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14 September 2015

The Iron returned to winning ways on Saturday as they defeated Coventry City 1-0 at Glanford Park.

Paddy Madden netted the only goal of the game ten minutes from time, which was the perfect reward for an impressive display.

The result gives the Iron a second win of the season and moves Mark Robins’ side into 16th place in the League One table, meanwhile Coventry dropped to fourth.

Elsewhere in League One, Gillingham remain top as they maintained their one hundred percent record with a 2-1 win against Blackpool.

Doug Loft gave the Gills the lead, only for a Ryan Jackson own goal to level the scores, but Bradley Dack soon restored the hosts’ lead.

Walsall moved into second as a late Tom Bradshaw brace helped them overcome Doncaster, who played their first game since the departure of former manager Paul Dickov.

A first half strike from Stuart Beavon was enough to move Burton into third place and give them a 1-0 victory over sixth placed Rochdale.

Sheffield United also lost, meaning that three of the League One top six tasted defeat on Saturday. They fell to a 3-1 home defeat to Bury.

Billy Sharp’s penalty had cancelled out Tom Pope’s opener for the visitors, but Joe Riley and Leon Clarke restored Bury’s advantage.

Peterborough enjoyed an emphatic victory following sacking Dave Robertson last weekend, winning 5-1 at Oldham, who sacked Darren Kelly shortly after the result.

Erhun Oztumer’s strike and braces from Lee Angol and Souleymane Coulibaly helped the Posh to victory, seeing them leapfrog Oldham into 17th place.

There was great entertainment at the Proact Stadium as Chesterfield and Colchester shared six goals in a thrilling draw.

Drew Talbot saw red for the hosts early on, but it was the Spireites who took the lead through Dan Jones’ free-kick.

Colchester equalised, only for the hosts to power into a 3-1 lead. The U’s claimed a point though as George Moncur and a Charlie Raglan own goal brought them level.

The U’s are still winless though, as are Crewe who suffered a 3-1 defeat at home to Millwall, which saw the Lions climb out of the bottom four.

Aiden O’Brien grabbed all three goals for the visitors, with Lauri Dalla Valle scoring for bottom of the table Crewe.

Wigan were involved in more late drama as they came fell to a 3-2 defeat at Port Vale, with Leon Barnett dismissed in the process.

The Latics defender had drawn his side level at 2-2, but he saw red two minutes from time and Uche Ikpeazu pounced to give Vale the points.

Barnsley enjoyed a 4-1 win at home to Swindon, with Marley Watkins, Reece Wabara, Lewin Nyatanga and Conor Hourihane on target.

Meanwhile, Shrewsbury won 1-0 at Southend, plus Fleetwood and Bradford played out a 1-1 draw at Highbury.

Next up for the Iron is a trip to Rochdale where Mark Robins will be hoping his side can make it back-to-back wins and continue to climb the League One table.

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