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Sky Bet League One Round-Up

13 December 2016

This week saw a lot of movement in Sky Bet League One but it is still Scunthorpe United who occupy the top spot.

League leaders Scunthorpe fell to their third defeat of the season as Rochdale held onto a 3-2 win at Spotland Stadium. Dale’s goal came from Joe Thompson, Ollie Rathbone and Calvin Andrew.

Bolton Wanderers moved back up to second after besting Gillingham 4-0 at the Macron. Gary Madine started the scoring, with Josh Vela adding a second before the half. Madine ended up getting a brace before Sammy Ameobi added a fourth.

Sheffield United also had a big result as they walked over 19thplace Swindon Town 4-0. The Blades scored three goals within eight minutes in the second half, and added a fourth late on.

Bradford carried on their unbeaten home record as they played out a goalless draw against Charlton Athletic. A 91stminute red card to Patrick Bauer saw the visitors play the last four minutes of the game with ten men.

Peterborough finish out the top six after they managed to halt Chesterfield’s league revival at Proact Stadium. Boro put five past Ryan Fulton as the game finished 5-2 to the home side.

In seventh place is Fleetwood Town, who extended their unbeaten streak to six on Saturday. The Cod Army went ahead against Walsall after a solo goal from Ash Hunter, then they doubled their lead through Bobby Grant.

Southend rose the table after beating Coventry City by three goals to one. A 6thminute goal from Anthony Wordsworth gave them an early lead. Anton Ferdinand and Stephen McLaughlin added goals later.

One of the high scoring goals of the day saw Bristol Rovers come back to beat Bury. Scott Burgess put Bury one up but they were only ahead for seven minutes. From that point on, Bristol dominated the rest of the 4-2 game.

Wimbledon dropped to tenth place after Robbie Neilson saw his first home win in charge of MK Dons. The derby’s only goal came from the penalty spot just after the hour mark by striker Dean Bowditch.

Bottom of the table Shrewsbury Town upset Millwall after beating them 1-0 at the Den. Louis Dodds’ first half strike meant the Shrews would earn their first league win at Millwall for 54 years.

Port Vale were unlucky in their game against Northampton Town at Vale Park as the visitors ended their four-game losing streak by winning 3-2. Even though Rigino Cicilia scored in the last minute, it was too late to spur a comeback.

Oldham Athletic rose to 22ndafter their 1-1 draw at Oxford. The opening goal came from on-loan defender Cameron Burgess but Oxford’s Rob Hall equalised in the second half by scoring his first goal since returning to the club.


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