Vale on top with perfect record
By Graeme Bailey
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
The Valiants are the only side who have a 100 percent record in the division, but they were forced to come from behind twice at Vale Park.
Scott McGleish opened the scoring after 26 minutes for The U's, but Sam Collins brought Vale level less than ten minutes later.
McGleish then grabbed his second when he struck just before half time, but Billy Paytner (58) equalised again for the home side.
Ian Armstrong then put Vale ahead on 71 minutes before Stephen McPhee (pictured) added a fourth just two minutes later.
The scoring was not over as Wayne Andrews pulled one back in the latter stages, but it was not enough to deny Vale.
Brighton and Luton were the other two teams who went into Saturday with a perfect record, but both failed to win.
Brighton went down at Barnsley as Kevin Betsy pounced on 68 minutes for The Tykes.
The home side finished the match with ten men as Chris Lumsdon was dismissed for two yellow cards, but Brighton could not make the breakthrough and suffered their first defeat.
Luton also lost their record when they went down 2-1 at home Grimsby.
Scottish international Iain Anderson grabbed the first goal after 34 minutes to put Town ahead and then Michael Boulding (77) made it 2-0.
Kevin Nicholls's penalty pulled one back for Luton, but that was in the final minute and was no more than a consolation.
Sheffield Wednesday's good start to season continued at Peterborough as they secured a 1-0 win.
Finnish star Shefki Kuqi struck the winner after 43 minutes.
The Posh finished the game with ten men, when their Nigerian star Christopher Kanu was dismissed.
Bristol City were held at home by newly promoted Hartlepool United - whose maintain their unbeaten status.
Lee Peacock had put The Robins ahead after 56 minutes with his fifth goal of the season, but veteran Marco Gabbiadini secured a share of the spoils with his 73rd minute strike.
Blackpool moved to within touching distance of the top of the table with a 3-2 win at Oldham Athletic.
The beleaguered Latics took the lead in the first minute when veteran John Eyre struck, but they could not hang on.
On loan Blackburn duo Neil Danns (56) and Jonathon Douglas (69), both struck to put Blackpool ahead.
Scott Taylor added the third for Blackpool with just nine minutes left, before Mickael Antoine-Curier brought Oldham back into the game - but it was too little too late for the home side.
Plymouth Argyle secured their first win of the season with a comfortable 3-1 victory over Stockport County at Home Park.
Marino Keith (21), Lee Hodges (23) and Jason Bent (28) were on the scoresheet to secure the win for The Pilgrims, though the Hatters managed a consolation through Luke Beckett.
Queens Park Rangers made it two home wins out of two with a 1-0 win over Bournemouth at Loftus Road.
Veteran Paul Furlong scored the only goal of the game after 63 minutes.
Notts County are entrenched at the bottom of the table after a 4-0 loss Swindon Town.
Matt Hewlett scored after eight minutes, before Tommy Mooney struck his third goal of the season just two minutes later to make it 2-0.
Sam Parkin added a third just after the break and then Sammy Igoe made it 4-0 on 50 minutes.
Igoe's day, though, got a lot worse when he was sent off for violent conduct.
Tranmere Rovers missed out on a club record, as their 18-match unbeaten record game to an end with a home loss to Rushden & Diamonds.
Rodney Jack put The Diamonds ahead after just six minutes before midfield starlet David Bell doubled their advantage before half time.
Gary Jones pulled one back for Rovers on 69 minutes, but it was not enough for the Merseyside club.
Wrexham maintained their unbeaten start to the new campaign with a 1-0 win over Brentford - who are still without a win.
Trinidad and Tobago international Denis Lawrence scored the only goal of the game after 19 minutes.
Wycombe Wanderers let Chesterfield come form behind three times at Adams Park as they were held to a 3-3 draw.
Darren Currie put Wycombe ahead after four minutes, before Chris Brandon levelled matters (16).
Jermaine McSporran (20) again gave The Chairboys the lead before Mark Hudson stuck on the stroke of half time.
Simon Patterson (61) restored Wycombe's advantage, but Andy Rushbury grabbed a last gasp equaliser for The Spirerites as he pounced in injury time.
Click below for match summaries:
Barnsley 1-0 Brighton
Bristol City 1-1 Hartlepool
Luton 1-2 Grimsby
Oldham 2-3 Blackpool
Peterborough 0-1 Sheff Wed
Plymouth 3-0 Stockport
Port Vale 4-3 Colchester
QPR 1-0 Bournemouth
Swindon 4-0 Notts County
Tranmere 1-2 Rushden & D'monds
Wrexham 1-0 Brentford
Wycombe 3-3 Chesterfield
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