Sunday, 7 August 2011

League 2 Round-Up - Week One

Full results from this round of matches in Football League Two are available here on the BBC Sport website.

Swindon and Bristol Rovers, both relegated from League One last season and under new management, made good starts to life in the bottom tier by picking up three points on the opening day of the season. Paul Buckle's Rovers overcame Football League new (old) boys AFC Wimbledon at Kingsmeadow, whilst Swindon Town, under the watchful eye of Paolo Di Canio, saw off Crewe by three goals to nil. Meanwhile, at Vale Park, promotion favourites and all-round people's champions Crawley Town were held to a 2-2 draw away at Port Vale.

Paul Sturrock's Southend began the season in Luggy-pleasing form, beating Hereford 1-0 at home, while Torquay United came from two goals down to draw 2-2 with Burton Albion at Plainmoor. Bradford City, who are now in their fifth season of being too big for the bottom division, lost 2-1 at home to Aldershot.

Potential play-off contenders Rotherham beat Oxford United (who have promotion hopes of their own) 1-0. Morecombe and Macclesfield, who have been tipped to struggle by many, both lost their opening fixtures 1-0, to Barnet and Dagenham and Redbridge respectively. Elsewhere, Gillingham beat Cheltenham by a goal to nil and Northampton and Accrington Stanley played out the division's only goalless draw.

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