With the international break in full swing there were no games for Konstantin Kerschbaumer or Emiliano Marcondes this weekend, but there were still plenty of Bees in action around the leagues.
Jack Bonham saved a penalty as Carlisle United earned a point from their home game against Mansfield Town on Saturday afternoon. Keith Curle’s side took a first-half lead through Hallam Hope but they were indebted to Jack as he made a trio of superb first-half saves to thwart the visitors. Things got even better for Jack after the break as he plunged low to turn Kane Hemmings spot-kick behind for a corner. He was finally beaten on the hour as his punch was returned with interest by Calum Butcher, the ball looping over Jack and into the net. The draw leaves The Cumbrians 11th in Sky Bet League Two with seven points from their opening five games ahead of a trip to Accrington Stanley next weekend.
Also in League Two, Reece Cole was a late substitute as a single Lee Holmes goal consigned Newport County to defeat for the first time this campaign. Reece played the final quarter of an hour but by then Holmes had already curled home superbly to send The Grecians to the top of the table. The defeat sees The Exiles drop to seventh with a visit from Wycombe Wanderers next up on Saturday.
Tom Field was an unused substitute as Charlie Wyke’s hat-trick moved Bradford City into the League One Play-Off places in front of the Sky cameras on Saturday. Bristol Rovers were the visitors to the Northern Commercial Stadium as Wyke netted twice from Tony McMahon corners' either side of the break before tapping home his third from a Jake Reeves cross. Billy Bodin pulled one back late on but it was The Bantams who took the points to climb to sixth ahead of Saturday’s trip to leaders Peterborough United.
Zain Westbrooke’s Solihull Moors debut ended in a defeat away at high-flying Aldershot Town on Saturday in the Vanarama League National. The 20-year-old was introduced with 20 minutes to play as Solihull looked to recover from Shamir Fenelon's early goal for the hosts. The defeat leaves Solihull second-from-bottom with a home game against fellow struggles Chester City tomorrow night.