There was a twist on the ultimate day of the League One season as Oxford United earned the ultimate play-off house, benefiting from Portsmouth’s slip-up.
Karl Robinson’s males began the day in seventh and realistically wanted to win to have any hope of promotion. They saved their aspect of the discount with a 4-Zero win at dwelling to Burton Albion.
Olamide Shodipo and Matty Taylor struck in the course of the first half, whereas Elliot Lee and Sam Winnall added gloss late on to assist Oxford end sixth, which completes a outstanding turnaround for a aspect who had been within the relegation zone as lately as December.
Portsmouth dropped all the way down to eighth after Adam Phillips scored the one purpose of the sport to earn Accrington a 1-Zero win at Fratton Park on a disappointing day for Danny Cowley’s males.
Charlton’s faint top-six hopes had been depending on outcomes elsewhere, however they had been nonetheless in a position to end on a excessive with a 1-Zero win over champions Hull.
Jacob Greaves put by means of his personal web in unlucky circumstances with 1 / 4 of an hour left when Matt Ingram might solely push Liam Millar’s cross onto the defender. It was muted celebrations on the Valley although with the victory solely sufficient for a seventh-place end.
The play-off semi-finals, which start on Could 18, see Lincoln tackle Sunderland, whereas Oxford face Blackpool.
Nonetheless, the Yellows will likely be with out supervisor Robinson is in the midst of a four-match ban for clashes throughout a match at Sunderland in April. He served the primary of his four-match ban on Sunday.
Peterborough sealed their promotion alongside Hull earlier this month and so they signed off from the third tier with a sensational 4-1 win at Doncaster.
Mohamed Eisa, Niall Mason, Idris Kanu and Ricky-Jade Jones netted within the first half for Darren Ferguson’s males who clinched a 26th league triumph of the season regardless of a late Tyreece John-Jules comfort.
Blackpool made sure of third spot with a slim dwelling success over already-relegated Bristol Rovers with Ellis Simms grabbing the one purpose within the 75th minute.
Sunderland and Lincoln remained in fourth and fifth following low-key attracts at dwelling to Northampton and AFC Wimbledon respectively.
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The Black Cats seemed set for a shock defeat till Carl Winchester levelled three minutes from time to cancel out Sam Hoskins’ late opener for City, who will ply their commerce in League Two subsequent season.
Wimbledon secured survival final weekend and concluded the time period with a stalemate at Lincoln, ending 4 factors away from the relegation zone ultimately.
Rochdale bid farewell to the division with a wonderful 3-Zero win away to MK Dons following second-half objectives by Aaron Morley, Jimmy Keohane and Stephen Humphrys.
A seven-goal thriller noticed Swindon, one other aspect relegated, edge out Wigan with a Scott Twine brace incomes them the factors on the highway.
Hallum Hope and Tyler Smith had been additionally on track for the Robins, who did path 3-1 at one stage following a Will Keane double and Curtis Tilt’s opener for the hosts.
In among the different dead-rubbers, Ipswich ended a irritating marketing campaign with a 3-1 victory over Fleetwood after James Norwood, Gwion Edwards and Troy Parrott scored in the course of the opening half an hour.
Targets had been forthcoming at Crewe too, who beat Shrewsbury in a five-goal encounter after Chris Porter added to Mikael Mandron’s early brace.
Vadaine Oliver grabbed the one purpose at Gillingham who confirmed a top-half end with their slim win over Plymouth with the guests probably extra apprehensive about Kelland Watts after he was pressured off early on with a head harm and he left the pitch on a stretcher.