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Sky Bet League One Round-Up

20 October 2016

In week fourteen of the 2016/17 Sky Bet League One season, it is Scunthorpe United who take the top spot, even after this week’s loss.

The result between Scunthorpe and Oldham Athletic had already been made up in fans minds before kick-off but, they couldn’t have seen a thrilling performance by the Latics, beating the league leaders 2-0.

Bradford had a tricky week as well as even though Marc McNulty put the Bantams ahead before half-time, Anthony Wordsworth evened up the game in the second to give Southend a well-earned point.

Bolton, who were the only team in the top three to gain all three points this week, saw goals from Sammy Ameobi and David Wheater sink the Blues at the Den, ensuring Bolton’s fourth clean-sheet in a row.

Shrewsbury Town knew they were in for a tough game but Sheffield United went full throttle at Greenhous Meadow as a brace from Billy Sharp and a third from Dan Lafferty saw the Blades win with ease.

Rochdale couldn’t continue their rising form this week as Swindon thrashed them 3-0 at the County Ground. The goals coming from Darnell Furlong and Nathan Delfouneso in the first half, and Nathan Thompson in the second. To add insult to injury, Dale striker Ian Henderson missed from the spot.

Vale pulled their game back to a draw late on thanks to a penalty won, and scored, by Alex Jones. The Birmingham City loanee is now on eight goals for the season after cancelling out Fredrik Ulvestad’s early goal.

Another convincing result was between Peterborough and Northampton town as the Posh sunk their rivals after an all-round performance from Marcus Maddison, picking up two assist on the day in their 3-0 win.

The mid-table clash between Bury and Wimbledon went in the favour of the newly promoted side as Jonathon Meades secured all three points for his side in stoppage time.

A six goal thriller came out of the Stadium MK as Bristol Rovers forward Matty Taylor scored a second half hat-trick to earn his side a point in a 3-3 draw to Milton Keynes.

Fleetwood Town were able to get themselves consecutive wins for the first time in a long time this week as Northern Irish right-back Conor McLaughlin scored a rare goal to beat Chesterfield at the Proact Stadium.

Just below Fleetwood in the table are Oxford United but they didn’t share the same fortune this week as their trip to the Ricoh Arena saw them come away with nothing thanks to a stunning Ben Stevenson goal.

With Oxford slumping to a loss, Walsall had their chance to gain some places in the table but Franck Moussa’s second half strike wasn’t enough to earn them the win, leaving them in 14thplace.

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