Date: 19th December 2016 at 11:08am
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The League 1 season continued with the latest round of games played over the weekend.

Scunthorpe hold a three point lead over Sheffield United – who climbed to 2nd. Oldham slipped to the foot of the league as Bury dropped into the bottom four with Chesterfield climbing out.

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


Thursday 15th December 2016 – Sky Bet League One
Coventry City 1-2 Sheffield United 19:45

Saturday 17th December 2016 – Sky Bet League One
AFC Wimbledon 4-0 Port Vale 15:00
Bury 2-3 Oxford United 15:00
Charlton Athletic 0-2 Peterborough United 15:00
Chesterfield 1-0 Bolton Wanderers 15:00
Gillingham 1-0 Milton Keynes Dons 15:00
Northampton Town 2-3 Rochdale 15:00
Oldham Athletic 0-2 Southend United 15:00
Scunthorpe United 3-0 Millwall 15:00
Shrewsbury Town 2-0 Bristol Rovers 15:00
Swindon Town 1-1 Fleetwood Town 15:00
Walsall 1-1 Bradford City 15:00

The action got underway early this time round when Coventry hosted promotion chasing Sheffield United on Thursday. This game at the Ricoh Arena saw the Blades score late to secure a late 2-1 win to move up to 2nd – at the time – behind leaders Scunthorpe on goal difference alone.

Leaders Scunthorpe reacted to this pressure – and the setback of a defeat in their last game – with a convincing 3-0 win against Millwall at Glanford Park to extend the lead at the top to three points again. The Lions’ second successive defeat means they’re now seven points from the play-offs and the same distance from the bottom four!

Bolton lost ground on the top two when they slipped to a surprise defeat at Chesterfield. However, this 1-0 win for the Spireites was a third in four that took them out of the relegation zone.

After three without a win Wimbledon got their play-off bid back on track with 4-0 win over struggling Port Vale. The Valiants are without a win in five and have now lost three of them.

The woeful run of form continued as Bury suffered yet another defeat – this 3-2 loss at Gigg Lane against Oxford meant the Shakers dropped into the bottom four for the first time this season. The U’s on the other hand are in 10th and now five points off a potential play-off place.

Karl Robinson’s wait for his first Charlton win goes on as he suffered his first league defeat as Addicks boss – this followed up an FA Cup exit in midweek. Peterborough’s 2-0 win was a fifth in the last six to keep them in the final play-off place.

Gillingham’s recent form has seen them follow a defeat with a win. This trend continued on Saturday when they recovered from a setback to beat MK Dons 1-0 at Priestfield.

After edging out Northampton by the odd goal in five Rochdale’s 3-2 win at Sixfields ensured Dale stayed in a play-off place, retaining 5th.

Having extended their unbeaten run to 10 games Southend’s 2-0 win at Oldham means the Shrimps remain just a point and a place off the top six. The Latics’ fourth defeat in a seven game winless run meant they dropped to the bottom of the league.

Chesterfield climbed out of the bottom four but Shrewsbury are right in their tale after a 2-0 win against Bristol Rovers. The Shrews secured back-to-back wins after this victory at Greenhous Meadow – this saw the Pirates’ play-off push suffer.

Another point towards safety was secured by Swindon. However, as the home side they’ll be more disappointed than the visitors Fleetwood by this 1-1 draw – the Cod Army remain two points off the play-offs.

Promotion chasing Bradford saw the winless run extended to three games after a second successive draw. The Bantams were held 1-1 at a Walsall.

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