League One Roundup: Rochdale end Preston North End's winning run

Sports Mole rounds up Saturday's League One action as Rochdale beat Preston to end the Lancashire club's eight-match winning run.

Preston North End missed the chance to put pressure on League One leaders Bristol City after they were beaten by Lancashire rivals Rochdale.

Two goals in four minutes from Jack O'Connell and Ian Henderson put Keith Hill's side on their way to victory, and Matt Done's strike on 61 minutes ensured that the Preston's recent winning run would come to an end at Spotland.

MK Dons closed to within four points of the automatic promotion places after two goals in eight minutes from Dele Alli and Antony Kay gave them victory over fellow contenders Swindon Town.

Notts County remain in the playoff places despite a home defeat against Walsall, with a Tom Bradshaw penalty proving enough for the West Midlands outfit to take three points.

Peterborough United remain outside the playoff positions after Mark Robins picked up his first victory as Scunthorpe United manager with a 2-1 win at London Road.

Sheffield United's own push for promotion took a setback as Sam Winnall's strike gave Barnsley victory in the South Yorkshire derby at Bramhall Lane, although the Blades are one of a pack of teams tied on 26 points in the top half of the table.

In League One's other Yorkshire derby of the day, Curtis Main's goal capped a second-half fightback from Doncaster Rovers away to Bradford City, who had led at half time through Jon Stead at Valley Parade.

Rovers move ahead of Colchester United, who lost at home to Port Vale. Goals from Mark Marshall and Colin Daniel gave the Potteries club a crucial victory in their quest to avoid relegation from the division.

Crewe Alexandra remain bottom of the table after Izale McLeod's second-half equaliser earned Crawley Town a point, while Yeovil Town played out a goalless draw at Chesterfield to remain in the bottom four.

Elsewhere, Fleetwood Town edged out struggling Gillingham at Highbury Stadium, thanks to Tom Hitchcock's third-minute strike for the Cod Army.

Results in full: Bradford City 1–2 Doncaster Rovers, Bristol City 1–0 Oldham Athletic, Chesterfield 0–0 Yeovil Town, Colchester United 1–2 Port Vale, Crawley Town 1–1 Crewe Alexandra, Fleetwood Town 1–0 Gillingham, Leyton Orient 2–2 Coventry City, MK Dons 2–1 Swindon Town, Notts County 1–2 Walsall, Peterborough United 1–2 Scunthorpe United, Rochdale 3–0 Preston NE, Sheffield United 0-1 Barnsley

Joe Garner of Preston North End celebrates with team-mate Jake Larkins after he scores the first goal of the game for his side from the penalty spot during the Sky Bet League One match between Preston North End and Leyton Orient at Deepdale on February 15
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