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28 December 2014

The Iron’s match may have been called off on Sunday, but there was still a busy schedule of fixtures in Sky Bet League One.

Scunthorpe’s game at Sheffield United was postponed following a pitch inspection, with conditions around the ground deemed to be unsafe.

The Iron dropped down to 18th place as a result, but the club has two games in hand over a few of the sides around them.

Bristol City will top the table going into the New Year after securing a 3-1 win at Gillingham, who remain a place behind the Iron.

Aden Flint and Matt Smith gave the leaders a 2-0 lead at the break and Scott Wagstaff added a third in the second half, despite Cody McDonald’s consolation giving the hosts brief hope.

They are joined in the top two by Swindon as they signed off the year with a 1-0 victory at home to Port Vale.

Andy Williams got the only goal for the Robins, his 14 of the campaign, to lift them above MK Dons who slipped to defeat against Walsall.

The Dons fell to a 3-0 loss, with a Tom Bradshaw brace and an own goal from Darren Potter condemning them to only their second home defeat of the season.

Preston also capitalised on their slip up and went above them after a 1-1 draw at Crewe. Jermaine Beckford cancelled out George Cooper’s goal for the hosts.

Bradford continued their rise into the League One play-offs following their home win against Notts County, who missed the chance to climb into the top six.

Billy Knott netted the only goal just before half time to extend the Bantams’ unbeaten league run to seven matches.

The Iron’s last opponents Rochdale could not bounce back to winning ways as they fell to a 2-0 defeat at home to Fleetwood.

Mark Roberts and Josh Morris scored for the visitors, with Ian Henderson missing a penalty for Rochdale as they slipped to back-to-back defeats.

Elsewhere, there were goalless draws in the games between Peterborough and Doncaster, Crawley and Colchester, plus Coventry and Chesterfield.

Monday will see a further two fixtures in Sky Bet League One as Barnsley host Oldham and Yeovil welcome Leyton Orient.

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