The Dons were on vacation in sunny Blackpool and playing out a dull as ditch water 1-0 defeat, thankfully I don’t have to report on that as Martin Atherton has written his regular match report, please check it out.
First things first, the local derby game between Oxford & Swindon was called off as was the game between Accrington and Bristol Rovers, both because of a positive number of Covid 19 cases in the camps.
In the early kick off Gillingham played hosts to Fleetwood Town and went down 2-0 with goals from Paddy Madden and an injury time goal from Ched Evans and that shortly after the Gills Connor Ogilvie received his second yellow card. I don’t know what’s gone wrong with Gillingham, but ever since we beat them their whole world has come crashing down, probably shame.
Result of the day goes to Crewe Alex who beat last week’s winners Doncaster Rovers, the Railwaymen beating Donny on their own pitch 2-1. Charlie Kirk put Alex one up only for Donny to go straight down the other end and score through Charlie Sims, but with 20 minutes to go a superb free kick from Harry Pickering (pictured above) secured the points for Crewe.
It was a similar sort of occurrence at Burton Albion who were entertaining AFC Wimbledon, Ryan Longman scored for AFC just after the hour mark only for Albion to take the ball up the other end following the kick-off and score through Kane Hemmings to draw things level, even with a point Burton remain bottom, level with guess who.
Posh are flying along and deposed League 1 leaders Hull City on the road and move into second place despite Hull taking the lead through Josh Magennis. With an hour on the clock former Don Jonson Clarke-Harris drew Posh level and with 15 minutes to go grabbed all three points with a goal from Siriki Dembele, Hull slip down to third place.
Lincoln City one of the surprise packages of the season so far treated Ipswich to their second defeat of the week and put themselves back to the top of the table, Jorge Grant getting the only goal of the game from the spot. Ipswich having Jon Nolan sent off in the 95th minute after a dreadful challenge on the Imps Harry Anderson.
Two goals in five second-half minutes helped Charlton to their third straight victory as they won at Northampton, goals from Darren Pratley and a Jack Sowerby own goal doing the damage.
Rochdale eased away from the relegation zone with a good 2-1 victory at Shrewsbury, pushing the Salop team within touching distance of the bottom four. Oliver Rathbone and Alex Newby scoring for Dale, Charlie Daniels in reply for the Shrews.
Portsmouth achieved a great result up at Sunderland with a 3-1 victory, Marcus Harness got the scoring going for Pompey in the 7th minute, Charlie Wyke levelling things up three minutes later. John Marquis then with two goals made the win for Pompey safe, the last from the spot after Luke O’Nein gave away a penalty and got his marching orders into the bargain.
Our opponents at Stadium MK on Tuesday night Wigan managed a 1-1 draw against Plymouth Argyle, Ryan Hardie scoring for the Pilgrims, Will Keane in reply for Athletic.
See you Tuesday.