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League One roundup: Preston North End close gap at the top

Sports Mole rounds up Good Friday's League One action as Preston North End close the gap on leaders Bristol City to eight points.

Preston North End closed the gap on League One leaders Bristol City to eight points with a 1-0 win over Rochdale this afternoon.

Jermaine Beckford's goal was enough for the home side, who kept their 19th clean sheet of the season at Deepdale.

Leaders Bristol were held to a 1-1 draw with Oldham Athletic at Boundary Park as Carl Winchester cancelled out Aaron Wilbraham's 71st-minute opener shortly after the visitors had taken the lead.

Struggling Yeovil Town threw away a two-goal lead as they slipped to a 3-2 reverse at home to Chesterfield.

James Hayter gave the home side the lead on 18 minutes before Sam Foley doubled their advantage shortly before the hour mark.

However, Jay O'Shea's introduction from the bench sparked a comeback from Chesterfield, and Sam Hird netted two minutes after Foley's goal before the substitute struck two in five minutes.

The defeat leaves Yeovil rock-bottom 12 points from safety.

Neither Walsall nor Notts County were able to find the breakthrough as they played out a goalless draw at Bescot Stadium.

Colchester United gave their survival hopes a shot in the arm with a 2-1 win away at Port Vale.

George Moncur opened the scoring for the visitors before Jacob Murphy extended their advantage on 77 minutes.

However, they were forced to endure a nervy finale when Louis Dodd netted for the home side with four minutes of normal time remaining.

Gareth Evans marked his 100 appearance with a goal for Fleetwood Town as they beat Gillingham 1-0.

Crawley Town and Crewe Alexandra played out a goalless draw to leave the former a point from safety in the drop zone.

Paddy Madden and Theo Robinson scored for Scunthorpe United as they recorded a 2-0 win over Peterborough United.

Results in full: Crewe Alexandra 0-0 Crawley Town, Gillingham 0-1 Fleetwood Town, Oldham Athletic 1-1 Bristol City, Port Vale 1-2 Colchester, Preston North End 1-0 Rochdale, Scunthorpe United 2-0 Peterborough United, Walsall 0-0 Notts County, Yeovil Town 2-3 Chesterfield


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TeamPWDLFAGDPTS
1Portsmouth17115128141438
2Sunderland17106133141936
3Peterborough UnitedPeterborough18104434231134
4Luton TownLuton1896330171333
5Barnsley1795328121632
6Charlton AthleticCharlton178452620628
7Blackpool177732016428
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10Accrington StanleyAccrington187742121028
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15Wycombe WanderersWycombe185762425-122
16Shrewsbury TownShrewsbury185671922-321
17Scunthorpe UnitedScunthorpe185672838-1021
18Rochdale185582434-1020
19Gillingham1853102630-418
20Oxford UnitedOxford Utd184682127-618
21Bristol Rovers184591516-117
22Plymouth ArgylePlymouth1834111934-1513
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