A reduced Sky Bet League 1 schedule yesterday saw Bradford pick up the most comprehensive win of the day with a 4-0 home victory over Brentford.
The Bees were reduced to 10 men on 27 minutes when ‘keeper David Button was sent off for a foul on Nahki Wells and James Hanson then gave the Bantams a 1-0 half time lead. Three goals in nine second half minutes confirmed the three points for the hosts with Hanson, Wells and Gary Thompson all finding the back of the net. Bradford move up to fifth whilst Brentford are now in eighth.
Third-placed Peterborough rescued a point at Crewe with a late Michael Bostwick header. The Railwaymen had gone 2-0 up inside 21 minutes through Vadaine Oliver and AJ Leitch-Smith but Tyrone Barnett reduced the deficit right on half time. Posh piled on the pressure in the second half but it took until the second minute of injury time to secure a draw when Bostwick headed in Lee Tomlin’s corner.
MK Dons and Swindon shared the points with a 1-1 draw in the day’s early kick-off. Spurs loanee Alex Pritchard opened the scoring for the visitors who were then dealt a blow when Nathan Byrne was sent off. Patrick Bamford equalised for the Dons on 55 minutes to continue their unbeaten start to the season.
An eventful second half at the Broadfield Stadium saw Crawley beat Gillingham 3-2. Goalless at half time, the Gills went ahead through a Danny Kedwell penalty with both teams then seeing a man sent off for second yellows. Kyle McFadzean equalised and then Billy Clarke gave the Red Devils the lead, only for Leon Legge to level from close range. However with nine minutes remaining Clarke struck again to hand Crawley the win.
Rotherham came from behind to beat Sheffield United in a South Yorkshire derby. Jose Baxter gave the Blades a first half lead only for second half strikes from Kieran Agard, Danny Nardiello and Robert Milsom to maintain the Millers’ unbeaten start to the league campaign. They sit up in 4th whilst David Weir’s United find themselves down in 19th place.
Finally Carlisle – who visit The Lamex Stadium on 21st September – fell to a 1-0 home defeat to Port Vale who stole all three points thanks to Tom Pope’s 90th minute winner.
In other Sky Bet League 1 fixtures this weekend, Coventry host Colchester this afternoon (3pm) whilst Oldham travel to Preston tomorrow night (19.35).
The Sky Bet League 1 table can be found here.