The weekend that was: ten nuggets from this weekend’s EFL action (4th & 5th September 2021)

The weekend that was: ten nuggets from this weekend’s EFL action (4th & 5th September 2021)

#1 There were only 14 games in the EFL on Saturday. Are we moving towards League One having International breaks like the Premier League and the Championship?

#2 31st March 1991. That was the last time Wimbledon fans saw their team win a league game at Plough Lane – until now. Jack Rudoni’s brace helped Mark Robinson’s side come from behind to beat Oxford United 3-1 on Saturday.

#3 Accrington Stanley’s win over Shrewsbury Town has taken them up to 2nd in Sky Bet League One (level on points with leaders, Sunderland), which is Stanley’s highest league position since returning to the EFL 15 years ago. Who are they? Exactly.

#4 Despite playing one game less than most of the teams around them, Harrogate Town sit top of League Two. Town have taken 13 points from their opening five games.

#5 Port Vale’s Jamie Proctor has scored four goals in his last two league games, which is more than he registered in the whole of last season.

#6 Tranmere Rovers have only scored two league goals. However, they’ve garnered eight points from their opening six games. Talk about being efficient….

#7 Danny Rose ended a run of 32 games without a goal when he netted the opener for Northampton in their 2-0 win over Scunthorpe. What are the odds on him scoring again this weekend?

#8 Speaking of Northampton, Saturday’s shut-out was their fourth clean sheet of the season. Miserly.

#9 Leon Clarke is no stranger to debuts, but there can’t be many that have gone better than his debut for Bristol Rovers. Clarke nodded in the winner a matter of seconds after coming on for his 19th (NINETEENTH) different league club.

#10 Barrow’s Ollie Banks is in a rich vein of form. Banks scored his third goal in his last three games against his old club, Oldham Athletic.