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Sky Bet League One Round-Up

27 March 2017

In a low scoring weekend in Sky Bet League One, league Leaders Sheffield United were held to a point at Boundary Park, whilst Bolton closed the gap to four points.

Sheffield United extended their unbeaten streak to ten, even though they were held to a draw against Oldham Athletic. Tope Obadeyi gave Oldham the lead before Jay O’Shea evened it up five minutes after the break.

Bolton closed the gap at the topm, as their recent burst of form saw them beat Shrewsbury Town, 2-0 at Greenhous Meadow, thanks to goals from Mark Beevers and Adam Le Fondre.

In one of the many goalless games in the league, Fleetwood Town travelled to Gigg Lane but were disappointed when their best chance of the game pinged back off the post, leaving them firmly in third.

Scunthorpe United leapfrogged Bradford City after the late kick off, as they managed to beat City 3-2 at Glanford Park. Ivan Toney scored either side of a quick Bantam brace before Matt Crooks earned them the win eight minutes from time.

Rounding up the play-off spots, Phil Brown’s Southend United secured their third consecutive victory, after their win at AFC Wimbledon, as the manager celebrated his fourth anniversary at the club.

Port Vale moved within a point of safety over the weekend, even though they also had to play out a goalless draw against Milton Keynes Dons.

Swindon Town shocked all who were watching their game against Millwall as the side managed to thwart the 16-match Unbeaten streak with a 95th
minute goal by substitute Conor Thomas.

Rochdale pushed to keep their play-off hopes alive on Saturday as they beat Chesterfield 3-1 at Proact Stadium. Goals from Ian Henderson, Callum Camps and Jamie Allen saw off the home side in the first half.

Bristol Rovers were another side set for a shock as bottom of the table’s George Thomas scored ten minute from time, meaning that Coventry City would record back-to-back Sky Bet League One wins this year.

In a mid-table clash, Northampton Town were held to a goalless draw against Oxford United at Sixfields Stadium due to both ‘keepers being in fine form throughout the match, with Oxford’s saving a penalty.

Peterborough noted their first win in six against struggling Gillingham as a moment of brilliance from midfielder Junior Marias was just enough to earn his side the win in the last minute of time.


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