The Iron returned to winning ways on Saturday, securing a comfortable 3-0 win at Chesterfield.Paddy Madden netted twice to help the Iron on the way, meaning that he is also now League One’s top scorer, having found the net nine times.
Gary McSheffrey also scored, leading United to 12th in the table, climbing above Chesterfield, who also had Daniel Jones dismissed.
Elsewhere in League One, Gillingham left it late again to secure a point at home to Southend as they drew 1-1 at home.
Steve McLaughlin put the visitors ahead in the first half and it stayed that way until the last minute, when Doug Loft grabbed an equaliser.
Second placed Walsall also drew, playing out a 4-4 cracker at Colchester, with eight different scorers finding the target.
The League One high-flyers were pegged back twice, before going 4-3 down, only for James O’Connor’s last minute goal earning them a point.
Burton returned to winning ways as late strikes from Tom Naylor and Nasser El Khayati helped them to beat Port Vale, although both sides finished with ten men.
There was also late drama in the game involving fourth placed Coventry as they squandered a two goal lead to draw 2-2 with Swindon.
Romain Vincelot and Marcus Tudgay put them ahead, but Ben Gladwin and Nicky Ajose ensured that the hosts claimed a point.
Wigan climbed into the play-offs, but had to settle for a 1-1 draw at Bradford. Michael Jacobs cancelled out James Hanson’s header.
Sheffield United dropped to sixth as they lost 2-1 at home to Millwall, with Aiden O’Brien grabbing a brace for the visitors.
That meant that Bury fell out of the play-off places, following their away defeat at Shrewsbury, meaning they are now without a win in four.
Goals from Sullay Kaikai and Abu Ogogo secured the win and meant that Shrewsbury climbed up to 16th.
There was an unhappy return for Darren Ferguson as his new side Doncaster lost 4-0 at his old club Peterborough.
Gabriel Zakuani, Erhun Oztumer, Callum Elder and Conor Washington all found the net, dropping Rovers into the bottom four and moving Posh ninth.
At the bottom, Blackpool climbed out of the relegation zone with a 2-0 win at home to 24th placed Crewe.
Hayden White and Jack Redshaw struck to make it five games without defeat now for the Tangerines, while Crewe are five points adrift.
Meanwhile, Fleetwood leapfrogged Barnsley after beating them 1-0 at Oakwell to claim a second win in three games.
Jamie Proctor struck the only goal in the first half, heaping more misery on Barnsley, who have now lost five in a row.
League One’s draw specialists, Oldham, drew again as they were held 0-0 by local rivals Rochdale, who remain in the top half.
Next up for the Iron is the visit of Barnsley to Glanford Park, where Mark Robins’ side will hope to keep their run of form going.
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