Colchester ended Gillingham’s unbeaten start to the season and knocked the Gills off of the top spot in League One, with a 2-1 home victory.
Gavin Massey put Colchester ahead, before Luke Norris levelled moments later. However, Callum Harriott scored with a thunderous finish after a superb team move that Real Madrid would have been proud of. Jamie Jones then saved a penalty as the U’s ran out the winners.
Burton Albion took advantage of Gillingham’s defeat to go top of the table, following a 1-0 away win at Swindon. Stuart Beavon’s fourth goal of the campaign means Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink’s side continue to impress at this level.
Coventry beat Chesterfield 1-0 at the Ricoh Arena as on-loan Newcastle striker Adam Armstrong scored his sixth of the season to leave the Sky Blues in fourth place in the table. Rochdale also won at home, beating Scunthorpe 2-1 thanks to Peter Vincenti’s late strike. Joe Bunney opened the scoring for the hosts, before Murray Wallace’s headed equaliser. Vincenti then got the winner five minutes from time.
There were home victories for Wigan, who won 2-1 against Fleetwood, in which Jordan Flores scored on his full debut, and for Bury as they overcame Port Vale 1-0, with Nathan Cameron getting the only goal of the match.
Elsewhere there were away victories for Crewe and Southend, who beat Shrewsbury and Millwall respectively. Adam King scored the only goal as Crewe won 1-0, whilst David Mooney and Adam Barrett secured a 2-0 scoreline for Southend at the Den.
Meanwhile, Blackpool drew at home with Barnsley 1-1, which meant that the Tangerines slipped to bottom of the league, whilst Doncaster and Oldham played out the same result during David Dunn’s first game as interim boss for the latter.
Sheffield United battled back from 2-0 down to draw 2-2 away to Bradford. James Meredith and Devante Cole put Braford into a comfortable lead, but second half strikes from Billy Sharp and an own goal from Meredith meant a point apiece.
And finally, Peterborough rescued a point against Walsall as it finished 1-1. Romaine Sawyers’ thunderous strike put the away side in the lead, but Michael Bostwick kept his composure to dispatch a penalty three minutes from time for 10-man Peterborough.
Player of the Weekend: Callum Harriott (Colchester United)
Team of the Weekend: Colchester United
Goal of the Weekend: Romaine Sawyers (Peterborough vs Walsall)
— Football On 5 (@FootballOn5) September 20, 2015