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League One review: The sack race starts early

We’re only three games into the season, but already League One has its first managerial casualty, as Coventry City have dispensed with the services of Andy Thorn.

The 45-year-old (pictured) was dismissed after his side squandered a two goal lead to draw 2-2 at home to Bury.

The result was the Sky Blue’s third successive draw after they had started the season with a 1-0 victory over Dagenham in the League Cup.

This clearly wasn’t enough for the club’s hierarchy and leaves Thorn with the dubious honour of being sacked while his side remains undefeated.

With mounting financial problems and the small matter of £600,000 in unpaid rent, whoever takes over the Coventry hot seat will find that escaping from the third tier is going to be easier said than done.

Yeovil set the early season pace

It’s still early days, but Yeovil fans may well be dreaming of promotion as their side stormed to the top of the table with a thumping 4-0 victory away at Scunthorpe.

This result follows an impressive victory at Brentford and the Glovers have now scored 11 goals in their last four games.

As for Scunthorpe, they are rooted to the bottom of the table with no points and just one goal to their name.

Yeovil share top spot with Swindon and Stevenage, who both recorded 1-0 victories over MK Dons and Oldham respectively.

Tranmere are also joint top following their 1-1 draw with Shrewsbury.

Late drama as the Pompey bubble bursts

The harsh realities of life in League One have perhaps begun to sink in for Portsmouth, following their first defeat of the season away at Carlisle.

The home side appeared to be heading for a routine 2-0 victory, before a remarkable four goals in seven injury time minutes saw Carlisle emerge 4-2 winners.

Elsewhere there was a fantastic victory for Brentford who thrashed Crewe 5-1.

Walsall and Crawley also impressed, with both sides winning 1-0 away to Notts County and Doncaster respectively.

Long trip home for Pool

Spare a thought for fans of Hartlepool who made the 500 mile round trip down to London, only to see their clash with Leyton Orient postponed due to the team bus being stuck in traffic.

In the remaining results, Colchester drew 1-1 at home to Sheffield United and that score was repeated in the clash between Bournemouth and Preston.

By James Martin

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