Life in League One: The Opening Weekend’s Team of the Week

This weekend’s League One action saw Rotherham United hit Southend for five, Pep Clotet’s Oxford United finish the round of fixtures top of the pile and recently relegated Blackburn Rovers are still yet to register points.



AFC Wimbledon 0 – 1 Shrewsbury
Blackburn 1 – 3 Doncaster
Blackpool 1 – 0 MK Dons
Bristol Rovers 1 – 4 Peterborough
Gillingham 0 – 1 Bradford
Northampton 0 – 1 Fleetwood
Oxford United 3 – 0 Portsmouth
Plymouth 2 – 0 Charlton
Rochdale 1 – 1 Scunthorpe
Rotherham 5 – 0 Southend
Walsall 2 – 1 Oldham
Wigan 4 – 1 Bury



Team of the Week

Goalkeeper Alex Cairns was in fine form, as he helped his Fleetwood Town side to a 1 – 0 away at Northampton, pulling off a tremendous triple-save in the process – well worth a watch.

Curtis Nelson has had a fine start to the season, with his team, Oxford United sitting pretty at the top of the table and yet to concede a goal, the so far ever-present defender will be pleased with the 3 – 0 victory over recently promoted Portsmouth this weekend.

Former Newcastle defender, Steven Taylor will be pleased with his headed goal from a corner, away at Bristol Rovers, Taylor’s side running out 4 – 1 winners.

Aristote Nsiala’s Shrewsbury went away to AFC Wimbledon and took all three points, beating the hosts 1 – 0 courtesy of an Alex Rodman diving header at the far post.

Gino Van Kessel, Oxford United’s recent loan signing from Slavia Prague enjoyed his debut, finding the net after a superb solo run into the box.

Joe Newell is the first Miller in the Team of the Week, influential throughout the game he also found the net, capping a strong performance.

Wigan’s Nick Powell scored a brace for his team, one coming from the penalty spot, contributing to their 4 – 1 win at home to Bury.

Jamie Proctor, our second Miller, helped his Rotherham team to a 5 – 0 home win against Southend United, contributing an outstanding three assists.

The first of this week’s front three is Jake Jervis, who scored both Plymouth Argyle’s goals in their victory against Charlton Athletic, at Home Park. This week’s strike force also boasts Kieffer Moore and Jack Marriott, both of whom, incredibly, scored hat-tricks for their teams, Rotherham United and Peterborough, respectively.


Written by Joe Hinchliffe 

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