Nigel Adkins' new side Reading FC played host to his former team Southampton FC at the Madejski Stadium. The Saints beat the Royals 2 - 0.
We take a look at all the football fixtures to look forward to this weekend.
Reading boss Brian McDermott admitted Tottenham midfielder Gylfi Sigurdsson was the man he tried to sign before the transfer window shut.
Oxford are second, four points behind Chesterfield, after they recorded a 3-1 away win at struggling Hartlepool, with goals from on-loan Fulham teenager Ryan Williams, Dean Smalley and an injury-time penalty from Asa Hall.
Luke James scored for the home side, who had Steve Howard sent off late on for a professional foul on Scott Davies that gave Oxford their spot-kick. For full coverage of all today's fixtures visit the ITV Sport website here
The focus this week has largely been on our England men's football team and their efforts to make the Rio World Cup - however their female counterparts also have some important qualifiers coming up as they bid to reach their third successive World Cup Finals.
And two of those matches are taking place here in the south. Ahead of the games we caught up with two of their key players who drummed up support among young fans in Bournemouth. Sarah Gomme reports.
Our Premier League and Championship stars may have the weekend off, but there's still plenty to shout about. Gillingham hope to climb out of the relegation zone, but face a tough trip to Sussex rivals Crawley - who're looking to build on their impressive win away to Peterborough.
Elsewhere in League one, Swindon go to the MK Dons. Former Southampton frontman Dany N'Guessan could make his debut after joining from Millwall earlier this week.
In League Two, Oxford will hope to keep their promotion push going at Burton - and extend their unbeaten start to the season. Portsmouth go to Cheltenham, who've lost their last 3. Pompey could include Shaun Cooper who signed for the club for the 3rd time this week.
Doncaster should not have been low in confidence following a run of pleasing Championship results, but, short of the lively Theo Robinson, they looked more like the side which lost to Leeds in the cup than the one which had bested Charlton, Wigan and Blackburn in a week.
Bournemouth took confidence from Doncaster's inactivity and continued to probe, with Ryan Fraser's run and shot ending up in Turnbull's arms before Pitman cracked the bar with a fine diving header from a Charlie Daniels cross.
That duo would combine to deadly effect on the half-hour with the striker ghosting into the box and helping Daniels' brilliant right-wing free-kick beyond Turnbull with the deftest of headers. After half-time Richie Wellens powered an 18-yard shot over for Doncaster with just over 30 minutes left.
Despite winning their two Sky Bet Championship home games, the Cherries had been woeful on the road prior to this game, conceding 11 goals across two dismal defeats.
But a more robust showing in more ways that one at the Keepmoat ensured a happy ride home for Eddie Howe and his men, even if the manager had to endure an attempted roughing-up from opposite number Paul Dickov along the way.
Pitman's goal was just reward for an industrious first half full of chances and, even though Bournemouth's fluency waned in the second 45 minutes, they had enough steel about them to repel the little Doncaster sent their way.
After Southampton revealed the Italy international had put pen to paper on a four-year deal, his former employers in the Italian capital released the details on a deal initially worth £12.9m. That figure could rise by another £1.7m dependent on Osvaldo's performances at St Mary's.
The fee for the 27-year-old, who is due to be presented to the media tomorrow, exceeds the £12.5million they forked out last month to bring midfielder Victor Wanyama from Celtic.
Osvaldo worked with Southampton manager Mauricio Pochettino when the pair were at Espanyol, although getting him to the south coast took some persuasion.
"Southampton football club is delighted to announce the signing of Italy striker Pablo Daniel Osvaldo," a statement on the club's official website, www.saintsfc.co.uk, said.
Osvaldo, who has nine Italy caps, becomes Southampton's third signing of the summer, following an £8.5m move for Lyon defender Dejan Lovren and the signing of Kenya midfielder Wanyama.
Southampton won their opening match of the season at West Brom on Saturday, with a late Rickie Lambert penalty securing a 1-0 victory.
West Brom 0 1 Southampton
Birmingham 0 1 Brighton
Bournemouth 1 0 Wigan
Reading 3 3 Watford
Crawley 1 2 Rotherham
Gillingham 1 1 Brentford
Shrewsbury 2 0 Swindon
Portsmouth 3 0 Morecambe
Torquay 1 3 Oxford
ITV Meridian's sister site ITV Sport is providing live text updates of some of the region's teams in action - Click on the game to follow the updates:
West Brom v Southampton
Birmingham v Brighton
Bournemouth v Wigan
Reading v Watford
Crawley v Rotherham
Gillingham v Brentford
Shrewsbury v Swindon
Portsmouth v Morecambe
Torquay v Oxford
Portsmouth Football Club managed a 2-2 draw against Accrington Stanley for their first game of the season.
The Sky Bet League Two club is under new management - with fans in charge for the first time. The new owners are hoping they can turn the side's fortunes around.