JOHN KRETLOW - Tuesday, September 7, 2010
Frank Simek and Carlisle United battled to a scoreless draw versus Swindon Town while Jon-Paul Pittman were stung by a last minute goal against Accrington Stanley.
Carlisle United 0-0 Swindon Town
In a defensive battle, Frank Simek and Carlisle United tied Swindon Town with no goals to show for.
The American defender started and went the full 90 minutes for the Cumbrians in their League One game this weekend.
The first half was dominated by both defenses, but Carlisle's Francois Zoko nearly scored after getting behind the Swindon Town defenders, only to be stopped as he was about to shoot.
Swindon Town's Charlie Austin came close to scoring after Michael Timlin found him with a perfect pass on the right side of goal. Austin's shot though went wide.
Austin again came close with a shot from ten yards that went over the bar.
The Cumbrians are still without a loss this season, while Swindon Town are still looking for their first win.
Both teams escaped the game without any bookings.
Carlisle will travel to play Sheffield United next week and Swindon Town will look to reverse their luck at home against Southampton.
Wycombe Wanderers 1-1 Accrington Stanley
Accrington Stanley managed to tie Jon-Paul Pittman and Wycombe in dramatic fashion in Saturday's League Two action.
Pittman did not start the game but came on in the 60th minute for Scott Rendell.
Stanley had not let in a goal all season until MK Dons' Matt Bloomfield scored off of a Kevin Betsy cross in the 66th minute. Pittman had brokedown the leftside to eventually find Betsy.
Stanley's substitute Rory Boulding received a cross from Christ Turner and was able to score past Wanderers goalie Nikki Bull in the 4th minute of stoppage time.
Thanks to the last gasp goal, the Reds continue their impressive start of the season still unbeaten.
Matt Bloomfield received a yellow card caution for Wycombe in the 57th minute.
The Chairboys will play Macclesfield Town next week at home while Accrington Stanley will travel to play Torquay United.
Northampton Town 1-1 Aldershot Town
Seb Harris and Northampton Town nearly had the three points before a last gasp effort salvaged a tie for Aldershot Town.
Harris did not start the game but came on in the 67th minute for Northampton.
The 34th minute saw Northampton Town open the scoring. Billy McKay found the ball in the area and slotted the ball past Aldershot goalie Jamie Young.
With time nearly done in the game, Ben Harding found the back of the net with a volley that kept in tact Aldershot's unbeaten streak this season.
Northampton is still looking for their first win of the season.
Emmanuel Panther was booked for Aldershot in the 10th minute. John Johnson and Dean Beckwith also received yellow cards for Northampton Town.
Aldershot will travel to play Port Vale next week while Northampton Town will play Southend United.
Jemal Johnson never left the bench in Milton Keynes Dons 1-0 win over Hartlepool United.