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League Two
2021–22
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Day Tuesday
Date 17 August 2021
Total matches 9
Total goals 16
Average (1.78 per match)
League leaders start Forest Green Rovers
League leaders end Forest Green Rovers
Highest scoring Bradford City 4–1 Stevenage
Bottom start Walsall
Bottom end Oldham Athletic
Attendance 46864
Current league 2021–22
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Match day 3 of the 2021–22 League Two season took place on the evening of Tuesday 17 August 2021. There are 10 games scheduled to take place, all kicking off at 19:45 BST.

Barrow boss Mark Cooper was sent off in the closing minutes of their goalless draw with Exeter City in League Two.

Andy Cook scored a first-half hat-trick as Bradford maintained their unbeaten start to the League Two season with a win over Stevenage at Valley Parade.

A first-half goal from Harvey Saunders proved enough to give Bristol Rovers a victory over Oldham at the Memorial Stadium in League Two.

A late penalty from Freddie Sears secured Colchester a point against visitors Mansfield in League Two.

Jake Hessenthaler's late header gave Crawley their first win of the season as they came from behind to beat Salford City in League Two.

Port Vale are still waiting for their first League Two win this season after they were held to a goalless draw by unbeaten Carlisle.

Forest Green's victory at Rochdale in League Two was marred by serious injury to Udoka Godwin-Malife late in the game.

Goalkeeper Joe Murphy was the hero as Tranmere's early-season run of not conceding continued as they saw out a 0-0 draw at Swindon.

Alfie Beestin's stoppage-time equaliser denied Matthew Taylor a first win in senior management as Scunthorpe salvaged a draw at Walsall.

Matches

Details

17 August 2021
19:45 BST
Barrow 0–0 Exeter City Holker Street, Barrow
Attendance: 2,667
Referee: Andrew Kitchen
Report

17 August 2021
19:45 BST
Bradford City 4–1 Stevenage Valley Parade, Bradford
Attendance: 14,257
Referee: Martin Coy
Cook Goal 1'
Cook Goal 30'
Cook Goal 38'
Cavanan Goal 88'
Report List Goal 17'

17 August 2021
19:45 BST
Bristol Rovers 1–0 Oldham Athletic Memorial Stadium, Bristol
Attendance: 6,005
Referee: Sam Purkiss
Saunders Booked in the 22nd minute 22' Goal 35' Report

17 August 2021
19:45 BST
Colchester United 1–1 Mansfield Town Colchester Community Stadium, Colchester
Attendance: 2,354
Referee: Sam Allison
Sears Goal 90+5' (pen.) Report Hewitt Goal 72'

17 August 2021
19:45 BST
Crawley Town 2–1 Salford City Broadfield Stadium, Crawley
Attendance: 2,167
Referee: David Rock
Nadesan Goal 38'
Hessenthaler Goal 75'
Report Henderson Goal 7'

17 August 2021
19:45 BST
Port Vale 0–0 Carlisle United Vale Park, Port Vale
Attendance: 4,943
Referee: Paul Howard
Report

17 August 2021
19:45 BST
Rochdale 1–2 Forest Green Rovers Spotland Stadium, Rochdale
Attendance: 2,188
Referee: Andy Haines
Newby Goal 48' Report Matt Goal 33'
Stevens Goal 49'

17 August 2021
19:45 BST
Swindon Town 0–0 Tranmere Rovers County Ground, Swindon
Attendance: 8,274
Referee: John Busby
Report

17 August 2021
19:45 BST
Walsall 1–1 Scunthorpe United Bescot Stadium, Walsall
Attendance: 4,009
Referee: Craig Hicks
Phillips Goal 47' Report Beestin Goal 90'

League table after match day 3

Pos
Team Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Qualification or relegation
1 Forest Green Rovers 3 3 0 0 7 3 +4 9 Promotion to
League One
2 Bradford City 3 2 1 0 6 2 +4 7
3 Mansfield Town 3 2 1 0 5 3 +2 7
4 Northampton Town 2 2 0 0 2 0 +2 6 Qualification to the
League Two play-offs
5 Stevenage 3 2 0 1 4 4 0 6
6 Leyton Orient 2 1 1 0 4 1 +3 4
7 Carlisle United 3 1 2 0 2 1 +1 5
8 Tranmere Rovers 3 1 2 0 1 0 +1 5
9 Swindon Town 3 1 1 1 4 3 +1 4
10 Barrow 3 1 1 1 3 3 0 4
11 Harrogate Town 1 1 0 0 3 2 +1 3
12 Hartlepool United 2 1 0 1 3 3 0 3
13 Crawley Town 2 1 0 1 2 2 0 3
14 Newport County 2 1 0 1 2 2 0 3
15 Bristol Rovers 3 1 0 2 2 4 −2 3
16 Salford City 3 0 2 1 2 3 −1 2
17 Colchester United 3 0 2 1 1 2 −1 2
18 Port Vale 3 0 2 1 0 1 −1 2
19 Scunthorpe United 3 0 2 1 2 4 −2 2
20 Exeter City 3 0 2 1 0 3 −3 2
21 Sutton United 2 0 1 1 1 2 −1 1
22 Rochdale 3 0 1 2 3 5 −2 1
23 Walsall 3 0 1 2 2 5 −3 1 Relegation to the
National League
24 Oldham Athletic 3 0 0 3 1 4 −3 0

Updated to games played on 17 August 2021
Source: BBC Sport
Rules for classification: 1st points; 2nd goal difference; 3rd number of goals scored.
(C) = Champion; (R) = Relegated; (P) = Promoted; (O) = Play-off winner; (A) = Advances to a further round; (Q) = Qualified to the phase of tournament

See also

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