League One highlights and round-up: Lincoln hit four, Swindon frustrate Charlton | Football News

December 19, 2020 0 By boss


Lincoln moved second in Sky Bet League One with a 4-0 win at struggling Northampton.

The Imps took the lead after just two minutes through Anthony Scully, with Tom Hopper heading in a second from a free-kick just before half-time.

Northampton defender Cian Bolger saw his header rattle the crossbar before, with seven minutes left, Brennan Johnson slotted in a third goal.

Johnson added another deep into stoppage-time as Lincoln went level on points with leaders Portsmouth.



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Highlights of the Sky Bet League One match between Swindon and Charlton.

The Cobblers, meanwhile, remain in trouble, just a point above the relegation zone following a fourth straight league defeat.

Doncaster are fourth after a 3-1 away win at bottom club Burton.

Fejiri Okenabirhie put Rovers in front after eight minutes, but Lucas Akins equalised with a penalty just before the break.



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Highlights of the Sky Bet League One match between Accrington Stanley and Blackpool.

There was, though, still time for Doncaster to go ahead again when Benjamin Whiteman converted from the spot in first-half stoppage-time.

Taylor Richards gave Rovers some breathing space with a fine individual effort just before the hour.

Veteran forward Brett Pitman came off the bench to score a dramatic last-minute equaliser as Swindon held promotion-chasing Charlton to a 2-2 draw at the County Ground.

Diallang Jaiyesimi had fired Town in front after 26 minutes, but Omar Bogle pulled the Addicks level before half-time.

Substitute Chuks Aneke made an impact from the bench as he put Charlton ahead in the 61st minute.

Swindon, though, secured a point when substitute Pitman headed home from a Matt Smith corner in the final minute.



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Highlights of the Sky Bet League One match between AFC Wimbledon and Crewe.

John Akinde scored twice as Gillingham ran out 4-1 winners at Rochdale in Saturday’s lunchtime kick-off.

Rob McKenzie put the visitors in front after nine minutes, with Akinde adding a second 10 minutes later. Scott Robinson’s shot deflected in off Connor Ogilvie to make it 3-0 at the break.

Akinde scored another from the penalty spot just two minutes into the second half, with Eoghan O’Connell grabbing a late consolation for Dale in stoppage-time with a long-range effort.

Crewe grabbed a dramatic 2-1 win at AFC Wimbledon, who had equalised in the final minute.

Mikael Mandron broke the deadlock to give the visitors the lead on the hour with a close-range finish.

Ryan Longman looked to have secured the Dons a draw when he fired in with 90 minutes up.

However, deep into stoppage-time, Oliver Finney stabbed the ball in following a knockdown to take all three points.



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Highlights of the Sky Bet League One match between Burton and Doncaster.

Substitute Oliver Crankshaw headed in a stoppage-time equaliser to give strugglers Wigan a 1-1 draw at Fleetwood.

Defender Danny Andrew put the home side into the lead following a corner after 28 minutes.

Crankshaw, though, had the final say when he turned the ball home after Will Keane’s volley was saved.

Ryan Hardie’s second-half goal gave Plymouth a 1-0 win over MK Dons at Home Park.

Accrington Stanley were held to a goalless draw at home against Blackpool.





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