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16 March 2015

The Iron bounced back from last weekend’s defeat at Crewe with a 1-1 draw at Glanford Park against promotion chasing Sheffield United on Saturday.

Neal Bishop put the Iron ahead, heading in from close range after a neat free-kick routine involving George Evans and Niall Canavan.

The Blades hit back on the stroke of half time through Kieron Freeman and despite a flurry of Iron chances in the second half, Mark Robins’ side had to settle for a point.

The Iron remain in 17th following the draw, five points clear of the bottom four, while Sheffield United are still fifth place.

Elsewhere in League One, Preston took advantage of Bristol City’s 0-0 draw against Gillingham to cut the gap at the top to just 11 points, plus have two games in hand.

The Lilywhites beat Crewe 5-1, with Joe Garner finding the net four times and Jermaine Beckford adding a fifth. Ollie Turton grabbed a consolation for the Alex.

Swindon are still in third after winning 1-0 at Port Vale as Raphael Rossi Branco headed home the only goal of the game for the Robins.

MK Dons remain in fourth place, but are without a win in their last four after a 1-1 draw at Walsall. Tom Bradshaw opened the scoring for the hosts, although Will Grigg secured a point for the Dons.

Lee Johnson’s Barnsley continued their excellent run to climb into the play-offs, winning 3-1 at his former club Oldham, who ended the game with ten men.

Lewin Nyatanga got a brace either side of Conor Hourihane’s goal to help the Tykes on their way to their sixth consecutive win. Mike Jones scored for Oldham, who also had Adam Lockwood dismissed.

Doncaster dropped out of the play-off places after a 2-0 defeat at home to fellow contenders Peterborough, who have now won five on the bounce.

Luke James opened the scoring early in the first half, with Conor Washington adding a second late on to secure the victory for the Posh.

At the bottom, Leyton Orient beat Yeovil 3-0 in a battle between two of the sides in the relegation zone. Chris Dagnall, Ryan Hedges and Jobi McAnuff were all on target for the O’s.

They were unable to climb out of the bottom four though as Coventry held on to win 3-2 at Chesterfield, Tony Mowbray’s first win as manager of the club.

Marcus Tudgay, Sanmi Odelusi and Frank Nouble all scored for the Sky Blues and although Jay O’Shea and Gboly Ariyibi were on target for the hosts, Coventry held on for a crucial win.

Crawley also picked up an important victory, winning 3-2 away at fellow relegation rivals Colchester, although both sides remain in the bottom four.

Izale McLeod’s penalty 15 minutes from time secured a vital win for Crawley, although they remain three points from safety after Coventry’s win.

Elsewhere, Fleetwood beat Rochdale 1-0, and Notts County and Bradford shared the points after a 1-1 draw at Meadow Lane.

Next up for the Iron is a trip to Rochdale on Saturday, where Mark Robins’ side will be hoping to build on the positives from the Sheffield United game and return to winning ways.

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