I round up the League Two action from week two of the season, with Darlington going top of the pile and Peterborough suffering a defeat at Rotherham United.
I review this week`s League Two games from all over the country, with Rotherham stuffing Darren Ferguson`s promotion favourites, Peterborough, and MK Dons snatching two late goals to rob Macclesfield of two points.
Some fascinating results this week, which saw some tips for promotion beaten, with one of those teams now at the foot of the league table.
So, first up, the most interesting result of this week came from Spotland where one of the favourites for promotion, Rochdale entertaining Chester. In a balanced game, Rochdale went ahead on 21 minutes when Simon Ramsden lashed home a loose ball after a goalmouth scramble, but Chester were level just shy of the hour mark, when Tony Grant received a Kevin Ellison cross and slotted home. Ellison then won the game in the 90th minute for Chester, when he ran and nutmegged ex-County goalie James Spencer to put Rochdale bottom of the league.
Another interesting result was Paul Ince`s MK Dons fighting back from 3-1 down to level it in the closing stages of a good game at Moss Rose, on Paul Ince`s return to the ground where he made his name in management. MK were ahead when Keith Andrews 25 yard strike rebounded in off the post. Francis Green levelled for Macclesfield exquisite lob, and 12 minutes into the second half, Martin Gritton, on his debut, coolly placed the ball past Willy Gueret. Green then scored another great goal to make it 3-1, but MK fought back, and Leon Knight volleyed the ball past Lee, then in the dying seconds, Colin Cameron finished off a scramble just outside Macclesfield`s area, with a nice drive into the top corner.
A good point for Macc, but they will feel they threw the game away after leading with 15 minutes to go.
The early season league leaders are Darlington, and record signing Pawel Abbott, at £100,000, is proving his worth, especially with two goals on Saturday, in a 3-0 win over Accrington Stanley. Tommy Wright headed Darlington ahead, and 5 minutes after half time, Abbott slotted home. Abbott got his second of the game from a last minute penalty securing the three points for Darlington.
Darren Ferguson`s Peterborough, as they are now known, were demolished at Rotherham. Derek Holmes finished from 10 yards after collecting a through ball. Rotherham were on fire, and Chris O`Grady gave Jalal no chance in the Boro goal with a powerful finish. Two minutes later Holmes got a second, heading home to make it 3-0 and game over before half time. In the 88th, Aaron McLean grabbed a consolation goal for Posh.
Elsewhere, big Trevor Benjamin inspired Hereford to a 2-1 win at Barnet, scoring a penalty just short of half time to bring Hereford level after highly-rated Jason Puncheon had scored early in the half. Benjamin then hit the post, only for Theo Robinson to follow up to send all twelve Hereford fans crazy in the away end.
Bury drew at home to Grimsby, with Paul Bolland opening the scoring after 10 minutes, but local teenager Andy Parrish equalised on 71 minutes.
Of course, County drew at Saltergate, Dicko heading us in front, Jack Lester scrambling in at the back post for the Chesterfield, to leave us seventh.
New boys Dagenham were leading 2-0 against Wycombe, with the lively Sam Sloma scoring at the back post, and Moore adding another on 50 minutes, but Matt Bloomfield pulled one back, and in the 90th minute, County favourite (ahem) Jermaine Easter converted a penalty to spoil Dagenham`s first league home game.
Lincoln claimed their first win at Mansfield, Louis Dodds, Danny N`Guessan, and Mark Stallard scoring, and Mickey Boulding converting a penalty for Mansfield.
Notts County drew with League Two new boys Brentford, Kevin O`Connor putting Brentford ahead, but Butcher levelling for County.
Promotion favourites Shrewsbury beat Bradford 1-0, Dave Hibbert slotting home the penalty in the first league game at Shrewsbury`s new home.
And finally, Wrexham brought Morecambe down to earth after their win at Preston on Tuesday, beating them 2-1, Michael Proctor getting both goals, and ex-Wrexham striker Jon Newby with the consolation for Morecambe.
Only another 44 games left now, and if the first two weeks of League Two are anything to go by, this could be one of the most exciting seasons for a long time!