Date: 27th December 2016 at 9:00am
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The League 1 season continued with the latest round of games played – the first over the festive period.

Scunthorpe retain their lead but are now just a point ahead of Sheffield United and two in front of Bolton. Shrewsbury dropped back into the bottom four with Chesterfield, Coventry and Oldham.

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


Monday 26th December 2016 – Sky Bet League One
Southend United 3-0 AFC Wimbledon 13:00
Bolton Wanderers 2-1 Shrewsbury Town 15:00
Bradford City 0-0 Scunthorpe United 15:00
Bristol Rovers 4-1 Coventry City 15:00
Fleetwood Town 0-0 Bury 15:00
Millwall 2-0 Swindon Town 15:00
Milton Keynes Dons 0-1 Charlton Athletic 15:00
Oxford United 0-1 Northampton Town 15:00
Peterborough United 1-1 Gillingham 15:00
Port Vale 0-1 Walsall 15:00
Rochdale 3-0 Chesterfield 15:00
Sheffield United 2-0 Oldham Athletic 15:00

A Scunthorpe point at Bradford meant the Iron assured an outright lead at the top of the table as we head towards the end of the year. However, that 0-0 draw at Valley Parade – extending the Bantams’ winless run to four – means they’re now just a point ahead.

Southend’s unbeaten run was extended to 10 – six of these have been won – when they kicked off the Boxing Day action with an earlier kick off in a 3-0 win over Wimbledon to move into a play-off place, 6th was retained after the other results.

A 2-1 win at the Macron Stadium meant Bolton retain 3rd comfortably and remain just a point off 2nd place Sheffield United and two from leaders Scunthorpe now. Shrewsbury’s first defeat in four saw them drop back into the bottom four.

Bristol Rovers’ emphatic 4-1 at the Memorial Stadium against Coventry meant Russell Slade’s spell with the Sky Blues hadn’t started well – this was a seventh straight defeat and they remain second bottom. However, he’s only recently been appointed.

A losing run was finally ended as Bury recorded a point from a 0-0 draw at play-off chasing Fleetwood. This point was enough to take the Shakers out of the bottom four.

Another Millwall win – 2-0 at the Den – against Swindon meant the Lions are now just three points off a play-off place. The Robins’ second defeat in three means they’re just three off the relegation zone.

Finally Karl Robinson recorded his first win as Charlton boss. The Addicks’ first win in five saw the former MK Dons boss win at his former club when his new employers came away from the stadium:mk with a 1-0 victory.

Oxford’s unbeaten run was ended when Northampton recorded only a second win in seven – five had been lost – to climb above the U’s into 13th after this 1-0 win at the Kassam Stadium.

A third successive win couldn’t be secured by Peterborough. This 1-1 draw with Gillingham meant Posh also dropped out of the play-off places below Southend into 7th.

Having won just once in the last seven a third successive Port Vale defeat resulted in Bruno Ribeiro resigning at Vale. Walsall went away from Vale Park with a much needed three points following a 1-0 win.

Rochdale’s 3-0 win against Chesterfield – a third in a row and fifth in six – top Dale up to 4th. However, the Spireites’ second defeat in three means they remain in the bottom four and dropped to 22nd.

A third straight Sheffield United win saw them capitalise on the dropped points by leaders Scunthorpe. The Blades are now just a point off the leaders following this 2-0 against Oldham. The Latics sixth defeat in 10 means they remain bottom.

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