Forest Green fall to surprise defeat; Harrogate the only unbeaten side after draw
League leaders Forest Green Rovers lost their 100% win record after losing 2-0 at home to Port Vale.
Clean Sheet ✅
Two Goals ✅
THREE POINTS ✅
— Port Vale FC (@OfficialPVFC) August 28, 2021
A quick-fire brace from experienced striker Jamie Proctor in the first 10 minutes sealed the fate of Forest Green.
The home side were unable to turn the bulk of possession into clear chances and the early pacesetters were restricted to just a singular shot on target. The win gives Port Vale their first of the season.
Harrogate Town remain the only unbeaten side in the division thanks to a 1-1 draw at The EnviroVent Stadium but will feel frustrated that they let the lead slip against 10-man Exeter.
Jack Muldoon got his first of the campaign with a first half penalty which also saw Exeter’s Harry Kite sent off.
Exeter salvaged a point with a 79th minute equaliser from Josh Key.
Bradford City lost their unbeaten record after losing 2-0 away to Leyton Orient. It was a long journey home for the Bantams after two second half goals from The O’s saw the Yorkshire side well beaten.
Raul Sotiriou and Harry Smith got the goals that kept all three points in London.
Swindon Town were able to benefit from the top three all failing to register a win.
Tyreece Simpson’s goal in the 59th minute was the only thing separating the sides in a 1-0 win for Swindon over Mansfield.
Oldham produce stunning late comeback; Scunthorpe and Salford get first wins
Junior Luamba scored in the 96th minute to score a dramatic late winner for struggling Oldham, who came back from a goal down to beat Sutton United 2-1 and move off the foot of the table.
— Oldham Athletic (@OfficialOAFC) August 28, 2021
David Ajiboye had given Sutton the lead in the 62nd minute and they looked to be on the way to victory until the Latics equalised via a header from Carl Piergianni with two minutes remaining.
Luamba then slotted home in the 96th minute to give Oldham their first win of the season.
Scunthorpe United registered their first win of the season, thanks to a 1-0 win at The Sands Venue Stadium vs Tranmere Rovers. Myles Hippolyte converted a penalty in the fourth minute to separate the two sides.
Despite having the bulk of possession, Tranmere failed to have a single shot on target and the away side had ex-Iron goalkeeper, Joe Murphy to thank for the scoreline not being even more adverse due to some smart saves from the experienced Irishman.
Elsewhere in the division, Rochdale drew 1-1 with Colchester on Friday evening, Barrow drew 1-1 at home to Bristol Rovers despite having to play with 10-men for nearly and hour due to a red card for Mark Ellis.
Ollie Banks levelled for Barrow after Sam Nicholson had but Bristol Rovers ahead only a matter of moments before.
Crawley and Northampton saw out the only scoreless match of the league two weekend which won’t live long in the memories of either set of fans. Walsall got a first win with a 1-0 victory at home to Stevenage.
The results mean Forest Green Rovers stay top of the table while Harrogate Town, Bradford City and Swindon Town are all two points behind the leaders.
— Sky Bet League Two (@SkyBetLeagueTwo) August 28, 2021
Hartlepool, Leyton Orient and Mansfield Town make up the top seven at this early stage of the season.
Sutton slip to the foot of the table due to Oldham’s victory. The newly promoted side are the only team yet to register a win in the division. Oldham remain in the relegation zone.