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10 October 2014

We look ahead to the weekend games.

Both table toppers Bristol City and third place Peterborough dropped points, only picking up a draw each, while Swindon and MK Dons took advantage of these results by securing wins. 

For the second week running in League One, the fans that turned up would have seen a goal in every game of the weekend.

The entire bottom four lost, with the only teams picking up points at the bottom of the table being Barnsley and Walsall who got a win and a draw respectively. 

Following an 85th minute Walsall equaliser, Bristol City saw their lead at the top of the table cut to four points.

Despite this, they remain as one of only three teams in the Football League yet to lose a game, and Chesterfield will want to break this record, after The Spireites survived a late scare from Sheffield United to win 3-2 last time out. 

Third place Peterborough will want to take advantage of the fact that Swindon aren’t playing a game this weekend when they travel to Crawley. Peterborough, who drew 2-2 with Oldham last time out, will play a Crawley side who are in similar form with a two-all draw away to Coventry the last time they played. 

Bradford will also be looking to move up the table with other two other top six teams not playing this weekend in MK Dons and Preston. They travel to Barnsley in a game to be played on Sunday. Bradford are as yet unbeaten on their travels, and will come up against a Barnsley side who have only won one game at home all season. Both teams go into this game following a win, after Bradford beat Crewe 2-0, while Barnsley snatched a 0-1 win at Rochdale.

Fleetwood travel to Essex to face Colchester, who lost 4-2 last time in the league away to fifth place Preston. The visiting team won their previous game when they hosted Port Vale, winning their first game in seven tries. Colchester will hope to please their fans by getting a first home win of the season, whereas Fleetwood could return to the top six with a win. 

11th place Sheffield United host 20th place Leyton Orient, with the away side still on the hunt for their first win since Russell Slade left them for Cardiff. Both teams lost their previous games, with Sheffield United being edged out 3-2 away to Chesterfield, while Orient lost again at home, this time to the inform Swindon . 

Oldham secured a 2-2 draw to high flying Peterborough on Saturday, with upcoming opponents Walsall grabbing a late equaliser against table toppers Bristol City at the weekend too. Oldham, who are now unbeaten in seven games, will host the Saddlers, who are yet to win away from home. 

Coventry will travel to bottom of the table Crewe, who have only secured four points all season. Coventry have yet to see their side win on the road, and haven’t won in four games, with a draw and three losses, while Crewe have lost all four of their previous games. Crewe have only scored five goals at home all season, compared to Coventry who have scored just four on their travels.

Gillingham will host managerless Scunthorpe, who sacked Russ Wilcox in the week following a run that saw The Iron win just one game in six, losing the other five. The last league game they played was at home to Doncaster, who beat them 1-2, while Gillingham also lost their last game. They travelled to Notts County who beat them 1-0.
Finally, Yeovil will travel to Port Vale following defeats for both teams the previous weekend. Yeovil, who have not lost their last two games on the bounce were beaten by MK Dons 0-2 at home, while Port Vale lost to Fleetwood on the road. The hosts have won just one game in six, with just one win at home all season, while Yeovil have won twice on the road this season already. 

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