Wigan and Rotherham promoted to Championship, Plymouth miss playoffs | League 1


Will Keane’s Sealed Double Athletic WiganLigue 1 title as they recorded a 3-0 victory at Shrewsbury.

Striker Keane finished the campaign as the division’s top scorer, taking his tally to 26, to beat Sunderland’s Ross Stewart who finished with 24. The Latics won the title, completing promotion to the Championship, with Josh Shrewsbury’s Vela scoring an own goal to put the visitors on their way.

Keane’s brace secured Wigan the points and the title, with Rotherham finishing second despite a 2-0 win at Gillingham – who, consequently, were relegated – thanks to goals from Rarmani Edmonds-Green and Georgie Kelly.

Rotherham fans on the ground at Priestfield after winning promotion.
Rotherham fans on the ground at Priestfield after winning promotion. Photography: Ian Tuttle/Rex/Shutterstock

Scott Twine scored four goals as MK donations finished third with by 10-man Plymouth 5-0 at home. Jordan Houghton was sent off just before half-time for Plymouth, with Harry Darling also on target for the rampant Dons.

Sheffield Wednesday shipped Portsmouth 4-1 to retain fourth place, with Lee Gregory, Saido Berahino and Jordan Storey all delivering before halftime. George Hirst had opened the scoring for the visitors, but Wednesday did not deny it, George Byers adding to the score on the death.

Nathan Broadhead’s first goal was enough to Sunderland to defeat Morecambe 1-0 on the road and secure fifth place – and a mouth-watering playoff against Wednesday.

Nathan Broadhead celebrates the score.
Nathan Broadhead celebrates the score. Photography: Paul Greenwood/Rex/Shutterstock

Wycombe jumped into the playoffs against Milton Keynes thanks to a 2-1 win at Burton, with Sam Vokes putting Wanderers ahead of Gassan Ahadme leveler in the second half. However, Jordan Obita scored late for Wycombe, to seal their playoff spot.

DoncasterThe relegation of was confirmed despite a 1-1 draw at Oxford. Josh Martin’s second-half goal muddied a point after Billy Bodin put Oxford ahead but Rovers slipped to 22nd.

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Exeter took first place at Forest Green and removed automatic promotion from Northamptonwith a 1-1 draw at Sixfields. Mitch Pinnock’s superb opener gave the hosts a half-time lead but Sam Nombe’s leveler means either Port Vale (at Newport) or Mansfield (at Salford) can climb to third place with a win on Monday.

green forest are ahead for the first time since September after a 3-1 loss at home to Harrogate. Both teams scored a first-half penalty before Jack Diamond and Lloyd Curry secured the visitors victory. Bristol Routes are in fourth place, level on points with Northampton, after hitting back with two goals to beat Rochedale 4-3, Aaron Collins completing his hat trick in the 95th minute.

Swindon climbed into the play-off positions after goals from Josh Davison and Louie Reed earned them a 2-1 win at home against Wheelbarrow. The Robins rise above suttonwhose 19-game unbeaten streak ended emphatically with City of Bradford. Charles Vernam scored twice for Mark Hughes’ side as they ran out 4-1 winners.

Tranmere kept their play-off hopes alive and piled more misery on the relegated Oldham, with a comfortable 2-0 win at Prenton Park. Bottom Club scunthorpe draw 1-1 at home Hartlepool, and Carlisle won their last home game of the season, beating Stevenage 2-1 at Brunton Park. Leyton East won their mid-table battle at Crawley 2-0, while Freddie Sears scored twice Colchester draw 2-2 with Wallsall.

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WimbledonLeague One’s tenure also came to an end, with a 4-3 home loss at the hands of Accrington. Jay Rich-Baghuelou, Colby Bishop and Michael Nottingham led Accrington 3-0 at the break. Ayoub Assal and Jack Rudoni reduced Wimbledon’s deficit, only for John O’Sullivan to grab a fourth for Stanley. Rudoni claimed his second to bring Wimbledon within one goal again, but the hosts could do no more.

Set of suspenders by Dion Charles Bolt for a 4-2 victory Fleetwood, with Declan John and Jon Dadi Bodvarsson also on target. Barry Baggley and Joe Garner have answered for Fleetwood, who remain in Ligue 1 on goal difference.

Wes Burns scored a brace with Tyreeq Bakinson and James Norwood also finding the net as Ipswich beaten Charlton 4-0 at Portman Rd.

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Alfie May’s stoppage-time goal scrambled 10 players Cheltenham a 2-2 draw at Cambridge. Sam Smith thought his brace won the day for Cambridge, especially when the Robins sent off William Boyle with eight minutes left. But May appeared with his second goal of the game to score a point for the visitors, to take his league season tally to a very impressive 23.

Hakeeb Adelakun’s last minute effort sealed a 2-1 victory for lincoln finished Crewe. Chris Long’s first-half goal gave Alex the lead until the final quarter, when Tom Hopper equalized before Adelakun stole the spoils.

Lincoln later announced the departure of manager Michael Appleton by mutual consent. City chairman Clive Nates said: “Everyone at the club is grateful for Michael’s contribution as a manager, none of us will forget last season and the run to the play-off final that took us on. so close seen reaching the second tier for the first time in 60 years.

“During our conversations over the past few weeks, it has become very clear to us both that this summer was a good time for him to seek a challenge elsewhere and for us to find someone to lean on his work of the past three years. There has been no fallout and neither side needed to make the decision for the other. He leaves with our full respect.

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