Tuesday's League One reports

AFC Wimbledon 1-2 Scunthorpe United

Tom Hopper scored a header and won a penalty to send Scunthorpe United second in League One with a 2-1 win at AFC Wimbledon, whose wait for a point continues this season.

Wimbledon almost led after 10 minutes, when Andy Barcham's looping cross hit the post, before Jake Reeves' rebound was deflected narrowly over.

But Scunthorpe broke the deadlock on 23 minutes, when Hopper headed in Conor Townsend's inch-perfect cross on the overlap.

Wimbledon were reeling and Iron doubled their lead four minutes before the break when Darius Charles clipped Hopper's heels, Josh Morris coolly slotting home.

Dons manager Neal Ardley switched formation at half-time, bringing on Tom Elliott and Dean Parrett, and they combined on 62 minutes.

Elliott met Parrett's free-kick with a thundering header onto the crossbar before Charles converted the rebound six yards out.

Elliott then almost equalised minutes later, heading Barry Fuller's cross inches wide of the near post.

Scunthorpe could have ended the contest on 90 minutes, when Hopper blazed over with only goalkeeper Ryan Clarke to beat, but they withstood late pressure to sit second after three games.

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Charlton Athletic 3-0 Shrewsbury Town

Charlton earned their first victory of the season and the first under new manager Russell Slade with a 3-0 League One defeat of Shrewsbury.

His discouraging start, which began with two defeats and a draw, concluded with perhaps the most convincing win of unpopular owner Roland Duchatelet's reign.

The club's supporters have been among the Football League's most dejected since Duchatelet's takeover in January 2014.

He has overseen a steady decline, but a more recognisable team hinted at the first signs of recovery through two goals from Ricky Holmes and another from Johnnie Jackson.

Charlton, who climb to eighth with four points from three fixtures, were rewarded for their early desire when the impressive Holmes curled them into a 22nd-minute lead.

The winger had already demonstrated his threat with his movement and several promising runs when he again received possession in midfield.

He began another, before from the edge of the area sending a right-footed effort into the top right corner beyond Shrewsbury goalkeeper Jayson Leutwiler.

Jackson's goal almost instantly followed. With the visitors unable to clear a cross from the right in the 24th minute, the club captain reached the loose ball and routinely finished from directly in front of goal.

Holmes effectively secured Charlton's much-needed three points in the 31st minute by curling a left-wing corner directly over Leutwiler and into the top right.

They thereafter rarely committed to pursuing a fourth, but not conceding felt equally positive. Shrewsbury, who are 23rd with a point, and manager Micky Mellon look set for a difficult season.

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Chesterfield 2-0 Walsall

Ched Evans produced another inspired performance as Chesterfield beat Walsall 2-0 at the Proact Stadium.

The striker took his goal tally to four in three league games with a second-half double that sealed back-to-back home wins and took Chesterfield to the top of the table.

Walsall started well when Simeon Jackson's flick put Andreas Makris in but his shot from the edge of the area hit the crossbar in the 11th minute.

But Chesterfield responded with a low drive from Jay O'Shea that Neil Etheridge did well to turn behind for a corner in the 19th minute and Gboly Ariyibi fired into the side netting in the 34th minute.

Etheridge made another excellent save in the 61st minute when he parried a low shot from Evans and the striker saw a 20-yard strike saved five minutes later.

But the goalkeeper could do nothing in the 75th minute when Evans ran forward and smashed in a right foot shot from 20 yards that flashed inside the left post and he was beaten again four minutes later by a deflected strike from the edge of the box.

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Coventry City 0-0 Bury

Coventry failed to score for the third league game running as they played out another 0-0 draw in front of their home fans.

In fact City failed to muster a shot on target as Bury were well on top in the first period as they pressed Coventry all over the pitch and made it hard for the home side to create chances.

The visitors were, by no means, free-flowing going forward but they looked most likely to break the deadlock.

Full-back Greg Leigh ran 40 yards before shooting straight at Reice Charles-Cook and then centre-back Anthony Kay blazed over the crossbar.

Coventry's tactical changes just after the break brought them into the game as the pace of Jodi Jones and Kyel Reid finally gave Bury something to think about.

Jones laid on chances for Jordan Willis and Dion Kelly-Evans but both were off target while Reid was wayward with his shots on a couple of occasions.

At the other end Kelvin Etuhu could have won it for the visitors but shot over from 12 yards after a neat turn and then Tom Pope headed wide at the death.

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Gillingham 1-1 Swindon Town

Rory Donnelly's equaliser 19 minutes from time preserved Gillingham's unbeaten League One record after a 1-1 draw with Swindon at the Priestfield Stadium.

Substitute Donnelly fired home clinically from Ryan Jackson's low cross to cancel out Michael Doughty's earlier penalty.

Gills' Max Ehmer smashed a strike against the crossbar with just five minutes left, after Swindon were reduced to 10 men after Brandon Ormonde-Ottewill received a second booking.

In a game of few clear-cut opportunities, the visitors went ahead in the 55th minute after Darnell Furlong had been upended by Paul Konchesky.

QPR loanee Doughty confidently despatched the spot-kick to give Swindon the advantage against the run of play.

The home side shaded the opening 45 minutes and were unfortunate to not go into the break in front, with Emmanuel Osadebe and Jay Emmanuel-Thomas going close.

Jackson almost equalised for the Gills on the hour but his left-footed strike narrowly missed the target.

