League One Review: It’s all gone sour in Swindon
What a difference 11 days can make.
Since beating Premier League side Stoke City in the League Cup, Swindon fans have seen their side thumped by Preston, beaten by bitter rivals Oxford in the Johnstone's Paint Trophy and have had two players publicly slated by manager Paolo Di Canio.
Surely a visit from pointless Leyton Orient could get things back on track? Not so.
A spirited display from Orient saw them leave the County Ground with a deserved 1-0 victory.
Di Canio (pictured) responded by claiming he has “overestimated” his players and they might well be thinking the same thing about him.
Redknapp effect takes hold at Bournemouth
It’s not quite the England job, but Harry Redknapp will be pleased with how things have started in his new advisory role at former club Bournemouth.
The Cherries deservedly came away from league leaders Yeovil Town with a 1-0 win, courtesy of a Richard Hughes free-kick.
Yeovil have been replaced at the top by Notts County, who were victorious in a thrilling clash with Shrewsbury Town.
A crazy four goals in seven minutes had the score tied at 2-2, before Lee Hughes, who doesn't always endear himself to football fans, struck a late winner for the Magpies.
Tranmere missed their chance to go top, following a goalless draw with Crewe.
Scunthorpe still struggling
When you’re bottom of the league and without a point you need a bit of luck.
Fortune seemed to finally be smiling on Scunthorpe United, when Sheffield United were reduced to nine men, with only 15 minutes of Saturday’s game remaining.
Already leading 1-0, all the Irons needed to do was hang on and earn their first win of the season.
Alas, luck is in short supply at Glandford Park and Neil Collins was on hand to draw United level with an 83rd minute equaliser, keeping Scunthorpe stuck to the foot of the table.
Sheffield United weren’t the only team to go down to nine men however, as Crawley Town suffered the same fate.
It would cost the Sussex side dear, with Portsmouth scoring three late goals to grab a 3-0 victory live in front of the Sky Sports cameras. It is Pompey's first win of the season.
Stevenage up to third
Stevenage haven’t lost a regular league game since the start of April and they continued that run with a 2-1 away win at still-managerless Coventry.
The shortlist for the vacant position at the Ricoh Arena is now down to nine, and Sky Blues fans will expect to see a new man in charge before next week’s clash with Tranmere.
Elsewhere, Preston continued their impressive form with a 2-1 win away at Bury, while Carlisle won away at Hartlepool by the same score.
Brentford and Walsall continued their solid starts to the season with 1-0 wins over Colchester United and MK Dons respectively.
By James Martin
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