Addicks held, Owls up to second

A review of the weekend's action in npower League One.

Football News: Chris Powell

Charlton remained top of npower League One despite failing to beat Tranmere at The Valley this afternoon.

Chris Powell's side have started the season well, but fell behind to an Adam McGurk goal in the 33rd minute.

The visitors peppered the Addicks' goal in search of a second, but the home side secured a 1-1 draw with 10 minutes remaining courtesy of Johnnie Jackson's penalty.

While Charlton extended their unbeaten run to 13 league games, Sheffield Wednesday closed the gap on the leaders to three points.

Lewis Buxton, Gary Madine and Ben Marshall netted in a 3-1 victory for the Owls against Chesterfield, for whom Leon Clarke scored.

Huddersfield sit a point behind Gary Megson's side in third spot after stretching their unbeaten run to 37 games.

Gary Roberts broke the deadlock just as half-time approached against Stevenage before the visitors levelled through a superb Scott Laird effort.

Lee Novak netted his ninth goal of the campaign in the 76th minute to put the Terriers back in front, but Stevenage missed a golden chance to earn a point when John Mousinho blazed a 90th-minute penalty over the bar.

Elsewhere in the third tier, Michael Symes' penalty earned Bournemouth a 1-1 draw with Rochdale after Gary Jones had given the visitors a first-half lead from the spot.

Andy Bishop's header and Matt Oakley's own goal gave Bury a 2-0 win against Exeter, while Brentford secured a last-gasp point at Carlisle.

David Clarkson gave the Bees a ninth-minute lead in Cumbria only for James Berrett and an own goal from Clarkson to change the game.

However, with just two minutes remaining the west Londoners secured a 2-2 draw through Toumani Diagouraga.

The game between Colchester and Yeovil also ended 2-2, Yeovil taking the lead after just 40 seconds through Gavin Massey.

Goals from Andy Bond and Anthony Wordsworth either side of half-time gave the Us the lead, before Massey's second of the afternoon earned a share of the spoils.

Alex Nicholls goal with nine minutes remaining gave Walsall a 1-1 draw at Wycombe, for whom Ben Strevens broke the deadlock.

Finally, Leyton Orient's resurgence continued as they secured a 3-2 victory at Scunthorpe thanks to Kevin Lisbie's brace and Scott Cuthbert's header. Andy Barcham hit a brace for the home side.



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