Ban­tams washed out as Rovers march on

Yorkshire Post - Sports Monday - - FOOTBALL -

BRAD­FORD CITY’S home game against MK Dons was post­poned be­cause of a wa­ter­logged pitch.

The League One fix­ture was called off shortly af­ter 1pm on Satur­day fol­low­ing an in­spec­tion by ref­eree Ben Toner.

A team of ground­staff and vol­un­teers had been fork­ing the pitch at Val­ley Pa­rade since early morn­ing, but con­di­tions did not im­prove suf­fi­ciently for the game to go ahead.

Adam Arm­strong bagged a brace as Black­burn kept their charge to­wards a re­turn to the Cham­pi­onship on track with a 3-0 win over Blackpool.

Bradley Dack broke the dead­lock in first-half stop­page­time and two sec­ond-half goals from in-form Arm­strong set­tled pro­ceed­ings as Rovers ex­tended their un­beaten run to 16 matches to move eight points clear of third place.

Shrewsbury took ad­van­tage of a slip by Wi­gan to move three points clear in sec­ond place. Alex Rod­man and Abu Ogogo were on tar­get in a 2-0 win over Walsall.

Sub­sti­tute Gary Roberts popped up with an 87thminute equaliser to earn Wi­gan a thrilling 3-3 draw with Scunthorpe.

It had looked like Ivan Toney had won it for the vis­i­tors with a clin­i­cal fin­ish eight min­utes into the sec­ond half, but Roberts had other ideas, with a cool fin­ish from close range shortly af­ter com­ing onto the pitch.

Steve Evans made a win­ning start in charge of Peter­bor­ough with a 4-1 vic­tory against fel­low play-off hope­fuls Charl­ton.

Goals from An­drew Hughes, Marcus Mad­di­son (penalty) and Jack Mar­riott, with two late on, helped Peter­bor­ough leapfrog the Ad­dicks.

Michal Zyro had pulled a goal back for the vis­i­tors, who saw Josh Ma­gen­nis miss a penalty at 1-0.

Bury re­main rooted to the bot­tom of the ta­ble as they al­lowed Old­ham to come back from 2-0 be­hind to earn a 2-2 draw fol­low­ing goals from Craig Davies and Ben Pringle.

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