Doncaster Rovers beat Charlton Athletic, nine-man Bradford City concede late equaliser as Mallik Wilks strikes winner for Hull City

DONCASTER ROVERS picked up their first win of the League One campaign with a 3-1 victory over Charlton Athletic in front of 1,000 supporters at the Valley.

HARD-FOUGHT: Bradford City drew 2-2 with Forest Green Rovers after having two men sent-off. Picture: Jacob King/PA Wire.

Hull City also put another three points on the board, as Mallik Wilks struck the only goal of the game in a 1-0 success over Crewe Alexandra in a fixture that was played behind closed doors.

Meanwhile, in League Two Bradford City conceded a 97th-minute equaliser at Forest Green Rovers after playing the final 20 minutes of the game with only nine men after Anthony O'Connor and Paudie O'Connor were sent off eight minutes apart in a 2-2 draw.

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Doncaster opened their campaign with a 1-1 draw against MK Dons last weekend but didn't look back on Saturday after Madger Gomes put them 1-0 up against Charlton midway through the first half.

WINNING FEELING: Doncaster Rovers were 3-1 victors at Charlton Athletic with 1,000 fans present. Picture: James Chance/Getty Images

Rovers continued to dominate and doubled their lead four minutes into the second half when Charlie Barker turned the ball into his own net.

The victory was sealed just after the hour when Arsenal loanee Tyreece John-Jules got off the mark for Doncaster, beating his man before firing past the goalkeeper.

Charlton pulled a goal back through Northern Ireland international Conor Washington four minutes later but a comeback never looked on the cards.

Meanwhile, Hull secured consecutive league wins for the first time since January thanks to Wilks's late header against Crewe Alexandra.

KEY MAN: Mallik Wilks scored the only goal as Hull City beat Crewe Alexandra. Picture: Bruce Rollinson.

The former Leeds United and Barnsley striker nodded home from Thomas Mayer's cross to give Grant McCann's side their first victory on home soil since December.

Wilks had went close for Hull in the first half while Mikael Mandron missed an opportunity for Alexandra at the other end.

Josh Magennis and Lewis-Potter made way for James Scott and Thomas Mayer midway through the second half as McCann looked to inject more threat in attack.

It was a move that paid off for the hosts, as Mayer was on hand to provide the cross for Wilks's winning goal.

In League Two, there was plenty of drama in Bradford City's fixture as they suffered late heartbreak in a 2-2 draw at Forest Green.

The Bantams were reduced to nine men in the second half after having both Paudie and Anthony O'Connor sent off on 62 minutes and 70 minutes respectively.

Lee Novak had given the visitors the lead four minutes into the second half but Carl Winchester equalised on the hour.

City were down to 10 men two minutes later but regained the lead through Elliot Watt on 66 minutes but were reduced to just nine men soon after.

Stuart McCall's side almost held on for an unlikely win but Aaron Collins scored for Forest Green deep into stoppage time.

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