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Six talking points from The Football League weekend

26 October 2015

Goals galore, last-gasp drama, and managerial changes – here are six of the major talking points from the latest round of Football League action.

Managerial movement

Sky Bet Championship strugglers Charlton Athletic parted ways with Guy Luzon on Saturday evening, while on Monday Sky Bet League 2's York City decided to move on without Russ Wilcox at the helm.

Luzon was given his marching orders after seeing his side lose 3-0 to Brentford, making it seven losses from the team's last nine matches, leaving them in 17th place.

Read more: Guy Luzon and Charlton Athletic part ways after latest loss

BREAKING | Charlton have terminated the contract of Head Coach Guy Luzon -->

— Charlton Athletic FC (@CAFCofficial) October 24, 2015
Meanwhile, York continued their slump with a 3-1 loss to AFC Wimbledon leaving them without a win since beating Newport County in September. The club is now looking for a new manager and have reached out on social media as the search starts.

The Club is inviting applications for the role of first team manager. More here

— York City FC (@yorkcityfc) October 26, 2015
Read more: York City looking for progress following Russ Wilcox departure

Away teams taste local derby delight

The weekend saw Burnley and Sheffield Wednesday take the bragging rights in the East Lancashire and South Yorkshire derbies respectively.

Burnley beat Blackburn Rovers 1-0 thanks to a stunning Scott Arfield strike, extending the club's unbeaten run to four matches and moving them up to third in the Sky Bet Championship.

"Touched back for Arfield...1-0 Burnley!"

— Burnley FC (@BurnleyOfficial) October 25, 2015
Sheffield Wednesday beat Rotherham United 2-1, scoring either side of half-time through Lucas Joao and Fernando Forestieri, with Tom Thorpe getting a late consolation goal for the Millers.

Brilliant result, professional performance, magnificent support #NNNOOOIIISSSEEE#UTO

— Lee Bullen (@BullenFootball) October 23, 2015
Coventry City's Reice Charles-Cook goes 578 minutes unbeaten

Coventry's goalkeeper Reice Charles-Cook has overtook Steve Ogrizovic's post-war record of 572 minutes without conceding a goal.

The young stopper didn't have to pick the ball out of his net for an incredible 578 minutes and is the first ever City keeper to keep a clean sheet in his first three league matches for the club.

It looked like Charles-Cook would add another clean sheet to his collection, but Coventry let a two-goal lead slip to draw 2-2 with Swindon Town in Sky Bet League 1

Breaking a record has never felt so painful ?

— The Kid (@MrReiceCook) October 24, 2015
Shola Ameobi starts Bolton Wanderers career with a bang

Despite Bolton sitting bottom of the Sky Bet Championship, Shola Ameobi got off to a flyer after scoring on his debut.

The former Newcastle United striker only signed for Bolton on Friday and started the match against Leeds United on the bench, however Ameobi entered the fray in the 12th minute and went on to score their only goal in a 1-1 draw.

Bolton boss Neil Lennon is clearly happy with his latest signing...

NL: "People raised their eyebrows when we brought Shola Ameobi in, but he’s shown today that'll he make us better." #BWFC

— Bolton Wanderers FC (@OfficialBWFC) October 24, 2015
Read more: Shola Ameobi delighted with goalscoring debut for Bolton Wanderers

Ryan Brunt strikes late to extend Plymouth Argyle's lead at the top

Ryan Brunt hit an injury-time winner for Plymouth against Luton Town, giving the Pilgrims a four-point lead at the top of Sky Bet League 2.

Argyle took the lead through Carl McHugh, but Luton levelled when Josh McQuoid headed in a rebound. However, the match had six minutes of injury time, giving Brunt just enough time to secure all three points for Plymouth.

Get in!!!! ?? Boys dug deep and we got our rewards. Enjoy your weekend!!!! Thanks for the messages ? #PAFC

— Ryan Brunt (@Bruntyy) October 24, 2015
Colchester United and Walsall can't be separated in classic

Colchester overturned a two-goal deficit to secure a point in a 4-4 draw with Walsall.

Romaine Sawyers and Milan Lalkovic gave Walsall a 2-0 lead at half-time, but the sides were level by the 52nd minute as Colchester scored twice through George Moncur and Marvin Sordell.

Walsall's lead was restored when George Evans netted early in the second half, however it only lasted three minutes as Colchester's Owen Garvan found an equaliser with a rasping 25-yard half-volley.

The hosts thought they had pulled off a miracle when Darren Ambrose scored in the 80th minute, but a late James O'Connor goal ensured that the two teams went home with a point.

An early contender for Match of the Season...

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