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LEAGUE ONE REVIEW: MARCH 17

19 March 2015

The Iron may not have been in action on Tuesday evening, but there was still a packed schedule of League One action.

Mark Robins’ side were due to play Bradford City, who were in FA Cup action instead, meaning that the original clash has been rescheduled to April 21st.

Despite not being in action, the Iron remain in 17th place, three points above the bottom four, but have two games in hand over some of the teams around them.

At the top of the table, Bristol City continued their march towards the Championship with a comfortable 3-0 win at home to Crewe, keeping them 11 points clear.

Aaron Wilbraham, Aden Flint and Jay Emmanuel-Thomas were all on target for the leaders, who are unbeaten in seven and have the Johnstone’s Paint Trophy final against Walsall to look forward to on Sunday.

Preston are still in second place after stretching their unbeaten run to nine matches with a 2-0 win at home to play-off chasing Peterborough.

Goals from Daniel Johnson and Jermaine Beckford were enough for Simon Grayson’s side, who have Swindon close behind after the Robins’ win at Doncaster.

They trailed to a Curtis Main strike, but goals from Michael Smith and Jon Obika ensured Swindon’s third consecutive win to keep the pressure on Preston.

MK Dons ended a run of four games without a win to defeat Oldham 3-1 away from home and keep their own hopes of the top two alive.

Dean Bowditch, Daniel Powell and Ben Reeves put the Dons in a comfortable position, with Rhys Turner’s strike proving to be no more than a consolation.

Fifth placed Sheffield United continued to falter though, drawing 1-1 at Walsall. Jose Baxter gave the Blades the lead, but it was cancelled out by Ashley Grimes.

Barnsley remain in sixth place after drawing 0-0 at Leyton Orient, a point which in crucial at both ends of the table.

Orient’s draw saw them drop below Crawley, who moved within three points of safety with a 3-2 win at Port Vale, coming from behind twice to win.

Louis Dodds netted twice for the hosts, but Anthony Wordsworth, Izale McLeod and Richard Wood secured a crucial win for the Red Devils.

The only other team in the bottom four to win were Colchester, with the U’s triumphing 2-0 at home to fellow relegation rivals Yeovil.

David Fox and former Iron loanee Jacob Murphy were both on target for Colchester, but the result now means Yeovil are nine points from safety.

Late goals from Dominic Samuel and Frank Nouble defeated Fleetwood and gave Coventry back-to-back wins and helped them to pull away from trouble, three points clear of the drop zone.

Elsewhere, Chesterfield comfortably beat Gillingham 3-0, with Sam Clucas netting a brace and Jay O’Shea netting the other goal, and Rochdale came from a goal down to win 2-1 at Notts County.

Next up for the Iron is a trip to Rochdale on Saturday, where Mark Robins’ side will be hoping to claim three points to pull clear of the bottom four.


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