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26 September 2014

We take a look at this weekend's games.

Meanwhile, at the bottom of the table, Port Vale ended their run of 5 straight defeats, getting 3 points at home to Barnsley. Colchester gained a valuable point to a top 6 Bradford, while Scunthorpe and Crewe fell to defeats. 

Rochdale continued their march towards the top 6, after 3 wins from 4 games.

With 35 goals being scored the last weekend, Peterborough showed their flaws, as they dropped out of the top two for the first time this season, with a defeat to Yeovil.


These are the two most in form sides in the league, having lost just one game in each of their last 6. Bristol are yet to lose at home, conceding just one goal, while the Dons have lost just one game on the road, scoring 8 goals away from Stadium:MK.

Wind the clock forward to this weekend and Bristol will kick off a mouth-watering tie, as the top two go toe to toe, with MK Dons visiting Ashton Gate.
Peterborough will look to end a run of three games without a win, as they host Fleetwood Town.

The Posh have scored just one goal in three, in comparison with Fleetwood, who hit three against league leaders Bristol City last weekend, in a 3-3 draw. Peterborough lost their last game on a long trip to Yeovil, conceding an 88th minute goal.

Swindon will play away to Barnsley, having smashed Sheffield United 5-2 at home the previous weekend.

That win continued a run of 6 games without a loss, becoming joint top scorers at home on Saturday. Barnsley, who lost 2-1 to Port Vale at the weekend, fell to within 1 point of the relegation zone, not having won in 4 games.

Fifth place Chesterfield will host draw specialists Notts County, after neither team could manage a win at the weekend. Notts, who have drawn three games in a row, are hoping to preserve an unbeaten away record, while Chesterfield will look to bounce back from a 3-2 loss away to Doncaster the previous weekend.

Bradford City will play Port Vale, who got their first win in 5 games last weekend, beating Barnsley 2-1 at home, with an 89th minute. Bradford, who have been in inconsistent form recently will look to amend their terrible home record of just one win and three losses, after drawing a blank at Colchester on Saturday.

Rochdale, the league’s second top away goal scorers will travel to east London to play Leyton Orient, who are the league’s lowest home scorers, with one goal at home all season.

Both teams won at the weekend, with Rochdale securing a 1-0 home win over Coventry, while Orient pulled off a 1-2 away win to Scunthorpe. 

Eighth place Preston will make the away trip to the Ricoh to play Coventry. Since their return to Coventry, the home side haven't lost any games in the Ricoh Arena. Preston beat Crawley Town 2-0 at Deepdale last weekend while Coventry lost to Rochdale. 

Sheffield United will host a midtable clash, when Gillingham travel to Bramall Lane, with united looking to bounce back from a heavy 5-2 away loss to Swindon the previous weekend. Gillingham, who are yet to win an away game, drew 0-0 with Walsall on Saturday, maintaining a 3 game unbeaten run.

Yeovil will travel to Crawley, on a high after their magnificent 1-0 win over Peterborough. That win maintained a record of six games with just one defeat, while Crawley have just one win in their last six games, following a 2-0 defeat away to Preston at the weekend.

Crawley have scored just three goals at home, and only four all season, while Yeovil have six goals away alone.

14th place Oldham, who have three straight draws, will host 22nd placed Scunthorpe, who have lost three of their last six. Oldham drew 0-0 away to Notts County the previous weekend, while Scunthorpe fell to a 1-2 home defeat to Leyton Orient on Saturday.

Scunthorpe are still looking for an away win, after one draw and three defeats, conceding 10 goals. 

Doncaster will travel to Walsall, with both teams in similarly inconsistent form. Doncaster won 3-2 at home to Chesterfield on Saturday, which was first win in four games, while Walsall drew 0-0 away to Gillingham, having only won one of their previous six games. 

Finally, Colchester will travel to Crewe to play the bottom of the table side.

Colchester will look to get their second away win in a row, while Crewe will look to get a second home win on the bounce. Colchester got a valuable point at home to Bradford in the week, while Crewe crumbled to a humiliating 6-1 defeat away to MK Dons on Saturday. 


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