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Six talking points from The Football League weekend

5 October 2015

Plenty of goals, another change at the the top of Sky Bet League 2, and a lightning start in the Sky Bet Championship... here are six talking points from the weekend action.

Reading's 15-second goal

Reading didn't waste any time to take the lead against Middlesbrough in the Sky Bet Championship on Saturday, as Danny Williams found the net after only 15 seconds.

The USA international's header, from a Hal Robson-Kanu cross, was the club's third-fastest ever goal.

It set them on their way to a 2-0 victory over Boro, with the in-form Nick Blackman scoring the other goal, and that result lifted them to third in the table.

If you've got 15 seconds spare, here's the goal...



Read more: Sky Bet Championship: Matchday 10 review

Buoyant Bury


Bury beat Colchester United 1-0 in the battle between Sky Bet League 1's form sides, with Leon Clarke scoring the only goal of the game.

The victory saw the Shakers move up to third in the table, extend their winning run to five games, and stretch their unbeaten away record, which now stands at 17 games.

ITS ALL OVER - SHAKERS WIN AGAIN - COLCHESTER UNITED 0 BURY 1 - SHAKERS ARE FLYING #buryfc#BURvCUFC

— Bury Football Club (@buryfcofficial) October 3, 2015
Read more: Sky Bet League 1: Matchday 11 review

Back-to-back wins for Blackpool


Blackpool celebrated back-to-back wins for the first time in two years after they saw off Swindon Town 1-0.

Mark Cullen scored the only goal of the game for the Tangerines, and the striker was also on target in midweek when they beat Chesterfield 2-0.

The last time Blackpool won successive matches was in September 2013.

What a day!! Buzzing now!!

— Mark Cullen (@Markcullen21) October 3, 2015
Plymouth Argyle are the new Sky Bet League 2 leaders

The team at the top of Sky Bet League 2 has changed four times in eight days, and Plymouth Argyle are the new leaders after their 2-1 win over Crawley Town.

Leyton Orient, Portsmouth and Wycombe Wanderers were the three previous table-toppers, but the Pilgrims now sit at the summit after matchday 11 in Sky Bet League 2.

Read more: Sky Bet League 2: Matchday 11 review

Jay Emmanuel-Thomas comes up trumps

Queens Park Rangers were dealt a blow last week when talismanic striker Charlie Austin was ruled out for four weeks, but Jay Emmanuel-Thomas was the man of the moment in his first league start for the club on Saturday.

The 24-year-old netted a brace in a seven-goal thriller against Bolton Wanderers, including a stunning last-gasp winner.

Read more: Queens Park Rangers "showed great character" - Leroy Fer



Goals, goals, goals

Peterborough United and Millwall shared eight goals at London Road on Saturday, in what was a goal-filled weekend of Football League action.

The Posh were 5-3 victors in that Sky Bet League 1 encounter, with those eight strikes contributing to a total of 112 goals scored across The Football League's three divisions over the weekend.

The ball hit the back of the net 34 times in the Sky Bet Championship and Sky Bet League 1, while 44 goals were scored in Sky Bet League 2.

YOUR VIEW: Let us know which of this weekend's goals should be considered for #GoalOfTheWeekend? pic.twitter.com/DpZUR5BUls

— The Football League (@football_league) October 4, 2015


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