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Bristol City win at promotion favourites Sheffield Utd

Aaron Wilbraham scored on his Bristol City debut at Sheffield United. Photo: John Walton/EMPICS Sport

LEAGUE ONE

SHEFFIELD UNITED 1 - 2 BRISTOL CITY

Bristol City were beaten 3-0 by Sheffield United in February. It was the turning point of their season, as they then put together a winning run to finish mid-table.

Steve Cotterill was keen to avenge that result and they started well. Mark Little's superb run and cross was headed in by another new signing, Aaron Wilbraham, in the 20th minute.

But that spurred United into life. Aden Flint had to clear off the line, before goalkeeper Frank Fielding denied Michael Higdon.

An equaliser looked likely, and it came just 10 minutes after City's goal, with Higdon heading home from a free-kick.

The hosts should've gone into the break ahead, but Stefan Scougall wasted a free header.

City's winner came 20 minutes from time when Wilbraham's flick played in Wade Elliott, earning the Robins their first win at Bramall Lane since 1957.

SWINDON TOWN 3 - 1 SCUNTHORPE UNITED

Michael Smith scored twice against Scunthorpe. Credit: Andrew Matthews/EMPICS Sport

Swindon Town started the season in style with a 3-1 win over League One new-boys Scunthorpe.

All the goals were scored in an exciting first period.

Massimo Luongo broke the deadlock after just 3 minutes when he converted Nathan Byrne's cross.

Michael Smith doubled the advantage 10 minutes later, firing in Louis Thompson's left wing cross.

Former Yeovil Town striker Paddy Madden pulled a goal back in the 20th minute, but the two-goal cushion was restored in first half stoppage time, when Smith stuck out a foot after Ben Gladwin's effort had hit the post.

The visitors ended the match with 10 men after Marcus Williams was sent off for lashing out at Nathan Thompson.

YEOVIL TOWN 0 - 3 DONCASTER ROVERS

Gary Johnson will be disappointed with his side's opening day showing. Credit: Simon Galloway/EMPICS Sport

Yeovil Town's first game back in League One ended with a disappointing 3-0 home defeat to old rivals Doncaster.

The visitors, who were relegated from the Championship with the Glovers, opened the scoring in the 8th minute when Curtis Main lobbed Chris Weale.

Harry Forrester rounded Weale just after the hour mark to make it 2-0, before Theo Robinson added a third in stoppage time.

Yeovil's best chance came when sub James Hayter's shot hit the crossbar.

LEAGUE TWO

BURY 0 - 1 CHELTENHAM TOWN

Joe Hanks scored the only goal of the game as Cheltenham won at Bury. Credit: John Walton/EMPICS Sport

Teenager Joe Hanks came off the bench to score his first senior goal, as Cheltenham won at one of the promotion favourites.

The 19-year-old replaced the injured Asa Hall in the 6th minute, and fired home Byron Harrison's cross three minutes before half-time.

Former Bury goalkeeper Trevor Carson, making his Robins debut, preserved his new side's points with a late save from James Poole.

FOOTBALL CONFERENCE

BRISTOL ROVERS 0 - 0 GRIMSBY TOWN

Darrell Clarke saw his Bristol Rovers team draw 0-0 with Grimsby. Credit: Clive Gee/EMPICS Sport

An impressive crowd of 7,000 witnessed Bristol Rovers first ever game in the Conference.

Rovers best chance fell to new signing Matty Taylor on the hour, but he was denied by Grimsby goalkeeper James McKeown.

Lenell John-Lewis should've won the game for the visitors but he fired wide from close range, and the game ended goal-less.

SOUTHPORT 0 - 1 FOREST GREEN ROVERS

Lee Hughes scored Forest Green's winner at Southport. Credit: Nigel French/EMPICS Sport

Forest Green Rovers were 1-0 winners at Southport.

Lee Hughes scored the only goal of the game when he headed in David Pipe's cross early in the second half.

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