Rochdale suffered back-to-back defeats at the hands of Peterborough this weekend with a 4-1 loss. Despite Rochdale drawing level after nine minutes through Humphrys, a 17-minute hat-trick by Clarke-Harris saw Peterborough fly into a 3-1 lead inside 22 minutes with Thomson adding a fourth just before half-time.
Dale now just outside the relegation zone, and things are looking bleak as the fans are starting to react to a string of poor performances.
Wigan Athletic, on the other hand, won a seven-goal thriller against Accrington Stanley to see them come off the foot of the table. Wigan shot into a 3-0 lead before halftime, although Atkinson started a comeback with two quick goals on 61st and 65th minutes. A Hughes own goal secured the important three points for Latics, as they look to start to string results together to climb the table.
In to League Two and in-form Oldham Athletic secured another win, with a 3-1 victory over struggling Bradford. Oldham notched up their fourth win in the last five League matches and handed Bradford their fifth straight defeat. It leaves them just above the drop zone.
Oldham shot into a 2-0 lead just before half-time, adding a third 15-minutes from time through Kellior-Dunn. This result sees Oldham climb to mid-table and only four points from the playoff places
Salford City managed a draw against Cheltenham in a one-sided match. With Salford only managing two shots, zero of them on target. The draw sees Salford sit just outside the playoff places by one point and maintain their home record of being unbeaten.
Bolton Wanderers suffered back-to-back defeats with a 2-1 loss to Walsall. Wanderers sit just below Oldham in the table. Despite going ahead through Doyle, they ended up losing the match much to Ian Evatt’s annoyance.
High-flying Altrincham secured another victory, this time 1-0 over Dagenham and Redbridge. Going into the second half, Phil Parkinson’s team protected their 1-0 lead and see themselves jump into the playoff places.
Curzon Ashton somehow lost 1-0 to top of the table Gloucester, in a game that Curzon seemed very unlucky to get anything from. The loss is their fifth game without a win and sees them slide down the National League North table