But the hosts grabbed a deserved equaliser in the 71st minute when Donnelly fired past Lawrence Vigouroux.

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MK Dons 1-2 Bradford City

Bradford made it two away wins in four days as strikes from Josh Cullen and Billy Clarke saw them beat MK Dons 2-1.

The hosts made a fast start but City went ahead after just 12 minutes as Mark Marshall's initial shot was pushed by David Martin onto the post and after a scramble in the six-yard box, Cullen popped up to strike from close range.

With the Dons shell-shocked, Bradford doubled their lead five minutes later as Clarke's strike from 20 yards out found the bottom right-hand corner past the out-stretched Martin.

Chasing the game, the Dons upped the pace in the second half and created plenty of chances as City crowded the middle of the park.

Ed Upson came close as his long-range effort hit the post while George Williams tested out Colin Doyle.

But despite their endeavour, the hosts could not make a breakthrough until the fourth minute of injury time as Upson reacted quickest to a rebound after Paul Downing's header hit the crossbar.

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Oldham Athletic 0-0 Northampton Town

Northampton extended their unbeaten league run to 27 matches after a hard-fought goalless draw at Oldham.

Rob Page's side started the better and almost went ahead after seven minutes as Matthew Taylor's free-kick - swung in from the left - was beaten away by goalkeeper Connor Ripley into the path of Alex Revell, who could only direct a first-time effort well over the crossbar.

Lee Erwin went closest for Latics in the first half. Left-back Charles Dunne made a raid into the 18-yard box and, as his shot was blocked into Lee Croft's path, he teed up Erwin, whose right-footed attempt from the edge of the area was cleared off the line by Aaron Phillips.

The second half was a drab affair with few scoring chances.

Kenji Gorre poked tamely wide from a promising break in the 88th minute as the hosts looked to break the deadlock, while Oldham substitute Calaum Jahraldo-Martin fired just over from the edge of the penalty area in added time as Stephen Robinson's hosts were left still searching for a first league goal of the campaign.

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Peterborough United 5-1 Millwall

Peterborough ended Millwall's unbeaten start to the season in emphatic style with a thumping 5-1 victory.

Marcus Maddison and Paul Taylor both struck early blows as the hosts raced into a 2-0 lead inside seven minutes.

Gwion Edwards added another goal before the break and then hit Posh's fourth seven minutes after the restart. Tom Nichols made it five in the 67th minute before Steve Morison pulled one back.

Neil Harris' Millwall side - who were losing finalists in the League One play-offs last season - looked completely out-of-sorts from start to finish.

Maddison's sixth-minute opener had an element of fortune as his cross from the right touchline evaded the Lions defenders and sailed into the net.

Yet Taylor's finish, just 90 seconds later, was more emphatic as he drilled a low shot past Jordan Archer after good work from strike partner Nichols.

Millwall midfielder Jimmy Abdou fired over the hosts' bar after Aiden O'Brien had teased Ben Alnwick out of his goal.

Yet Nichols' deft chip allowed Edwards to head past Archer on 20 minutes.

The same pair combined to put the game to bed on 52 minutes, as Edwards tucked away Nichols' cross from close range.

Former-Exeter striker Nichols got his reward for three assists when he slotted in the rebound after Archer failed to hold Jermaine Anderson's shot.

Morison grabbed a late goal for the visitors, yet it was hardly any consolation.

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Port Vale 1-0 Rochdale

Port Vale continued their unbeaten start to the League One season with a narrow home win against Rochdale.

Young defender Nathan Smith, a graduate of the Vale Park academy, repaid manager Bruno Ribeiro's faith in him by scoring the only goal of the game seven minutes after the break.

Striker Calvin Andrew could have put the visitors ahead after 25 minutes when he took a pass from Nathaniel Mendez-Laing and turned smartly in the box, but his shot was easily smothered by Jak Alnwick.

And the home side took the lead as 20-year-old Smith rose highest to meet Sam Foley's 52nd-minute free-kick before his header deflected off a Rochdale defender and over the despairing arms of goalkeeper Josh Lillis.

JJ Hooper had the chance to double Vale's lead from the spot after substitute Alex Jones - making his debut - was brought down four minutes from time, but fired his penalty wide of Lillis' goal.

Jones almost got on the scoresheet himself three minutes into second-half injury time, latching onto a through-ball and rounding the keeper before firing his shot straight at defender Niall Canavan.

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Sheffield United 0-3 Southend United

Southend piled the pressure on Sheffield United by cruising to a comfortable 3-0 victory at Bramall Lane.

Phil Brown's side, previously without a win since beating the same opponents in March, wrapped the game up by scoring twice during a devastating first-half spell following Jack O'Connell's own goal.

Southend took a sixth-minute lead when O'Connell, one of eight new signings in Chris Wilder's squad, sliced Luke O'Neill's cross into his own net before Stephen McLaughlin and Simon Cox also pounced.

The result was greeted by a chorus of boos from the home crowd, whose team is still without a victory since appointing the former Northampton Town chief during the close season.

United goalkeeper George Long was powerless to stop O'Neill's deflected sixth-minute cross but the youngster was involved in the mix-up with full-back Chris Hussey which allowed McLaughlin to slide home into an empty net eight minutes later.

Worse was to follow for the Blades when another O'Connell error presented Cox with the opportunity to extend Southend's lead after a quarter of an hour.

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