Reece Cole had a Newport County debut to remember as he scored the winning goal for The Exiles as they beat Coventry City 1-0 at The Ricoh Arena on Saturday. His speculative effort from 30 yards proved too much for former Bee Liam O’Brien as County extended their unbeaten run at the start of the season to three games and moved to the edge of the Play-Off places. Mike Flynn’s side are off to Elland Road on Tuesday night in Round Two of the Carabao Cup.
Also in Sky Bet League Two, Jack Bonham kept a clean sheet in Carlisle United’s 3-0 home win against Cheltenham Town which moved them up to fifth in the early league table. Harry Pell's own goal and a Reggie Lambe header in the first half virtually settled the issue and defender Tom Miller put the outcome beyond doubt with a second-half strike. It was a relatively straight forward afternoon for Jack but he did have to be alert to deny Pell a consolation goal late on.
Tom Field played the full 90 minutes as Bradford City suffered a rare home defeat on Saturday, following a 1-0 reverse at the hands of Blackburn Rovers at Valley Parade. The only goal of the game came two minutes after the interval as Dominic Samuel powered home a header from Craig Conway’s inviting centre to end The Bantams winning start to the season.
Both Emiliano Marcondes and Konstantin Kerschbaumer are in action tonight as top of the table FC Nordsjaelland host FC Helsingør while in Germany DSC Arminia Bielefeld are at home to VfL Bochum 1848. News of how they get on will follow tomorrow.