League Two round-up

Millers, Gills and Shrimpers head early table, Dons and Red Devils notch historic wins

Last Updated: 13/08/11 5:13pm

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Rotherham, Gillingham and Southend maintained their 100 per cent starts to the League Two season on Saturday, while AFC Wimbledon and Crawley Town earned historic first-ever league wins.

Gareth Evans and Adam Le Fondre notched braces as Rotherham came from behind to win 4-1 at Plymouth and head the early table.

Gillingham kept up with the pace at the top after a 2-1 win at Crewe, who sit in the early drop zone with their second successive league defeat.

Chris Whelpdale and Danny Spiller netted to make it two wins out of two for Andy Hessenthaler's side, while Shaun Miller scored a late consolation for the hosts.

Southend also maintained their perfect league start thanks to a 2-1 win over Accrington.

Ryan Hall scored a 67th minute winner after Stanley's Andrew Procter had earlier equalised Liam Dickinson's second minute penalty, with the hosts' day then getting even worse when Kevin McIntyre was sent off for a second bookable offence.

A Luke Moore penalty and Rashid Yussuff effort saw AFC Wimbledon record an historic first-ever league win at Dagenham.

Fellow newcomers Crawley Town also notched the same historic first thanks to goals in either half by Tyrone Barnett and substitute Wes Thomas against Macclesfield, who are yet to earn a point this term.

Northampton kept up the feel-good factor after their midweek Carling Cup win at Ipswich by beating Aldershot at the Recreation Ground.

Ashley Westwood notched the winner in the second minute as the Cobblers maintained their unbeaten start to the campaign.

Brace

A Sean Rigg brace and Gary Roberts effort saw Port Vale earn their first win of the season and end the unbeaten start of Barnet, who scored a consolation via Jason Price.

Steve Elliott was on target for Cheltenham as Paolo Di Canio tasted his first defeat as Swindon boss, although the hosts ended the day on ten men when James Spencer was sent off late on for violent conduct.

Torquay beat former boss Paul Buckle's Bristol Rovers thanks to Taiwo Atieno's 11th minute opener and Rene Howe's penalty four minutes later, with Byron Anthony scoring a second-half consolation.

Bradford earned their first point this term when Ross Hannah equalised with 14 minutes remaining following Simon Heslop's first-half opener for Oxford.

It was also 1-1 at the Pirelli Stadium as Calvin Zola put Burton ahead before Terry Gornell climbed off the bench to equalise for Shrewsbury.

Hereford are in the early drop zone without a point after goals from Danny Carlton, Phil Jevons and Stewart Drummond saw Morecambe notch their first league win of the campaign.

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