Burton Albion are now three points clear at the top of League One after winning 1-0 at home to Southend United.
An own goal from Luke Prosser was enough to see Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink’s team continue to defy the odds – but can they maintain it?
Blackpool won two games in a row for the first time in two years as they beat Swindon 1-0. Mark Cullen got the winner in the first half, but it could have easily been more as the Tangerines put in a terrific performance to move up to 22nd in the table.
Peterborough beat Millwall 5-3 in an outstanding match, as Graham Westley secured his first home win as Posh boss. The hosts were 2-0 up at the break through Lee Angol and Jon Taylor, but the scores were level when Byron Webster and Tony Craig got on the score-sheet. However, Westley’s side added three more as Angol got his second, along with Chris Forrester and Conor Washington. Mark Beevers’ header gave the Lions false hope.
Walsall are now three points off Burton after they drew 0-0 with Wigan at the DW Stadium, whilst Bury moved up to third and extended their winning run to six matches after Leon Clarke hit the only goal as they beat in-form Colchester.
League One’s top scorer Adam Armstrong now has eight goals as he hit two during Coventry’s comfortable 3-0 win over Shrewsbury at the Ricoh Arena, with veteran striker Marc-Antoine Fortune getting the third.
Dan Gardner also hit a brace as Chesterfield came from behind to claim a 2-1 away victory over Crewe, whilst Bradford also won on their travels with a 3-1 win against Rochdale to get their first three points in five outings.
Elsewhere, Doncaster defeated Barnsley 2-1, as Richard Chaplow struck in the 90th minute, Port Vale beat Sheffield United 2-1, and Paddy Madden got the only goal of the game as Scunthorpe took the spoils against fellow strugglers, Fleetwood, in Chris Lucketti’s first game in caretaker charge of the Cod Army.
Gillingham drew 3-3 with Oldham, as they were held at home for the first time this season; Jake Hessenthaler scoring the pick of the goals for the hosts with a powerful volley.
Player of the Week: Adam Armstrong (Coventry City)
Team of the Week: Bury
Goal of the Week: Jon Taylor (Peterborough United)