League One round-up: Shrewsbury move five points clear
Last Updated: 16/09/17 6:28pm
Shrewsbury pulled five points clear at the top of Sky Bet League One with a seventh win in eight games, beating Oldham 2-1 at Boundary Park.
The in-form Stefan Payne slid in to open the scoring, injuring himself in the process. Craig Davies equalised and then sent Eoin Doyle through to hit the post, but Jon Nolan's well-taken goal sealed the points for the leaders before Doyle was sent off in stoppage time.
Second-placed Peterborough were controversially held to a 1-1 draw against Walsall and are now joined on 17 points with Bradford and Blackpool, who both won on Saturday.
Blackpool were quickly into their stride against Oxford, Kyle Vassell opening the scoring from 25 yards in the sixth minute and Callum Cooke was also on target from long range 10 minutes later. Despite James Henry's late consolation, Vassell scored again to make it 3-1.
Romain Vincelot headed the only goal midway through the first half for Bradford against a Rotherham team who had Joe Mattock sent off in stoppage time.
Nick Powell scored but then went off injured before half-time in Wigan's 3-0 win over Bristol Rovers. Powell curled home a free-kick after Ryan Sweeney was sent off and Will Grigg tucked away the second from Nathan Byrne's cross.
Jamie Jones preserved the Latics' clean sheet with a penalty save from Ellis Harrison after Lee Evans handled Tom Nichols' free-kick, and Gavin Massey scored a late third with a good solo effort.
Portsmouth enjoyed a largely comfortable afternoon, beating Fleetwood 4-1 at Fratton Park. MK Dons came out on top in a pulsating five-goal home encounter with Rochdale, helped by two goals form Gboly Ariyibi.
Gillingham moved out of the relegation zone with their first win of the season, 1-0 over Charlton as Tom Eaves turned in Max Ehmer's low cross.
Southend scored twice in the first five minutes of the second half to draw 2-2 with Northampton. The Cobblers had led through Leon Barnett's effort, via a deflection off Nile Ranger, and Matt Crooks' 20-yard curler but Jason Demetriou's deflected effort and Anthony Wordsworth's deft finish levelled matters.
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