Sheffield United and Doncaster Rovers secure promotion

Sheffield United and Doncaster Rovers players celebrateTwo of our region’s football teams are celebrating promotion after winning games for Sheffield United and Doncaster Rovers.

Sheffield United returned to the Sky Bet Championship after six seasons in League One, a 2-1 win over Northampton at Sixfields.

Marc Richards put the Cobblers ahead in first-half stoppage time but Leon Clarke levelled after 61 minutes and John Fleck hit a winner to see Chris Wilder’s men return to the second tier.

The Blades’ result though was academic after Fleetwood, the only side that could deny them automatic promotion, went down to a 2-0 defeat to Oldham.

Meanwhile, in League Two, these were the scenes on the pitch after Doncaster Rovers secured promotion to Sky Bet League One with a 1-0 win at home to Mansfield.

It took Darren Ferguson’s men 74 minutes to make the breakthrough as Tommy Rowe headed in a corner from veteran midfielder James Coppinger, but it was enough for Rovers to book a place in the third tier.

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