The72 looks back at some of the weekend’s talking points in League 2
Gary Roberts & Chesterfield seem unstoppable
Another textbook victory for the Spireites against top six Wimbledon opened up a four point gap at the summit of the League 2 table. Gary Roberts scored his 4th goal of the season after picking up the League 2 player of the month for August in a 2-0 win. Unbeaten in their opening seven games, winning six, scoring thirteen and conceding just three has left Chesterfield looking down on the rest of the league. If Roberts keeps finding the net that does not look likely to change.
Daggers are winning with kids
With the oldest member of their squad being just 26 and starting with two 18 year olds on Saturday you could be mistaken for thinking Dagenham & Redbridge were being forced into playing inexperienced players who are not ready for league football. Well they certainly seem ready. A home win against Bristol Rovers sits the Daggers in mid-table and manager Wayne Burnett is looking forward to seeing more from his youngsters. Burnett told BBC London “It is a work in progress and we have to get a level of consistency.”
Newport can’t buy a win
After scoring two own goals and giving away a penalty I am sure Tom Naylor
wished that the turf at Rodney Parade would swallow him up. Having let a one goal lead slip on two occasions to travelling Morecambe through two headers in his wrong net it must have been a surprise to many that Naylor was still on the pitch. However his final act was bringing down Kevin Ellison in his own area before being replaced by Ismail Yakubu. Without a win in four Newport are on the slide but manager Justin Edinburgh remained upbeat, telling BBC Radio Wales “Everything that could go wrong went wrong today. Good players bounce back and get stronger from that and I have no doubt that’s what he’ll do because he’s a very good player.”
Wycombe enjoy winning away
It is often said that some sides perform better away from home without the pressure to play flowing football in front of your own paying fans. Wycombe seem to fall into that category. A second impressive away victory in succession this time at Plymouth by a convincing margin of 3-0 means the Chairboys have picked up seven points from a possible twelve on the road. In comparison they have picked up two wins in three at home but to achieve their most convincing win of the season at a tough ground like Home Park is impressive to say the least.
Accrington really are in trouble
A 6th loss in a row in all competitions to fellow strugglers Hartlepool have left Accrington rooted to the bottom of the table with only a single point to their name. They have problems at both ends shipping fourteen goals and scoring just four. Losing to Chesterfield by a single goal last week may have given fans hope that inexperienced boss James Beattie had got the side heading in the right direction. However giving Hartlepool their first victory of the season has left Accrington in threat of being left behind at the foot of the Football League.