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LEAGUE ONE REVIEW: MARCH 1

2 March 2016

The Iron kept their eleventh clean sheet of the season as they drew 0-0 with promotion chasing Walsall on Tuesday.

Both sides proved to be evenly matched, with very little to separate the teams in terms of clear cut chances.

The point kept the Iron in 14th, whilst Walsall moved up to third and remain four points behind the automatic promotion spots.

Elsewhere in League One, Burton extended their lead at the top as they won 1-0 on Nigel Clough’s return to Sheffield United.

Lucas Akins scored the only goal at the start of the second half to help them open up a four point lead on second placed Wigan.

The Latics could only draw 0-0 at fellow promotion hopefuls Millwall, but the visitors did finish with ten men after Sam Morsy’s sending off.

Fourth placed Gillingham could not take advantage though as they lost for the third straight match, falling to a 2-1 defeat at Fleetwood.

Wes Burns and Shola Ameobi got the hosts off to a flying start, with Luke Norris’ effort proving to be no more than a consolation.

Coventry also suffered a defeat as they lost 2-0 at Barnsley, moving the Tykes up to seventh and behind their visitors on goal difference.

Goals from Marc Roberts and Ashley Fletcher helped Barnsley to a routine victory, their ninth in their last eleven.

At the bottom, Colchester ended their winless run, but their 2-1 win at Bradford was not enough to lift them from the foot of the table.

Wes Thomas gave Bradford the lead, but a Darren Ambrose brace lifted the U’s to a first win in 19 attempts.

Crewe picked up a point as they drew 1-1 with Southend, with a last minute penalty denying them a much needed win.

George Cooper’s 86th minute strike looked to have won it, but Jack Payne’s injury time penalty rescued a point for Southend.

Oldham are now unbeaten in seven, but they had to settle for a 1-1 draw with Port Vale. Liam Kelly cancelled out Sam Foley’s goal for Vale.

Blackpool slipped back into the bottom four as they drew 1-1 at Chesterfield, who are now three points clear of the drop.

Brad Potts gave Pool the lead, but were pegged back by Jay O’Shea’s leveller, and slipped into the bottom four with Shrewsbury winning.

They picked up a crucial 2-0 win at home to Rochdale, thanks to goals from Shaun Whalley and Nathaniel Knight-Percival.

Doncaster find themselves just two points above the relegation zone as their winless run extended to eight matches with a 2-0 defeat at Swindon.

Jon Obika grabbed a brace for the hosts, with Richard Chaplow dismissed for two bookings in the second half for Doncaster.

Meanwhile, Bury beat Peterborough 3-1 thanks to goals from Leon Clarke, Ryan Lowe and Andrew Tutte, with Marcus Maddison netting for Posh.

Next up for the Iron is the visit of promotion chasing Gillingham, and Nick Daws will hope his side can inflict a fourth straight defeat on the Gills.

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