The Sky Bet League One action started on Friday, where the honours were even between Fleetwood Town and Sunderland. On Saturday, Charlton Athletic and Swindon Town secured crucial victories, with the former defeating their local rivals in style.
Callum Connolly’s equaliser continues Fleetwood’s recent upturn in form
Fleetwood Town 1-1 Sunderland
A 73rd minute Callum Connolly equaliser rescued a point for Fleetwood Town against a Sunderland side who are now without a win in three games.
After a relatively quiet first half, Charlie Wyke headed Sunderland into the lead on the hour mark. Fleetwood then equalised 15 minutes later, when on-loan Everton defender Callum Connolly, fired into the bottom right corner.
Both sides had penalty claims waved away by Robert Madley, but ultimately a point was a fair result. Victory for Fleetwood sees the club just one position off the play-offs, whilst The Black Cats sit one place below, but with a game in hand.
Charlton Athletic impress in victory over promotion rivals
Ipswich Town 0-2 Charlton Athletic
Goals from Albie Morgan and Omar Bogle helped push Charlton beyond The Tractor Boys and into third place.
20-year-old midfielder Albie Morgan opened the scoring after 21 minutes when he capitalised on some sloppy Ipswich defending, before slotting the ball into the bottom corner. Both teams then pushed for the all-important second goal, but it was the eventually the visitors who solidified their lead, thanks to Omar Bogle’s strike in the 68th minute.
Charlton now sit four points below league leaders Hull City, whilst Ipswich’s second consecutive defeat at Portman Road sees them drop down to sixth place.
Swindon end seven straight derby defeats in style
- Oxford United 1-2 Swindon Town
Swindon Town staged a spectacular comeback to put an end to seven straight defeats against local rivals, Oxford United.
The U’s took the lead after just 15 minutes, when Matty Taylor latched onto Liam Kelly’s through ball and lobbed Swindon goalkeeper Matej Kovar, who despite getting a hand to the ball, was unable to stop the ball crossing the line.
But, with five minutes to go, substitute Tom Broadbent levelled the scoring, who reacted quickest to Matt Smith’s deflected effort. Things went from bad to worse for the struggling U’s, when Tyler Smith latched onto Broadbent’s header to tap past the on-rushing Simon Eastwood in the Oxford net.