Robie rounds up all the action from League One.
Roberto Martinez scored a spectacular goal to earn Swansea a point at home to Notts Forest, and keep them on top of div 1 on goal difference.
Here is today’s other action.
Huddersfield Town who were level on points with Swansea at the beginning of the day went to Colchester in search of 3 points , after a goalless first half, teenager George Elokobi headed Colchester in front from a free kick ,but Gary Taylor-Fletcher rounded the keeper to equalise . Gareth Williams could have won it for Colchester in the dying minutes but for a great save from Terriers’ keeper Ruchukba.
Southend had a tricky trip to Rotherham to overcome, but needn’t have worried after Adam Barret and Kevin Mahers put Southend 2 up, a spirited fight back and goals from Murdock and Burton brought things level,southend brought sub Wayne Gray on and within minutes he struck to put Southend back in front, and then converted a penalty after Gray himself was brought down by Barker, to make the final score 4-2 to Southend.
Gary Johnson, the new Bristol City manager, took his under achieving team to Griffin Park, but they didn’t under achieve today. Brentford still wondering how they lost at Huddersfield, seemed to still have a hang over as goals from Marcus Stewart and a Luke Wiltshire free kick put the visitors 2 up, Paul Brooker brought renewed hope for Brentford, but not for long as Steve Brooker extended the 2 goal lead. Sam Sodje scored for Brentford to make the last couple of minutes tense, but city held on to inflict Brentford’s first home win of the season.
Sc**thorpe were looking to keep pressure on Swansea with a home game against Walsall, a harsh penalty awarded to Walsall was converted by Matty Fryatt. Things didn’t get any better for Sc**thorpe as five minutes later Ritchie Ryan was sent off for an elbow on Walsall’s Osborne. Billy Sharp scored to bring things level but Osborne scored 2 goals to secure the points at Glanford Park.
Doncaster, who beat Man City in the cup this week, travelled to Barnsley at Oak Well. Paul Green scored first to put Doncaster in front, later on in the half Neil Austin was sent off for a push on Coppinger, early in the second half Barnsley were down to nine men when Anthony Kay was sent off for a bad challenge on Coppinger, Mmulligan came off the bench to secure the point for Doncaster late on.
Yeovil faced Port Vale without Gary Johnson who went to Bristol City but even though Yeovil were down to 10 men when Melono was sent packing they came out on top with a 1-0 win with a goal from Matt Harold.
2 sides looking to break into the top 6 met today at Boundary Park, with Bournemouth the visitors . Luke Beckett could have put Oldham 2 up but for the ball twice being cleared off the line . Liddel did put Oldham in front from the spot after Browning fouled Killen in the box, Chris Day saved well from James Keene to give Oldham all 3 points.
Swindon entertained Bradford at home today ,with Claridge scoring twice for Bradford to give them their first win in 4 matches. Fallon had scored to put Swindon in front before Windass equalised for Bradford, Claridge then scored 2 goals in eight minutes to put Bradford 3-1 in front, Fallon then scored to give Swindon hope but Bradford held out.
A spectacular goal from Colin Larkin helped Chesterfield record a deserved win against Hartlepool. Michael Proctor headed Hartlepool ahead early on but Larkin turned the match with a brilliant 25-yard shot just after the interval. Derek Niven drove home another long-range effort midway through the second half after poor defending.
Paul Hall settled the game when he cut in from the right to score past keeper Dimitrios Konstantopoulos
Jamie Burns’ second-half strike earned Blackpool the points against MK Dons, who are still without a league win. Blackpool went ahead when skipper Peter Clarke converted a penalty after Nicky Rizzo had tripped Simon Grayson. Barely a minute later Clarke tripped Wade Small in the box and Rizzo scored from the spot before Small put the visitors ahead with a beautiful lob. Dons defender Pablo Mills then headed into his own net before Keigan Parker crossed for Burns to fire home.
Darren Byfield bagged a brace as Gillingham twice came from behind to share the points at Prenton Park. Mike Jackson headed Tranmere ahead from a Gareth Roberts free-kick, but Byfield then levelled direct from a free-kick after Jackson brought him down. Chris Greenacre restored Rovers’ lead when he hooked home after the interval. But Byfield, who also hit the woodwork twice, made it 2-2 from the spot after being fouled by Ian Goodison, though Jackson headed against a post late on
The table is as follows:
Swansea , Southend and Huddersfield all on 20 points with Brentford and Sc**thorpe behind on 17.
And that’s the div 1 roundup for this week.