Pompey top the table after triple triumph
PORTSMOUTH are the new leaders of Sky Bet League One after their 3-1 win at Rochdale yesterday.
Aaron Wilbraham put the hosts ahead early on but Portsmouth replied with goals from Jamal Lowe, Brett Pitman and Matt Clarke to maintain their unbeaten record in the league this season.
Kenny Jackett’s side replaced Peterborough at the summit after Posh were held to a 2-2 draw at home by Blackpool.
Peterborough twice led through goals from Rhys Bennett and Mark O’Hara but Armand Gnanduillet and Nathan Delfouneso scored equalisers.
Doncaster climbed to third in the table after a 3-2 win at Plymouth, who remain rooted to the bottom.
John Marquis scored either side of a Matty Blair strike for Rovers while Ruben Lameiras and Graham Carey replied for Argyle, with Carey’s effort coming deep into injury time.
Barnsley climbed to fifth place after goals from Jacob Brown, Kieffer Moore and Mamadou Thiam saw them win 3-1 at Fleetwood, who had led through Harrison Biggins’ 19th-minute free-kick.
Charlton stay sixth and complete the play-off places but they needed an injurytime equaliser from Chris Solly to earn a 2-2 draw at Luton.
Oxford’s struggles continued with a 2-1 defeat at AFC Wimbledon. Scott Wagstaff and Joe Pigott put the Dons in control before Cameron Brannagan pulled a goal back before half-time.
Gillingham remain in the bottom four despite Tom Eaves’ last-minute goal earning them a point at Shrewsbury in a 2-2 draw.
Brandon Hanlan put the Gills in front but Lee Angol levelled up and Ollie Norburn scored in the 88th minute. But Eaves’ equaliser halted a four-match losing run for Gills.
Billy Kee’s seventh-minute penalty gave Accrington a 1-0 win at Walsall as Stanley extended their unbeaten run to nine league games.
Southend looked to be coasting to victory at Wycombe when goals from Theo Robinson, Tom Hopper and Simon Cox put them firmly in control but late efforts from Craig Mackail-Smith and Adebayo Akinfenwa set up a tense finale and it finished 3-2 at Adams Park. It ended goalless between both Bradford and Bristol Rovers and Burton and Scunthorpe.