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Sky Bet League 1 round-up

21 October 2014

Bristol City extended their lead at the top of Sky Bet League 1, despite being held to a 2-2 draw at home to Bradford City.

Steve Cotterill's side have yet to taste defeat in the league this season, and set a new club record of games unbeaten from the beginning of the season.

The hosts looked on course for a fifth straight victory at Ashton Gate when Aden Flint gave them an early lead, but Billy Clarke equalised for the Bantams after 20 minutes. Flint restored the Robins' lead in the 82nd minute, but Christopher Routis levelled things up again with four minutes remaining.

Second-placed Peterborough United were unable to capitalise on the leaders' dropped points as they lost 1-0 at struggling Crewe Alexandra, with Marcus Haber scoring from the penalty spot. Central defenders Jack Baldwin and  Michael Bostwick were both sent off for Posh.

Notts County climbed into the Play-Off places with a 3-2 win at Barnsley.

Goals from Devante Cole and Conor Hourihane put the Tykes in control, but the Magpies hit back through Garry Thompson and two goals from Michael Petrasso on his full debut to earn all three points.

They were joined in the top six by Sheffield United after their 2-0 home victory over Yeovil Town, with Marc McNulty and Jamie Murphy scoring for the Blades.

At the other end of the table, Port Vale and Scunthorpe United shared the points in a 2-2 draw which leaves the Iron bottom of the standings.

Ben Williamson and Chris Birchall scored for Vale, but Neal Bishop and  Lyle Taylor replied as Jennison Myrie-Williams was sent off on his return to Vale Park.

Conor Henderson's 89th-minute free-kick saw Crawley Town climb away from the bottom four as Walsall were beaten 1-0 at the Broadfield Stadium.

Swindon Town slipped out of the Play-Off places after Bastien Hery's injury-time goal gave Rochdale a 3-2 win at the County Ground.

Chesterfield also fell out of the top six after losing 2-1 at Colchester United. Sam Clucas gave them the perfect start with a goal after just one minute, but Rhys Healey equalised before Freddie Sears netted the winner for Colchester late on.

Coventry City stayed only outside the relegation zone on goal difference after a heavy 4-1 loss at Oldham Athletic, who climbed up to eighth in the table. Danny Philliskirk and Jabo Ibehre scored either side of a Jonathan Forte brace for the Latics, as James Maddison replied for the Sky Blues.

Goals from Jay Simpson and Darius Henderson gave managerless Leyton Orient a 2-0 win at Doncaster Rovers, while Paul Gallagher's second-half header was enough for Preston North End as the Lilywhites won 1-0 at Gillingham.

Kyle McFadzean and Benik Afobe were on target as MK Dons came from behind to defeat Fleetwood Town 2-1 at stadium:mk. David Ball had put the visitors ahead, before a Kyle McFadzean strike and Benik Afobe's penalty sealed the comeback for Dons.

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