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24 April 2016

The Iron kept their play-off dreams alive with an impressive 2-0 win at Peterborough, United’s fourth victory on the bounce.

An own goal from Ricardo Santos put the Iron ahead, with a header from Tom Hopper sealing the all-important victory.

That moves Graham Alexander’s inform side to within two points of the play-off spots with just two games to play, while Peterborough boss Graham Westley has since been relieved of his duties.

Elsewhere in League One, Wigan are more or less assured of their place in the Championship next season as they beat Southend 4-1.

Chris McCann, a Will Grigg brace and a Michael Jacobs strike put them in command, with Craig Morgan’s own goal the only blemish on a successful day.

Burton consolidated their place in the top and relegated Colchester to League Two in their 3-0 victory against their ten-man hosts.

The Essex side had Joe Edwards dismissed early on and Burton took full advantage as Lucas Akins grabbed a hat-trick to secure a routine victory.

Millwall moved up to third place after an impressive 3-1 win at Bury, which should secure them a place in the play-offs at least.

A brace from Chris Taylor helped them on their way and Steve Morison was also on target, while Ryan Lowe scored Bury’s goal.

The Lions moved into third ahead of Walsall, who suffered a disappointing 4-0 defeat at fellow play-off contenders Bradford.

James Hanson’s fifteen minute treble helped the Bantams to a crucial victory, after Filipe Morais had opened the scoring in the second half.

Barnsley hold the final play-off spot going into the final two games of the season, but they could only draw 0-0 with Sheffield United.

The Tykes climbed above Gillingham, who could not end their poor run of form and fell to a disappointing 3-2 defeat at home to Shrewsbury.

The Gills came from behind twice, with Cody McDonald and Jake Hessenthaler cancelling out goals from Sullay Kaikai and Andy Mangan, but lost late on.

Jean-Louis Akpa Akpro scored with minutes remaining to give the visitors a vital win in their bid for survival and drop the Gills out of the play-offs.

At the bottom, Oldham secured their safety as Jonathan Forte’s goal was enough to beat already relegated Crewe.

Doncaster’s mini-revival continued as goals from Tommy Rowe and Andy Williams secured a 2-0 win against Coventry, meaning they are just three points adrift now.

They were helped by the 0-0 draw between relegation rivals Fleetwood and Blackpool, with little to separate the two Fylde Coast rivals.

Chesterfield lost 1-0 at Swindon, with Yaser Kassim netting the only goal, but it looks like they have done just enough to secure their safety.

Meanwhile, Port Vale ended Rochdale’s play-off hopes by beating them 4-1, with Michael O’Connor grabbing two of the goals.

The Valiants are the next team up for the Iron, with Graham Alexander’s side chasing a fifth win in a row and a spot in the play-offs.

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