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21 December 2015

The Iron were unable to make it back-to-back wins as they suffered a 1-0 defeat to Sheffield United on Saturday.

Former striker Billy Sharp scored the only goal on his return to Glanford Park to boost the Blades’ play-off ambitions, whilst the Iron lay in 16th.

Elsewhere in League One, Burton Albion remain top after fighting back to earn a point in a thrilling 3-3 draw with Doncaster.

Andy Williams put the visitors ahead, but a Callum Butcher brace had the leaders back in control of the match.

Rovers were back ahead though as Paul Keegan and Nathan Tyson struck, only for Mark Duffy’s late goal to salvage a point for Burton.

Sean O’Driscoll’s first match in charge of Walsall ended in success as their 2-0 win against Port Vale guided them into second place.

A brace from Jordan Cook helped them on the way to their third successive win and maintained their promotion charge.

Gillingham also enjoyed a convincing win as they swept aside ten-man Millwall 3-0 to remain within touching distance of the top two.

Dominic Samuel scored twice, with Bradley Dack also finding the net from the penalty spot after he was fouled by Jordan Archer, who saw red for his challenge.

Coventry missed the chance to close the gap though as Danny Philliskirk’s late goal earned Oldham a point, cancelling out Aaron Martin’s header.

After three games without a win, Wigan secured an important victory against relegation threatened Barnsley, who remain in the bottom four.

Andy Kellett put them ahead in the first half, with Yanic Wildschut ensuring their victory late in the second half following a defensive mix-up.

Peterborough’s unbeaten run came to an end though as they lost 2-0 to a resurgent Blackpool side that has now won three on the bounce.

Goals from Mark Cullen and Brad Potts gave the hosts a routine victory and helped to lift them further away from relegation danger.

A seventh straight defeat means that Colchester are bottom of the League One table, with the latest reverse coming against Rochdale.

Chris Porter had given the U’s the lead, but Ian Henderson, Donal McDermott and Olly Lancashire all scored to give Dale a convincing win.

Crewe are also in the bottom four as they drew 1-1 with Fleetwood. Ryan Lowe scored for the hosts with David Ball equalising.

Meanwhile, Southend won Friday night’s battle of two play-off chasers as they beat Bury 4-1 to move seventh, with Noel Hunt scoring twice.

Bradford also kept up their top six charge, beating Chesterfield 1-0 courtesy of a Tony McMahon goal. That means the Bantams are eighth, outside the play-offs on goal difference.

There was also a win for Swindon, with Nicky Ajose grabbing the only goal as they secured a 1-0 victory at Shrewsbury.

Next up for the Iron is the Boxing Day trip to take on Doncaster Rovers. Mark Robins’ side will be hoping to return to winning ways, with a victory enough to leapfrog their oppoenents.

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