The Iron returned to winning ways with an impressive 1-0 victory against promotion chasing Burton Albion on Saturday.Neal Bishop netted from close range following a corner to lift United up to ninth, whilst denting Burton’s title hopes.
That means that they trail leaders Wigan by four points heading into the final five matches of the League One campaign.
The Latics extended their advantage at the top of the table as Will Grigg netted the only goal as they beat Coventry 1-0.
Wigan are ten points clear of the third placed side, which is now Bradford after the Bantams ground out another hard fought 1-0 win.
Billy Clarke grabbed the only goal for Bradford, giving them their fourth successive 1-0 victory and their sixth win in seven.
Millwall moved up to fourth, but had to overcome an early setback in their 3-1 victory at home to Shrewsbury.
Larnell Cole gave the visitors the lead, but Ben Thompson, Steve Morison and Lee Gregory completed the turnaround to take the Lions up to fourth.
They climbed above Gillingham, who could only draw 0-0 with Sheffield United. The Gills now look destined for the play-offs, but the Blades are likely to miss out.
Walsall were also leapfrogged as they slipped to a 1-0 defeat at struggling Oldham, who climbed out of the bottom four as a result.
Curtis Main grabbed the only goal as John Sheridan’s side moved into 18th and gave themselves a two point cushion above the drop zone.
At the bottom, Crewe are the first team to be officially relegated to League Two as they slipped to a 3-0 defeat at Port Vale.
A brace from Louis Dodds and a JJ Hooper strike left Crewe 16 points from safety with just 15 left to play for, relegating them.
Colchester gave themselves another lifeline though, beating fellow strugglers Blackpool 1-0 to keep their faint hopes of survival alive.
Chris Porter grabbed the only goal, halting Blackpool’s run of four unbeaten and dropping them into the bottom four.
The other side in the bottom four are Doncaster and they lost 1-0 at Bury, meaning they are still winless since the January 2nd.
Fleetwood are still in relegation danger, but they did secure a valuable point late on at Southend in an entertaining 2-2 draw.
Adam Barrett and Jack Payne cancelled out Bobby Grant’s opener, only for Conor McLaughlin to head home in injury time and rescue a point.
Elsewhere, Chesterfield pulled further clear at the bottom and dented Barnsley’s play-off hopes with their 2-1 win at Oakwell, with Ollie Banks grabbing the winner.
Rochdale continued their strong finish to the season, beating Peterborough 2-1, with Nathaniel Mendez-Liang on target against his former side.
Next up for the Iron is a trip to already relegated Crewe, with Graham Alexander’s side looking to extend their recent good run of form.
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