League One highlights and round-up: Oxford make play-offs; Portsmouth miss out | Football News
Oxford took full advantage of the Portsmouth slip to finish in the Sky Bet League One play-offs for the second season in a row.
A 4-0 victory Burton On the last day of the regular campaign, Karl Robinson’s side ensured that Karl Robinson’s side were living up to their end of the bargain of winning to keep their promotion hopes alive.
Olamide Shodipo and Matty Taylor struck in the first half and Elliot Lee and Sam Winnall added some brilliance late to help Oxford finish sixth, completing a remarkable turnaround for a team that was in the relegation zone as well. recently than in December.
Portsmouth fell to eighth place after Adam Phillips scored the game’s only goal to win Accrington a 1-0 win at Fratton Park on a disappointing day for Danny Cowley’s men.
Charlton’s the low hopes of the top six depended on results elsewhere, but they were still able to end on a high with a 1-0 victory over the champions. shell.
Jacob Greaves crossed his own net under unfortunate circumstances with a quarter of an hour to go as Matt Ingram could only push Liam Millar’s cross onto the defender. It was muted celebrations at the Valley with the victory just enough for a seventh place finish.
Peterborough sealed their promotion alongside Hull earlier this month and they signed third with a sensational 4-1 win at Doncaster.
Mohamed Eisa, Niall Mason, Idris Kanu and Ricky-Jade Jones scored in the first half for Darren Ferguson’s men who claimed a 26th league triumph of the season despite a consolation from Tyreece John-Jules.
Dams take shape
Blackpool secured third place with limited home success on already relegated Bristol Rovers Ellis Simms scored the only goal in the 75th minute and they will face Oxford in the play-offs.
Sunderland and Lincoln remained fourth and fifth after low-key home draws for Northampton and AFC Wimbledon respectively and will meet later in May at Sincil Bank ahead of the second leg at the Stadium of Light.
The Black Cats looked set for a shock loss until Carl Winchester equalized three minutes from time to cancel Sam Hoskins’ late opening for Town, who will ply their trade in League Two next season.
Wimbledon secured survival last weekend and ended the tenure with a stalemate at Lincoln, finishing four points out of the relegation zone.
Objectives and action elsewhere
Rochdale Bids farewell to the division with an excellent 3-0 away win MK Donations after goals from Aaron Morley, Jimmy Keohane and Stephen Humphrys in the second half.
A seven-goal thriller Swindon, another side relegated, bordered Wigan with a Scott Twine splint that earned them points on the road.
Hallum Hope and Tyler Smith were also on track for the Robins, who led 3-1 to one leg after a Will Keane brace and Curtis Tilt’s opener for the hosts.
In some of the other dead rubbers, Ipswich ended a frustrating campaign with a 3-1 win over Fleetwood after James Norwood, Gwion Edwards and Troy Parrott scored in the first half hour.
The goals were coming to Crewe also, who beat Shrewsbury in a five-goal encounter after Chris Porter added to Mikael Mandron’s first brace.
Vadaine Oliver scored the only goal to Gillingham who confirmed a first half with his narrow victory Plymouth With visitors potentially more worried about Kelland Watts after being forced to leave very early due to a head injury and leaving the pitch on a stretcher.