Resurgent Blades win again

  • Last Updated: March 4 2014, 22:25 GMT

A review of Tuesday's action in Sky Bet League 1.

Chris Porter: On target for Blades
Chris Porter: On target for Blades

Sheffield United continued their remarkable rise up the Sky Bet League 1 table as they claimed a 2-0 win over Peterborough.

The Blades have now won eight consecutive games in all competitions and are just eight points behind their opponents - who occupy the final play-off place - thanks to Ben Davies' free-kick and a late Chris Porter strike.

Rotherham missed the chance to move within six points of the automatic promotion places as they were held to a goalless draw at Colchester.

Sanchez Watt hit the bar for the home side in the second half but neither team could break the deadlock as the Us moved a single point above the relegation zone.

Matt Tubbs scored in stoppage-time as Crawley snatched a 1-1 draw against Stevenage.

Boro were going for a third win in a row and looked on course to secure it after Bira Dembele opened the scoring but Tubbs, who had earlier had a penalty saved, popped up late on to leave Graham Westley's men three points adrift of safety.

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