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Three headlines from the weekend

16 October 2017

Take a look at three headlines from League One after another weekend of football...

Early bath for the ref

Referee Robert Lewis left concussed in collision.

Robert Lewis was the man in the middle at The Valley when Charlton Athletic faced Doncaster Rovers on Saturday.

The experienced referee was caught up in the middle of a collision cutting his game short not long after half-time.

Thankfully Lewis was Ok once accessed by medics inside the stadium, with his fourth official Craig Hicks thankfully bringing the game to it’s conclusion after 90 minutes.

Stand-in boss Lovell proves Gills’ good luck charm

Struggling Gillingham went to Peterborough on Saturday in search of three points, probably more hope than expectations.

The Gills are still in search of a permanent manager following the departure of Ady Pennock, and this week saw their caretaker manager Peter Taylor also move on.

Former England boss Taylor departed his role as club’s director of football, and has taken charge of the Gills’ previous three games.

First-team coach Steve Lovell stepped into the dugout for the interim and took the second-from-bottom side to London Road.

Former Manchester United trainee Lee Martin proved the match-winner.

His first-half goal was enough to not only end a four-game goalless streak for the Medway man, but also to give Gillingham their first win away in 11 league games.

Kenny Jackett believes squad still building for League One

Portsmouth manager believes he is still building a squad able to cope with League One.

Pompey moved to within a point off the top six after their 2-0 win at home to MK Dons on Saturday, their second win in as many league games.

Jackett has seen his Portsmouth side win six of their 13 league games this season after inheriting a promotion-winning squad from Paul Cook in June.

The experienced manager said “When January comes, we need to make sure we step forward and players remain hungry and competition is high.”

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