Date: 23rd November 2015 at 11:40am
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Coventry thrashed Gillingham 4-1 at home to go above their rivals to sit at the top of League One, in what was an incredible weekend for goals in the third tier of English football.

Four first-half goals for the Sky Blues, including a hat-trick from on-loan Norwich City midfielder Jacob Murphy, means they now sit three points clear of the Gills. A late consolation strike from Bradley Dack was not enough the ease the pain for the visitors.

Peterborough also scored a bag full of goals on their travels to bottom side Crewe, winning 5-1. Jon Taylor, Conor Washington, Lee Angol and a brace from Jermaine Anderson saw them easily earn three points.

Fleetwood destroyed Swindon 5-1, in a vital game at the foot of the table, with the hosts having five different scorers. The Robins gave their opponents a one-goal start after an own goal from Adam El-Abd, before Antoni Saracenic, David Henen, Tarique Fosu-Henry and Bobby Grant rounded off the scoring.

04 January 2014 FA Cup 3rd Round - Southend United v Millwall FC -Neil Harris, temporary Millwall FC manager.Photo: Mark Leech

Millwall manager Neil Harris.

Millwall won for the fourth time in five matches in all competitions by beating Colchester 4-1 at home. Shane Ferguson was the man of the match, after netting a brace, with his first goal the pick of the bunch, a well-placed shot from the edge of the box.

Bury won a vital game at Grigg Lane at home to Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink’s Burton, after Jerome Binnom-Williams’ own goal. The defender looped the ball into his own net following a cross from Leicester’s on-loan striker, Joe Dodoo.

Wigan climbed to fourth place after a 1-0 home victory over Shrewsbury with Alex Revell netting his first strike for the club, as Gary Caldwell continues his impressive start in charge of the Latics.

Walsall were unable to capitalise on Gillingham’s defeat, as they drew 1-1 with Sheffield United. Tom Bradshaw gave the hosts the lead, after converting Romaine Sawyers’ through-ball, but the Blades drew level when Jose Baxter finished well in the penalty area.

Ian Henderson’s brace in the final six minutes gave Rochdale a 2-0 away win over Doncaster. The striker scored the first with a 20-yard effort, before tapping the ball home in the last few seconds of the game.

Blackpool lost for the sixth consecutive match after Adam Thompson’s late goal gave Southend a 1-0 victory, ending the hosts’ own four-game winless streak.

Elsewhere, Port Vale won their third game in a row, by winning 3-2 against Chesterfield, whilst Bradford stretched their own unbeaten run to eight matches as they won comfortably 2-0 away to Scunthorpe.

And, finally, Barnsley ended a run of eight straight defeats, as Kevin Long’s 89th minute winner at Oldham gave them all three points, easing the pressure on Lee Johnson.

Player of the Weekend: Jacob Murphy (Coventry City)
Team of the weekend: Coventry City
Goal of the Weekend: Bobby Grant (Fleetwood Town)

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