EFL League One Review: Matchweek 5

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Welcome back to Last Word On Football’s League One review. This week, a young side were humbled for another consecutive match, play-off potentials Peterborough hit MK Dons for four and Wycombe produced a staggering comeback to win, all in the EFL League One.

EFL League One Review: Matchweek 5

Southend Suffer Worst-Ever Start To League Season

Southend’s winless start to the season continued with a 4-3 defeat at high-flying Wycombe Wanderers. Brandon Goodship scored the visitors’ first goal of the season in the eleventh minute; Stephen Humphrys added a second for the Essex side on the half-hour mark.

Mark Milligan scored an own goal to put the hosts on the scoresheet but Humphrys found the net after half-time to restore Southend’s two-goal lead. The Chairboys did not falter though and, once Scott Kashket added a second for the hosts, it was complete dominance by Gareth Ainsworth’s side.

Jack Grimmer and Dominic Gape both hit the woodwork before Anthony Stewart levelled the tie in the 89th minute; Kashket popped up to continue Wycombe’s unbeaten start by netting in the second minute of stoppage time.

Five Star Performance From Ipswich Town

Ipswich Town produced a professional performance to ease to a comfortable victory over Bolton. If being in the middle of a protracted takeover, registering a record low attendance and being managerless was bad enough, the Trotters were told on Saturday they could face expulsion from the EFL.

James Norwood got the rout underway with his third goal in as many games – finishing calmly from the penalty spot – before Gwion Edwards added a second. Kayden Jackson converted twice in four minutes to further Town’s lead before Norwood added his second, and Ipswich’s fifth, after 72 minutes.

Peterborough United Hit MK Dons For Four

Peterborough United and MK Dons shared yet another entertaining fixture as the Posh recorded back-to-back victories in the League. Marcus Maddison struck an unstoppable shot into the top corner to open the scoring on 21 minutes.

Maddison turned provider seven minutes later with a pinpoint freekick which picked out Ivan Toney. Mo Eisa made it 3-0 with his third goal in three matches before the break before adding a fourth to conclude a comprehensive victory.

How Did We Do?

Each week, we have a go at predicting the league’s results. How did we get on this weekend? Results are shown in bold, our predictions in italics.

Doncaster Rovers 2-1 Lincoln City Doncaster Rovers 0-2 Lincoln City

Bolton Wanderers 0-5 Ipswich Town Bolton Wanderers 0-4 Ipswich Town

Bristol Rovers 3-1 Oxford United Bristol Rovers 1-2 Oxford United

Coventry City 1-0 Gillingham Coventry City 2-0 Gillingham

Fleetwood Town 2-0 Accrington Stanley Fleetwood Town 1-1 Accrington Stanley

MK Dons 0-4 Peterborough United MK Dons 2-2 Peterborough United

Rochdale United 0-0 Blackpool Town Rochdale 1-2 Blackpool

Shrewsbury Town 0-0 Burton Albion – Shrewsbury Town 1-0 Burton Albion

AFC Sunderland 3-1 AFC Wimbledon– Sunderland 2-0 AFC Wimbledon

Wycombe Wanderers 4-3 Southend United – Wycombe Wanderers 2-0 Southend United

Next Up

All matches to take place on Saturday, August 31. 3.00pm kick-offs unless otherwise stated.

Accrington Stanley v MK Dons

AFC Wimbledon v Wycombe Wanderers

Blackpool v Portsmouth

Burton Albion v Bristol Rovers

Bury v Doncaster Rovers

Gillingham v Bolton Wanderers

Ipswich Town v Shrewsbury Town

Lincoln City v Fleetwood Town

Oxford United v Coventry City

Peterborough United v Sunderland

Rotherham United v Tranmere Rovers

Southend United v Rochdale

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