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LEAGUE ONE REVIEW: MAY 8

10 May 2016

The Iron narrowly missed out on the League One play-offs, despite winning their final match 2-0 at Sheffield United.

Goals from Tom Hopper and Paddy Madden secured a routine win, but Barnsley’s victory at Wigan meant that they claimed the final play-off spot.

The Latics had already secured the league title, but slumped to a 4-1 defeat to Barnsley despite taking an early lead through Will Grigg.

A Sam Winnall brace as well as goals from Conor Hourihane and Josh Brownhill booked their place in the League one top six.

Burton secured their place in the Championship next season, drawing their final match 0-0 with already relegated Doncaster.

That means that Walsall will have to make do with the play-offs, despite ending their season with a 5-0 win at Port Vale.

Anthony Forde netted a brace, with Paul Downing, Tom Bradshaw and Sam Mantom also on target in their comprehensive win.

Millwall will also have the play-offs to look forward to, with a late Lee Gregory penalty securing a 2-1 victory at Gillingham.

They will face Bradford in the top six, and the Bantams routine 2-0 victory against Chesterfield, who finished with ten men, on the final day.

Lee Evans’ excellent finish, coupled with a Billy Clarke goal late on eased them to victory and sets them up perfectly for the play-offs.

At the bottom, Fleetwood survived at rivals Blackpool’s expense as they cruised to a 2-0 victory against bottom place side Crewe.

First half goals from Bobby Grant and Devante Cole sealed the Cod Army’s place in League One next season, relegating Blackpool who lost 5-1 at Peterborough.

Pool took the lead through Jacob Blyth, but soon crumbled as Jon Taylor grabbed a hat-trick and Marcus Maddison and Shaquille Coulthirst also netted.

They join Colchester in League Two next season, with the Essex side signing off their season with a 2-1 defeat against Rochdale.

Nathaniel Mendez-Liang and Calvin Andrew netted for Dale, with Joe Edwards on target for the already relegated U’s.

Shrewsbury stayed up though, despite losing 3-0 at Swindon on the final day. Top scorer Nicky Ajose bagged another two goals, with Jordan Young netting the other.

Elsewhere, Coventry finished their strong end to the season with a 2-0 win against Oldham. Second half goals from Romain Vincelot and Adam Armstrong secured the victory.

There was also a five goal thriller between Bury and Southend, with the hosts netting a last minute penalty to win 3-2.

Ryan Lowe netted twice on his final game, after an Adam Barrett own goal had put the hosts ahead. Franck Moussa and David Mooney scored for Southend.

The Iron ended the season in seventh spot, missing out on the top six by just goal difference to Barnsley.

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