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League One Wrap: Leyton Orient, Peterborough win again

Created on Aug. 18, 2013 12:16 PM EST

League One's top two sides Leyton Orient and Peterborough kept up their winning starts to the season on Saturday.

Both sides have made blistering openings to the new campaign and they showed no signs of letting up as Russell Slade's men sneaked a tight 1-0 win at Stevenage, while Peterborough won at home against Oldham Athletic. 

It puts the pair two points clear of a three-team pack on seven points, although only Wolves were able to secure maximum points out of this trio. 

Kenny Jackett's side have made a promising start to League One life after relegation from the Championship and moved into third thanks to a 2-1 win over Bristol City - Matt Doherty getting an 85th-minute winner.

Walsall and Colchester United were unable to keep pace at the top as they drew 1-1 against Notts County and Sheffield United respectively. 

With Bradford City on the wrong end of a 2-1 scoreline at Port Vale, Brentford were able to take full advantage and move into the play-off spots - even without a win. 

Uwe Rosler's men snatched a point at the death against Gillingham with Farid El Alagui's 90th-minute effort cancelling out Adebayo Akinfenwa's earlier goal. 

At the bottom, Coventry City are now on minus four points after picking up their second win of the campaign. 

Steven Pressley's men were 2-0 up at second-bottom Carlisle United after just six minutes and went on to add two more goals for a convincing win. Gillingham and Stevenage occupy the two remaining relegation spots. 

An 87th-minute goal from Jean-Louis Akpa Akpro was not enough to help Tranmere Rovers avoid defeat as they slipped to 20th following a loss to Crewe Alexandra, while Swindon Town dropped to 17th. 

Caretaker manager Mark Cooper's reign continued at Shrewsbury Town, where Graham Turner's men picked up their first win of the season at The New Meadow thanks to goals from Middlesbrough loanee Adam Reach and striker Tom Bradshaw.

Steve Evans got one over on his former employers as Rotherham United defeated Crawley Town 2-1 to move them up to seventh - level on points and goal difference with MK Dons. 

Karl Robinson's charges came from behind twice to draw with Preston North End, leaving both sides' unbeaten records intact. 

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