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Oxford United made it three wins out of three yesterday, beating Torquay 3-1. Goals from Deane Smalley, James Constable and Asa Hall ensured victory for United, who stay top of the league on nine points.
Southend United also kept their 100% start to the season intact, with a 2-0 home victory against ten-men Northampton. The away side had started the game well and were awarded a penalty early on. Roy O’Donovan saw his penalty kick saved however and that was as good as it got for the away side, who were reduced to ten-men in the 22nd minute, after Chris Hackett was given a second yellow card. Anthony Straker and Freddy Eastwood secured the win for Southend, who have now had their best start to a season in 23 years.
Fleetwood Town and Burton Albion were involved in the game of the day, with Burton eventually running out 3-2 winners. Albion found themselves 3-0 up after 35 minutes through goals from Rene Howe, Adam McGurk and Chris Hussey. Fleetwood fought back in the second half, and within the space of seven minutes found themselves only a goal behind. Goals from Jeff Hughes and Jamille Matt put the pressure on Burton, but the away side managed to hold on to keep their unbeaten start to the season going.
Elsewhere, Exeter City also maintained their unbeaten start to the season with a 2-0 home win against Wimbledon. Irishman, John O’Flynn got both of the goals as City moved up into fourth place in the table.
As for my home team, Scunthorpe United, well I thought I was going to be writing about a victory after David Mirfin’s header in the 88th minute put the Iron in the lead against Dagenham & Redbridge. The away team had other ideas though, with Luke Howell scoring the equaliser in added time. United also missed a penalty earlier on in the game, with Chris Iwelumo having his spot kick saved by Chris Lewington.
League Two Results – 17/8/13
Bury 3-0 Accrington
Cheltenham 1-3 Plymouth
Exeter 2-0 Wimbledon
Fleetwood 2-3 Burton
Newport 1-0 Bristol Rovers
Portsmouth 3-0 Morecambe
Rochdale 2-2 Chesterfield
Scunthorpe 1-1 Dagenham & Redbridge
Southend 2-0 Northampton
Torquay 1-3 Oxford
Wycombe 0-1 Mansfield
York 0-0 Hartlepool