Coventry City are the only team in League One to boast a perfect record this season as the Sky Blues moved two points clear at the summit after defeating Crewe Alexandra 3-2 on Tuesday night.
Goals from John Fleck, Adam Armstrong and Jim O’Brien gave Tony Mowbray’s side that all-important third successive win this term, although the unfancied Railwaymen almost snatched a point when Brad Inman and Marcus Haber drew Crewe back into contention.
Gillingham also continued their fine start to the new campaign by occupying the runners-up spot after coming from a goal down to defeat Bradford City 2-1 at Valley Parade.
James Hanson opened the deadlock for the Bantams on seven minutes, but second-half strikes from Luke Norris and Adedeji Oshilaja preserved the Gill’s unbeaten start to snatch their second taste of success this term.
Fleetwood Town won their first game of the season in thrilling fashion after edging past Bury 4-3 in a seven-goal thriller at Gigg Lane.
Goals from the Shakers’ Leon Clarke and Tom Soares, plus the Cod Army’s Conor McLaughlin and Tyler Hornby-Forbes, had the teams enter the interval all square.
However; David Ball and Jamie Proctor gave Fleetwood the lead after half-time to give Graham Alexander’s men their first victory in three attempts this term, despite Danny Rose grabbing a late consolation for Bury.
Not quite as many goals; but Barnsley pulled off a remarkable 3-2 away win at recently relegated Millwall to record back-to-back victories and jump up to seventh in the standings.
The Lions’ Fred Onyedinma did his best to snatch at least a point for the home side with his impressive brace, but efforts from Sam Winnall, Alfie Mawson and Lewin Nyatanga meant the Tykes walked away from The Den with all three points.
Walsall sealed back-to-back wins to climb up to third in the table after efforts from Andy Taylor and Sam Mantom helped the Saddlers fend off Rochdale 2-1. Calvin Andrew pulled one back for the hosts in the final ten minutes.
Recently relegated Blackpool continue to struggle in the third tier of English football after suffering consecutive defeats on Tuesday night after going down 2-1 at home to newly promoted Burton Albion.
Summer signing Jack Redshaw gave the Seasiders a 26th minute lead, but a late brace from Abdenasser El Khayati spoiled the home crowd celebrations to leave their side third from bottom after three games.
Wigan Athletic sealed their first win of the League One campaign after comfortably easing past Scunthorpe United 3-0 at the DW Stadium. Will Grigg (Pen), Donervon Daniels and Craig Davies scored the goals.
Sheffield United are up to eighth after back-to-back wins following their convincing 3-1 victory at Peterborough United on Tuesday night. Derby County loanee Conor Sammon scored twice for the Blades alongside Jose Baxter’s late strike, with substitute Souleymane Coulibaly netting Posh’s late consolation.
Chesterfield climbed into the top-five after brushing past newly promoted Shrewsbury Town 2-1 thanks to second-half efforts from Sylvan Ebanks-Blake and Sam Morsy. Mat Sadler struck a wonderful 25-yard goal in the 88th minute, but it only counted as a mere consolation come the final whistle.
Swindon Town and Port Vale both remain unbeaten this season after their respective 2-2 stalemate on Tuesday night. Fabien Robert and Anton Rodgers twice had the Robins in front, but Uche Ikpeazu’s leveller and Sam Foley’s controversial injury-time penalty secured a last-ditch point for the visitors.
Meanwhile the other fixtures saw goalless fates at both the Keepmoat Stadium and the Colchester Community Stadium, with Doncaster Rover holding Southend United and Oldham Athletic coming away with a point from Colchester United.
Player of Midweek: Abdenasser El Khayati (Burton Albion)
Team of Midweek: Walsall
Goal of Midweek: Jim O’Brien (Coventry City)