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Review: EFL Matchday 13

13 October 2018

With no Sky Bet Championship matches due to the international break, it was all eyes on Sky Bet League One and Sky Bet League Two this weekend – and they didn't disappoint.

Portsmouth and Peterborough United continue to lead the way in Sky Bet League One after both teams won on the road on Saturday.

Pompey picked up three points at AFC Wimbledon with first-half goals from Tom Naylor and Gareth Evans enough for the points, despite James Hanson netting with just under half an hour to go to give the hosts hope.

Posh also scored twice, without reply, to beat Scunthorpe United – Matt Godden with a seven-minute brace in the second half. Barnsley had briefly occupied the second spot after beating Luton Town 3-2 in a lunchtime kick-off; Doncaster Rovers moved back up to fourth after they too won by the odd goal in five away at Rochdale.

Accrington Stanley are building on their solid start to the season and moved into sixth spot with a 3-1 win over Bradford City – their sixth success of the season.

Oxford United climbed off the bottom of the table with a 2-0 win over Plymouth Argyle with a goal in each half from former Pilgrims Jamie Mackie and Curtis Nelson.

Sky Bet League One Matchday 13 results

Lincoln City became the first team in the EFL to win 10 games this season with a resounding 6-2 victory away at Port Vale.

The win took them to 31 points from 13 games and Exeter City and Newport County remain four points off their pace after also winning this afternoon.

The Grecians extended their unbeaten run to seven games with a 2-0 win over Swindon Town. They scored their two goals in each half, just as Newport County did, but the Exiles did it a much more dramatic fashion.

First of all, they took the lead inside the first minute courtesy of Matty Dolan and although Stevenage equalised in first-half injury time, Michael Flynn's side claimed the points eight minutes into added time at the end of the second half when Antoine Semenyo's finish sparked joyous scenes in South Wales.

Another team to strike a clinical blow deep into injury time was Northampton Town who won for the first time in the league under new boss Keith Curle, and in doing so, they brought an end to Forest Green Rovers unbeaten start to the season. Andy Williams scored the decisive goal seven minutes into time added on – his first for the club.

MK Dons reclaimed fourth spot when Chuks Aneke’s seventh goal in eight appearances this season gave them victory at Cambridge United after Tranmere Rovers 1-0 win over Macclesfield Town on Friday had seen them occupy the position overnight.

Sky Bet League Two Matchday 13 results


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