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Review: EFL Matchday 7

9 September 2018

International commitments meant only two divisions were in action, but we weren't short of goals or drama!

Peterborough United remain top of Sky Bet League One thanks to an Ivan Toney winner away at Southend United. Steve Evans side had led 2-0, but needed a late Toney winner at Roots Hall.

The leaders are one of five teams who remain unbeaten in the division. The team closest to them are Portsmouth, who lost ground yesterday after a 1-1 draw with winless Shrewsbury Town.

Barnsley and Walsall are still also without defeat. The sides met yesterday and played out a 1-1 draw also. Sunderland sit tied with those two on 15 points. The Black Cats welcomed Fleetwood Town to the Stadium of Light, and drew 1-1 for the second time in as many fixtures.

Goals from Matty Blair and Ben Whiteman helped Doncaster Rovers to a first win in seven matches as they overcame Luton, but they are now unbeaten in four and level on points with Fleetwood in sixth.

Accrington Stanley's are now unbeaten in six matches. The run looked to be coming to an end yesterday, but Billy Kee netted an 86th-minute penalty to make it yet another 1-1 draw.

The game of the day came at Bloomfield Road. Bradford City were 2-0 up against Blackpool with five minutes remaining, but a Jay Spearing double, and then a stoppage time Curtis Tilt winner rescued three points for the hosts.

Another fightback came at Glanford Park. Scunthorpe United led 3-0 after 54 minutes, but Rochdale managed to get a 3-3 draw thanks to a Ollie Rathbone brace and Matty Gilam's equaliser.

Plymouth Argyle remain rooted to the bottom of the table, and they are still without a win. They grabbed their third point of the season yesterday away at Bristol Rovers and have goalkeeper Matt Macey to thank for it. The stopped pulled off two fine saves to ensure the match remained goalless.

Lee Bowyer's first game in permanent charge of Charlton Athletic ended with victory. The Addicks were 3-2 winners of Wycombe Wanderers at the Valley.

On Sunday afternoon, Coventry City were 2-1 victors over Oxford United thanks to goals from Jordan Shipley and Conor Chaplin.

Lincoln City's unbeaten start to the season came to an end on Saturday afternoon after they were beaten 1-0 at home by Crawley Town. The Imps remain top of goal difference.

Newport County are hot on the heels of the leaders - their 1-0 win at Oldham Athletic was their fourth straight victory.

Life as Notts County manager got off to a torrid start for Harry Kewell. The Magpies travelled to Exeter City and were beaten 5-1, and Kewell was sent to the stands. It was a return to winning ways for the Grecians, who sit just three points from the top.

Carlisle United sit fourth, and came from a goal down to secure all three points at Cambridge United. Goals from Richie Bennett and Ashley Nadesan gave them the win.

Swindon Town are just a point behind the Cumbrians. The Robins picked up three points away at Morecambe despite being down to 10 men for just under an hour.

Danny Newton's first-half goal for Stevenage was enough to move them within a point of the Play-Off places. They were 1-0 victors at Macclesfield Town.

The most convincing result of the weekend came at Gigg Lane. Bury made it back-to-back league wins with a 4-0 triumph over Grimsby Town. Danny Mayor scored a brace, Will Aimson got one, and there was a Danny Collins own goal.

Elsewhere, Cheltenham Town got their second win of the season away at Northampton Town - they were 3-1 winners. Forest Green hosted Port Vale, and it ended a 1-1 draw, and there was the same scoreline between Tranmere Rovers and Colchester United.

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