Swindon Town ended Bristol City’s unbeaten start to the season with a 1-0 win at the County Ground.City, who saw their run of 22 league matches without defeat come to an end, played most of the game with ten men after Wade Elliott was shown a straight red card after two minutes. It took Mark Cooper’s Swindon until the 78th minute to break the ten men down but when they eventually did it was Michael Smith who earned all three points for his side to move them up to second, behind Bristol City.
Gillingham came out on top in a five goal thriller at home to Leyton Orient as an injury time winner secured a 3-2 win for Peter Taylor’s side. Gianvito Plasmati's spot-kick had put Orient ahead but two Leon Legge headers swung the match around in the Gills favour. Orient then took advantage when Michael Doughty saw red for Gillingham by drawing level through Chris Dagnall but the ten men grabbed a last gasp winner through Cody McDonald.
Rory McArdle and Mark Yeates scored the goals as Bradford inflicted Preston’s first home defeat in 2014 with a 2-1 at Deepdale. Joe Garner had equalised for Preston in the 85th minute but Yeates’ late goal moves City up to 13th.
Friday night’s match saw Barnsley move into the top half with a 3-2 win over Chesterfield at Oakwell. Ex-Iron Sam Winnall put the home side ahead early on before Sanchez Watt quickly brought the sides level. Second half goals for Conor Hourihane, from the penalty spot, and Peter Ramage gave Barnsley a two goal cushion and a consolation from Freddie Sears couldn’t prevent Winnall’s team picking up the win.
Crawley came from a goal down to earn a 1-1 draw away at Oldham Athletic. Debutant Daniel Johnson put Oldham ahead early on but Gwion Edward’s equaliser before half time denied Lee Johnson’s side all three points.
Port Vale moved up to 12th with a 1-0 victory over Rochdale at Vale Park. Michael Brown scored the only goal of the game as his effort found its way past Rochdale keeper Conrad Logan.
Fleetwood Town earned a win late on at Huish Park as a Jeff Hughes goal gave them a 1-0 victory away at Yeovil Town. Yeovil now sit at the bottom of the League One table, three points from safety.
Sheffield United remain in the play-off places following their 1-0 win over local rivals Doncaster Rovers. Paddy McCarthy had been sent off for United when he conceded a penalty but Mark Howard’s save provided the platform for Josh Murphy to fire home and send the Blades back to Bramall lane with the victory.
Notts County are now 4th in League One following their 1-0 win over Coventry at the Ricoh Arena. Garry Thompson’s second half goal moves County just three points off second place in the table.
There were two goalless draws in this weekend’s action as both Crewe vs Chesterfield and Walsall vs Peterborough ended without goals.