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Sky Bet League One Round-Up

24 January 2017

Even after postponed matches and goalless results, Sky Bet League One provided some top entertainment over the weekend.

League leaders Sheffield United were unable to get all three points against struggling Gillingham, who gained their first point of 2017 over the weekend thanks to a brace from Josh Wright. Billy Sharp opened the scoring but Wright scored a quick-fire brace before Kieron Freeman secured a point for both sides.

Both second place Scunthorpe United, who were set to play 14thplace Charlton Athletic, and third place Bolton Wanderers, who were supposed to travel to seventh place Southend United were both cancelled due to frozen pitches.

The next team in action was Fleetwood Town, who are rising the table after they extended their nine-match unbeaten streak in the league to ten after Beating Coventry City, thanks to a last-minute goal by Cian Bolger.

Bradford City, who are currently fifth in the league, rescued a point at Bramall Lane against in-form Millwall. Lee Gregory gave the visitors the lead before James Meredith cancelled that out on the hour mark.

Rochdale provided the shock result of the day as mid-table side Oxford United ended Rochdale’s ten home league win streak by thrashing them 4-0, with goals from Marvin Johnson, Rob Hall, Ryan Taylor and Ryan Ledson.

In eighth place is Peterborough United, who cancelled out Swindon Town’s unbeaten 2017 on Saturday. Chris Forrester settled the tense tie as he struck home the only goal of the game one minute after half time.

In a mid-table clash, Walsall managed to continue Bristol Rovers’ poor away form this season as they forced them into a sixth straight away defeat after losing 3-1 at Bescot Stadium. Eoghan O’Connell, Simeon Jackson and Joe Edwards gave Walsall a 3-0 lead over rovers before Matty Taylor’s late consolation goal.

AFC Wimbledon participated in the only goalless game of the weekend against Chesterfield in Gary Caldwell’s first game in charge at Proact Stadium.

In the weeks early kick off, Port Vale were held back to a 2-2 draw against Bury as James Vaughan provided the comeback on both occasions, making his tally for the season now at 16 goals, with six of those coming in the last two games.

In the highest scoring game of the weekend, Justin Edinburgh’s first game in charge at Northampton saw his side concede five gaols away to MK Dons in a 5-3 loss. Dons’ Chuck Aneke provided a brace on the day, with Kieran Agard, Darren Potter and debutant Harvey Barnes scoring the rest.

Near the bottom of the table saw Shrewsbury Town come out on top against 23rdplace Oldham Athletic thanks to another match-winning goal by loanee Freddie Ladapo.


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