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League One roundup: Late winner keeps Gillingham on top

Gillingham hold on to top spot in League One after a late winner gave them a 2-1 win against Scunthorpe United.

Gillingham stay in first place in League One after scoring in added time to win 2-1 at home against Scunthorpe United.

Scott Laird had put the away side ahead early in the second half but Brennan Dickenson pulled a goal back for the leaders six minutes later.

Former Irons man Josh Wright was sent off for the Gills for a foul on Paddy Madden, but Harry Lennon headed home to give the hosts three vital points late on.

Walsall beat Barnsley 2-0 to stay two points off the top spot thanks to George Evans's first senior goal for the club.

Former Tykes loanee Milan Lalkovic scored with 20 minutes remaining to ensure that Dean Smith's side kept up with their promotion rivals.

Sheffield United moved into the playoff places after winning 3-0 at home against Fleetwood Town. Two goals from youngster Che Adams helped the Blades to victory before Billy Sharp added a third to move United into fifth.

Darren Ferguson won his first game in charge of Doncaster Rovers as Keshi Anderson scored three minutes from time to give his side a 2-1 win away at Shrewsbury Town.

David Dunn also got his first victory as Oldham manager with a 2-1 win at managerless Swindon Town, after Danny Philliskirk found the net late on to cancel out Nicky Ajose's equaliser five minutes from the end.

Wigan Athletic extend their unbeaten run to seven games as Will Grigg scored twice in their 3-2 win against Peterborough United, who came back from 2-0 down but Max Power won the game with an 82nd-minute strike.

Chesterfield move up to ninth after running out 3-0 victors at home against Southend United, with Sylvan Ebanks-Blake notching up two goals after Lee Novak gave the Spireites the lead in the eighth minute.

Bradford ended Bury's 10-game undefeated streak with a 2-1 win at Valley Parade, while Colchester broke a three-game losing run by winning 2-1 at home to Port Vale.

Blackpool extended their unbeaten run to five by drawing 1-1 at home to Millwall, Joe Cole failed to inspire Coventry City as they drew 0-0 at Rochdale, while Burton Albion were held to a goalless draw at home to bottom side Crewe Alexandra.

Results in full (half-time scores in brackets): Barnsley 0-2 Walsall (0-0), Blackpool 1-1 Millwall (0-1), Bradford City 2-1 Bury (1-0), Burton Albion 0-0 Crewe Alexandra (0-0), Chesterfield 3-0 Southend United (2-0), Colchester United 2-1 Port Vale (1-1), Gillingham 2-1 Scunthorpe United (0-0), Peterborough United 2-3 Wigan Athletic (0-2), Rochdale 0-0 Coventry City (0-0), Sheffield United 3-0 Fleetwood Town (1-0), Shrewsbury Town 1-2 Doncaster Rovers (1-1), Swindon Town 1-2 Oldham Athletic (0-1)

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A general view of the interior of The Priestfield Stadium after the Sky Bet League One match between Gillingham and Preston North End at The Priestfield Stadium on October 19, 2013
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