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League One roundup: Doncaster Rovers extend lead at the top

League One roundup: Doncaster extend lead
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Sports Mole rounds up all the action from today's matches in League One.

Brian Flynn's Doncaster Rovers opened up a five-point advantage at the top of the League One table thanks to a 3-2 victory at Scunthorpe United this afternoon.

Visiting Donny dominated the early exchanges at Glanford Park and opened up a two-goal lead courtesy of an own goal from David Mirfin and a strike by Iain Hume.

Mark Duffy pulled back a goal for the Irons shortly before the break, but the game was put beyond their reach when Chris Brown continued his positive run of goalscoring form three minutes after the restart. A late strike from Scunthorpe's Karl Hawley proved to be nothing more than a consolation.

With the match between Sheffield United and Brentford postponed, Swindon Town missed the opportunity to open up a gap between themselves in second and their nearest challengers for automatic promotion.

Despite controlling the contest, they were unable to find the net as their match against Notts County at the County Ground ended 0-0.

Elsewhere, Bournemouth kept their promotion hopes alive with a 4-1 win over Bury. Matt Ritchie hadn't scored since his January arrival from Swindon, but his strike in the 55th minute proved to be crucial as it put his new team 2-1 up, before Harry Arter and Matt Tubbs made sure of the outcome in the closing stages.

Yeovil are up to sixth with a 3-3 draw at Carlisle United, who trailed their visitors 3-1 as the match ticked into stoppage time, while struggling Portsmouth maintained their slim chances of survival after they defeated Coventry City 2-0 at Fratton Park.

The highlight in that match was Patrick Agyemang's first goal at home for struggling Pompey.

League One results in full: Bournemouth 4-1 Bury; Carlisle 3-3 Yeovil; Hartlepool 0-0 Walsall; Portsmouth 2-0 Coventry; Preston 0-0 Leyton Orient; Scunthorpe 2-3 Doncaster; Swindon 0-0 Notts County

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Richard Wood and Carl Baker celebrates their team's second goal against Preston on January 26, 2013
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Thursday's key events


ATHLETICS
· The women's heptathlon continues with the long jump, javelin and 800m, with Katarina Johnson-Thompson now out of contention following an injury (1.10am-1.40pm)
· Andrew Pozzi pursues his dream of an Olympic medal in the men's 110m hurdles final (3.55am)
· Tom Bosworth and Callum Wilkinson are among the British hopes in the men's 20km race walk (8.30am)
· Holly Bradshaw aims to improve on fifth in Rio to challenge Greece's Katerina Stefanidi and Anzhelika Sidorova of Russia for an unlikely medal in the women's pole vault (11am)
· London 2012 champion Kirani James goes up against current world champion Steven Gardiner in the men's 400m final (1pm)

MARATHON SWIMMING
· One of the toughest Olympic events takes place in Tokyo Bay as GB's Hector Pardoe takes on the men's 20km marathon swim (10.30pm Wed)

BOXING
· Galal Yafai takes on takes on Kazakhstan's Saken Bibossinov for a spot in the gold medal bout of the fly (48kg-52kg) class (6.48am)

DIVING
· Lois Toulson and Andrea Spendolini-Sirieix (daughter of First Dates' Fred Sirieix) line up for the women's 10m platform (semi-final 2am; final 7am)

HOCKEY
· Australia face Belgium in the men's final (11am)

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