Date: 13th December 2016 at 10:09am
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The League 1 season continued with the latest round of games played over the weekend.

Scunthorpe were beaten so saw the lead cut by Bolton and Sheffield United as they closed in on the leaders.

Here’s a round up of the League 1 action from the other games played.


Saturday 10th December 2016 – Sky Bet League One
Bradford City 0-0 Charlton Athletic 15:00
Bristol Rovers 4-2 Bury 15:00
Fleetwood Town 2-1 Walsall 15:00
Millwall 0-1 Shrewsbury Town 15:00
Milton Keynes Dons 1-0 AFC Wimbledon 15:00
Oxford United 1-1 Oldham Athletic 15:00
Peterborough United 5-2 Chesterfield 15:00
Port Vale 2-3 Northampton Town 15:00
Rochdale 3-2 Scunthorpe United 15:00
Sheffield United 4-0 Swindon Town 15:00
Southend United 3-1 Coventry City 15:00

Monday 12th December 2016 – Sky Bet League One
Bolton Wanderers 4-0 Gillingham 20:00

Scunthorpe had won five of the previous six games in League 1 prior to the game at Rochdale. The Iron suffered only a second defeat in the last 10 as the Manager of the Month ‘curse’ struck – Dale consolidated a play-off place with this 3-2 win at Spotland.

Bradford couldn’t capitalise on this though as the 4th-placed Bantams had to be content with a point from a 0-0 draw with Charlton. This didn’t do much to help the Addicks’ play-off bid either as new boss Karl Robinson awaits his first win.

The unwanted club record run Bury are on was extended when they suffered another defeat. The Shakers were beaten 4-2 at Bristol Rovers on Saturday as the Pirates boosted their own play-off chances.

A Fleetwood win against struggling Walsall wasn’t enough to take them into the top six. However, the Cod Army remain outside of this on goal difference alone after this 2-1 win at the Highbury Stadium.

Millwall’s promotion bid didn’t suffer too much but a surprise defeat at bottom-placed Shrewsbury wouldn’t have been expected. The Lions missed the chance to remain a point off the play-offs after this 1-0 loss at the Den.

It’s seen as a rivalry for some, just another game for others – whatever view is taken MK Dons recorded the win on Saturday. They beat play-off chasing Wimbledon 1-0 at the stadium:mk.

Oldham moved another point towards safety with a draw but the winless run was extended to six games after this stalemate at the Kassam Stadium against midtable Oxford.

Going into the weekend Chesterfield had hopes of a third successive win that could have taken them out of the bottom four. This didn’t go to plan though with the Spireites losing 5-2 at promotion-chasing Peterborough.

Northampton ended a run of four defeats when they edged out Port Vale by the odd goal in five. A 3-2 victory for the Cobblers at Vale Park extended the Valiants own winless run to four in the process.

Sheffield United’s reaction to a defeat in their last game was a decisive one with a 4-0 win against struggling Swindon secured. This took the Blades (at the time) back into the second automatic promotion place and to within three points of the leaders Scunthorpe.

The Southend run was extended to one defeat in the last 10 after collecting the points against struggling Coventry. The Shrimps remain a point outside the top six, the Sky Blues just inside the relegation zone.

Bolton went into the meeting with Gillingham on Monday knowing a win would take them 2nd and to within a point of Scunthorpe. They duly obliged as a 4-0 win at the Macron Stadium took the Trotters back into an automatic promotion place.

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