Plenty of fixtures to look out for over the past week, with teams in the English football league involved in the First round of the EPL Cup, whilst players lower down the pyramid had to tackle their first set of midweek fixtures.
Starting in League One, Jake Gosling’s Bristol Rovers featured Live on Sky Sports in their First Round clash against Championship side Cardiff City. The league one side upset their Championship opponents 1-0 in extra time to set up a second round clash with Chelsea at Stamford Bridge. Gosling did not make the squad for this cup came, but made the bench for Sunday’s league clash with Oxford. However, Gosling was an unused sub as Rovers beat Oxford 2-1 to record their first league win of the season.
— Bristol Rovers (@Official_BRFC) August 14, 2016
Over at Scunthorpe, Scott Wiseman was an unused sub as the Irons needed extra time to dispose of Notts County, winning 2-0 after the extended period.
IRON SUBS: Anyon, Wiseman, Morris, Bishop, Adelakun, Mantom, Wootton.
— Scunthorpe United FC (@SUFCOfficial) 9 August 2016
At the weekend, Scunthorpe travelled to Fleetwood Town as they came from 2-0 down to draw 2-2. Wiseman was again an unused sub.
In the National League, goalkeeper Jamie Robba received his international clearance in time to make it onto Torquay United’s bench for the firs time. The Gulls responded to their opening day defeat by beating Bromley 1-0 in the midweek fixture. Robba was again on the bench for Torquay’s 1-1 draw against Barrow yesterday.
— Torquay United FC (@TUFC1899) 9 August 2016
Striker Reece Styche started again for Gateshead in their 3-0 away win against Southport. Styche played 58 minutes before making way for for Ryan Bowman. Styche took to twitter to express his delight at his side’s win which takes them level on top of the division
— Reece Styche (@ReeceStyche89) 9 August 2016
Yesterday, Gateshead unbeaten start came to an end as they lost 1-0 to Forest Green Rovers. Styche started the game but was once again replaced by Ryan Bowman close to the hour mark.
Down in the National League, North, Adam Priestley has still not recovered from an ankle injury which is keeping him out of the side, missing Alfreton’s latest fixture, as the Reds beat Gainsborough Trinity 4-0. Hopefully Priestly can recover and return to action soon.