Blades top; Saddlers triumph

  • Last Updated: December 22 2012, 18:46 GMT

A review of Saturday's weather-hit npower League One action, including wins for Sheffield United and Walsall.

McMahon: Two free-kicks in Blades win
McMahon: Two free-kicks in Blades win

Sheffield United moved top of League One with a 2-0 victory at Crawley on Saturday.

There were just four fixtures played in the third tier due to the awful weather, and two sweetly-struck free-kicks from Tony McMahon at the Broadfield Stadium ensured the Blades made the most of their rivals having their games postponed.

  • League One
Position Player Score
1 Sheff Utd 43
2 Tranmere 41
3 Brentford 41
4 Doncaster 40
5 Swindon 39
6 MK Dons 39
7 Stevenage 37
8 Notts Co 35
9 Bournemth 35
10 Crawley 35
11 Yeovil 33
12 Crewe 33

Walsall picked up their first win in 17 games as they saw off Colchester 1-0, Febian Brandy scoring the only goal just after the hour mark.

Yeovil chalked up a big win as they eased past Oldham with a 4-1 victory at Huish Park.

Jose Baxter had given the visitors an early lead, but a Gavin Williams' double, the first from the spot, and a James Hayter strike put the Glovers 3-1 to the good.

Latics striker Robbie Simpson was then dismissed for his challenge on Marek Stech, and Paddy Madden completed the scoring.

  • League One
Team Score Team
Crawley 0 - 2 Sheff Utd
Yeovil 4 - 1 Oldham
Walsall 1 - 0 Colchester
Coventry 1 - 1 Preston

The day's other game saw Preston draw 1-1 at Coventry. James Bailey put the Sky Blues ahead but Lee Holmes earned North End a share of the spoils.


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