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Sky Bet League One Round-Up

6 February 2017

Sheffield United rose to the top of Sky Bet League One over the weekend after Scunthorpe United dropped points.

The Blades returned to the top of the table over the weekend thanks to a 4-0 walkover against AFC Wimbledon. The goals came from debutant James Hanson, as well as Billy Sharp, John Fleck and Coalan Lavery.

The league were shocked as Scunthorpe United lost to promotion hopefuls, Southend United 3-1 as goals from Marc-Antoine Fortune, Simon Cox and Ryan Leonard sealed the fate of the Irons, dropping them to second.

Bolton also dropped points as they drew 1-1 against Milton Keynes Dons at stadium mk. Jay Spearing put Bolton ahead just before the half but that goal was cancelled out by Kieran Agard on the hour mark.

Fleetwood Town fought back from the brink at Charlton as they had to rely on yet another injury time goal, this time from Amari’i Bell, to ensure they would come away with a point, after Ricky Holmes’ early opener.

Despite looking dominant throughout their game, Bradford Coty were also held to just a point against Gillingham at Valley Parade. Charlie Wyle scored a goal on his debut and Tony McMahon added a second but they were enough to come away with all three points.

Rochdale took part in the only goalless draw of the weekend, which was against Bristol Rovers, which meant that for the first time in a while, they have dropped out of the top six, with Southend taking their place.

In eighth position is Peterborough United, who added to their promotion hopes after beating Port Vale 3-0 away from home at Vale Park. Marcus Maddison opened the scoring, just a minute after missing a penalty, and Junior Morias added a late brace to make the result convincing.

Goals from Jake Cooper and veteran Steve Morison will have done nothing but good for the morale at Millwall as they walked over struggling side Coventry City at the Ricoh Arena on Saturday.

Rising to 11th in the league is Walsall who only just managed to come out victors against Northampton Town. John-Joe O’Toole put Town ahead early on but goals from Matt Preston and Erhun Oztumer gave Walsall the lead. It looked destined for a draw at the end but Marc Richards skied his penalty, leaving all the spoils for Walsall.

Swindon Town took on Oxford United in the only game on Sunday and it needed Rob Halls’ long distance strike twenty minutes from the end to settle the result between the bitter rivals at County Ground, giving Oxford the victory.

Shrewsbury Town rose to 18th over the weekend after they managed to beat Bury 2-1. Goals from Tyler Roberts and Freddie Ladapo swayed the result in their favour, and Jacob Mellis’ late goal for visitors wasn’t enough to share the points.

Near the bottom of the table, Oldham managed to beat Chesterfield, even after Anthony Gerrard receiving a red card in the first half, thanks to a Peter Clarke injury time goal, second before the end of the game.

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