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LEAGUE ONE REVIEW: JANUARY 31

3 February 2015

The Iron enjoyed another successful away performance as they beat Leyton Orient 4-1, which extended their unbeaten run on the road to eight matches.

Tom Hopper continued his impressive form since his arrival, netting a further two goals to take his tally to four in four, with Liam O’Neil and Gary McSheffrey getting the other two.

Darius Henderson scored a penalty for the hosts, but it would ultimately prove to be just a consolation as the Iron secured their second consecutive 4-1 away win.

The victory moves United into 16th place and only six points off the play-off places with games in hand over a number of the teams above them.

Elsewhere in League One, Bristol City are top of the table following a 2-0 win against Fleetwood on Sunday afternoon, two points clear of MK Dons in second.

Matt Smith gave the hosts the lead and Jay Emmanuel-Thomas doubled the leaders’ advantage in second half stoppage time to move City back to the top.

MK Dons were momentarily top following their emphatic 5-0 win at Crewe, who find themselves just above the relegation zone in 20th place.

Devante Cole’s brace as well as goals from Dean Bowditch, Carl Baker and Daniel Powell helped the Dons to a comfortable victory that leaves them in the automatic promotion places.

Swindon are still on the tails of the top two, despite falling to a 2-0 defeat at Sheffield United. Jamie Murphy netted twice to lift the Blades into sixth and leave Swindon in third.

Fourth placed Preston also suffered a defeat at the weekend, losing 2-1 at Crawley who moved off the bottom of the table as a result.

Lee Fowler’s late winner proved enough for the hosts, who had led through Anthony Wordsworth’s goal, with Paul Huntingdon on target for Preston.

Chesterfield stayed in the play-off places after an entertaining 2-2 draw at home to Doncaster, fighting back from being two goals down after just ten minutes.

James Coppinger and Andy Butler had got the visitors off to a great start, but Eoin Doyle and Jimmy Ryan levelled for the fifth placed Spireites.

Bradford are just outside the play-offs after a 1-1 with 21st placed Colchester and Rochdale are also close behind after a 2-2 draw at Coventry.

Meanwhile Yeovil are at the bottom of the League One table following a 1-0 defeat at Peterborough, with Marcus Maddison’s goal proving the difference between the two sides.

Walsall and Gillingham shared the points in the other Sunday game, drawing 1-1. Bradley Dack opened the scoring for the Gills, but Ashley Grimes’ goal ensured a draw.

There were also wins at the weekend for Barnsley, who beat Port Vale 2-1, and Oldham who beat Notts County 3-0.

Next up for the Iron is the visit of Lee Johnson’s Oldham Athletic, where Mark Robins’ side will go into the match hoping to pick up from where they left off in East London.


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