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LEAGUE ONE REVIEW - 28/12/15

30 December 2015

The Iron signed off 2015 with a point against Rochdale following a 1-1 draw at Glanford Park on Monday.

The visitors took the lead thanks to Ian Henderson’s striker, but United levelled through David Mirfin shortly after to secure a point.

That means that the Iron head into 2016 six points off the play-offs and in 14th place, with Rochdale one spot ahead of United.

Elsewhere in League One, Walsall will end the year at the top of the table after they beat play-off hopefuls Peterborough 2-0.

Goals from Jason Demetriou and George Evans helped secure three points and also give the leaders a fifth straight win.

Burton are second as a Lucas Akins penalty proved to be enough to defeat Swindon 1-0 to extend their unbeaten run to six matches.

They are ahead of Gillingham who beat bottom placed Colchester 1-0, with Dominic Samuel getting the only goal 20 minutes from time.

Coventry kept themselves in the hunt, but required a late goal to get a point in a 1-1 draw at Danny Wilson’s Chesterfield.

Lee Novak put the hosts ahead and looked to have won them the game, but James Maddison struck with a minute left to earn Coventry a point.

Wigan ended the year on a high, winning 3-1 at Fleetwood to move themselves up to fifth thanks to two goals in the last seven minutes.

Andy Kellett gave them the lead, but Antoni Sarcevic levelled from the spot. It looked like it would stay that way, until Jordy Hiwula and Michael Jacobs gave Wigan a late win.

At the bottom, Crewe are 23rd after Shrewsbury grabbed a last minute winner to secure a 2-1 victory and pull themselves away from danger.

Larnell Cole gave the visitors the advantage, and Ryan Colclough looked to have earned Crewe a point, but Shaun Whalley’s late effort gave Shrewsbury the points.

Oldham also find themselves in the bottom four following a 2-1 reverse at home to Doncaster, with Andy Williams netting twice.

Barnsley climbed out though as their 4-2 win against Blackpool ended the Tangerines’ three match winning run.

Former Iron Sam Winnall netted twice, with Marley Watkins and David Templeton putting the result beyond doubt for the Tykes.

There was a Yorkshire derby at Bramall Lane, which saw Sheffield United move just outside the play-off places with a 3-1 win against Bradford.

Billy Sharp, Connor Sammon and David Edgar put the hosts in control, with Gary Liddle’s goal proving to be no more than a consolation.

Millwall also closed in on the play-off spots as goals from Joe Martin, Shaun Cummings, Fred Onyedinma and Aiden O’Brien saw off Southend 4-0.

Meanwhile, Sam Kelly netted the only goal for Port Vale as they beat Bury 1-0 to end 2015 in the top half of League One.

Next up for the Iron is the visit of Wigan for the first fixture of 2016, with Mark Robins’ side hoping to kick-start it with a win.

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