The Iron returned to winning ways as Paddy Madden netted the only goal as they beat Fleetwood 1-0 at Glanford Park.In a game of few chances, the Irish striker slotted home with just over 20 minutes remaining to give United all three points and leapfrog Fleetwood in the process.
Mark Robins’ side have now climbed out of the bottom three and find themselves in 20th place in the table.
Elsewhere in League One, Burton Albion are top after making it four wins out of five with a hard fought victory at home to Southend.
Luke Prosser’s own goal was the difference between the two sides, ending the visitors’ three match win streak as a result.
Walsall remain second, but had to settle for a 0-0 draw at Wigan, who played most of the second half with ten men.
Bury moved into third with their sixth consecutive victory. Leon Clarke netted the only goal against Colchester, ending their recent surge up the league.
There was a very entertaining clash between Gillingham and Oldham, with the sides sharing the points in a six-goal thriller.
The hosts had led twice through Rory Donnelly, but Oldham hit back and then took a 3-2 lead through Dominic Poleon.
Jake Hessenthaler levelled though, meaning that the Latics had to settle for a fourth consecutive draw under interim manager David Dunn.
Coventry returned to winning ways with a comfortable 3-0 win over Shrewsbury, with Adam Armstrong netting twice and Marc-Antoine Fortune grabbing the other.
The final play-off spot is occupied by Rochdale, although they slipped to a 3-1 defeat at home to Bradford.
Lee Evans, Devante Cole and an Olly Lancashire own goal helped the Bantams to victory, with Peter Vincenti grabbing the goal for Dale.
Crewe remain at the bottom of the League One table, and they suffered another defeat as they went down 2-1 at home to Chesterfield.
Dan Gardner grabbed a brace to help the Spireites to victory, with David Fox netting for Crewe, although they are five points adrift.
It was back-to-back wins for Blackpool as they continued their good run of form as Mark Cullen scored the only goal to beat Swindon.
Doncaster also won as they got the better of Barnsley in the South Yorkshire derby at the Keepmoat, with a late goal proving decisive.
Keshi Anderson had put the hosts ahead, only for Sam Winnall to level the scores in the second half, but Richard Chaplow pounced in injury time to give Doncaster a huge win.
Peterborough beat Millwall 5-3 in an entertaining encounter, with the hosts racing into a 2-0 lead only to be pegged back.
A strong final 20 minutes saw them fend off a resilient Millwall comeback and secure their third win in five games.
Meanwhile, goals from Byron Moore and Uche Ikpeazu helped Port Vale to a 2-1 win over Sheffield United.
Next up for the Iron is a trip to Oldham, with Mark Robins’ side looking to make it back-to-back league wins and continue to climb the table.
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