On Saturday the CCC season officially started as 24 teams battle to win promotion to the English Premier League and the riches that would come with that promotion. For the three promoted teams, Swansea City, Nottingham Forest and Doncaster, they are looking to establish themselves and avoid an immediate return to League One while Reading, Birmingham and Derby County look to bounce straight back to the EPL. One thing that is known about the CCC, there is no sure thing in this division and anything can happen. Here the results from the first weekend of action.
Birmingham City 1 (Kevin Phillips 90′) Sheffield United 0
Blackpool 0 Bristol City 1(Steve Brooker 90′)
Cardiff City 2(Steven Thompson 41,Roger Johnson 90′) Southampton 1 (David McGoldrick 45′)
Charlton 2 (Mark Hudson 3′, Andy Gray 85′) Swansea City 0
Coventry City 2 (Elliot Ward,pen 48′, Leon McKenzie 86′) Norwich City 0
Crystal Palace 0 Watford 0
Derby County 0 Doncaster 1 (Lewis Guy 59′)
Ipswich 1 (Kevin Lisbie 2′) Preston NE 2(Paul McKenna 21, Simon Whaley 34)
Plymouth 2 (Rory Fallon 7′, Marcel Siep 55′) Wolves 2 (Michael Knightly 19′, Sam Vokes 78′)
QPR 2(Fritz Hall 29,31′) Barnsley 1 (Iain Hume 5′)
Sheffield Wednesday 4(Marcus Tudgay 1′,65′, Apko Sodje 4’17′) Burnely 1 (Martin Paterson 6′)
Nottingham Forest 0 Reading 0
The Carling Cup is next up for the CCC teams on Tuesday and Wednesday then back to CCC action on Saturday.