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League One Round-Up

27 February 2017

Sheffield United still remain top of Sky Bet League One, even after a tough fixture and Fleetwood Town’s 17-match unbeaten streak sees them draw level with second.

The league leaders extended their lead at the top of the league as they overcame fellow promotion hopefuls Bolton Wanderers after a second half penalty secured a Billy Sharp brace, 20 minutes from the end. 

Second place Scunthorpe United were gifted a point on Saturday as an own goal from Bristol Rovers' Tom Lockyer cancelled out Ollie Clarke's first half header, meaning that the side stay in second on goal difference. 

Fleetwood Town closed the gap between them and the automatic promotion spots again over the weekend as a second half blitz stunned a dropping Northampton side, beating them 3-0 at Highbury Stadium. 

minute, giving Bradford a 2-1 win.thPort Vale tried to push their way out of the drop zone in their game against Bradford City at Vale Park but former loanee, Alex Jones, came back to haunt them scoring in the 74

Gillingham upset promotion chasing Southend United as a first-half, seven-minute brace from Josh Wright proved too much for ten-men Southend as Nile Ranger’s late goal proved to only be a consolation.

, and have played two more games.stThe only goalless draw of the day look place at Boundary Park as Oldham Athletic played out their game against seventh place Millwall, meaning they are only two points above Vale in 21

Referee Chris Sarginson issued three red cards in the game at London Road Stadium as ten-men Peterborough ended up coming out on top, beating Rochdale 3-1 after goals from Jack Baldwin, Tom Nichols and Paul Taylor.

Oxford united proved too much to handle on their trip to struggling Chesterfield as they came away with a 4-0 victory thanks to an opener by Rob Hall, before a hat-trick from in-form striker, Conor McAleny.

Luke Taylor was the only player in the game between AFC Wimbledon and Walsall to find the net on Saturday. The game finished 1-0 to the Dons, which is their only win in the last eight games.

Bury received some good news over the weekend as their survival hopes were boosted yet again as a first-half goal from Ryan Lowe powered them into a 1-0 win away from home at Charlton Athletic.

Milton Keynes Dons managed to end Shrewsbury Town’s little revival, as they saw the end of their three-game winless run due to early goals from Kieran Agard and Paul Downing, putting the game out of reach for the Shrews.

At the bottom of the table, Coventry City were set back yet again as they are struggling to find time to breath, as Swindon Town managed to beat them 3-1 at the Ricoh Arena.


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