Football: Megson's Stoke off the mark
Monday 23 August 1999
Stoke took a 15th minute lead through Peter Thorne and added a second through Paul Connor just after half-time.
Marc Bircham gave Millwall hopes of repeating last week's comeback against Walsall when he scrambled the ball home after 75 minutes, but a Graham Kavanagh penalty six mintues from time guaranteed Stoke the points.
An injury-time goal from the Welsh international striker Simon Haworth gave Wigan a 2-1 victory over Bristol City at the JJB stadium. Tony Thorpe's 72nd-minute penalty seemed to have earned the visitors a point, before Haworth struck late on.
Chesterfield's striker David Reeves netted all four goals in the 4-2 win against newly-promoted Cambridge United, two of them coming from the penalty spot, to earn his side their first points of the season.
Reeves' former club Preston relinquished the last remaining 100 per-cent record in the division despite taking the lead against Wycombe at Adams Park. Kurt Nogan gave Preston the perfect start, but Wycombe's prolific striker Sean Devine equalised five minutes from time.
Notts County are the early pace-setters after two goals from Mark Stallard and another from Craig Ramage gave them a 3-0 victory over promoted Scunthorpe.
The Gillingham manager, Peter Taylor, was sent off in the second half at Blackpool. And things got worse for the former England Under-21 manager as John Murphy grabbed a 75th-minute equaliser in a 1-1 draw.
Ian Lawson scored the quickest goal of the season so far as Bury drew 2-2 at home to Brentford. It came after just 13 seconds.
Jason Roberts, Bristol Rovers' in-form striker, added to his growing reputation withwith the 60th-minute winner as Rovers beat Oxford United 1-0 at the Memorial Ground, while Reading slipped to a 2-1 home defeat against Luton.
In the Third Division, Rochdale hit the summit with a 3-0 win at York City.
Graham Lancashire (33), Clive Platt (56) and Graeme Atkinson (61) ensured a comfortable victory and extended the Spotland side's 100 per-cent start to the season.
Peterborough also maintained their unblemished start to the campaign as they consigned Tommy Taylor's Leyton Orient, play-off finalists last season, to their third straight defeat of the campaign. Matt Etherington and Steve Castle scored the goals in Peterborough's 2-1 win, with Matt Lockwood replying.
Latest in Sport
Chelsea injury news: Cesc Fabregas and Branislav Ivanovic could join Diego Costa on the sidelines for crucial Manchester City clash
Australian Open 2015: Thanks to Amelie Mauresmo, it's no longer Andy Murray against the world
Fantasy Premier League: Invest in Arsenal to climb the ranks in Gameweek 23
Manchester United sign former Manchester City prospect Sadiq El Fitouri on advice from Phil Neville and Paul Scholes
Chelsea vs Manchester City: Manuel Pellegrini pours scorn on anti-Chelsea 'campaign' but refuses to discuss Jose Mourinho's 'Pellegrino' slight
- 1 Venezuela Expo Tattoo 2015: Extreme body art from 'Vampire Woman' to 109mm earlobes
- 3 Ball pool for adults opens in London
- 4 Amal Clooney gives excellent response to fashion question at European Court of Human Rights
9 reasons Greece's experiment with the radical left is doomed to failure
Have we reached 'peak food'? Shortages loom as global production rates slow
Greece elections: Syriza and EU on collision course after election win for left-wing party
British grandmother Lindsay Sandiford faces execution by firing squad in Indonesia
Liberal Democrat minister defends comments suggesting immigration causes pub closures
King Abdullah dead: We can't afford not to hold Saudi Arabia's royals to account
Negotiable: Tradewind Recruitment: Phase Co-ordinator for Foundation and Key S...
Negotiable: Tradewind Recruitment: SEN Teacher We have a fantastic special n...
Negotiable: Tradewind Recruitment: My client is an 11-18 all ability co-educat...
£100 - £150 per day: Tradewind Recruitment: Year 6 Teacher Birmingham Jan 2015...