Top two draw; Donny lose

  • Last Updated: December 15 2012, 19:08 GMT

A review of Saturday's action in npower League One, including Coventry's victory over Doncaster.

Coventry celebrate against Doncaster
Coventry celebrate against Doncaster

Doncaster missed the chance to go top of the npower League One table as they suffered a 4-1 home thumping by fast-improving Coventry.

David McGoldrick (26 and 58) struck twice in between goals from Franck Moussa (three) and Adam Barton (89) to continue the Sky Blues' recent scoring blitz.

  • League One
Team Score Team
Portsmouth 0 - 0 Preston
Bournemth 1 - 0 Colchester
Doncaster 1 - 4 Coventry
Stevenage 1 - 2 Crawley
MK Dons 1 - 0 Hartlepool
Oldham 0 - 2 Swindon
Sheff Utd 0 - 0 Tranmere
Crewe 1 - 0 Bury
Walsall 2 - 2 Yeovil
Leyton Or 1 - 3 Scunthorpe
Notts Co 1 - 2 Brentford
Shrewsbury 2 - 1 Carlisle

Mark Robins' side have now scored 18 goals in their past five league games, four of which they have won, although they remain just inside the bottom half.

Substitute Chris Brown scored Doncaster's only goal on 76 minutes as they failed to cash in on the top-of-the-table clash between Sheffield United and Tranmere finishing goalless.

In-form Brentford jumped up to second place, level on points with leaders Tranmere, with a fourth consecutive league win 2-1 at Notts County.

Clayton Donaldson scored an 88th-minute winner after Adam Forshaw (36) had cancelled out Tony Craig's 20th-minute own goal.

Ryan Lowe (16) scored the only goal as MK Dons moved up to fifth with a 1-0 win over bottom side Hartlepool, while Stevenage stayed inside the play-off places despite losing 2-1 at home to Crawley Town.

Robin Shroot (55) put Stevenage in front but they were left empty handed as Hope Akpan (65) and Dannie Bulman (69) hit back.

  • League One
Position Player Score
1 Tranmere 41
2 Brentford 41
3 Sheff Utd 40
4 Doncaster 40
5 MK Dons 39
6 Stevenage 37
7 Swindon 36
8 Notts Co 35
9 Bournemth 35
10 Crawley 35
11 Crewe 33
12 Leyton Or 31

Swindon are a point outside the top six after beating Oldham 2-0 with Raffael De Vita's quickfire first-half double enough for the points.

At the other end of the table, Scunthorpe halted Leyton Orient's five-game winning run in the league, winning 3-1 to move them two points from safety.

Christian Ribeiro (61), Karl Hawley (69) and Damien Mozika (80) grabbed Scunthorpe's goals, with Orient replying through a 79th-minute Kevin Lisbie penalty.

Bury slipped to second bottom with a 1-0 loss at Crewe. On-loan Australia-born midfielder Bradden Inman scored the winner two minutes from the end.

Portsmouth's recent woes got worse as a goalless draw at home to Preston dropped them into the bottom four. Izale McLeod missed a 14th-minute penalty for Pompey.

Shrewsbury beat Carlisle 2-1 with Paul Parry netting a 64th-minute winner. Jon Taylor's 22nd-minute opener had been cancelled out by Liam Noble 11 minutes later.

Yeovil scored twice in the final 12 minutes to draw 2-2 at Walsall. Reuben Reid (78) and Sam Foley (90) stole a point after Jamie Paterson (13) and Will Grigg (72) had given the Saddlers control.

Lewis Grabban (41) scored the only goal as Bournemouth won 1-0 over Colchester.

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