League One Preview - Gills looking for repeat performance
Justin Edinburgh will be hoping table-topping Gillingham's opening 4-0 win over much-fancied Sheffield United was no fluke when they travel to Port Vale this weekend.
Gillingham enjoyed a wonderful opening day victory over the much-fancied Sheffield United at Priestfield. Can Justin Edinburgh's men continue away to Port Vale?
Luke Norris, Deji Oshilaja, John Egan and Bradley Dack scored the goals in a surprisingly one-sided 4-0 win which saw the Gills climb to the top of the League One table, and perhaps piling on some early pressure on new United manager Nigel Adkins.
The Blades in response have signed Birmingham City's Canadian centre-half, David Edgar, on a season-long loan as they face Chesterfield in a local derby at Bramall Lane. The Spireites were opening-day victors over Barnsley.
Individual performance of the week went to Swindon's wing-back, Nathan Byrne. Despite going a goal down to Bradford City, a 16-minute hat-trick from Byrne turned the game on its head. Jonathan Obika put City out of reach for the Robins.
The Bantams open their home campaign at Valley Parade with Shrewsbury Town being the visitors. Bradford will be roared on by a projected crowd of 20,000, which includes 18,000 season ticket holders. This has been all down to a marketing campaign and cheap season-long deals to attract crowds after low attendances in the league last season.
Following promotion from League Two last season Shrewsbury were defeated by Millwall last weekend. James Collins gave the Shrews the lead before Steve Morison and a Lee Gregory penalty turned the game in favour of the Lions.
Two goals from Coventry's on-loan striker, Adam Armstrong, were enough to defeat Wigan at the Ricoh Arena. The 18-year-old has played in the Premier League with parent club Newcastle United and could prove to be a shrewd signing by Sky Blues boss Tony Mowbray and certainly one to look out for in League One this season. A warning to Wigan fans that life in the third tier won't be as easy as many pundits have predicted.
Rochdale defeated Peterborough with goals either side of half-time from Callum Camps and Reuben Noble-Lazurus. The Dale travel to Blackpool who drew 2-2 at Colchester last weekend. The U's took the lead through Alex Gilbey before two goals from striker Mark Cullen put the Tangerines in front. Former Ipswich and Newcastle winger, Darren Ambrose, earned a share of the spoils in the second half for Colchester.
Burton's first ever match in League One ended with victory after they beat Scunthorpe at the Pirelli Stadium. Stuart Beavon and Lucas Akins put the Brewers in the lead before Charlie Goode pulled a goal back in stoppage-time. The Iron had goalkeeper Luke Daniels sent off in the second half.
Burton now travel to Barnsley hoping to build on a good start, which also saw them progress in the League Cup during the week, after defeating Bolton Wanderers.
Bury and Doncaster were involved in a controversial incident at the Keepmoat Stadium when Jamie Forrester scored after looking to return the ball back to Bury following an injury to a Bury player. After much debate, Shakers striker Leon Clarke was allowed to walk the ball into the back of the net to level matters.
Rovers' boss, Paul Dickov said: "I didn't really think twice about allowing them to score, you can't win a match like that."
Doncaster travel to Wigan on Sunday hoping they can grab their first league win.
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