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16 April 2015

Kyle Wootton scored a dramatic late equaliser to secure a 1-1 draw for the Iron against relegation rivals Port Vale.

It was the youngster’s first ever goal for the club and it cancelled out Richard Duffy’s first half opener, leaving the Iron in 17th and Vale a place behind in 18th.

Elsewhere in League One, Bristol City finally clinched their return to the Championship with an emphatic 6-0 victory at play-off chasing Bradford.

James Tavernier netted a brace and goals from Joe Bryan, Luke Ayling, Aden Flint and Aaron Wilbraham helped them seal a return after a two year absence.

Second placed Preston had the gap between them and third cut after they only drew 2-2 at home to Gillingham, despite being 2-0 up at half time.

Jermaine Beckford and Callum Robinson looked to have given the hosts a comfortable advantage, but Jermaine McGlashan and Leon Legge secured an unlikely point.

MK Dons kept the pressure on Preston, winning 3-0 at Fleetwood, with Lewis Baker, Will Grigg and Dele Alli all on target.

Swindon also kept their automatic promotion chances alive, with a strong first half helping them on the way to a 4-2 victory at Rochdale.

Ben Gladwin netted a hat-trick and Michael Smith put the Robins in a great position, with Ian Henderson’s penalty and a Nathan Thompson own goal proving to be just a consolation.

Fifth placed Sheffield United fell to a 1-0 defeat though, losing at already relegated Yeovil thanks to Stuart Arthurworrey’s goal, although the Blades are still on course for a play-off spot.

Chesterfield went a step closer to securing the final play-off place, securing an emphatic 6-0 victory over relegation threatened Colchester, who are still only three points adrift though.

Gary Roberts and Sam Clucas both netted a brace, with Dan Gardner and Jimmy Ryan added the other two for the Spireites.

Crawley have re-joined Colchester in the bottom four after suffering a 5-0 defeat at Walsall, who boosted their survival chances in the process.

Jordy Hiwula scored twice, with Kieran Morris, Andy Taylor and Jordan Cook also on target as Walsall moved seven points clear of the drop zone.

Notts County are still in the bottom four, despite Balint Bajner’s last minute equaliser that secured a 1-1 draw against Barnsley.

Leyton Orient are hovering just above the relegation zone, following their 1-0 defeat to Doncaster. Rob Jones scored the only goal, although the play-offs look unlikely for Rovers.

Crewe climbed out though after drawing 1-1 with Peterborough. Lauri Dalla Valle opened the scoring for the Alex, but Conor Washington secured a point for Posh.

Meanwhile, Coventry had a late Reda Johnson goal to thank in their 1-1 draw with Oldham, which helps them pull away from trouble.

Next up for the Iron is a trip to Colchester, who remain in trouble, but Mark Robins will be hoping his side can make it three games without defeat.

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