League One round-up: Scunthorpe extend winning run with Oldham victory
By Matthew Treadwell
Last Updated: 19/11/16 7:31pm
Scunthorpe claimed their fourth successive victory to retain their place at the top of the Sky Bet Championship as they beat Oldham 1-0 at Glanford Park.
The Latics had Oliver Banks sent off for a second yellow card midway through the second half and the hosts made the extra man count as Scott Wiseman scored 10 minutes from time.
The Shrews came out for the second half with nine men after Jim O'Brien and Abu Ogogo were dismissed in the opening 45 minutes, with goals from Billy Sharp and substitute Stefan Scougall giving the Blades a two-goal advantage at the break.
Shrewsbury showed their spirit and pulled a goal back through Louis Dodds but the hosts held on to go second in the table, six points behind Scunthorpe but with a game in hand.
Bolton also climbed above Bradford with a 2-0 win over Millwall, whose three-game winning streak came to an end at the Macron Stadium.
Josh Vela opened the scoring for the Trotters on 11 minutes with Tom Thorpe doubling their advantage on 57.
Bradford suffered only their second league defeat of the season as two goals from Will Atkinson and an own goal from Romain Vincelot in the closing stages sealed victory for Southend, with Phil Brown's side moving up to ninth, one point behind the play-off places.
Peterborough left it late before claiming the spoils in their derby clash with Northampton at the Sixfields Stadium, Chris Forrester heading home the winner in the second minute of time added-on to seal a 1-0 win.
AFC Wimbledon put five goals past Bury for the second time in a week to climb four places in the table and occupy the final play-off berth.
After defeating the Shakers 5-0 in their FA Cup first-round replay in midweek, they beat the same side 5-1 at the Cherry Red Records Stadium.
The Dons netted three times in as many minutes in the opening period - Chris Whelpdale, Dominic Poleon and Tom Elliott the men on target - before George Francomb added a fourth from the penalty spot.
Former Everton striker James Vaughan pulled a goal back five minutes before the break to offer some hope of an unlikely comeback but a second goal from Francomb on 57 killed off any such lingering hopes.
Rochdale thrashed Swindon 4-0, with Joe Bunney and Matty Lund getting the ball rolling before Steven Davies bagged a brace with a 57th-minute goal and a penalty.
Bristol Rovers were held to a 0-0 draw by strugglers MK Dons, who could have former Liverpool and England captain Steven Gerrard in charge the next time they play.
Elsewhere, Oxford dominated managerless Coventry, with Kane Hemmings and Alex MacDonald scoring to bookend a Jamie Sterry own goal and Chris Maguire's penalty in a 4-1 win.
Marcus Tudgay provided the Sky Blues with some consolation with a late spot-kick.
Chesterfield remain rooted to the bottom of the table by Fleetwood, who triumphed 2-1 thanks to goals from Amari'i Bell and Victor Nirennold, with Jay O'Shea responding for the Spireites.
Gillingham's Cody McDonald got his name on the scoresheet inside two minutes of their 2-1 success at Walsall, where Jason McCarthy levelled for the Saddlers before Jay Emmanuel-Thomas found a winner for the visitors six minutes from time.
Meanwhile, life after Russell Slade started well for Charlton as Josh Magennis and Nicky Ajose condemned Port Vale to a 2-0 defeat at The Valley.