The League Two table continues to change significantly each week with teams still bunched together up-and -down the division.
After three years of playing in a division with just one automatic promotion spot up for grabs, this season is proving to be an exciting one for Tranmere fans. Yesterday’s win at Carlisle continued the team’s fine start to life back in the EFL, putting us up to eighth.
Most encouragingly, Rovers have still only been beaten once in the league, and we all know the circumstances that surrounded that. A first away win yesterday put Tranmere straight back in to the chasing pack even at the early stage of the campaign.
Next up is a home game against Newport County who sit fourth. However, Newport were thrashed 6-0 at home to Yeovil on Saturday, putting them on a minus goal difference and within three points of Tranmere. Victory for Mellon’s men next week will see them pass County.
Lincoln City and Exeter City continue to lead the way thanks to their impressive starts. Our old National League rivals Lincoln are top of the pile with 19 points – they look like being the ones to beat this season and continued a solid start with victory at Macclesfield (2-1).
Just on the subject of Macclesfield; after their disrespectful celebrations toward Rovers upon winning the title last season, it’s kind of ironic to see an ELEVEN-point gap between them and Rovers already. Keep up, chaps.
Exeter kept in touch with Lincoln thanks to a hard-fought win at Mansfield (2-1). Colchester are third after a comfortable 3-0 win over Cambridge.
It’s going to be a fascinating battle between Tranmere and their north-west neighbours this season. As we said, Rovers are eighth, level on points with seventh place Bury and one behind sixth placed Oldham. Both of those teams won away from yesterday as well, Oldham at Grimsby (3-0) and Bury at Swindon (2-1).
At the bottom of the table, early favourites for the drop Morecambe and Macclesfield continue to look poor. Macc are second bottom with just two points thanks to that aforementioned defeat at home to Lincoln while Morecambe are one point and one place better off – they lost at Crawley yesterday.
It was Crawley’s first win with new boss Gabriele Cioffi in charge. He replaced Harry Kewell who left for Notts County earlier this month.
County have spent the last couple of years signing some of the more recognisable names in the division and spending no small amount of money on decent wages.
However, they’re rooted to the bottom of the table thanks to their dire goal difference of -14. Kewell hasn’t won a game yet and saw his team throw away a led three times yesterday against Stevenage, playing out a 3-3 draw.