Long range strikes by Jack Taylor and Dan Butler put Peterborough United three points clear at the top of Sky Bet League One in a deserved victory away at Bristol Rovers. The Posh go into the break from the league at the weekend on 25 points, three above Ipswich Town, Charlton Athletic and Lincoln City. Hull City drop to fifth, with their game against Accrington Stanely postponed due to coronavirus.
Tractor Boys fall to third straight away defeat
Ipswich Town stay second, but were beaten away from home at Sunderland. Charlie Wyke opened the scoring after eight minutes, but Jack Lankester equalised just before half time to make it 1-1 at the break. In the second half, Andre Dozzell was shown a straight red card for a strong challenge on Grant Leadbitter, and it was the midfielder who scored from the spot after Mark McGuinness had handled in the area.
Charlton move up to third
Charlton Athletic move up to third spot, continuing their good form with a hard-fought 3-2 victory over Fleetwood Town. Charlton raced into a two-goal lead with Ben Purrington scoring early on, and Connor Washington scoring just after the half hour mark. Ched Evans then scored two goals in two minutes to make the scores level until the 50th minute, when Washington grabbed his second from the spot after Albie Morgan was fouled.
Lincoln beaten at home by Pompey
John Marquis was Portsmouth's catalyst as he scored two goals against Lincoln. Marquis scored after just five minutes, before firing in his second five minutes into the second half. Ronan Curtis added a third just after the hour mark as Pompey started to run riot, but Tom Hopper grabbed what proved to be a consolation goal with just over 15 minutes to go to see the score finish 1-3 to the away side at Sincil Bank. Lincoln drop to fourth, with Portsmouth moving up to seventh.
Plymouth record impressive win at home to Swindon
It was goals galore at Home Park as Plymouth Argyle came out on top in a six-goal thriller at home to Swindon Town. Luke Jephcott scored after six minutes for Argyle, before Joe Edwards doubled their lead just a minute later. Hallam Hope halved the arrears after ten minutes to make it 2-1, before Anthony Grant's header made it level with only 23 minutes on the clock. Incredibly, two minutes later it was 3-2. Jephcott got his second, before Jonny Smith saw red for the away side for a second bookable offence just before half time. Conor Grant, on as a substitute, made sure of the win in the dying embers of the game to make it 4-2 in a thoroughly entertaining game to send Plymouth into eighth and keep Swindon in 20th position.
AFC Wimbledon start life back at Plough Lane with a point
It was a positive start to the new chapter of AFC Wimbledon's story - back at Plough Lane for the first time since 1991. They drew 2-2 with in-form Doncaster Rovers in a game that saw the home side twice take the lead but be pegged back for a share of the spoils. Matthew Smith and James Coppinger scored the goals for Rovers, with Joe Pigott netting a brace for Wimbledon.
Blackpool send Latics to foot of the table; Shrews and Brewers all square
Sullay Kaikai scored the only goal of the game as Blackpool secured back to back wins for the first time this season at Bloomfield Road. The forward's second goal of the season in the second half sent the home side into 12th position and condemned Wigan Athletic to 24th, equal on points with Burton Albion and Shrewsbury Town, who played out a 1-1 draw in dramatic fashion. Kane Hemmings put Burton ahead just before the hour mark, but Daniel Udoh equalised in the ninth minute of time added on.
Gillingham stop the rot at Crewe
Steve Evans will be a relieved man as his Gillingham side won for the first time in six attempts at the Alexandra Stadium. John Akinde was the hero for Gills, who were on a rotten run in the league. They now climb to 13th in the league, on 13 points from 11 games played. Crewe Alexandra are now in 18th position, with poor finishing costing them yet again as they struggle to find their feet in League One.
Oxford move off the bottom; Cobblers and Dons draw a blank
Elliot Moore scored twice and Olamide Shodipo netted as Oxford United beat Rochdale at the Kassam Stadium. Oxford went ahead through Moore, but were pegged back when Matty Lund fired in from the spot. Moore and subsitute Shodipo made sure the points went to the home side in the second half, which takes Oxford off the bottom into 21st. Northampton Town and MK Dons played out a stalemate at the PTS Academy Stadium, with the Cobblers keeping their first clean sheet of the season.