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Sky Bet League One Round-Up

14 November 2016

After an eventful, goal heavy week in Sky Bet League One, Scunthorpe United still retain their top spot with Bradford City following closely behind them.

Graham Alexander’s men managed to come away from the Ricoh Arena with all three points after in-form midfielder Josh Morris scored a 55th minute goal.

Bradford, on the other hand, produced a much more convincing win over the weekend as they came away 4-0 winners against Rochdale. To add to the woes of Dale, they had Niall Cavanan sent off.

Third place, Sheffield United showed they deserve to be fighting for a top spot as they scored four away at the Proact Stadium. Chesterfield pulled an early lead but the Blades easily came back in the second half. This result dropped Chesterfield to the bottom of the table.

Dropping down to fourth spot is Bolton Wanderers who lost to Peterborough on Sunday. The only goal of the game was scored by Michael Smith, which continued Boro’s winning streak to four games.

Finishing off the top six is Bristol Rovers, who had a weekend that they would want to forget. After Daniel Leadbitter’s early red card, Millwall went all attack, scoring four goals and dominating the stats at the Den.

Port Vale sit a point outside the playoff spots after their 2-1 win against Fleetwood Town on Saturday. The Cod Army were headed in front by Chris Long, but goals by Rigino Cicilia and Alex Jones put the Vale ahead.

Northampton fell short against 17th place Gillingham at Priestfield Stadium as they lost the game 2-1. John-Joe O’Toole put Cobbers ahead but a header from Max Ehmer and an injury time goal from Jay Emmanuel-Thomas gave the Gils all three points.

For tenth place Wimbledon, they managed to have the only scoreless game of the weekend Oldham Athletic, who currently sit in 22nd with just 16 points.

Nile Ranger found some form for Southend over the weekend as his brace helped his side win 4-1 against Bury at Gigg Lane. James Vaughan’s 20th minute penalty wasn’t enough to get Bury back into the game as Simon Cox and Stephen McLaughlin rounded off the scoring for Southend.

MK Dons held Walsall to a 1-1 draw thanks to a last-ditch goal from Dean Bowditch in the 90th minute. This goal cancelled Scott Laird’s first half goal, leaving both sides unmoved in the table.

Charlton Athletic were left upset as they were dominated away from home against Swindon Town. Put ahead by a Morgan Fox own goal, Swindon were empowered to continue as Lloyd Jones and Jon Goddard added to the tally.

Shrewsbury surprised most as they climbed off the bottom of the table after beating Oxford United 2-0 at New Meadow. Goals from AJ Leitch-Smith and Shaun Whalley gave them their first league win since 3 September.


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