Devils start well in League One

Newly promoted Crawley moved to the top of npower League One

thanks to a 3-0 win over 10-man Scunthorpe.

Gary Alexander scored a goal in each half, including one from

the penalty spot, before Jonathan Forte headed the third with 10

minutes remaining to seal a comfortable win in their first match of

the season.

Scunthorpe midfielder Mark Duffy was sent off in the 85th minute

for a second bookable offence but Crawley had already wrapped up

the match.

Doncaster, who were relegated from the Championship last term,

kicked off their campaign with 3-0 win away at Walsall.

Chris Brown opened the scoring in the fifth minute before David

Cotterill’s 35-yard strike and Kyle Bennett’s long-range effort

sealed the win.

Notts County won their first fixture when they beat Crewe 2-1 at

the Alexandra Stadium despite being reduced to 10 men.

Francois Zoko and Yoann Arquin scored for the visitors before

the latter saw red for violent conduct in the 60th minute.

Mathias Pogba pulled one back for Crewe but it was not enough

salvage any points from the game.

Milton Keynes Dons beat Oldham 2-0 as they were also reduced to

10 men late in the game.

Darren Potter opened the scoring in the 34th minute before

Daniel Powell added the second after the break, with Antony Kay’s

dismissal deep into injury time not enough to derail the

victory.

Jean-Louis Akpa-Akpro scored twice as Tranmere beat Leyton

Orient 3-1 at Prenton Park.

The French-born Ivorian followed up Zoumana Bakayogo’s

34th-minute strike with two goals in the second half to seal the

win, with Michael Symes’ late penalty for the Os scant

consolation.

Meanwhile, Portsmouth were held to a 1-1 draw at Fratton Park by

Bournemouth.

Izale McLeod fired the home side’s goal from 30 yards in the

19th minute but Lee Barnard cancelled it out midway through the

second half as the south coast sides shared the points.

Sheffield United held on to an early lead to claim a 1-0 win

over Shrewsbury.

Midfielder David McAllister put the Blades ahead in the fourth

minute and they held on despite a late period of dominance by the

visitors.

Stevenage and Carlisle drew 1-1 after Matt Robson’s goal for the

visitors was cancelled out by Robin Shroot’s equaliser two minutes

from full time while Yeovil and Coventry also drew 1-1 when the

Glovers’ Richard Hinds cancelled out Cody McDonald’s 10th-minute

header.

Elsewhere, Bury drew 0-0 against Brentford, Preston played out a

goalless draw against Colchester and Swindon tied 0-0 with

Hartlepool after Tommy Miller missed a 72nd-minute penalty.