There were vital wins for Yeovil Town and both Bristol clubs today. Cheltenham drew at Portsmouth, but Swindon lost at home to MK Dons.
Yeovil Town drew at Reading despite having 3 players sent off. Swindon and Bristol Rovers also drew. Bristol City and Cheltenham both won.
Yeovil Town were the region's only winners after a James Hayter double earned the Glovers all three points at Birmingham.
Watch an extended interview with Gary Johnson ahead of his team's first ever game in the Championship:
Yeovil Town Football Club made history in May by winning the League One play-off final at Wembley and gaining promotion to the Championship - England's second tier - for the very first time.
Manager Gary Johnson and his team will be of course be the underdogs, but they plan to spring a surprise.
Our Sports Correspondent Matthias Kurth reports:
Yeovil Town manager Gary Johnson reflects on his side's 2-1 pre-season win against West Country neighbours Exeter City at Huish Park.
Johnson says he's happy with his squad ahead of the first competitive game in the Championship at Millwall on Saturday 3 August:
Joel Grant has signed a two-year deal with Yeovil Town after his contract at Wycombe Wanderers ran out. The winger started his professional career at Watford in 2006 before joining Aldershot Town and helping them get promotion to the League.
The former Jamaican under-20 international went on to play for Crewe Alexandra and then Wycombe in 2011, where he made 68 appearances scoring 14 goals.
Southampton's Sam Hoskins, who was born in Dorchester, has also signed a two-year deal with the Glovers.
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The football season moved a big step closer today with the publication of the new fixtures for the 2013/14 season and for Yeovil they now know who they'll be facing as they begin their new life in the Championship.
It's a rather underwhelming start - an away trip to Millwall. But things soon get better - with former Premiership side Birmingham City having the honour of being the first visitors to Huish Park.
Yeovil Town have followed up their historic promotion to the Championship by tying manager, Gary Johnson, down to a new two-year contract.
It's just over two weeks since the 57-year-old helped the Glovers secure a place in English football's second tier next season following a play-off final win at Wembley.
Matthias Kurth reports:
Speaking at a press conference at Huish Park earlier, Gary Johnson said:
– Gary Johnson, Yeovil Town manager
Lots of good things have still got to happen, but I've got those assurances and it's great for me now to settle down and talk to the players because I'm now going to be the manager here for the next couple of years at least.
I want us all to stay together. It's a great team, I'm getting on well with the board of directors, and I seem to be getting on well with the media judging by the hundreds here in this room.
– Gary Johnson
It's exciting because we're taking our club to the next level. Who wouldn't want to be a part of what we've achieved over the last few years?
I can see that the club still wants to progress and is still working very hard to make sure that we can compete at championship level.
Gary Johnson has signed a new two-year contract to remain as manager of Yeovil Town.
Yeovil's assistant manager Terry Skiverton and coach Darren Way have also agreed new deals with the club to stay until the summer of 2015.
Yeovil Town are expected to announce today that Gary Johnson has signed a new contract to continue as manager.
The media has been invited to a news conference at Huish Park this morning.
Last season Johnson guided the Glovers to promotion to the Championship, English football's second tier, for the first time.