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Football League Wrap: Sheffield United win again, late leveller denies Stevenage

Created on Mar. 05, 2014 12:20 PM EST

Sheffield United continued their remarkable resurgence under Nigel Clough with a 2-0 League One win over Peterborough United on Tuesday.

The Yorkshire club sealed a eighth consecutive win in all competitions with a confident performance at Bramall Lane.

Midfielder Ben Davies opened the scoring for the hosts with a fine curling free-kick just two minutes after the interval.

And a superb win was wrapped up two minutes from time as substitute Chris Porter drove home from a Conor Coady pass to move Clough's side up to 10th, eight points adrift of sixth-placed Peterborough.

At the other end of the table, meanwhile, an injury-time strike from Crawley Town's Matt Tubbs denied relegation-threatened Stevenage a much-needed away win.

Stevenage looked to be on their way to a third successive league win in the 21st minute when French defender Bira Dembele headed Graham Westley's side ahead from a corner.

But the visitors' hopes were dashed right at the death as Tubbs struck with his sixth goal in five games.

Rotherham United missed the chance to move into fourth place following a 0-0 draw at Colchester United.

It was the hosts who had the better chances and Joe Dunne's men will have felt aggrieved not have taken all three points after seeing Sanchez Watt's 33rd-minute effort ruled out due to Clinton Morrison's foul onĀ Rotherham goalkeeper Adam Collin.

In League Two, Newport County and Fleetwood Town played out a 0-0 stalemate in a clash between two play-off hopefuls.

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