Feel­ing the Burn as Lat­ics close the gap

Daily Star Sunday - - RESULT! -

STE­FAN PAYNE lev­elled for lead­ers Shrews­bury as they ex­tended their un­beaten run to 12 games with a 1-1 draw at Wal­sall.

But their lead at the top was cut to two points af­ter Wi­gan Ath­letic won 2-1 at Scun­thorpe.

Dan Burn (be­low) put Paul Cook’s out­fit ahead on 51 min­utes be­fore mid­fielder Lee Evans was sent off for vi­o­lent con­duct when he re­acted to a foul by Funso Ojo.

But Lat­ics dou­bled their lead in the 74th minute through Nick Pow­ell. Ojo net­ted a last-minute con­so­la­tion.

Char­lie Wyke scored twice as third­placed Brad­ford won 4-1 at MK Dons, who played al­most all of the match with 10 men.

Af­ter just five min­utes home mid­fielder Aaron Tshi­bola was shown a red card for a pro­fes­sional foul on Jake Reeves.

Ro­main Vincelot headed the Bantams into an 11th-minute lead. Wyke’s brace sand­wiched an Ethan Ebanks-Lan­dell re­ply, be­fore Paul Tay­lor added the crown­ing glory.

Richard Wood’s 57th minute goal pro­pelled Rother­ham up to fourth with a 1-0 win at Rochdale, while Bris­tol Rovers thrashed Northamp­ton 6-0. Billy Bodin’s opener was fol­lowed by El­lis Har­ri­son’s dou­ble.

And when Cob­blers’ Alex Rev­ell was shown a straight red card in the 69th minute for a foul on Tom Broad­bent, Rovers twisted the knife with goals by Rory Gaffney, Liam Ser­combe and Do­minic Telford. Don­caster came from be­hind to beat Southend 4-1 thanks to Ben White­man who net­ted a sec­ond­half hat-trick in the space of 10 min­utes. An­thony Wordsworth headed the Shrimpers in front af­ter 38 min­utes be­fore John Mar­quis equalised.

Ply­mouth stay bot­tom af­ter a 2-1 home de­feat by Fleet­wood – Alex Fletcher nail­ing the win­ner – and Ox­ford beat AFC Wim­ble­don 3-0 at the Kas­sam Sta­dium.

Striker Wes Thomas put the hosts in front af­ter 12 min­utes.

Brazil­ian de­fender Ferreira Ri­cardinho dou­bled the lead three min­utes into the sec­ond half and sub­sti­tute Josep Fer­nan­dez Co­d­ina net­ted a long-range ef­fort.

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