Another home game, another win – a sixth in seven games – and a best start to a season at Vicarage Road in at least 13 years, as Kane Crichlow was an unused substitute in Watford’s 4 – 1 win over Preston North End.
There are issues to be fixed on the road, the Head Coach and the players are aware of that, but this grand old place is becoming a fortress and no-one will look forward to coming here this season, especially when fans are drip fed back in. The win over Preston was the biggest of the season, the fourth time in five home games they had scored at least three goals and only Bournemouth have prevented a 100 per cent record. The 19 points the team has harvested from seven games eclipse the 2007/08 haul of 16 under Aidy Boothroyd.
Nahki Wells and his Bristol City teammates slipped to a 3-1 defeat against Reading in a lively second half at the Madejski Stadium.
After a lackluster opening period, Ovie Ejaria put Reading ahead ten minutes after the breakthrough substitute Wells equalized for Bristol City with a little over 15 minutes remaining.
However, Yakou Meite had proved himself a handful all afternoon and put Reading ahead just three minutes later, while Lucas Joao grabbed the third in injury-time.
Reading overtakes City who goes forth in the Sky Bet Championship, as Dean Holden’s side conceded the potential to go top of the table, ahead of the remaining weekend fixtures.
Milan Butterfield’s new manager James Rowe got off to the perfect start as Chesterfield came from a goal down to beat Weymouth 2-1 at the Bob Lucas Stadium.
Butterfield was not in the team as against the run of play, Weymouth took the lead in the 39th minute when Sean Shields let fly from the edge of the area and the ball zoomed past Letheren.
However, on the stroke of half time, Chesterfield was level. Tom Denton and Akwasi Asante linked up again with the latter taking the ball and firing his shot home via a post.
Chesterfield took the lead on the hour-mark. A fantastic early ball landed on the head of Denton, who nodded home for his eighth goal of the season.
Just Donawa had to watch from the sidelines as his Solihull teammates were cruelly denied a place in the FA Cup Third Round after an enthralling encounter at Morecambe ended in a 4-2 extra-time defeat. In a rollercoaster tie, Solihull took their League Two opponents all the way but as in previous seasons, they lost out on a place in the next round by the narrowest of margins.
Another late equalizer from Glen Taylor salvaged a point for Dale Eve and his Spennymoor teammates following a dramatic conclusion against Bradford (Park Avenue).
Lewis Knight’s double either side of a Ryan Hall equalizer looked to have ended Spennymoor’s unbeaten home record, however, following Ryan Toulson’s red card, Taylor headed in six minutes from full time.