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Sky Bet League One Round-Up

23 August 2016

A look back at the weekend of results in the third tier of English football.

Going into the 4th round of matches in SkyBet League One campaign, Bolton were the only team left with the untarnished 100% record in the league, after Gillingham rescued a draw at home against Swindon during the midweek matches.

And still intact was the 100% record of Bolton Wanderers after Josh Vela scored six minutes from time to keep the Trotters’ record alive. 

Following closely behind on 10 points; Scunthorpe United. Taking their good form from the end of last season through the summer and into the new campaign, the Iron are averaging 3 goals a game after their 5-0 demolition of Gillingham. 

Also on 10 points are Bradford City who turned the game around in an action-packed 10 minutes that saw three goals for the home side, two penalties, and a red card for the visitors. 

Occupying the rest of the play-off places are Chesterfield, Charlton and Port Vale, despite the Spireites and the Valiants picking up their first defeats of the season on the road; Chesterfield against Shrewsbury, and Vale to Swindon. Whilst Charlton beat Walsall 2-1 thanks to an Ajose brace.

Fighting for those play-off places below are MK Dons, Millwall, Swindon, Gillingham, Peterborough, Fleetwood and Oldham.

MK Dons returned to form after midweeks defeat at home to Bradford with a stoppage time winner from Scott Wootton away at Rochdale. Millwall and Swindon also returned to form as Millwall beat Sheffield United 2-1 thanks to a late Morison penalty.

Gillingham, Peterborough and Fleetwood all took knocks in form as they all lost, with Peterborough losing to Oxford United, who earned their first win of the season after last year’s promotion. 

Oldham also got their first win with a victory over Bury who sit directly below them. 

Last years League Two champions Northampton, are still yet to lose, after earning four draws. The latest coming against last years League Two play-off winners, Wimbledon. 

Southend United and Bristol Rovers fought out a hard-earned draw at Roots Hall.

Occupying the relegation spots are Coventry, Rochdale, Wimbledon and the shock of the season so far Sheffield United all with one point.

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