With Black Friday fast approaching, Scunthorpe United still hold the helm at the top of Sky Bet League One.
The league leaders came out of last weekend with a 1-0 win over Oldham Athletic. The game went downhill for Oldham in the 65th minute when Paul Green saw red. The game was put to bed ten minutes from time by Scott Wiseman.
Sheffield United, who rose to second, only just managed to push aside strugglers Shrewsbury Town as the game finished 2-1, and Shrewsbury with nine men. Billy Sharp and Stefan Scougall getting the goals.
Bolton carried on their winning form on Saturday as they breezed past Millwall. Josh Vela opened the scoring in the first half, and the game was finished off by substitute Tom Thorpe on the hour mark.
The only team to lose in the top six were Bradford City, who dropped to fourth place. Ninth place Southend United took advantage as former Bantam Will Atkinson scored a brace, with an own goal from Romain Vincelot in the dying minutes.
Peterborough made the trip to Northampton and they made it worthwhile with Chris Forrester grabbing all three points in the second minute of extra time at Sixfields Stadium.
The highest scoring game of the day came from sixth placed Wimbledon’s 5-1 win over Bury. Wimbledon thrashed Bury, with a first half blitz, for the second time in two days. Bury haven’t won in 12 now.
High scorers Rochdale closely followed up as they beat struggling Swindon Town 4-0. Joe Bunney started the scoring at the half hour mark, with Matt Lund and a brace from Steve Davies, meaning Tim Sherwood’s side lost for the first time under his reign.
Bristol Rovers provided the only scoreless fixture of the weekend against MK Dons at the Memorial Stadium, only because of a brilliant last minute save by Dons ‘keeper David Martin.
Fleetwood Town started to dominate their game against Chesterfield, with chances coming every few minutes but their two goal lead was almost jeopardized by a Jay O’Shea penalty, which brought the score line back to 2-1.
Vale were unlucky over the weekend, losing 2-0 to Charlton Athletic. The Addicks provided a stellar first half performance with Josh Magennis and Nicky Ajose scoring both of their goals before half time.
With Walsall and Gillingham lingering around the 15th spot in the table, this result was key. It was the Gills who came out on top with an early goal by Cody McDonald, and a late one by Jay Emmanuel-Thomas.
Finally, Oxford United managed to pull off a dramatic win against 19th place Coventry City, as they won 4-1. The U’s first half onslaught saw them three goals up at the break and Alex McDonald finished off the scoring ten minutes into the second half for Oxford.