in the East Division with victories over Gateshead and Hartlepool United respectively.

The Brewers were 2-1 winners in the first Final Third Development League game of the week, on Monday, when Dominic Knowles and Mark Shelton scored either side of half-time to cancel out Matty Pattison's opener for the Tynesiders.

Doncaster's 3-1 win against Pools on Wednesday came courtesy of first-half goals from Liam Mandeville and Alex Head, with Jack McMcKay completing the scoring in the second period from 25 yards.

The wins moved the Brewers and Rovers on to three points in the East Division, alongside Hull City, Hartlepool and Scunthorpe.

Final Third Development League – West Division

Port Vale were the big winners in the West Division this week as they thumped Wigan Athletic 5-1 at Vale Park on Wednesday.

It was the visiting Latics who went in front thanks to Ryan Jennings' third goal in as many games, but the Valiants hit back in style, finding the net through Achille Campion twice, Omar Haughton, Byron Moore and Jonny Kapend.

Wrexham registered their first victory of the season at the third time of asking by overcoming Morecambe 2-1.

Two superb individual, first-half goals from Robbie Evans and Colchester loanee Dan Holman had the Dragons in a comfortable lead at the break and coasting to their first three points. Ryan Edwards hauled the Shrimps back in it on the hour mark but they failed to find a leveller.

Elsewhere, Tranmere Rovers and Shrewsbury Town shared the spoils in an entertaining 2-2 draw at Vauxhall Motors' Rivacre Park.

Shrews striker Kaiman Anderson fired the visitors into an early lead only for Jake Kirby to bag a brace to put Rovers in command. Back came Town, however, and a goal from regular first-teamer Aaron Wildig saw them earn a point.

Final Third Development League – South Division

After a disastrous start to the season, Peterborough United got off the mark with a convincing 3-0 success against Leyton Orient on Tuesday.

Posh had conceded 10 goals over their first two games but bounced back to lift themselves off the foot of the South Division with two goals from on-loan Tottenham youngster Kenny McEvoy and one from substitute Jack Friend.

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