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League One Preview

12 September 2014

We look ahead at the weekend's games.

Last week saw 16 goals in 7 games, with Peterborough and Bristol extending their gap over League One new boys Fleetwood, as the Cod Army fell to a 1-0 defeat away at Oldham.

Following another entertaining weekend of League One football six days ago, we can look forward to a full complement of third tier football this weekend.

At the other end of the table both Walsall and Colchester looked to kick start their seasons with the elusive first win, but held one another to an exciting 0-0 draw.
Peterborough United will look to extend their one point gap at the top of the table over Bristol City, and build on their 3-1 victory against Port Vale when they host Shaun Derry and his Notts County team, whose last game saw them lose at home to Bristol City on the final day of August.

Bristol City also play at home this week, against the unpredictable Doncaster, who also missed out on game time last weekend, when their game vs Barnsley wasn’t played due to the international break. Bristol will head into the fixture in good spirits following a comfortable 2-0 win over Scunthorpe on Saturday.

Fleetwood will hope to put the previous weekend behind them as they take on a struggling Crawley side in Sussex. After defeat to Oldham on Saturday, the Cod Army will be hoping to put more misery on the home side who crumbled to a 4-0 home defeat to Rochdale at the weekend. 

Capital One Cup heroes MK Dons will travel to Barnsley in good spirits for this top of the table clash, after neither team played the previous weekend. In their previous games both teams picked up points with Barnsley gaining a hard earned point against Yeovil, and MK Dons easing past Crawley 2-0 at home.

Bradford will host Swindon, with both teams looking to get back to winning ways, after the Bantams lost at home to Yeovil this weekend, with a 1-3 scoreline, with Swindon not playing last weekend but previously getting a 1-1 draw the week before at home to Coventry. 

Chesterfield are another team who were affected by the international break but will look to continue with their winning ways, when they host Scunthorpe, who lost 2-0 to a strong Bristol City on Saturday. The Spierites mustered a 1-2 away win against Port Vale the last time they played and will look for the same again this weekend.

Preston’s last game saw them earn a hard fought victory at home to League 2 Shrewsbury in the JPT, and will hope to build on their good early season form when they travel to a struggling Walsall, who drew 0-0 with Colchester last time out.

Oldham will hope to build on their impressive 1-0 victory over Fleetwood as they take on Gillingham in Kent. The last Gills game saw them fall 1-0 to a strong Coventry performance on their return to the Ricoh Arena. 

Yeovil will travel to Coventry to take on the Sky Blues as they play their second game back in their home town following that 1-0 win over Gillingham on Saturday. The away side will be in good form following an exciting 1-3 win away to Bradford last time out, as will the home team following their hard fought victory.

Rochdale will hope to build on their last result of a 0-4 hammering of Crawley, as they travel to Brammall Lane to play Sheffield United who are another team that was affected by the international break. Their previous result was 1-1 draw away at Preston, which stands them in good stead for the upcoming visit of Rochdale.

After falling to defeat to the League leaders, Port Vale will hope to end their run of 3 straight defeats as they travel to Crewe who themselves haven’t managed a point all season.

Crewe lost 2-0 to Gillingham last time they played and will be looking to put that behind them and get their first point of the season in this lower league clash.
Last time Orient played they managed a 1-1 draw away to the impressive Fleetwood. 

The U’s kept their first clean sheet of the season last time out away to Walsall, with new boss Tony Humes getting a point in his first game in charge, while the O’s would hope to end a run of 3 draws and maximise the points they get against the Essex team.

Finally, Leyton Orient host the U's, in an Essex/East London derby.

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