Npower League 1 watch: Uwe and Dickov on a roll
- Tue 23 Aug 2011, 8:50AM
- Posted by Emily Brobyn
Last week proved to be largely successful for the former Blues managing in League One, with two ex-City strikers securing back-to-back wins.
Brentford, managed by Uwe Rosler, bounced back from their Carling Cup exit with impressive successive victories over both Exeter and Leyton Orient.
An own goal from Grecians’ James Dunne and a header from Clayton Donaldson made it 2-1 at St. James’ Park in midweek followed by a rout at Griffin Park, with the Bees stinging Orient 5-0. The six-point haul means Rosler’s Brentford are currently fourth in League One.
It was also a good week for Paul Dickov’s Oldham Athletic.
A 2-1 win at Glanford Park against Scunthorpe United helped the Latics off the bottom of the League One table and the victory over The Iron was quickly followed by three more at Boundary Park, where Dickov took on fellow former MCFC Academy coach Steve Eyre and his side, Rochdale.
Reuben Reid’s penalty fired the Latics ahead before Rochdale’s Neal Trotman was sent off and a debut goal from Nathan Clarke made it 2-0 and lifted Dickov’s men up to 13th spot.
Rochdale’s defeat at Boundary Park came after a 0-0 draw at Spotland against Carlisle last Tuesday. ‘Dale piled the pressure on the visitors but an outstanding performance from goalkeeper Adam Collin meant Eyre’s team had to settle for a point. They currently occupy 21st spot in the League.
It was also a mixed week for Sheffield Wednesday’s Gary Megson. The Owls crashed to their second straight defeat when Bury beat them 2-1 at Gigg Lane.Megson’s bad run looked set to continue at Hillsborough just days later when Notts County took an early lead through a Jeff Hughes penalty. However, a determined second half comeback from the home side saw the game turn on its head and Wednesday ran out eventual 2-1 winners, taking the team to 12th in the table