Date: 9th September 2019 at 8:00pm
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In this column, we look at how the Alex Academy Graduates have done this weekend with all games taking place on Saturday. Teams marked with * in the tables have Academy Alumni players who are out on loan.

League 1:

Billy Jones was not involved for Rotherham United in their 2-1 defeat at Doncaster Rovers.

Oliver Turton played the first 67 minutes for Blackpool in their 3-2 defeat at Coventry City.

George Ray played the full game for Tranmere Rovers in their 2-2 home draw with Gillingham.

Michael O’Connor played the first half before being replaced for Lincoln City in their 3-1 defeat at Wycombe Wanderers.

Played Won Drawn Lost For Against GD Pts
2 Coventry* 7 4 3 0 13 8 5 15
5 Lincoln City 7 4 0 3 13 7 6 12
6 Blackpool 7 3 3 1 12 8 4 12
9 Peterborough* 6 3 1 2 12 6 6 10
15 Rotherham 5 2 1 2 5 6 -1 7
17 Tranmere 6 1 2 3 10 10 0 5
18 Portsmouth 5 1 2 2 7 7 0 5
23 Bolton 5 0 1 4 0 17 -17 -11

League 2:

Kelvin Mellor played the full game for Bradford City in their 2-1 home win against Northampton Town while Billy Waters came on for the final 22 minutes for the visitors.

Chris Clements played the full game for Cheltenham Town in their 4-2 home win against Stevenage.

Perry Ng, Harry Pickering, Ryan Wintle, Tom Lowery (scored) and Charlie Kirk (scored) all started for Crewe Alexandra in their 2-0 away win at Grimsby Town. James Jones, Callum Ainley, Owen Dale, Rio Adebisi and Sam Booth were all unused substitutes for the visitors while Harry Davis was not involved for the hosts.

Nicky Maynard played the first 80 minutes for Mansfield Town in their 2-0 home win against Scunthorpe United. Both Junior Brown and Matty Lund played the full game with Ryan Colclough playing the second half, all for the visitors.

Both Ritchie Sutton and Shaun Miller (scored) played the full game for Morecambe in their 2-2 home draw against Salford City while AJ Leitch-Smith was not involved for the hosts.

Dan Trickett-Smith was not involved for Port Vale in their 1-0 defeat at Newport County.

Byron Moore played the full game and scored for Plymouth Argyle in their 2-2 home draw against Oldham Athletic. George Cooper came on for the final 26 minutes while Antoni Sarcevic was suspended, both for the hosts.

Played Won Drawn Lost For Against GD Pts
3 Crewe 7 5 0 2 9 7 0 15
6 Cheltenham 7 3 2 2 12 7 5 11
7 Grimsby 7 3 2 2 13 9 4 11
8 Plymouth 7 3 2 2 12 8 4 11
10 Bradford 7 3 2 2 8 5 3 11
12 Mansfield 7 2 3 2 10 8 2 9
14 Port Vale 7 2 3 2 8 10 -2 9
18 Northampton 7 2 1 4 7 8 -1 7
20 Morecambe 7 1 3 3 8 12 -4 6
24 Scunthorpe 7 0 1 6 5 15 -10 1

National League:

Chris Holroyd played the first 87 minutes and scored twice for Chorley in their 3-0 home win against Stockport County.

Liam Nolan played the full game for Halifax Town in their 2-0 home defeat against Yeovil Town while Will Appleyard was an unused sub for the hosts.

Matt Tootle was not involved for Notts County in their 1-1 draw at Sutton United.

Played Won Drawn Lost For Against GD Pts
2 Halifax 10 7 1 2 19 10 9 22
14 Notts County 10 2 5 3 14 12 2 11
18 Wrexham 9 2 4 3 13 15 -2 10
22 Chorley 10 1 4 5 9 22 -13 7