Oxford United, who meet Argyle at the Kassam Stadium on Saturday, sit atop League Two after picking up a 2-0 victory over a Southend side who played for more than an hour with ten men after Michael Timlin picked up two bookings in the opening 27 minutes. Gillingham, who beat Wycombe 1-0, and Accrington Stanley, who maintained their fine early season form with a 2-0 win over Port Vale, are the only other teams to have a 100% record after two matches. Paul Sturrock’s Shrimpers, meanwhile, find themselves bottom of the pile and are the only side yet to pick up a point.
Big spenders and pre-season favourites Rotherham and Fleetwood had a difficult evening; the Millers lost 2-1 to Northampton while last season’s Blue Square Premier champions suffered a 1-0 reverse at Valley Parade. Martin Ling’s Torquay drew their second game on the trot, 2-2 at home against Cheltenham, whilst Exeter bounced back from their opening day disappointment with a 2-1 victory away at Aldershot.
The game of the evening took place at the Pirelli Stadium, where Burton scored four goals in the opening 20 minutes of a 6-2 victory over Wimbledon. York City twice came from behind to claim a point in their 2-2 draw at Morecambe, while Barnet and Bristol Rovers and Chesterfield and Rochdale played out 1-1 draws.