Lowe puts Pompey on a high yet again
KENNY JACKETT saw his Portsmouth side stretch their lead at the top to six points with a 2-0 victory over Southend.
Both goals came in the first half an hour with Michael Turner’s own goal followed by an effort by Jamal Lowe (below) as Pompey made it eight victories in a row in all competitions.
Sunderland now have a game in hand after their match at Accrington was abandoned in the second half because of a waterlogged pitch.
The sides were drawing 1-1.
Luton took advantage to move into second as Harry Cornick’s effort and a Craig Morgan own goal handed them a 2-0 victory over Fleetwood.
James Henry scored a late penalty to earn Oxford a 2-2 draw with Peterborough.
He had earlier cancelled out Ivan Toney’s opener before Siriki Dembele edged Posh ahead.
Barnsley went down 1-0 at in-form Wycombe thanks to Randell Williams’ goal 10 minutes after half-time.
Doncaster swept past Bristol Rovers by 4-0 with goals from John Marquis, Tom Anderson and a Mallik Wilks double. Doncaster overtook Charlton, who were beaten 2-1 by promotion chasers Blackpool.
Joe Aribo cancelled out Armand Gnanduillet’s early goal but Nathan Delfouneso grabbed the winner.
Plymouth drew a 3-3 thriller with Bradford, who led three times, twice through Jack Payne and then George Miller. Wimbledon had a 1-1 draw with Rochdale. Calvin Andrew gave Dale the lead but Andy Barcham equalised. Walsall battled back from one down to beat Coventry 2-1 with two goals from Luke Leahy in stoppage time, the second from the penalty spot.
Burton saw off Shrewsbury 2-1, Liam Boyce and Scott Fraser putting the Brewers two up before Fejiri Okenabirhie hit an injury-time consolation.
Gillingham pulled away from the bottom four and left Scunthorpe uncomfortably close with a 2-0 win. Tom Eaves and Dean Parrett scored within three minutes of each other in the second half.
■HE’S ROVER THE MOON: Charlie Mulgrew got Blackburn off the mark