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Six talking points from Matchday 6 of The Football League

7 September 2015

With the Sky Bet Championship absent due to the international break, Sky Bet League 1 and Sky Bet League 2 provided the storylines for Matchday 6.

And there was no shortage of talking points...

Victory at last

Blackpool secured their first away League win since April 2014 – 497 days ago to be precise - as they edged Scunthorpe United 1-0 at Glanford Park.

Brad Potts' goal ended the Tangerines' hoodoo on their travels, and also gave them their first league triumph since January.

Buzzing to be back playing yesterday after injury. Great team performance to get the win & clean sheet.

— Colin Doyle (@ColinDoyle01) September 6, 2015
Having only picked up one other point so far this campaign, Neil McDonald's men remain in the Sky Bet League 1 relegation places, but are now only there goal difference.

Read more: Neil McDonald proud of strong Blackpool performance

Raising the Roofe

Oxford United's Kemar Roofe has already displayed his knack for wonder goals this season – he struck from 50 yards against Brentford in the Capital One Cup – and the youngster was at it again at the weekend.

Albeit much closer to goal this time, Roofe fired a curled effort from outside the box, with the shot flying into the top-right corner against Bristol Rovers. The goal was enough to give Oxford all three points at the Memorial Ground in front of the Sky Sports cameras.

Very big result today because that was a tough game and proud to get MOM. Thanks for all the messages.

— Kemar Roofe (@roofe39) September 6, 2015
First to go – Dave Robertson

Peterborough United have parted company with Dave Robertson six games into the Sky Bet League 1 season, following their latest defeat at the hands of Southend United.

Thanks for the Journey @theposhofficial and I genuinely wish all at the club the very best of luck for the future.

— Dave Robertson (@DaveRobertson11) September 6, 2015
The Posh have only registered one league victory this term - against Colchester United on Matchday 2 - and Robertson becomes the first Football League manager to vacate his position this season.

Read more: Peterborough United part with Dave Robertson 

Perfect start comes to an end

Leyton Orient were the only Football League outfit with a 100 per cent record intact prior to the weekend, but it was emphatically ended as Exeter City overturned them 4-0 at St James Park. 

The O's are still in prime position after Matchday 6, but a brace from Tom Nichols and goals from Alex Nicholls and David Wheeler ensured their perfect run was brought to a halt.

Read more: Paul Tisdale commends 'clinical' Exeter City

Manager of the Month curse strikes

The first Sky Bet Football League Manager of the Month awards were handed out last Friday, with Walsall boss Dean Smith taking the honour in Sky Bet League 1 and Leyton Orient manager Ian Hendon picking up the accolade in Sky Bet League 2.

But both Smith's Saddlers and Hendon's Orient fell to their first defeats of the season at the weekend, to Bury and Exeter City respectively.

It means Gillingham are now the only Sky Bet League 1 side to have avoided a loss this term and Justin Edinburgh's men sit top the table after their triumph against Doncaster Rovers.

The Gills are now one of only eight Football League clubs yet to lose after the first month of action.

Brighton & Hove Albion, Cardiff City, Birmingham City and Leeds United are the four Sky Bet Championship sides yet to lose, while Wycombe Wanderers, Oxford United and Portsmouth are unbeaten in Sky Bet League 2.

Luton Town and Dagenham & Redbridge off the mark

After a barren start to Sky Bet League 2 this season, Luton Town finally put three points on the board after their 3-1 win away at Cambridge United.

Luke Guttridge, Luke Wilkinson and Danny Green were all on target for the Hatters, as they ended a run of three consecutive defeats to kick-start their campaign.

What a feeling! Lads were brilliant! Pleased to get another goal!!! What a team goal aswell for the last one! #COYH ⚽️❤️

— Danny green (@dannygreen_7) September 5, 2015
Dagenham & Redbridge also posted their maiden victory this term, by ousting Northampton Town 2-1 at Sixfields.

Matt McClure was at the double for the Daggers, and it was their first win in 11 attempts over the Cobblers.

Read more: Sky Bet League 1: Matchday 6 review

Read more: Sky Bet League 2: Matchday 6 review

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