Jack Bonham helped Carlisle United pick up their first three points of the Sky Bet League Two season as they beat Cambridge United 2-1 at The Cambs Glass Abbey Stadium on Saturday. It was Jack’s third straight start since heading to Brunton Park last month and he watched on as Reggie Lambe gave The Cumbrians an early lead. Medy Elito levelled from the penalty spot but Tom Parkes restored the advantage for Keith Curle’s side on the stroke of half-time. The win moved The Cumbrians up to 11th ahead of Saturday’s home game against Cheltenham Town.
Also in League Two, life at Newport County for Reece Cole started as an unused substitute in their 1-1 draw away at Crewe Alexandra. Frank Nouble gave County the lead on 12 minutes and things got even better for The Exiles five minutes later when Perry Ng was dismissed for a second booking. However, The Railwaymen hit back and levelled within 60 seconds through Chris Dagnall and that was how it stayed to leave Mike Flynn’s side in mid-table after back-to-back draws.
Tom Field’s League debut for Bradford City was a happy one as The Bantams took the spoils away at Gillingham thanks to a single Dominic Poleon goal midway through the first-half. The home side also saw Conor Wilkinson sent off for a wild lunge late on as their wait for a win at the start of the season goes on. Tom played the full 90 minutes for Stuart McCall’s side as they made it two wins from two to begin the campaign.
Meanwhile in Germany, Konstantin Kerschbaumer played the full 120 minutes as DSC Arminia Bielefeld were beaten 3-1 in extra-time by 2.Bundesliga rivals Fortuna Dusseldorf in the First Round of the DFB-Pokal on Saturday. After winning their first two league games, DSC took a 55th minute lead through Fabian Klos but were pegged back 13 minutes later by former Burnley man Rouwen Hennings. The Dusseldorf striker got his second eight minutes into extra-time before Oliver Fink secured the away side’s progress in the dying seconds.