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League One Round-up – 13th Feb 2016

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It was another important weekend in League One as ground was won and lost in the race for promotion, while at the bottom of the table the bottom club were cast further adrift with a humbling home defeat.

On Friday night league leaders Burton Albion scored a decisive 1-0 victory over neighbours Chesterfield. Calum Butcher grabbed the only goal of the game for the Brewers, which put them 7 points clear going in to the Saturday fixtures for the other clubs.

Nearest challengers Walsall and Gillingham endured differing fortunes, as the Saddlers could only muster a draw with lowly Crewe Alexandra, while Gillingham ended Barnsley’s 7 match winning run with a 2-1 victory at Priestfields, taking Walsalls place in 2nd place at the same time. Bradley Dack continued his fine season for the Gills with the winning goal.

There were huge wins for Coventry and Bradford City, as Coventry smashed 6, including 2 from top scorer Adam Armstrong, past a desperate Bury side. Bradford took advantage of a seemingly tired looking Posh side following their midweek extra time cup tie, running out 4-0 winners at London Road and moving themselves up to level points with their opponents, with James Hanson notching a double in the process.

At the bottom of the table, Colchester United continue to prop up the rest after a 4-1 home defeat to Swindon Town, while Shrewsbury picked up a vital away win at fellow strugglers Blackpool with a 3-2 victory.

Fleetwood and Oldham both picked up vital away points at Port Vale and Wigan respectively, grinding out 0-0 draws, while Chesterfields loss to Burton saw them drop in to the bottom four.

In the race for the final play off spots, Scunthorpe United ran out 1-0 winners over 7th placed Southend United thanks to Paddy Maddens 17th goal of the season, while the scoreline was the same at the Keepmoat Stadium as Sheffield United beat Doncaster Rovers, youngster Che Adams scoring the winner just before half time.

Finally, Millwall continued their excellent run and cemented 6th spot with a 1-0 win over Rochdale at Spotland, as Lee Gregory scored his 8th goal in 6 games to seal the win.

How did your club do this weekend? Where do you think you will end up finishing? Let us know in the comments!!

 

Written by Matt Blanchard

Part of the team since 2007, before becoming editor in 2013. Undertaken the role of match summariser during Scunthorpe United live match commentaries for BBC Radio Humberside. Seasonal contributor to football titles FourFourTwo and When Saturday Comes and a finalist at the Football Blogging Awards in 2014.

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