Date: 26th February 2017 at 4:42pm
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The League 1 season continued with the latest round of games played over the weekend.

Sheffield United moved seven points clear of the chasing pack at the top of the table. At the other end Port Vale, Swindon, Chesterfield and Coventry remain in the relegation zone.

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


Saturday 25th February 2017 – LEAGUE ONE
AFC Wimbledon 1-0 Walsall 15:00
Bristol Rovers 1-1 Scunthorpe United 15:00
Charlton Athletic 0-1 Bury 15:00
Chesterfield 0-4 Oxford United 15:00
Coventry City 1-3 Swindon Town 15:00
Fleetwood Town 3-0 Northampton Town 15:00
Gillingham 2-1 Southend United 15:00
Milton Keynes Dons 2-1 Shrewsbury Town 15:00
Oldham Athletic 0-0 Millwall 15:00
Peterborough United 3-1 Rochdale 15:00
Port Vale 1-2 Bradford City 15:00
Sheffield United 2-0 Bolton Wanderers 15:00

Sheffield United saw off promotion rivals Bolton with a 2-0 win at Bramall Lane to extend the lead at the top – and an unbeaten run to five – to seven points. The Trotters’ first defeat in five saw them drop to 4th.

An important win – a first in seven – for Wimbledon came at Kingsmeadow when the Dons beat Walsall 1-0. The Saddlers’ play-off hopes were dealt a blow by this defeat.

The run of draws for Bristol Rovers was extended to five – with the Pirates now six unbeaten – after a 1-1 draw with promotion chasing Scunthorpe with the Iron retaining 2nd place but dropping seven points behind leaders Sheffield United.

Charlton suffered a second successive defeat – a third in four – when Bury went away from the Valley with a 1-0 win. The Shakers’ third win in four took them three points above the bottom four.

The likelihood of Chesterfield being relegated increased when the second bottom side were beaten 4-0 at the Proact Stadium by Oxford. This win for the U’s was a fifth in the last six to take them to within four points of the play-off places.

Coventry’s first defeat in three saw the bottom of the league side beaten 3-1 by relegation rivals Swindon at the Ricoh Arena. The Sky Blues are 11 points from safety with the Robins’ first win in seven moving them to within three points of safety.

Fleetwood’s long unbeaten run continued with a third straight win. A 3-0 win over Northampton at the Highbury Stadium – the Cobblers three game unbeaten run ended – saw the Cod Army just goal difference off an automatic promotion place.

A Gillingham win over promotion chasing Southend took the Gills five points clear of the relegation zone. The Shrimpers’ 2-1 defeat – a first in four – at Priestfield didn’t cost them a top six place though.

MK Dons’ 2-1 win over potential relegation rivals Shrewsbury was a first in four. The Shrews’ second defeat in three means they remain four points above the bottom four but too close for comfort.

It’s now four unbeaten for Oldham after a 0-0 draw with Millwall at Boundary Park. The Lions’ sixth draw in the last 10 means another chance to move into the top six was missed with 6th placed Southend a point above them. The Latics are a place and two points clear of the bottom four.

Peterborough recorded a 3-1 win over Rochdale – who are now seven without a win – at London Road to get back into the play-off battle with Dale five points off the top six now.

Another Port Vale defeat – they’ve won only once in the last 10 – saw Vale remain in the bottom four. Bradford’s 2-1 win was a first in five to put the Bantams back up to 5th and to within six points of an automatic promotion place.

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