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Vital View - League 1, 17th-18th April 2017

Vital View - League 1, 17th-18th April 2017

The League 1 season continued with the latest round of games played on Easter Monday.

Sheffield United are on course for 100 points after the champions won again. Relegation was confirmed by Chesterfield, who joined already relegated Coventry - who went down on Good Friday.

Here's a round-up of the League 1 action from the other games played, with one to take place.

Results

Monday 17th April 2017 - LEAGUE ONE
Sheffield United 3-0 Bradford City 12:15
AFC Wimbledon 0-0 Peterborough United 15:00
Bristol Rovers 1-0 Oldham Athletic 15:00
Charlton Athletic 3-0 Gillingham 15:00
Fleetwood Town 1-0 Millwall 15:00
Northampton Town 1-1 Shrewsbury Town 15:00
Oxford United 2-0 Port Vale 15:00
Rochdale 2-0 Coventry City 15:00
Scunthorpe United 3-1 Chesterfield 15:00
Southend United 1-2 Milton Keynes Dons 15:00
Walsall 1-0 Swindon Town 15:00

To be played

Tuesday 18th April 2017 - LEAGUE ONE
Bolton Wanderers v Bury 20:00

Sheffield United's fifth straight win came when Bradford's automatic promotion hopes were dealt a blow with a 3-0 loss. The game was won by United by half with City's defeat seeing them fail to get the points needed to confirm a play-off spot with them down to fifth, four points off Bolton, second, who have a game in hand.

Wimbledon and Peterborough played a an end of season 0-0 draw at Kingsmeadow.

A Bristol Rovers win over Oldham keeps the Pirates, ninth, in with a chance of making it into the top-six. The Latics would have effectively secured League 1 survival with a victory at the Memorial Stadium.

Charlton have basically staved off the threat of relegation following a 3-0 over fellow strugglers Gillingham. The Gills are four points above Port Vale, 21st, but have played a game more.

Fleetwood's 1-0 win over Millwall saw the Cod Army cut the advantage Bolton, second, have to a point - the Trotters do have a game in hand. The Lions remain in the fourth and final play-off spot though, a point above Southend, seventh.

A Northampton lead was lost with the nine-man Cobblers holding on for a 1-1 draw with relegation threatened Shrewsbury. With it now three unbeaten for the Shrews they hold a three points lead over the bottom-four.

Oxford recovered from the Good Friday defeat with a 2-0 win over bottom-four side Port Vale - the gap between Vale and Bury remain at a point following a fourth straight defeat.

Rochdale kept alive their outside hopes of finishing in the top-six with a 2-0 win over already relegated Coventry at Spotland - a first win for bottom-side Sky Blues since relegation was confirmed.

An automatic promotion place is still possible for Scunthorpe after a 3-1 win over Chesterfield, which confirmed their place in the play-offs at least and relegation to League 2 of the visitors. The Irons, fourth, are three points off second-placed Bolton - who do have a game in hand.

Southend, seventh, missed the chance to move above Millwall into the play-offs when beaten 2-1 by MK Dons at Roots Hall. The Shrimpers are a point behind the Lions.

Walsall's first win in seven dented Swindon's survival hopes. This 1-0 defeat was the Robins' first in five as they remain two points from safety.

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Date:Tuesday April 18 2017
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# Team P W D L Pts. GD
C Sheff Utd 45 29 10 6 97 44
2 Bolton 45 24 11 10 83 29
3 Fleetwood 45 23 12 10 81 21
4 Scunthorpe 45 23 10 12 79 24
5 Bradford 45 20 18 7 78 19
6 Millwall 45 19 13 13 70 8
7 Southend 45 19 12 14 69 16
8 Rochdale 45 19 11 15 68 9
9 Oxford 45 19 9 17 66 11
10 Bristol Rovers 45 18 12 15 66 -1
11 Peterborough 45 17 11 17 62 3
12 MK Dons 45 15 13 17 58 -1
13 Walsall 45 14 16 15 58 -4
14 Charlton 45 13 18 14 57 4
15 Wimbledon 45 13 17 15 56 -3
16 Northampton 45 14 10 21 52 -13
17 Oldham 45 12 16 17 52 -13
18 Shrewsbury 45 13 12 20 51 -15
19 Bury 45 13 11 21 50 -11
20 Gillingham 45 12 13 20 49 -20
21 Port Vale 45 12 12 21 48 -25
R Swindon 45 11 11 23 44 -19
R Coventry 45 9 12 24 39 -29
R Chesterfield 45 9 10 26 37 -34
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