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LEAGUE ONE REVIEW: APRIL 3 AND 4

6 April 2015

The Iron defeated Peterborough 2-0 to record an important win, which moved them into 17th place in the League One table.

Paddy Madden and Theo Robinson were on target for the Iron, who moved three points clear of the relegation zone after their first win since February.

The result puts a dent in Peterborough’s play-off hopes though as they dropped down to 10th place and four points off the top six.

Elsewhere in League One, Bristol City moved a step closer to securing a return to the Championship, despite only managing a 1-1 draw at Oldham.

The leaders led thanks to Aaron Wilbraham’s 15th goal of the season, but Carl Winchester equalised just minutes later to win the hosts a point.

Preston closed the gap between themselves and Bristol City, winning 1-0 at home to Rochdale, with Jermaine Beckford’s goal enough to move them five points clear of third place.

MK Dons moved behind Preston as they beat promotion rivals Swindon 3-0 away from home, overtaking the Robins in the process.

Daniel Powell opened the scoring midway through the second half and that was quickly followed up by Will Grigg’s brace, giving the Dons their third consecutive win.

Sheffield United won their South Yorkshire derby against Barnsley to cement their place in the play-offs, whilst putting a dent in the Tykes’ own top six aspirations.

Steven Davies and Jason Holt scored either side of half time to give the Blades a 2-0 win and their third win in their last four.

A fantastic second half comeback saw Chesterfield beat Yeovil 3-2 and keep them in sixth place, while putting their hosts further in relegation trouble.

James Hayter and Sam Foley had given the bottom side a 2-0 cushion, but Jay O’Shea’s brace and Sam Hird’s strike completed the turnaround for Chesterfield.

Second bottom Colchester gave their survival chances a boost though, with a 2-1 win at Port Vale thanks to George Moncur and Jacob Murphy strikes.

Also at the bottom, Crewe and Crawley, and Walsall and Notts County played out 0-0 draws, not really helping any of the sides involved.

Crawley missed the chance to move out and remain 22nd, while Notts County occupy the final relegation spot, with the other two sides looking over their shoulders.

Leyton Orient are out of the bottom four though after they beat Coventry 1-0 on Wednesday, with Josh Wright on target for the O’s.

Bradford secured a 3-0 win at Doncaster in a battle between the sides from South and West Yorkshire, which left the Bantams just outside the play-offs.

Gary McKenzie, Billy Clarke and Tony McMahon all netted in the second half and dealt a huge blow to Doncaster’s fading hopes of a top six place.

There was also a 1-0 victory for Fleetwood who beat Gillingham to move into 11th, with Gareth Evans netting the only goal.

Next up for the Iron is a trip to promotion chasing MK Dons on Tuesday, where Mark Robins’ side will be looking to make it back-to-back wins.


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