Freddie Ladapo continued his hot streak at Shrewsbury Town as he scored his fourth goal in five games to help them clinch a brilliant 1-0 win at Scunthorpe United on Saturday.
The Eagles striker is proving to be a big success at his new club and for the fourth time since signing last month, he scored the game’s winning goal to clinch another big win for the Shrews who have pulled themselves away from the foot of League One.
Scunthorpe, who sit in an automatic promotion spot, hadn’t lost at home for 26 games but a clinical strike by Ladapo changed all that, stretching the Shrews’ unbeaten run to six games and lift them five points and four places above the drop zone.
They now sit just behind Northampton Town in the table, who also edged clearer of danger thanks to a 3-1 win against Chesterfield on Saturday with Palace duo Hiram Boateng and Keshi Anderson heavily influential in the win.
Boateng got an assist for the opener when his corner was headed in by John-Joe O’Toole, while Anderson was involved in the Cobblers’ second when his shot was saved only for O’Toole to gobble up the rebound, before the pair were both substituted late in the game with the points in the bag.
In League Two, Noor Husin tasted his first defeat at Accrington Stanley as they lost 2-0 to Portsmouth, with the midfielder getting 86 minutes under his belt. The result leaves them just three points above the relegation zone in 20th place, but they do have two games in hand over their rivals. At the other end of the table, Luke Croll was an unused substitute as Exeter City lost out 3-0 to Plymouth Argyle in a Devon derby.
After scoring on his debut for Reading the weekend before, Jordon Mutch sat out their goalless home draw against Barnsley in the Championship with a knock sustained in training, however there is better news on the injury front as Ryan Inniss was named on Southend United’s bench for their 1-0 defeat at Millwall on Saturday after a three-month layoff with a dislocated shoulder.