The weekend that was: ten nuggets from this weekend’s EFL action (25th & 26th September 2022)

The weekend that was: ten nuggets from this weekend’s EFL action (25th & 26th September 2022)

#1 Plymouth Argyle moved to the top of League One after they came from a goal down to beat the previously unbeaten Ipswich Town 2-1 on Sunday lunchtime. Argyle have now won all five of their home league games this season, while Ipswich’s defeat means that Portsmouth are now the only unbeaten team in the third tier.

#2 Ten years to the day since Gareth Ainsworth was appointed manager of Wycombe Wanderers, Wild Thing’s Chairboys succumbed to a 3-1 defeat at the hands of Sheffield Wednesday. Ainsworth’s first game in charge was a 3-0 defeat to Dagenham & Redbridge, but there have been plenty of highs in between!

#3 A Jevani Brown hattrick helped Exeter City on their way to a 4-0 win over Forest Green Rovers. The Grecians are now six points clear of the side who pipped them to the League Two title on the final day of last season.

#4 Bristol Rovers, who were the other side to win automatic promotion from League Two last season, are now seven league games without a win. The Gas fell to a 1-0 defeat at home to Accrington Stanley.

#5 In a game between a side who were yet to win at home and a side who were yet to win away, it was the visitors Cambridge United who came out on top. Mark Bonner’s men moved up to 7th in League One with a 2-1 win at Morecambe.

#6 It’s official. Leyton Orient have made the best ever start to a season in the fourth tier of English football. Richie Wellens’ O’s beat Barrow 2-0 to clinch their ninth win from their first ten games. The other game? A 1-1 draw at Swindon.

#7 Erling Braut Hoskins? Sam joined Mr Haaland on 11 league goals for the season by scoring Northampton’s first in their 2-1 win over Stockport County at Sixfields.

#8 Stevenage scored their third winner after the 80th minute in League Two this season to beat struggling Harrogate Town 1-0 at the Lamex Stadium. Steve Evans’ side have won five of their last six games in all competitions, while the Sulphurites have now lost six of their last seven.

#9 AFC Wimbledon were on course to pick up their second league win of 2022 – then Vadaine Oliver happened. The former Gills target man scored his first goal for Bradford to make it 2-2 in the 95th minute; salvaging a point for the Bantams.

#10 Finally, it was a tale of two penalties as Rochdale picked up their first league win of the season against Colchester. Devante Rodney’s successful spot kick, coupled with Freddie Sears’ late miss, also moved Dale above Hartlepool, who drew 0-0 at home to Gillingham in Keith Curle’s first game in charge.

(Photo Creds – Charlie David)