TUBBS THUMPER

The Football League Paper - - FRONT PAGE - By John Lyons

PRO­LIFIC striker Matt Tubbs struck twice as Portsmouth went top of League Two with an im­pres­sive 3-1 win at Cam­bridge United.

Back in Fe­bru­ary, Tubbs scored a tre­ble as Pom­pey de­mol­ished the U’s 6-2 at the Abbey Sta­dium. This time, he set­tled for two as Paul Cook’s men came from be­hind in an event­ful match to take the spoils.

The vic­tory has lifted Pom­pey to the sum­mit on goals scored ahead of Ply­mouth Ar­gyle, who have the chance to re­claim top spot when they visit Notts County this af­ter­noon.

In an in­cred­i­bly tight di­vi­sion, Ox­ford United are also level on points with Portsmouth and Ply­mouth af­ter a 1-0 win against AFC Wim­ble­don, but one goal be­hind them on goal dif­fer­ence.

There’s also been a change at the head of League One. In a meet­ing of the top two, Dean Smith’s Wal­sall over­came Jimmy Floyd Has­sel­baink’s Bur­ton Al­bion to leapfrog them in the ta­ble. Liam Kin­sella and Tom Brad­shaw, from the penalty spot, struck for the Sad­dlers.

PIC­TURE: Ac­tion Im­ages

FLY­ING HIGH: Pom­pey’s Gary Roberts leaps in to celebrate with grounded goalscorer Matt Tubbs

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