As teams return to training in preparation for next weekend’s games, many teams might be left wondering “what if” following the weekend’s results.
Here’s a quick overview of what happened, on another crucial weekend in League One:
Crewe’s time in League One is up, as a defeat at local rivals Port Vale spelt the end for Steve Davis’ side. With just five games left, they’re a massive 16 points from safety, and Saturday’s defeat left Alexandra with too much to do.
At the other end, Wigan extended their lead at the top of the table with a home victory over Coventry City. Will Grigg’s 20th goal of the season was enough to open up a four point gap, as they were helped by Burton’s 1-0 defeat at Scunthorpe. Burton’s lead is now just six points over third placed Bradford.
They Play Offs are now beginning to take shape. Barnsley’s defeat at home to Chesterfield has left them six points outside the play off places. Victories for Bradford City and Millwall cemented their spot in the top six, while a point for Gillingham away at Sheffield United did them no harm at all. A defeat for Walsall at Oldham Athletic saw them drop down to sixth, but with games in hand they should have done enough to finish in the play offs.
Back to the bottom, where a crucial game at Bloomfield Road between Blackpool and Colchester finished 1-0 to the visitors, giving them renewed home of staying in the third tier and inflicting more woe on their hosts. Another defeat for Doncaster leaves them on their worst run of form in recent years, and they may have to start preparation for life in League Two. There were big victories for Oldham and Chesterfield who have both opened up a gap between themselves and the bottom four. Shrewsbury’s defeat at Millwall leaves them in danger, while Fleetwood’s point at Southend keeps their heads above the water – just!
Elsewhere, Rochdale were victorious at Peterborough, with Nathaniel Mendez-Laing scoring against his former club.