Here are five things you may have missed from this weekend's EFL action...
Late penalty heroics
Rochdale secured their first Sky Bet League Two win of the season to take their tally up to five points and move off the foot of the table, edging Colchester United 1-0 away from home.
Striker Devante Rodney successfully dispatched his spot-kick in the first period, but it was keeper Richard O’Donnell who saved the day for Dale late on.
The shot-stopper was called into action when the U’s were awarded a penalty of their own in stoppage time, but O’Donnell made the save to preserve the victory in a dramatic showdown.
90th-minute penalty with a first league win of the season on the line...— Sky Bet League Two (@SkyBetLeagueTwo) September 25, 2022
A crucial stop from @RichODonnell23 ⛔️
How did you react to this, @officiallydale fans?! #EFL | #SkyBetLeagueTwo pic.twitter.com/M3JiaseeSN
On his 200th appearance for Peterborough United, Posh's Joe Ward capped off the milestone with a goal as Grant McCann’s side cruised to a 3-0 win over Port Vale in Sky Bet League One.
The 27-year-old, who joined the Club in January 2018 from non-league Woking, capped off a fine performance from eighth-placed Peterborough, building on Jonson Clarke-Harris’ first-half brace.
And it wasn’t a bad strike, either…
2⃣0⃣0⃣ appearances for @theposh...@JoeJoeward22 celebrated his landmark day in style with this beauty 👏#EFL | #SkyBetLeagueOne pic.twitter.com/pVjN6XkREj— Sky Bet League One (@SkyBetLeagueOne) September 25, 2022
A new league leader
Just one team remain unbeaten in League One following the conclusion of the weekend action. Portsmouth, who saw their fixture postponed as a result of the international break, still remain unconquered.
On Sunday afternoon, Plymouth Argyle came from behind to beat Ipswich Town 2-1 in an exciting encounter live on Sky Sports and shatter the Tractor Boys’ record. That victory saw the Pilgrims take top spot in League One, a point clear of Ipswich in second place.
Elsewhere, in League Two, Mansfield Town made it back-to-back triumphs courtesy of some late drama in a 2-1 win over Crewe Alexandra. The Stags struck twice in the space of six minutes to turn the score-line on its head.
Courtney Baker-Richardson gave the Railwaymen the advantage in the 70th minute but Will Swan equalised for the visitors in the final minutes of normal time, before skipper Oliver Hawkins completed the comeback for Mansfield in the 93rd minute.
Bradford City and AFC Wimbledon battled it out for the spoils at Valley Parade and, in the end, the two sides were forced to settle for a 2-2 draw.
Scott Banks found the back of the net inside the first five minutes for the Bantams with this stunning effort from a set-piece, and Ethan Chislett raised the bar with this free-kick in the second half for the Dons.
𝐒𝐞𝐭-𝐩𝐢𝐞𝐜𝐞 𝐬𝐩𝐞𝐜𝐢𝐚𝐥𝐢𝐬𝐭𝐬 🎯— Sky Bet League Two (@SkyBetLeagueTwo) September 25, 2022
A pair of quality strikes in yesterday's game between @officialbantams and @AFCWimbledon...@scottbanks45 🆚 @EthanChislett
Who scored the better free-kick? 🤔#EFL | #SkyBetLeagueTwo pic.twitter.com/hxd7Rp13GD