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Around the league: Matchday One

Fleetwood Town lead the way while Rochdale edge thriller in Merseyside...

4 August 2019

John Akinde scores Lincoln City's second goal in their 2-0 win over Accrington Stanley

MK Dons weren’t in action on Saturday but 22 other sides kick-started their respective 2019/20 Sky Bet League One campaigns.

The Dons were due to begin their season with a trip to Bury but the EFL took the decision earlier this week to suspend the fixture.

Paul Tisdale’s men spent their Saturday being put through their paces in a training match at Woughton on the Green while the rest of the division got their campaign up and running.

Fleetwood Town are the early pace-setters after a 3-1 victory away at Peterborough United. They sit top of the table but share the same points and goal-difference as Blackpool, Lincoln City and Wycombe Wanderers who each enjoyed 2-0 wins over Bristol Rovers, Accrington Stanley and Bolton Wanderers respectively.

Ipswich Town began their first season in Sky Bet League One with a 1-0 win away at Burton Albion while Rotherham United, another new outfit this term, beat AFC Wimbledon 2-1 at the Cherry Red Records Stadium.

Shrewsbury Town, who MK Dons play next weekend at Stadium MK, beat Portsmouth 1-0 in their opening match. Coventry City also enjoyed a 1-0 win - they beat Southend United.

The most entertaining match of the weekend took place in Birkenhead. Rochdale looked comfortably on course for three points when they went 3-0 up on Tranmere Rovers but hosts scored two late goals to create a nervy finish at Prenton Park. Dale, though, held on to seal an opening-day success.

Four teams shared the spoils on opening day. Doncaster Rovers and Gillingham drew 1-1 at the Keepmoat Stadium while Oxford United held Sunderland to a 1-1 draw at the Stadium of Light.

Full Matchday 1 results:
AFC Wimbledon 1-2 Rotherham United - Pigott; Ladapo, Robertson
Bury S-S MK Dons
Blackpool 2-0 Bristol Rovers - Spearing, Gnanduillet
Burton Albion 0-1 Ipswich Town - Garbutt
Coventry City 1-0 Southend United - Westbrooke
Doncaster Rovers 1-1 Gillingham - Sadlier; Jakubiak
Lincoln City 2-0 Accrington Stanley - O’Connor, Akinde
Peterborough United 1-3 Fleetwood Town - Toney; Souttar, Morris, Andrew
Shrewsbury Town 1-0 Portsmouth - Giles
Sunderland 1-1 Oxford United - Gooch, Fosu
Tranmere Rovers 2-3 Rochdale - Dooley OG, Jennings; Henderson 2, Norrington-Davies
Wycombe Wanderers 2-0 Bolton Wanderers - Smyth, Onyedinma

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