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Five Headlines From The Weekend

30 October 2017

We take a look at the top five headlines that League One football produced last weekend...

Shrews tamed by wonder strike
Going into the weekend’s games there were only two teams in the top four divisions with unbeaten league records - Manchester City and Shrewsbury Town.
Shrewsbury sat at the top of League One with a return of 37 points from the opening 15 league games, which was the fourth best return in the history of the third tier. 
The Shrews success may have come as a shock to some fans as the League One leaders narrowly avoided relegation to League Two last term.
However, all good things must come to an end as Shrewsbury slipped to a 1-0 defeat at Peterborough on Saturday, courtesy of Marcus Maddison's curling long-distance goal, struck from close to the touchline.
Gills earn comfortable win over 10 man Rotherham
Gillingham took a second-minute lead with Josh Parker heading in from Billy Bingham's corner.
The visitors started the second half strongly and doubled their lead after 48 minutes when Jake Hessenthaler picked out Tom Eaves to head in from close-range.
Moore struck one back in the 57th minute as he latched onto a long ball from Darren Potter and powered past Tomas Holy.
Rotherham's hopes of gaining a point faded when Mattock was sent off with five minutes to go following two yellow cards in quick succession for a foul on the edge of the box and dissent.
Gillingham sealed the victory after 86 minutes with Bingham and Parker combining once again to head home from a corner.
Matt Kilgallon earns Bantams late win
Matt Kilgallon scored a late winner as Bradford beat Portsmouth 1-0 at Fratton Park to maintain pressure on the Sky Bet League One leaders.
Kilgallon headed home Shay McMahon's corner 10 minutes from time as the Bantams snatched the points against the run of play.
Wide man Bennett completed a hat-trick of spurned chances early in the second half when he rounded Bradford goalkeeper Colin Doyle before somehow missing the open target.
Doyle was by far the busier of the two keepers and saved well to deny Ben Close and Bennett as Pompey piled on the pressure.
But Bradford stunned the south coast side with Kilgallon's second league goal of the season to condemn Kenny Jackett's men to a third straight defeat.
Duane Holmes grabs late winner for Iron
Duane Holmes grabbed a late winner as Scunthorpe edged an end-to-end battle 3-2 at Oldham.
The Iron substitute converted from close range in the 83rd minute; shortly after ex-Scunthorpe striker Craig Davies appeared to have rescued a point for the hosts in what was the first defeat of Oldham manager Richie Wellens' eight-match reign.
Tom Hopper netted in the fifth minute as Oldham goalkeeper Jack Ruddy could only push Lee Novak's shot into his path.
Five minutes later, the lead was doubled when Josh Morris was slipped in down the left side of the area to slot calmly across Ruddy.
Home skipper Peter Clarke reduced the arrears shortly before half-time with a close-range header, meeting Kean Bryan's nod-back.
Davies crashed home to make it 2-2 after a free-kick was not cleared with Aaron Amadi-Holloway sending a header towards the far post into his path.
But Holmes had the final say, converting a Morris cross from close range to make it back-to-back wins for the visitors.
Rochdale hit back to earn point
Rochdale bounced back after conceding just 43 seconds in to claim a share of the spoils in a 1-1 draw at League One’s bottom side Plymouth.
Striker Matt Done - who scored the winner against Bristol Rovers last week - was on target with a superb shot on the spin from 15 yards after 34 minutes.
Forward Joel Grant headed Plymouth in front at the far post from Graham Carey's deep cross from the right in the first attack of the game.
Done would have increased his tally if not for two superb saves by stand-in goalkeeper Remi Matthews.
At the other end, Calvin Andrew did well to clear the Dale lines as Toumani Diagouraga rounded keeper Josh Lillis but could not find the finishing touch as Andrew swooped in to clear from Grant on the goal-line after 55 minutes.
Matthews was assisted by central defender Sonny Bradley, who made an important shot to block Done's goal-bound 67th-minute shot.

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