How League One fared as Dons watched on

Late goals had an impact at the top

Friday, 2nd April 2021, 5:11 pm
Updated Friday, 2nd April 2021, 5:12 pm
Josh Magennis fired home a penalty for Hull in their win over Crewe

The gap between Dons and the play-off spots opened to six points on Saturday, but Monday's opponents Crewe Alexandra suffered late heartbreak against the League One leaders.

Dons were due to play Lincoln City on Good Friday but their game was postponed after a Covid outbreak at the Imps.

Late goals were flying in at the top of the table as both Sunderland and Peterborough put pressure on leaders Hull, but drawing 1-1 at Crewe, Malik Wilks knocked home the decisive strike a minute into time added on to ensure the Tigers stay a point clear of Posh, who scored a similiarly late goal through Jonson Clarke-Harris to see off Fleetwood 1-0.

Sunderland were 3-1 winners over Oxford United, who saw manager Karl Robinson sent off, to remain two points from an automatic promotion spot, while the U's slipped to 11th - one spot above Dons.

Blackpool's 2-0 win over Swindon sees them take over sixth spot, though it was earlier occupied by Charlton, who'd earlier beaten Doncaster 1-0. Ipswich beat Bristol Rovers 2-1 as they moved up to ninth while piling more pressure on Rovers who remain second from bottom.

Northampton gave themselves some much needed breathing room with a 1-0 win over Shrewsbury Town, courtesy of a goal from former Dons midfielder Ryan Watson - his eighth of the season. It means they are three points clear of the drop after AFC Wimbledon were beaten 1-0 by Plymouth.

Bottom club Rochdale were beaten 2-1 by Portsmouth who returned to fifth, while Accrington drew level on points with Dons after drawing 0-0 with Burton Albion.