Date: 24th January 2016 at 6:59pm
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Colchester’s League 1 season continued with a defeat against Scunthorpe at Glanford Park on Saturday.

Survival looks further away following Colchester’s three-nil defeat at Scunthorpe meaning the U’s are now seven-points from safety.

Following a goalless first half managerless Scunthorpe went ahead on the hour through Tom Hopper, a further two-goals from Paddy Madden in eight-minutes wrapped up the Iron win.

These were the other results.

Saturday 23rd January 2016
Barnsley 6-1 Rochdale
Burton 1-2 Shrewsbury
Chesterfield 1-2 Millwall
Crewe 1-1 Wigan
Fleetwood 0-0 Doncaster
Gillingham 2-1 Peterborough
Oldham 0-1 Bury
Port Vale 1-1 Bradford
Scunthorpe 3-0 Colchester
Sheff Utd 1-1 Swindon
Southend 3-0 Coventry
Walsall 1-1 Blackpool

Looking at these results the stand out ones have to be the wins for Barnsley (6-1), Shrewsbury (2-1) and Southend (3-0) over Rochdale, Burton and Coventry respectively.

The league leaders, replaced by Gillingham, saw a three-match winning run ended with Burton beaten two-one at the Pirelli Stadium as Shrewsbury came from behind to win in injury-time to dent the Brewers’ title hopes but boost the Shrews’ survival hopes.

Southend’s own play-off bid was given a major boost with a three-nil win over a 10-man Coventry side as the Shrimpers ran out convincing winners over the Sky Blues at Roots Hall.

Without a doubt the performance of the weekend has to be the six-one win secured by Barnsley at Oakwell with the recent improvement by the Tykes continuing as they thrashed Rochdale!

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