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League One Round Up: Week One

Wanderers win in return to the third tier, but how did everybody else get on?

Well, well, well. Wanderers win on the opening day. No goals conceded. Zero. Zip. Nada. All in all, a solid albeit somewhat fortunate, 1-0 victory against a decent side at this level in Sheffield United, who always seem to be in and around the play-offs in previous seasons. Let's have a look at how m everyone else got on in their curtain raisers this weekend.

Fellow relegated sides MK Dons and Charlton had mixed fortunes in their first games of the season: the Dons won 1-0 away at Shrewsbury, whereas Charlton fell 2-0 away to Bury in something of a shock at Gigg Lane, Neil Danns getting himself on the scoresheet with a penalty in the first half.

Newly promoted Oxford drew 1-1 at home to Chesterfield, and AFC Wimbledon were defeated 3-1 by many punters' favourites for the title this year, Walsall. Reigning League Two champions Northampton drew 1-1 at home to Fleetwood.

Elsewhere for our North West teams, Oldham were hammered by Millwall 3-0 at the New Den in Stephen Robinson's first game in charge in a game that banished a few demons from last season's play-off final for The Lions. Rochdale, meanwhile, were beaten 3-2 at home by Hayden White and Peterborough.

Elsewhere, life after Phil Parkinson began with a goalless draw for Bradford at home to Port Vale, Scunthorpe convincingly defeated Bristol Rovers 3-1 at home, despite the away side leading for almost an hour at Glanford Park. Phil Brown and Southend were beaten 3-1 at home to Gillingham, and last season's league favourites Coventry were shocked by Swindon, losing 1-0 at the County Ground.

This week's League One winners: has to be Scunthorpe this week, for coming from behind to win 3-1 with late goals. Bury and Millwall also deserve a mention for their convincing home wins.

This week's League One losers: Rochdale. Led twice in the game, but lost out to an 89th minute winner. A sickener to start the new season.