Gillingham went back to the top of League One after a comfortable 3-1 victory over fellow promotion-chasers Bury.
Leon Clarke put the Shakers ahead after just four minutes, before the Gills’ Dominic Samuel equalised two minutes later on his debut, after completing his loan move from Reading.
Justin Edinburgh’s side then took the lead through John Egan, who supplied the easy finish from a well-worked free-kick routine, before Emmanuel Osadebe’s fine individual strike sealed the win and the three points for the home side.
Meanwhile, high-flying Coventry continued their strong start to the campaign with a 3-1 win away at Colchester, who slip to 17th. On-loan Norwich City midfielder Jacob Murphy’s brace helped the Sky Blues comeback from 1-0 down after Macauley Bonne had found the back of the net for the hosts. But Murphy’s double, as well as a strike from Marc-Antoine Fortune, sealed the win after some terrible defending by the U’s.
Wigan continued to firmly keep the pressure on the league leaders, as they scored in each half during a 2-0 away trip to Rochdale. Jason Pearce put the Latics ahead when he headed home a cross from Michael Jacobs, who doubled Wigan’s lead shortly after the break. The Lancashire side remain four points off of the top after extending their unbeaten run to 10 league matches.
Blackpool have slipped back into the relegation places after a 2-0 home defeat to Doncaster, who won back-to-back games for the first time this season. Andy Williams got his fourth goal in three games to open the scoring, before Aaron Taylor-Sinclair doubled the lead just before half-time with a simple finish.
Barnsley lost for the eighth time in a row, as they drop to 23rd, after a narrow 2-1 loss at home to Port Vale. The away side went 2-0 up after two goals in 10 minutes from AJ Leitch-Smith and Sam Foley. Sam Winnall came off the bench for Barnsley and pulled one back for the Tykes, but they were unable to get the equaliser, with their winless streak stretching back to September 26.
Bradford moved to within one place of the play-off spots with a 2-0 home win over bottom of the table Crewe, to extend their unbeaten run to seven league matches. Gary Liddle’s header put the hosts in the lead, before Billy Clarke scored the second, curling the ball home.
Oldham maintained their unbeaten away record, as they scored a late winner away to Chesterfield to win 2-1. Sylvan Ebanks-Blake had put the hosts in front after just half-an-hour, but a late resurgence from David Dunn’s side saw them score twice in the final 20 minutes through Dominic Poleon and Danny Philiskirk’s 87th minute finish.
Elsewhere, Jermaine Anderson’s third goal in as many games helped Peterborough win 2-1 at home to Fleetwood, whilst Swindon won for the first time since September and for the first time under new boss Martin Ling, after two quick-fire strikes from Raphael Branco and Nicky Ajose saw them overcome Scunthorpe United.
And finally, Sheffield United came from 2-0 down to draw 2-2 at home with Southend United. Goals from Ryan Leonard and Jack Payne saw the away side rush into an early lead, but Jose Baxter pulled one back for the Blades with a tap-in, before Neill Collins netted on his 200th Blades appearance to earn a point.
Player of the Weekend: Jacob Murphy (Coventry City)
Team of the Weekend: Swindon Town
Goal of the Weekend: Emmanuel Osadebe (GILLINGHAM vs Bury)
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