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Round-up: Sky Bet EFL Matchday 14

18 October 2017

Matchday 14 in both Sky Bet League One and League Two saw respective change at the top of each division, as well as its fair share of incident. Here’s our round-up…

Shrewsbury Town moved back to the summit of the Sky Bet League One table with four first-half goals securing an emphatic win against Bristol Rovers.

The Shrews’ win, accompanied by a 1-1 draw for Wigan Athletic at Gillingham, meant Paul Hurst’s men returned to first place in the standings.

Bradford City stayed in third following a share of the points at home to Oldham Athletic. Behind them are Rotherham United, who slipped to a 3-1 loss at AFC Wimbledon, with Lyle Taylor bagging a hat-trick.

Sixth met fifth at the Kassam Stadium, where Oxford United took on Charlton Athletic. Nothing could separate the two sides however, as Christian Ribeiro cancelled out the Addicks’ lead, which had been given to them by Tariqe Fosu.

Blackpool are on the fringes of a play-off place after they edged out Bury 2-1 at Bloomfield Road, with Curtis Tilt getting his first goal for the Tangerines.

Two quickfire goals set Doncaster Rovers on their way to three points at the Keepmoat Stadium, where Darren Ferguson’s team got the better of Portsmouth, who despite halving the deficit in the second period, eventually lost out 2-1.

Northampton Town fought back from two goals down to level the game at Rochdale and they could have even won it, if not for a late penalty save from Dale ‘keeper Josh Lillis.

It wasn't just at Spotland where the spoils were shared,

Luton Town are the new Sky Bet League Two leaders, following up Saturday's 7-1 home win with a terrific 4-1 victory on the road at high-flying Exeter City.

The three points lifted them above the Grecians, and previous table-toppers Notts County, who were defeated 2-0 at Crewe Alexandra.

There was a six-goal thriller at Brunton Park, where Paris Cowan-Hall equalised in injury time to hand Wycombe Wanderers a point in their 3-3 draw with Carlisle United.

Late drama manifested itself at Lamex Stadium too, with Ben Kennedy striking in the 89th minute to secure a 3-2 win over Accrington Stanley, who had led twice before the home side’s late turnaround.

Forest Green Rovers recorded a first away win as an EFL club with a 1-0 win at Coventry City, and it was a landmark night for Chesterfield boss Jack Lester too, notching his first Spireites' success at Crawley Town.

With the bottom two winning, some pressure was put on Port Vale, but Tom Pope bagged a second successive brace to give them back-to-back victories, with Morecambe the latest side to succumb to Neil Aspin's Valiants.

Newport County lost for the first time on home turf in the league since March, as Colchester United picked up all three points in a 2-1 triumph.

A Sean Raggett header, seven minutes from time, gave Lincoln City a narrow 1-0 victory at the County Ground, and moved the Imps above opponents Swindon Town in the standings.

Grimsby Town are now positioned behind the Robins in 11th after they emerged 3-2 winners at Cheltenham Town, Cambridge United picked up a league win for the first time in four games with a 2-1 success at home against Yeovil Town, and Barnet and Mansfield Town shared the spoils at the Hive Stadium.

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