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LEAGUE ONE REVIEW: WEEK 2

18 August 2014

The Iron were brought back down to earth with a 4-0 defeat at the hands of Simon Grayson’s Preston North End.

Joe Garner, who spent time on loan at Glanford Park in 2011, opened the scoring after 17 minutes before Miguel Llera turned into his own net five minutes before half-time.

Three minutes after the break, they were 3-0 up through Chris Humphrey and Garner got his second to add to Russ Wilcox side’s woes.

Speaking after the game, he said: "It was a very difficult match. We knew it would be a difficult game against a strong Preston outfit, who will be looking to push for the top two this season.

"Simon Grayson has won promotion with every team he's been at and know what this division is about.

"We turned in an outstanding performance and result at Blackburn on Tuesday (in response to Swindon) and you think you've cracked it a bit.

"People have to be careful about holding on to that shirt because there are other players chomping at the bit to get in that team.

"You have to work hard to get the shirt and you need to work even harder to keep it, and I don't think that happened on the day."

Elsewhere, Bristol City continued their good start with a 2-1 win over Colchester. After beating Sheff Utd last week, a double from Aaron Wilbraham cancelled out George Moncur’s opener.

Last year’s promoted sides, Chesterfield and Rochdale, faced off at the Proact Stadium and the Spireites edged it 2-1, with all three goals coming from the spot.

Rob Harris’ own-goal gave Coventry a credible 1-0 win over Sheffield United at Sixfields Stadium to subject the Blades to two successive league defeats this season.

Izale McLeod’s second half penalty helped Crawley beat Swindon, who opened the campaign with a win over the Iron, 1-0.

Barnsley got their first win of the season with a 2-1 victory at Crewe. Billy Waters put Alexandra in front and Sam Winnall set-up Leroy Lita to equalise before Martin Crainie’s header stole the points.

Ben Williamson, Tom Pope and Carl Dickinson scored in Port Vale’s 3-1 win at Doncaster, who were 3-0 down before Kyle Bennett pulled a goal back.

Gillingham beat Yeovil in the Capital One Cup in midweek and they beat the Glovers 2-0 in the league game at Priestfield, with goals from Joe Martin and Danny Kedwell.

Fleetwood are the visitors to Glanford Park on Tuesday and they beat Notts County as Jamie Proctor’s goal proved the difference.

After Jonathan Forte put Oldham 1-0 up, Leyton Orient struck three times through Darius Henderson, David Money and Kevin Lisbie to give them a 3-1 win.

Two goals in the last ten minutes gave Peterborough a 3-2 win over MK Dons. Kenny McEvoy put Posh 1-0 up before Delle Alli put them level. Kyle Vassell hit a double before Daniel Powell’s late goal proved to be too little too late.

Bradford held Walsall to a 0-0 draw at the Banks’s Stadium.

Next up for the Iron is a home clash with Fleetwood on Tuesday evening, while Peterborough play Sheff United, Bristol City face Leyton Orient and Chesterfield host MK Dons.

Coventry face Barnsley while Bradford travel to Crawley and Crewe host Rochdale.

Preston will play down the road at Doncaster and Gillingham and Swindon will face off at Priestfield. Notts County play Colchester, Oldham face Port Vale and Walsall host Yeovil.

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