Championship action resumed after the international break and Wigan Athletic manager Paul Cook conceded his side were well beaten by Brentford on Saturday afternoon as Latics fell to a defeat on their return to Sky Bet Championship action.
A Neal Maupay double either side of half-time earned the hosts all three points.Paul Cook’s side, who lost captain Samy Morsy to a straight red card in the second-half, had chances in both halves but didn’t create as many openings as their hosts, who denied on a number of occasions by fine Christian Walton saves and brave blocks from Chey Dunkley and Cedric Kipre.
Bolton also went down defeated 2-1 by Queens Park Rangers at the University of Bolton Stadium with Josh Magennis getting the sole goal for the Whites in their latest outing but a first half effort from midfielder Luke Freeman and a well taken second half strike by Ebere Eze gave Steve McClaren’s side their first away win of the season.
In League One, Rochdale recorded their first home league win of the season thanks to a first-ever senior hat-trick for Ian Henderson. Dale also had two further goals ruled out, in the 3-0 win over Gillingham at the Crown Oil Arena.
“It’s the perfect result,” said Keith Hill in his post-match interview.
“It’s up to me to gather as many points as I possibly can. Is it the way I want to play football? No. Is it the best way to beat an opponent? Previous history would suggest so. You’ve got to win football matches, and we did the business today. The players took ownership of the opponent and if we had done that against Scunthorpe then we would have won.
Into League two and Bury took all the spoils following an emphatic performance at Swindon’s County Ground. The Shakers took the lead through Byron Moore in the first-half before the visitors pulled one back just after the break through Luke Woolfenden. The Shakers’ dominance paid dividends as Moore completed his brace for the afternoon with a goal in the 56th minute to earn Ryan Lowe’s side a deserved away victory.
Oldham Manager Frankie Bunn was a happy man after seeing his side bounce back from last week’s defeat at home to Newport County AFC by dismantling Grimsby Town 3-0.
Two goals from Sam Surridge and a late Jose Baxter header was enough to bring the three points back to Boundary Park after an impressive second half performance.
“The result was fantastic, we got a clean sheet and to score that amount of goals away from home is a credit to the players, so I’m delighted with the win.” He said.