Nolan gives Hurst a high five at the top
SHREWSBURY pulled five points clear at the top of League One with a 2-1 win at Oldham.
The in-form Stefan Payne slid in to open the scoring before Craig Davies equalised and then sent Eoin Doyle through to hit the post.
Jon Nolan’s well-taken goal sealed the points for Paul Hurst’s men before Doyle was sent-off in stoppage time.
Second-placed Peterborough were controversially held to a 1-1 draw against Walsall.
The Posh trailed 1-0 to Erhun Oztumer’s first-half goal and while they drew level through Gwion Edwards’ mishit scissorkick, they were left seething after a Junior Morias goal was disallowed for offside.
Blackpool were quickly into their stride against Oxford, Kyle Vassell (above) opening the scoring from 25 yards in the sixth minute and Callum Cooke also on target from long range 10 minutes later. Despite James Henry’s late consolation, Vassell struck again to make it 3-1.
Romain Vincelot headed the only goal midway through the first half for Bradford against a Rotherham team who had Joe Mattock sent-off in stoppage time.
Nick Powell scored but then went off injured before half-time in Wigan’s 3-0 win over Bristol Rovers.
Brett Pitman was on target twice as Portsmouth enjoyed a largely comfortable afternoon, beating Fleetwood 4-1. Gillingham moved out of the relegation zone with their first win of the season, 1-0 over Charlton as Tom Eaves turned in Max Ehmer’s low cross. MK Dons came out on top in a pulsating five-goal home encounter with Rochdale, helped by two goals form Gboly Ariyibi.
Southend scored twice in the first five minutes of the second half to draw
2-2 with Northampton. The Cobblers had led through Leon Barnett’s effort and Matt Crooks’
20-yard curler but Jason Demetriou and Anthony Wordsworth levelled matters.
Kwesi Appiah’s solo goal was enough for AFC Wimbledon to win 1-0 at Blackburn while Bury and Plymouth drew 0-0.