The Mark Robins revolution continued to go from strength to strength at the weekend when United made it six league games unbeaten away from home, with a 2-1 win at Barnsley.It was also the club’s first win at Oakwell in over 50 years. Marcelo Trotta put the home side into the lead shortly before the half-hour mark and Paddy Madden levelled the Claret and Blue less than a minute later.
Irishman Madden doubled his and United’s tally on the stroke of half-time with a superb solo run for his ninth goal of the campaign.
Elsewhere in the division, our next opponents Crewe drew 1-1 with Doncaster.
James Coppinger equalised ten minutes from time for the visitors to salvage a point, after Uche Ikpeazu netted on his debut, after signing on loan last week.
Benik Afobe bagged a hat-trick and Dele Alli, Ben Reeves and Lee Hodson were on the score sheet for MK Dons as they thrashed ten-man Colchester 6-0. Will Packwood saw red for the U’s after fouling Afobe in the second half.
Leyton Orient dropped to joint-21st when they lost 3-1 at Bradford City. Billy Knott gave the Bantams a deserved first-half lead and David Mooney put the visitors level with 16 minutes remaining.
Chris Dagnall saw red for a challenge on Knott and Bradford were back ahead within five minutes of Mooney’s goal, through Billy Clarke. Jon Stead made it three nine minutes from time to give Parkinson’s men the three points.
Swindon maintained second place in Sky Bet League One after beating Fleetwood 1-0 at the County Ground. Ben Gladwin scored the only goal of the game four minutes from time to snatch the win.
Preston are hot on the tails of Town though, following their 2-0 victory against Yeovil at Huish Park. Ryan Inniss was sent off midway through the second half for Yeovil for a nasty two-footed challenge and Paul Gallagher sealed the win in the 90th minute to make it two, after Paul Huntington gave them the lead on five minutes.
Oldham moved into the play-off places with thanks to Aston Villa’s Daniel Johnson, who netted twice for the Latics either side of Jonathan Forte’s penalty.
There were draws for Gillingham and Port Vale (2-2), Crawley and Chesterfield (1-1) and Coventry and Walsall (0-0).
On Friday night, leaders Bristol City beat Peterborough 3-0 at London Road, while Sheffield United held Notts County to a 1-1 draw at Bramall Lane.