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League One Round-up: Tuesday 16th February

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There were three draws and three wins from the 6 fixtures in League One last night, with chances missed by some clubs, but ground gained by others.

The biggest winners on the night were Bradford City and Scunthorpe United. The Bantams followed up their win at Peterborough at the weekend with a 2-0 home win over fellow play off chasers Southend United. Goals from Tony McMahon and James Hanson sealed the win, and moved them to within 3 points of the top 6 with a crucial game in hand.

Scunthorpe also ran out 2-0 winners, defeating 6th place Millwall at the Den with goals from Gary McSheffrey and new signing Jim O’Brien. The result moved the Iron to within 6 points of 6th place and made it 4 wins on the bounce.

Those two results should have opened the door for Sheffield United, who played Bury at Gigg Lane. However, Bury bounced back from a 6-0 defeat at the weekend to dispatch the Blades 1-0, and leave Nigel Adkins’ men still 5 points adrift in the race for the play offs.

There were draws near the foot of the table, as 10 man Colchester drew 1-1 with Chesterfield in a game which saw a red card for Jabo Ibhere after only 35 seconds! Lee Novak got the equaliser for the Spireites after coming on as a late substitute.

Blackpool and Oldham played out a stalemate and finished 0-0, while at Spotland, Rochdale surrendered a 2 goal lead to draw 2-2 with Crewe Alexandra, with all 4 goals coming in the first half an hour.

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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