It's not 'start as we mean to go on' kind of results this month but we have done well considering the amount of changes made during the summer transfer period and I hope that once we're past the gelling stage, we can really go at this league and aim for the play-offs. We beat the league leaders in Doncaster Rovers 2-1 courtesy of a last minute winner from the debutant Abdoulaye Faye so we're already showing signs of improving. We've up into one point off the final play-off spot - yes we're only five games in but we must maintain a good position to achieve our goal this season and hanging around the play-offs is how to do it and you must do that from the off.
COLCHESTER UNITED 0, OLDHAM ATHLETIC 0.
Walker, Clohessy, Osborne, Eastman (Okuonghae 85), Briggs, Moncur, Fox (Gilbey 80), Watt, Szmodics, McEvoy (Wright 80), Porter.
Kean, Orr, Wilson, Elokobi, Mills, Jones, Doughty, Mellis, Dombaxe, Vicente (Forte 71), Wilkinson (Kamara 71).
Moncur, Clohessy (Colchester), Wilson (Oldham)
ROTHERHAM UNITED 3 (Bowery 4,7 Ward 57), OLDHAM ATHLETIC 2 (Wilkinson 71 Collin o.g. 81).
Collin, Hunt, Morgan, Wood, Sadler, Árnason, Green, Smallwood, Bowery, Ward, Sammon (Derbyshire 89).
Ricardo, B Wilson, Kusunga, Elokobi, James, Aké, Mellis, Jones, Kamara, Vicente, Poleon (Wilkinson 45).
Wilson, Elokobi, James (Oldham)
OLDHAM ATHLETIC 2 (Wilkinson 17 Mellis 86), LEYTON ORIENT 1 (Dagnall 25).
Kean, Orr, Wilson, Aké, Mills, Kelly, Mellis, Jones, Dombaxe, Vicente (Forte 33), Wilkinson.
Legzdins, Omozusi, Baudry, Lowry, Sawyer, Vincelot, Pritchard (Bartley 80), James, Cox (Mooney 80), Simpson (Lisbie 45), Dagnall.
Sawyer, Lowry, Pritchard, Bartley (Leyton Orient)
OLDHAM ATHLETIC 0, PORT VALE 0.
Kean, Orr, Wilson, Elokobi, Mills, Aké, Mellis, Jones, Dombaxe, Vicente, Wilkinson.
Neal, Yates, Duffy, McGivern, Deen-Conteh (Dickinson 77), Lewis, O'Connor, Lines (Kapend 71), Brown, Marshall (Daniel 67), Pope.
Wilson (Oldham), Deen-Conteh (Port Vale)
PRESTON NORTH END 1 (Wright 5), OLDHAM ATHLETIC 0.
Johnstone, Woods, Huntington, Wright, Buchanan, Browne, King (Clarke 57), Humphrey, Holmes (Reid 70), Gallagher, Little (Garner 63).
Ricardo, Wilson, Kusunga, Elokobi, James, Kelly, Mellis, Jones, Kamara, Vicente (Forte 47), Klasnic.
James, Wilson (Oldham)
DONCASTER ROVERS 1 (McCombe 27), OLDHAM ATHLETIC 2 (Jones 3 Faye 90).
Bywater, Wabara, McCombe, Jones, Stevens, Coppinger, Furman, Razak (Keegan 61), Whitehouse (Bennett 51), Main (Tyson 56), Robinson.
Kean, Orr, Faye, Elokobi, Mills, Kelly, Mellis, Jones, Dombaxe, Vicente, Wilkinson (Johnson 61).
Dombaxe, Orr, Kean (Oldham)
At the end of the first month we find ourselves in mid-table, although we are just one point away from getting into that final play-off spot. We have a positive goal difference, which although it is only one goal, is massive for us to build on.
In September, we play 2nd placed Swindon Town and start off our Johnstone's Paint Trophy campaign away from home against Carlisle United. To be honest, though, that competition isn't very relevant to me. All it is is one more title to your name, nothing significant either. Also next month we play Gillingham who have only gained one point in the past five games who we'll be hoping to put a few goals past.
Manager of the Month
Paul Dickov - Doncaster
The award was made after the Rovers
boss led his team to four victories in their last five league games:
Doncaster 4-1 Yeovil
Doncaster 3-0 Port Vale
Doncaster 1-0 Preston
Doncaster 3-1 Colchester
Doncaster 1-2 Oldham
Preston's Simon Grayson came in second place with Terry Skiverton of Yeovil in third.
Player of the Month
Theo Robinson - Doncaster
poacher Theo Robinson has wowed his home fans at The Keepmoat Stadium this month with his impressive performances and has duly won the Sky Bet League One Player of the Month award.
The 25 year old has been in excellent form, scoring an impressive five goals in five appearances.
Barnsley's Milan Lalkovic came extremely close to taking the award but in the end has to settle for second place. George Williams of MK Dons, on loan from Fulham, took third place.
Young Player of the Month
Milan Lalkovic - Barnsley
Barnsley's defensive forward Milan Lalkovic has taken the Sky Bet League One Young Player of the Month award home with him after some superb performances in front of the Oakwell faithful.
Lalkovic scored four goals in five appearances this month - great stuff from the 21 year old Slovak.
Second and third places went to a pair of loanees, with Fulham's George Williams some way off in second whilst playing for MK Dons, and Wolves' Liam McAlinden a close third after impressing at Fleetwood.
Oldham's Player of the Month
Mellis has played in every single game this month and has earned the right to do so with some magnificent performances for us. In the five league games, Mellis completed 81% of his passes, scored one goal and even won a Man of the Match award. He ended the month with a solid average rating of 7.20.