We may have our feet up at home because finally we don’t have a midweek game, but that’s no reason for us to take our eyes of the ball, so once again we round up what’s been going on in League 1. There was a game scheduled between the bottom two clubs, AFCW and Rochdale but it was called off as Rochdale have a number of players on International duty.
Blackpool 3 Peterborough 1
The Seasiders got off to a flying start scoring within a minute, Sullay KaiKai teeing up Jerry Yates who fired home from just outside the box. With the first half clock well past 45 minutes Posh equalised from an all too familiar source of many of their goals, Sammie Szmodics crossing for Joe Ward to convert.
Posh though soon found themselves chasing the game early in the second half when Ethan Hamilton apparently deliberately handled the ball, Hamilton was booked, and Jerry Yates stepped up and converted from the spot in the bottom left hand corner. 7 minutes later the task got tougher for Posh following an Embleton corner, there appeared to be little danger but somehow Luke Garbutt scored from long range and an impossible angle that beat Christy Pym all ends up. A superb win for Blackpool that sees them leapfrog 4 teams and take up the last playoff spot, and a disappointing night for Posh, that’s just 1 win in their last 6 games and they stay in 2nd place.
Bristol Rovers 0 Swindon 1
With so much at stake it was no surprise it was such a cagey start with just one shot on target in the first half and we had to wait until 20 minutes from time as the Robins finally conjured up a bit of magic, a free kick routine from the training ground breaking the deadlock, Jack Payne with the final touch. The win for the Robins takes them 3 points from the drop, Rovers meanwhile drop once again into the bottom 4.
Burton Albion 1 Shrewsbury 2
The Brewers probably still reeling from an uncustomary defeat at the weekend were soon behind to the Shrews, Curtis Main heading home a free kick routine after just 7 minutes. The Salop team doubled the lead just after halftime, Harry Chapman hitting a sweet right footed shot into the bottom corner. Burton though did respond quickly pulling one back just 4 minutes later, Michael Bostwick setting up Sean Clare who knocked into the top corner. Burton aren’t out of the woods yet, although they remain 7 points clear of the bottom 4.
Northampton 1 Oxford 0
A tight affair this with the Cobblers desperate for points and Oxford still with an outside chance of the playoffs, there were a few chances in the first half, but they were well short on quality. 10 minutes after the restart and with their first shot on target the home side took the lead, Danny Rose passing into the box for Sam Hoskins to score a much needed goal into the bottom corner. Robbo rolled the dice for Oxford and quickly brought on 4 subs but try as they might they could not breakdown a Cobblers defence who were in no mood to concede. The Cobblers ease themselves 2 points clear of the drop and up into 20th.