Pom­pey’s six-point lead helped by own goal

Sunday Sun - - Football -

PORTSMOUTH ex­tended their lead at the top of League One to six points with vic­tory over Southend.

Both goals came in the first half-hour, with Michael Turner’s own goal fol­lowed by Ja­mal Lowe’s ef­fort 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 deep into the sec­ond half be­cause of a wa­ter­logged pitch. The sides were draw­ing 1-1 af­ter Con­nor Hall can­celled out Chris Maguire’s opener.

Lu­ton took ad­van­tage to move into sec­ond place with a 2-0 vic­tory over Fleet­wood.

Peter­bor­ough stay in fourth af­ter James Henry scored a late penalty to earn Ox­ford a 2-2 draw.

The big losers in the top six were Barns­ley, who went down 1-0 at in-form Wy­combe thanks to Ran­dell Wil­liams’ goal 10 min­utes af­ter half-time.

Don­caster were the big­gest win­ners of the day and their 4-0 vic­tory at Bris­tol Rovers pro­pelled them into the play-off places.They over­took Charlton, who were beaten 2-1 by fel­low pro­mo­tion chasers Black­pool. Joe Aribo can­celled out Ar­mand Gnan­duil­let’s early goal but Nathan Delfouneso grabbed the win­ner for the home side in the 87th minute.

Ply­mouth and Brad­ford played out a clas­sic on the south coast but the 3-3 draw did lit­tle for ei­ther team.

Wim­ble­don stayed ahead of Brad­ford on goal dif­fer­ence af­ter a 1-1 draw with Rochdale. Calvin An­drew gave Dale the lead but Andy Bar­cham equalised in the 70th minute.

A dra­matic fin­ish at the Bescot Sta­dium saw Wal­sall fight back from one down to beat Coven­try 2-1 with two goals from Luke Leahy in stop­page time, the sec­ond from the penalty spot.

The re­sult al­lowed Wal­sall to leapfrog their op­po­nents into the top 10.

Bur­ton saw off Shrews­bury 2-1, Liam Boyce and Scott Fraser putting the Brew­ers two up be­fore Fe­jiri Oken­abirhie grabbed a stop­page-time con­so­la­tion.

Gilling­ham pulled away from the bot­tom four and left Scun­thorpe un­com­fort­ably close with a 2-0 vic­tory at Glan­ford Park, Tom Eaves and Dean Par­rett scor­ing within three min­utes of each other in the sec­ond half.

Ai­dem McGeady of Sun­der­land re­acts af­ter com­ing close Chris Maguire of Sun­der­land, right, slides in with Nick An­der­son of Ac­cring­ton

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