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Sky Bet League One Review: February 1



Despite the weather nine matches still went ahead in Sky Bet League One, here is a quick round-up.

Wolves went second as Leyton Orient slipped up

Wolves went second as Leyton Orient slipped up

Wolverhampton Wanderers 2-0 Bradford City

Wolves moved into the second automatic-promotion place in Sky Bet League One, after a comfortable win at Molineux.

Kevin McDonald and Nouha Dicko were on target for Kenny Jackett’s side who moved two points behind leaders Brentford with 61, while Phil Parkinson’s men slip to 13th on 34.

Rotherham United 2-1 Leyton Orient

Leyton Orient missed the chance to cement their position, after Alex Revell struck in the fifth minute of stoppage-time for fellow promotion chasers Rotherham.

Moses Odubajo had cancelled out Wes Thomas’ earlier effort at the New York Stadium, as Russell Slade’s men slipped to third on 60 points – nine ahead of Steve Evans’ fifth-placed side.

Shrewsbury Town 1-1 Brentford

Tom Eaves struck in the last minute to prevent Brentford from pulling away at the summit.

He cancelled out Marcello Trotta’s earlier strike for Mark Warburton’s side, as caretaker Michael Jackson saw his men gain a vital point at New Meadow.

Just goal difference keeps the Shrews inside the drop zone on 27 points, while the Bees look down at the rest of the league with 63.

Crewe Alexandra 3-0 Sheffield United

Crewe plunged the Blades into the bottom four; as a Chuks Aneke double and Byron Moore stoppage-time strike gave Steve Davis’ side three precious points at the Alexandra Stadium.

The Railwaymen are up to 19th with 30 points, while Nigel Clough’s men now lie 23rd on 26.

Preston North End 2-0 Notts County

Notts County also slipped into the drop zone after Craig Davies and Joe Garner gave promotion-hopefuls Preston three points at Deepdale.

Shaun Derry’s side are now 22nd on goal difference with 27 points, with Simon Grayson’s men fourth on 52.

Bristol City 2-1 Carlisle United

Marvin Elliott’s brace helped Bristol City to come from behind, after Brad Potts had given Carlisle the lead at Ashton Gate.

The win moves Steve Cotterill’s men out of the bottom four on goal difference with 27 points – just three behind Graham Kavanagh’s side in 18th.

Gillingham 3-2 Port Vale

Gillingham held on for all three points after a five-goal thriller at Priestfield.

Adebayo Akinfenwa scored twice before Cody McDonald gave the hosts a comfortable 3-0 lead.

Late goals from Chris Robertson and Jordan Hugill ensured a nervy finish for Peter Taylor’s men.

They move up to 11th with 35 points, just four points and two places behind Micky Adams’ side.

Milton Keynes Dons 0-1 Tranmere Rovers

Ryan Lowe’s stoppage-time winner at Stadium:MK lifted Ronnie Moore’s Tranmere up to 17th with 31 points, while Karl Robinson’s MK Dons remain in 10th on 36.

Swindon Town 0-1 Oldham Athletic

Jonathan Grounds scored the winner at the County Ground and lifted Lee Johnson’s Oldham up to 15th with 33 points, while Mark Cooper’s Swindon stay eighth on 41.

Postponed matches 

Coventry City v Walsall

Crawley Town v Stevenage

Peterborough United v Colchester United

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