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Sky Bet League 1 | A Round-Up of Monday's Action

5:11 pm Monday, 28 March 2016
As the international break continues, several of the sides in and around the Sky Bet League 1 promotion and relegation places continue with their Easter weekend matches.
As the international break continues, several of the sides in and around the Sky Bet League 1 promotion and relegation places continue with their Easter weekend matches.

There were eight games scheduled to take place on Monday with second-placed Wigan Athletic taking on Rochdale in the early kick-off, league leaders Burton Albion travelling to Millwall in the evening kick-off, fourth placed Gillingham hoping to take three points from a trip to Bury, and seventh placed Barnsley facing Port Vale.

Wigan Athletic 1 Rochdale 0
GOAL | McAleny (67')
The first game of the day saw promotion chasing Wigan take on Rochdale. The Latics were the better side as they created plenty of good attacking play, having several shots and putting together some high quality passages of play, in a goalless first half.

Play-Off chasing Rochdale's task became somewhat harder just after the thirty minute mark as midfielder Ian Henderson was shown a straight red card as he appeared to kick out as Wigan's Jason Pearce following a poor challenge.

Wigan continued to be the better side and eventually broke the deadlock with just over twenty-minutes of the second half remaining as Everton's Conor McAleny slipped the ball past goalkeeper Josh Lillis.

The match ended 1-0 to the Latics, a good result for the in-form side as they moved six points clear of Walsall, and one behind league leaders Burton Albion, who were due to play later in the evening.

Bury 0 Gillingham 1
GOAL | Norris (27')
Fourth placed Gillingham opened the scoring in their meeting with Bury after twenty-seven minutes of play as Luke Norris slotted past goalkeeper Neal.

The result sees the Gills keep their slim automatic promotion hopes alive, and also helps them maintain the gap to Barnsley. Bury stay in sixteenth.

Crewe Alexandra 0 Bradford City 1
GOAL | Proctor (50')
Crewe and Bradford played out a goalless first half, but the Play-Off chasing Bantams would go on to open the scoring five minutes into the second-half as Jamie Proctor took advantage of some sloppy play to slot home.

The result sees Bradford move up to fifth position, with Crewe remaining at the foot of the League 1 table.

Doncaster Rovers 0 Blackpool 1
GOAL | Cullen (87')
Another game that saw no goals in the opening half, but it was Blackpool who opened the scoring against their relegation rivals as Mark Cullen struck with three minutes of normal time remaining.

Doncaster remain in twenty-second, while the Seasiders move to nineteenth position as they continue to battle against relegation.

Oldham Athletic 1 Chesterfield 0
GOAL | Jones (78')
Oldham and Chesterfield also played out a goalless first forty-five minutes, but the Latics took the lead with twelve minutes of the second half remaining, Mike Jones the man to slot home.

That is how the game ended, Oldham remain in the relegation zone but only on goal difference, while Chesterfield stick in eighteenth.

Port Vale 0 Barnsley 1
GOAL | Hourihane (9')
Barnsley drew first blood in their meeting with Port Vale as Conor Hourihane found the back of the net after nine minutes of play.

The game saw no-more goals, the result sees the Tykes remain in seventh, outside the Play-Offs on goal difference. Port Vale drop to eleventh.

Scunthorpe United 6 Swindon Town 0
GOALS | Townsend (27'), Clarke (44'), Adelakun (48'), Hopper (52' & 76') Madden (62')
Scunthorpe moved into the top half of the table as they scored two first-half goals on their way to defeating strugglers Swindon Town. Goals from Conor Townsend (27') and Jordan Clarke (44') saw the Iron lead at the break.

They went on to further extend their lead early into the second half as Hakeeb Adelakun added to the Robins' woes as their below average campaign continues.

Tom Hopper added another for the home side as Swindon conceded four goals for the second game in a row.

Scunthorpe, who moved up to 10th position with the win, grabbed a fifth goal just after the hour mark, Paddy Madden the man to slot home, further adding to their opponents woes.

Tom Hopper grabbed his second and Scunthorpe's sixth with fourteen minutes remaining, a truly dire performance from the travelling side.
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Later today, Sky Bet League 1 leaders Burton Albion travel to London as they face promotion hopefuls Millwall in the evening kick-off, a game that could see the Brewers move further clear of the chasing pack, while the Lions could consolidate their Play-Off place.


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