Date: 9th April 2017 at 7:05pm
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The League 1 season continued with the latest round of games played over the weekend.

Sheffield United confirmed promotion – they’re also set to be champions. Bolton lost but hold a healthy lead on Fleetwood and Bradford.

Victories for Coventry and Chesterfield see them cling on with Port Vale and Swindon making up the bottom four.

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


Saturday 8th April 2017 – LEAGUE ONE
AFC Wimbledon 0-1 Bristol Rovers 15:00
Bury 0-2 Bradford City 15:00
Charlton Athletic 2-1 Southend United 15:00
Chesterfield 1-0 Port Vale 15:00
Coventry City 1-0 Peterborough United 15:00
Gillingham 1-1 Millwall 15:00
Northampton Town 1-2 Sheffield United 15:00
Oldham Athletic 2-0 Fleetwood Town 15:00
Scunthorpe United 1-0 Bolton Wanderers 15:00
Shrewsbury Town 1-0 Rochdale 15:00
Swindon Town 1-1 Milton Keynes Dons 15:00
Walsall 1-1 Oxford United 15:00

Wimbledon slipped to back-to-back defeats – a third in four – when Bristol Rovers scored their fastest ever league goal, 11 seconds in through Byron Moore, to record a 1-0 win at Kingsmeadow. This victory also kept alive the Pirates’ slim play-off hopes.

Bury’s fourth game without a win – a second successive defeat – saw the Shakers drop to within a point of the bottom four. However, a 2-0 victory for Bradford opened up a six point cushion on Southend, sixth, and closed the gap on second-placed Bolton to seven.

A late winner secured Charlton a crucial 2-1 win over play-off chasing Southend. The Addicks moved five points clear of relegation danger with a first victory in six – the Shrimpers dropped out of the top six.

Chesterfield’s survival hopes are limited but a 1-0 win over relegation rivals Port Vale – who slipped back into the bottom four after a second successive defeat – gave the second-bottom side hope… albeit with the Spireites nine points from safety with four to play.

Victory for Coventry over Peterborough, a first half penalty miss kept the Sky Blues level, means bottom-of-the-league Sky Blues avoid relegation. Well, for another weekend at least – they are 11 points from safety with only 12 points to play for after this 1-0 win at the Ricoh Arena….

Relegation threatened Gillingham were prevented a crucial three points when pegged back by Millwall in this 1-1 draw at Priestfield. The Gills’ four game losing run was ended but they are now just a point and a place clear of relegation trouble – the Lions moved a point above Southend into the fourth and final play-off spot, of sixth-place.

Chris Wilder’s return to former club Northampton, having led them to the League 2 title last season, ended with Sheffield United coming from behind to secure a Championship return. The Blades – also on course to win the League 1 title, nine points clear of second-placed Bolton – return to the second tier of English football after six years away.

Oldham were handed a huge boost in their bid to avoid relegation after a 2-0 win over promotion chasing Fleetwood. The Latics’ victory sees them in 17th, three points above the drop zone. However, the Cod Army are almost certain to miss automatic promotion as they remain third, seven points off second-placed Bolton with four to play.

A play-off place moved closer for Scunthorpe following a 1-0 win over automatic promotion chasing Bolton at the Macron Stadium. But the Trotters’ only defeat in their last 10 shouldn’t prevent them from finishing in the top two, most likely behind Sheffield United – confirmed as promoted and now probable champions.

Shrewsbury’s fist win in six – ending a four game losing run – took them out of the relegation zone. Rochdale’s unlikely chances of finishing in a play-off place almost certainly ended with this 1-0 defeat at Greenhous Meadow.

A third game without defeat was secured by Swindon following a 1-1 draw with MK Dons. However, this wasn’t enough to take them out of the relegation zone – the Robins are three from safety with four to play.

Walsall and Oxford played out a 1-1 draw at the Banks’s Stadium. Both still have a realistic chance of top 10 finish – the U’s the more likely of the sides though given they’re already in 10th.

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