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Sky Bet League 1 round-up

16 September 2014

We take a look at the midweek action in Sky Bet League 1

Both teams hit the woodwork as Fleetwood Town and Barnsley played out a 0-0 draw at Highbury on Wednesday.

The home side dominated before the break but could not take any one of a dozen good chances. Stephen Dobbie was at the heart of the attacking action for Fleetwood, releasing Gareth Evans on an early charge, but the midfielder's low shot was straight into the chest of Adam Davies.

Dobbie had chances of his own, firing wide after a neatly worked move with Steven Schumacher and sending a curling shot straight into the arms of Davies having found space for himself 18 yards out.

Barnsley were pegged back but did trouble Town on the break, Dale Jennings with their best chance before half-time, slamming Kane Hemming's cross goalwards only for Nathan Pond to slide in with a vital block.

The Tykes turned up the tempo after the break, with Devante Cole seeing a shot deflected over the bar and Jennings allowed space on the edge of the box only to crash his effort against the angle, but neither side could find a breakthrough and shared the points.

On Tuesday, Eoin Doyle hit his second Sky Bet League 1 hat-trick in four days to earn Chesterfield a 3-3 draw at Preston North End.

Alan Browne, Joe Garner and Josh Brownhill all netted for North End before Doyle hit back with a treble for the visitors, the last strike coming from a penalty in stoppage time.

There was also late spot-kick drama at Weston Homes Community Stadium as Sheffield United pulled off an even more remarkable comeback at Colchester United when recovering from 2-0 down going into the last 10 minutes to win 3-2.

Ben Davies struck for the second time from the penalty spot in the 88th minute after Ryan Flynn had also got on the scoresheet as the Blades continued to climb up the table.

Pacesetters Bristol City moved four points clear at the summit after they prevailed 3-0 at Port Vale and Peterborough United lost at Gillingham.

Aaron Wilbraham bagged a brace either side of an Aden Flint strike as the Robins remained unbeaten in this division and claimed a fourth straight success.

Posh went down 2-1 at Priestfield Stadium as Cody McDonald enjoyed a double for Gillingham, with his winner coming from the penalty spot late on.

Milton Keynes Dons saw their good run of results come to an end when losing 2-1 at home to Bradford City, with Aaron McLean and Billy Clarke on target for the Bantams.

Rochdale hammered Walsall 4-0 with scores from Matt Done, Ashley Eastham, Ian Henderson and an Andy Butler own-goal, Coventry had Reda Johnson sent off in a 2-1 loss at Scunthorpe and Swindon drew 2-2 with Oldham.

Zeli Ismail and Chris Dagnall both scored penalties as Notts County drew 1-1 with Leyton Orient, Yeovil and Crewe shared the spoils via the same scoreline, while there was a goalless stalemate between Doncaster and Crawley.

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