Football League Focus : Gameweek 1 & 2

In this new series of posts we look at the top 5 games in the football league from the weekend’s fixtures.

Gameweek 1

Number 5 : QPR v Reading : 2-0

Two goals from Conner Washington sealed the deal for the Rs against the ten men of Reading.

It was all QPR in the first 45 and they eventually stamped their authority on the match in the 22nd minute with a headed effort from their number nine finding the bottom-left hand corner. They nearly had another when a well placed shot from Freeman smashed into the woodwork. In the second half it was more of the same, then Ilori committed a foul in the box then Washington made no mistake slotting the win inside the hour mark.

Number 4 : Accrington v Colchester : 3-1

Awsome Accrington dominate their first game of the season in a high paced match v Colchester.

The game got off to the ideal start as debutant Jackson slots home after a slick passing move from the home side in the 9th minute. The next chance came to Billy Kee when a ball across the face of the box was deflected away then smashed home by Kee in the 32nd minute to double the lead. The third came in the 64th minute when a corner was headed down and finished by Beckles. A consolation goal from Szmodics finished the game.

Number 3 : Stevenage v Newport : 3-3

A late goal from Shawn McCoulsky salvages a late point for Newport in a six goal thriller

Stevenage made the first breakthrough in the eleventh minute when a horribly attempted back pass was intercepted by Pett who stepped passed the keeper and made no mistake. The real excitement came in the 77th minute when Newport were 3-1 down and they pulled one back when Demetriou fired in a rocket from long range. Then in injury time the corner came in and it was a huge scramble to bowl it over the line and eventually it was smashed in by McCoulsky.

Number 2 : Bristol v Barnsley : 3-1

After losing Tammy Abraham where were the goals going to come from, Bristol fans will be happy to see the debutant step up.

In the 16th minute Bristol broke the deadlock with Bobby Reid finishing up after a good save from the keeper. Then the debutant Diedhiou got his goal which could make him a good Abraham replacement with a header inside the 6 yard box. They finished it with another save from the keeper which was pounced on by Reid. Barnsley scored a consolation goal in injury time at the end of the second half with hedges getting the goal.

Number 1 : Luton v Yeovil : 8-2

What a game! Luton get the season off to a stellar start with this absolutely thumping victory.

Suprisingly Yeovil got the first goal when a brilliant free-kick from Khan found the top left hand corner. Then Luton replied with 5 goals in the remainder of the half. Then with 3 goals in the second half I have high hopes for them for the rest of the season.

Gameweek 2

Number 5 : Hull v Burton : 4-1

You do not usually see someone score then get sent off 5 minutes later well that is what happened in this thriller.

Hernandez scored first in the seventh minute with a header after a thumping volley struck the bar. The score was levelled by Irvine but he was dismissed moments later for a second yellow. In the second half Grosicki restored the lead 6 minutes in then Henandez completed an entertaining hat-rick.

Number 4 : Rotherham v Southend : 5-0

A game with another hat-rick was finished pretty much in the first half when Rotherham dominate.

4 goals in the first half settled the game a first half hat-rick from Moore and a goal from Newell sealed it in the first half a bonus from Williams in the first half made it crystal clear Rotherham where the better team.

Number 3 : Yeovil v Accrington : 3-2

Yeovil bounce back from their 8-2 defeat to Luton to gain a victory vs Accrington.

Accrington scored first with Jackson but their lead was demolished a few minutes later when Olomola grabbed a brace and a goal for Zoko. Jackson grabbed another in the second half to leave the score 3-2.

Number 2 : Port Vale v Wycombe : 2-3

Two goals from the beast sealed Wycombe’s victory in the first half.

Wycombe scored 3 goals in 25 minutes to dominate the first half two headers from Akinafenwa and a good finish from Cowan-Hall put them on top, Port Vale scored twice in the last 5 minutes but it was not enough.

Number 1 : Brentford v Forest : 3-4

Two goals from Bouchalakis sealed the game for forest in an exhibition of great football.

Forest led 2-1 at half time and quickly extended their lead shortly after half time. This put Brentford in a difficult position although they pulled a goal back through Bjelland another Forest goal sealed it and Forest look an exciting prospect this year.