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LEAGUE ONE REVIEW: OCTOBER 17

19 October 2015

The Iron continued their excellent run of form, making it three wins on the bounce with a 2-1 success against Shrewsbury.

Sullay Kaikai had put the visitors ahead, but second half goals from Scott Laird and a Paddy Madden penalty secured the points for United.

The victory moves the Iron up into 12th spot and into the top half of the table, while Shrewsbury dropped to 18th.

Elsewhere in League One, Gillingham moved back to the top of the table as Rory Donnelly’s late goal helped beat struggling Crewe 1-0.

They jumped ahead of Walsall who fell to a 2-1 defeat at home to Chesterfield, despite a late consolation.

Goals from Sylvain Ebanks-Blake and Ian Evatt guided the visitors to victory, with Matt Preston on target for Walsall.

It was also a bad day for Burton Albion as they lost 4-0 at Fleetwood in Steven Pressley’s first home match in charge of the Cod Army.

Jamie Proctor started the scoring, with Bobby Grant’s brace and an Ash Hunter strike sealing the win and moving Fleetwood out of the bottom four.

Bury could not take advantage as they drew 0-0 with Rochdale, and neither could Coventry as they had to settle for the same score with Blackpool.

Sheffield United complete the League One top six, but they also drew at the weekend. Matt Done cancelled out Danny Philliskirk’s goal as they drew 1-1 at Oldham.

The big winners of the weekend were Wigan as they beat Colchester 5-0 and moved just outside the play-offs in the process.

Defender Donovan Daniels scored twice, Will Grigg also got a brace and Max Power grabbed the other as they romped to victory.

Southend are also just shy of the top six after they came back to beat Barnsley 2-1, securing their fifth win in their last six.

Josh Scowen’s penalty put Barnsley ahead, but Anthony Wordsworth and Luke Prosser both found the net to lift the Shrimpers up to seventh.

Millwall won at home for only the second time of the season as they defeated struggling Swindon 2-0 at The Den.

First half goals from Lee Gregory and Aiden O’Brien gave the hosts a comfortable win, whilst leaving Swindon 20th and without a victory in seven.

Rob Jones’ last game as interim manager of Doncaster Rovers ended in disappointment as Devante Cole’s first minute goal gave Bradford a 1-0 win.

New manager Darren Ferguson takes charge on Sunday and finds his new side deep in trouble, with only Crewe below Rovers in the table.

Meanwhile, Peterborough shared the points with a 1-1 draw at Port Vale, who missed two penalties in the process.

Enoch Andoh opened the scoring, with Michael Bostwick’s penalty levelling the score. Michael O’Connor and Sam Foley were both unsuccessful from the spot for Vale.

Next up for the Iron is a trip to league leaders Gillingham on Tuesday night. Mark Robins’ side will head into the game full of confidence though, following three successive victories.

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