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Ray Daniel scored Pompey’s opening goal in their come-from-behind 2-1 victory at home to Grimsby Town on this weekend 28 years ago

with the Sports Mail Playerof-the-Year trophy, led to the ball squirting across the goalmouth for Guy Whittingha­m to tuck home the winner.

POMPEY: Alan Knight, Andy Awford (George Lawrence), Guy Butters, Alan McLoughlin (Warren Aspinall), Kit Symons, Ray Daniel, Warren Neill, Mark Chamberlai­n, Paul Walsh, Guy Whittingha­m, Bjorn Kristensen.

GRIMSBY: Rhys Wilmot, John McDermott, Gary Croft, Paul Futcher, Graham Rodger, Jim Dobbin, Tony Ford, David Gilbert (Mark Smith), Tony Daws, Clive Mendonca (Neil Woods), Paul Groves.

n Elsewhere, Matt Le Tissier scored a hat-trick for Southampto­n away to Oldham Athletic but Saints ended their disappoint­ing season by going down 4-3 to the Latics.

The result meant that Oldham avoided relegation at the expense of Crystal Palace, who were beaten 3-0 by Arsenal at Highbury.

Accompanyi­ng Palace into Division One were Middlesbro­ugh and Nottingham Forest.

Danny Wallace hit a hat-trick for Leeds United in a 3-3 draw away to Coventry City, two of the goals coming in the last two minutes.

Liverpool rounded off their season by thrashing Tottenham Hotspur 6-2 at Anfield.

Millwall and Bristol

Rovers players were forced off the pitch after thousands of fans invaded the playing area during their Division One clash.

It was the final match at The Den before the Lions moved into their new stadium. The fans invaded after 77 minutes with Millwall trailing 2-0. The players returned after a gap of 11 minutes.

Also in Division One, Leroy Rosenior scored a hat-trick in Bristol City’s

4-1 home victory over Brentford.

Already crowned champions of Division

Two, Stoke City were held to a 1-1 draw at home by Burnley.

Cardiff City’s 3-0 win at Scunthorpe United ensured the Bluebirds of the Division Three title.

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Pictures: Jason Brown/Joe Pepler
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