League One results of the weekend

Plymouth arguably topped the weekend’s premier league result as they scored a stunning 4-3 win over second-place Lincoln with a late comeback. After two penalties from Jorge Grant put the Imps 3-2 up, a 77th-minute header from Conor Grant set the stage for Joe Edwards to give him a fine, low drive off the edge of Argyle in stoppage time Area to win.

With the loss to Lincoln, Hull kept the pressure up with a comfortable 3-0 win over struggling Wimbledon, while Peterborough extended his lead at the top of the table with a 2-1 win over struggling Wigan.

The fighters Burton and Swindon both won important victories against relegation rivals Rochdale and Northampton. It’s been an amazing turnaround for Burton lately: the 2-0 win over Dale’s ten men was a fifth in seven games under Jimmy Floyd-Hasselbaink.

At the other end of the form table is Doncaster, who after only two defeats in 15 games has only got one point from the last five games. It was a devastating game for them, with Rovers losing 2-1 to play-off rivals Sunderland, Accrington and most recently to Ipswich at the weekend.

It was Moore’s last game and Paul Lambert’s at Ipswich. Lambert’s departure was announced on Sunday, and Moore took a surprising move on Monday morning to take over in Sheffield on Wednesday.

In other manager sales news, Joey Barton celebrated his first win as Bristol Rovers boss over the weekend. With a 2-1 win over Shrewsbury, he got the gas out of the relegation zone.

League Two results of the weekend

Oldham has been one of the more bizarre EFL teams this season, and this week has it all well summed up. After a 1-0 loss to relegation that threatened Barrow (who had just sacked coach Michael Jolley) on Tuesday, the Latics scored a superb 3-1 win over one of the favorites in Carlisle.

After returning to a Josh Kayode opener for the Beech Boys, Oldham came back thanks to a Marcus Hilssner penalty, another screamer from Dylan Bahamboula and a header from Carl Piergianni. It’s another blow to the Cumbrians who stuttered after returning to gambling after a long line of postponed games.

Elsewhere, Bolton continued his good form to get into the play-offs thanks to Shaun Miller’s 93rd-minute winner against Barrow. The division’s other form, Bradford, won again with a 2-1 win over Walsall to celebrate the permanent appointments of Mark Trueman and Conor Sellars.

In fact, it was a week of managerial drama in the second division when Colchester boss Steve Ball was shown the door after losing to Exeter on Tuesday. With that result, the U’s went 13 games without a win, and on Saturday night they made it to 14 when Forest Green took a comfortable 3-0 win to bolster their automatic promotion claim.

And the management layoffs didn’t stop at the weekend. Ross Embleton saw the sack from Leyton Orient after Saturday’s 3-1 loss to Tranmere, a seventh game without a win for the O’s.


Jonson Clarke-Harris was the hero for the Peterborough standings at the weekend. His header in the second half and his penalty kick won Posh after Wigan’s Thelo Aasgaard put the Latics in the lead – remarkably, he scored straight from a corner.

Jerry Yates was another one who scored a brace this weekend to bring his February record to four goals. His two penalties gave the Tangerines a 3-0 win over Charlton. Marus Virtue-Thick scored a good shot from distance and showed a busy defensive performance.

At the other end of the field, goalkeeper Nathan Baxter was Accrington’s hero when his 79th-minute penalty helped his team score a point against Fleetwood. Another well-performing deficit was Michael Bostwick for Burton, who stepped in with a helping hand as he helped the Brewers win and conceded a fourth goal in seven games.

In the second division, Jamille Matt was the inspiration for Forest Green on Saturday. His double in the first half gave Rovers an important win in their battle for promotion.

After a blistering long shot to save a tie with Tranmere last weekend, Bahamboula was on hand with another brilliant attempt – this time he rolled to the far corner after cutting inside from left – to help Oldham beat Carlisle .

There were also good all-round performances in midfield from George Maris, who helped Mansfield to a 1-0 win over Morecambe, and Levi Sutton, who scored both Bradford goals against Walsall with one goal and one assist.