A full programme for us to look at in another crucial weekend that will determine who goes up and who goes down. If you are like me you will also be keeping an eye open on who is likely to be relegated from the Championship, and who is coming up from League 2, nothing like planning those away days nice and early.
Portsmouth 1 Bristol Rovers 0
A single goal confirmed what we already knew in the early kick off, although mathematically Rovers could have escaped but there was more chance of seeing Lord Lucan riding Shergar across the SMK pitch. Ronan Curtis was the scorer of the goal as a quick counterattack caught several Rovers players out of position. Pompey briefly entered the top 6 but later results saw them just edged out on goal difference in 7th.
Blackpool 0 Shrewsbury 1
The Seasiders are trying their hardest to blow their chances of reaching the playoffs with a second defeat in a week this time at the hands of the Shrews. Pennington score the only goal of the game shortly after the halftime break, the Shrews only shot on target all game. Pool are now in 6th on goal difference with 4 games left to play, so its still very much in their hands.
Charlton 0 Peterborough 1
The old one two of Sammie Szmodics and Jonson Clarke-Harris once again worked its magic inside the first 10 minutes, Szmodics laying off to JCH who fired home from the edge of the box. Charlton had the chance to level when Alex Gilbey was felled in the box, but Stockley fluffed his lines, Joseph making a smart save from the spot kick. That’s almost promotion for Posh that will probably be confirmed in the week to come, Charlton are still in the hunt for a playoff spot with their 4 games remaining.
Crewe 1 Rochdale 1
Dale are hanging on by their fingertips in a game I would imagine many people would have been making their way out of the ground as the game only burst into life in injury time. Crewe were awarded a penalty in the final seconds of the game, Jay Lynch managed to keep the spot kick out but could only give Charlie Kirk a second bite of the cherry and this time he made no mistake. In the 7th minute of injury time second half sub Matty Done raced clear and slotted the ball past Jaaskelainen to give Dale a point, but they are still 5 shy of safety.
Doncaster 0 Fleetwood 1
Todays meaningless game featured next week’s opponents Fleetwood who managed a 1-0 win in a game of very little in the way of chances. Barry McKay scored the only goal of the game just after halftime firing home from a very tight angle.
Gillingham 2 Northampton 2
Another team hanging on for grim death are the Cobblers, at 2-0 down it looked all over, goals from Vadaine Oliver and Olly Lee the difference between the two teams, but two goals in 11 minutes gave the Cobblers a squeak of a chance to avoid the drop, Ryan Edmondson and Fraser Horsfall scoring.
Ipswich 0 AFCW 0
A welcome point for AFC that just eases them away from the relegation party, and they need one win to confirm another season in League 1, the other thing this confirms is Ipswich are a very average team, but next season with cash burning a hole in their pocket they could be a totally different proposition.
Lincoln 1 Hull 2
Hull confirmed their promotion at the first attempt with a victory over promotion hopefuls Lincoln. Josh Magennis scored from close range only for Lewis Montsma to level but 7 minutes from time Malik Wilks calmly slotted home a spot kick after Tom Eaves was brought down, meanwhile Lincoln remain in 4th.
Oxford 3 Plymouth 1
Matty Taylor score a second half brace to push the U’s back into playoff contention, but it could be temporary with the teams behind having games in hand. An Elliot Lee freekick was headed into his own goal by Argyle skipper Joe Edwards to get Robbo’s Oxford underway, Niall Ennis equalised for Plymouth but the brace from Taylor was enough to take the points.
Sunderland 3 Accrington 3
Charlie Wyke scored a quickfire double and his 30th of the season to put the Black Cats well underway, Accy responded through Bishop just after the break then Luke O’Nien put through his own net to draw the teams level. Max Power put the home team back in front 7 mins from time, but with the celebrations barely over Sean McConville scored a stunning freekick to restore parity, and in turn it means Posh are just about over the winning line in second.
Wigan 1 Burton 1
Well done to Burton who confirmed we will see them next season, and Wigan might just have crept over the line themselves, although they still have a bit of work to do to guarantee their League 1 existence. Not bad when you consider at Christmas both teams looked dead and buried. Joe Powell got Burton ahead with a delightful freekick over the Wigan wall, but 8 minutes before the break Wigan were level when Will Keane headed home a Lea Evans corner.