Lincoln pile on the misery for Notts
LEAGUE TWO: Lincoln moved to the top as Notts County’s miserable start to the season continued at Sincil Bank.
The teams were both beaten in the semi-finals of last term’s play-offs, but while Lincoln are the early pacesetters in this campaign the Magpies have taken just one point from their first five games after a 3-1 defeat, which resulted in the dismissal of County manager Kevin Nolan.
MK Dons leapt above Exeter and into second in the table after a 1-0 victory over the Grecians.
Exeter were reduced to 10 men in the 55th minute when Dean Moxey received a second yellow for handling in the area.
Colchester and Stevenage saw their unbeaten starts to the season ended by Northampton and Yeovil respectively, Colchester losing 2-1 and Stevenage 2-0.
Ashley Nadesan’s strike lifted Carlisle to a 1-0 victory over Crewe, while Newport overcame Grimsby by the same scoreline thanks to Matt Dolan’s free-kick. Wes Thomas saw red for Grimsby for a rash challenge on Tyler Hornby-Forbes.
Goals from Chris O’Grady and Gevaro Nepomuceno helped Oldham beat Morecambe 2-0, while debutant Sam Jones’s strike proved the difference for Cheltenham in a 1-0 win at Cambridge. Macclesfield grabbed a 1-1 draw at home to Mansfield while Tranmere edged out Port Vale 1-0.
Ollie Palmer bagged the winner two minutes from time as Crawley hit back from 2-1 down to overcome Bury 3-2.
A penalty earned Swindon a 1-1 draw at Forest Green.