Eddie Howe

Weekend football preview

A look ahead to the weekend's football fixtures in the Meridian region.

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Swindon survive late pressure to claim point

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Swindon Town's Alex Pritchard celebrates scoring during the League One match at Milton Keynes Credit: Jon Buckle/PA Wire/Press Association Images

Alex Pritchard gave Swindon the lead, away to MK Dons. He scored with a bending free kick. Nathan Byrne was sent off for stamping on Shaun Williams, then Bamford scored the equaliser. MK Dons thought they had scored a late winner, but it was ruled offside.

Crawley Town and Swindon Town lose, Gillingham gain a point

Former Crawley boss Steve Evans made a happy return to Broadfield Stadium as his Rotherdam side beat his old team 2-1.Mat Sadler put Crawley ahead after only 14 minutes but Kieran Agard (36) equalised and substitute David Worrall settled the game 13 minutes from time.

Farid El Alagui's last-gasp strike rescued a 1-1 draw for Brentford against Gillingham and denied former Bees boss Martin Allen a first league win of the season after Adebayo Akinfenwa had slotted home from close range in the 40th minute.

Shrewsbury deservedly eased to their first win of the season as they overcame Swindon 2-0 thanks to goals from debutant Adam Reach (nine) and substitute Tom Bradshaw (85).

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Swindon beaten by the Posh, the Gills lose too

The 20-year-old striker, a summer capture from Watford, scored the only goal of the game with a fierce right-footed winner early on as highly-fancied Peterborough saw off Swindon.The victory sees Posh claim an early advantage over promotion favourites Wolves.

None of the four sides who were playing League Two football last season managed to start with a win as champions Gillingham were beaten 1-0 at home by Colchester, substitute Andy Bond netting the winner late on, while Rotherham and Port Vale both drew.

For a full round-up of all today's action click here for in-depth match coverage from ITV Sport

Football results - League One

Stevenage's Lucas Akins (left) challenges Crawley's Matthew Sadler Credit: Gareth Fuller/PA Wire

Crawley drew 1-1 at home to Stevenage.

Swindon couldn't manage a win either also drawing 1-all at home to Oldham - which keeps them in the play-off position.

AFC Bournemouth were at Colchester and came away with a 1-nil win which lifts the Cherries into an automatic promotion place.

Portsmouth are away to Preston - kick-off was at 5 o'clock.

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