League One round-up: Luton close on Portsmouth

Luton closed the gap on Portsmouth at the top of the Sky Bet League table to four points after a 2-1 win at Coventry.

Goals from Matthew Pearson and James Collins earned the Hatters a sixth successive victory to take advantage of Pompey dropping points in a 1-1 draw at Barnsley.

Portsmouth went ahead at Oakwell through Gareth Evans two minutes before the interval but Cauley Woodrow ensured the points were shared.

At the other end of the table, an 80th-minute error by Rochdale goalkeeper Josh Lillis handed Plymouth all three points in a 2-1 win.

Sunderland keep pace with the top two after securing a 2-1 come-from-behind win over managerless Bristol Rovers.

Alex Rodman gave the Pirates, who parted company with manager Darrell Clarke in midweek, the lead at the Stadium of Light before goals from Adam Matthews and Josh Maja gave Rovers an eighth loss in 10 matches. The Black Cats are five points adrift of Portsmouth with two games in hand.

Bradford moved off the bottom of the table with an emphatic 4-0 victory over Walsall with two goals from David Ball.

A fourth John Marquis goal in as many games wrapped up a 3-0 victory for Doncaster against struggling Scunthorpe.

Gillingham came from behind to draw 2-2 against Wycombe, while Oxford beat Blackpool 2-0 through an Ollie Turton own goal and a James Henry strike.

Southend ended their poor run of form with a 3-0 victory over Accrington with goals from Sam Mantom, Simon Cox and Theo Robinson.

Rhys Bennett’s injury time equaliser secured a 2-2 draw for Peterborough against Shrewsbury.

Goals from Lyle Taylor and Mark Marshall gave Charlton a 2-0 south London derby victory over AFC Wimbledon as both sides finished with 10 men.

Ched Evans gave Fleetwood a 1-0 victory against Burton to make it six games without defeat at Highbury.

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