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What happened in League One and League Two this weekend?

27 March 2021

With the international break in full swing, it was business as usual for the majority of Clubs in Sky Bet League One and League Two on Saturday.

Here are just a few of the headlines from the weekend's EFL action...

1. Seventh heaven for Peterborough United

Peterborough United were Saturday's big winners in League One, putting seven goals past Accrington Stanley without reply to close the gap to Hull City at the top of the table. Posh's haul included a hat-trick from Jonson Clarke-Harris, whose efforts moved him onto 25 league goals and back to the top of the division's scoring charts. Darren Ferguson's side sit second, just a point behind the leaders.

2. Late drama at AFC Wimbledon

AFC Wimbledon secured a huge win in their battle to avoid relegation from League One, and in dramatic fashion too, but Joe Pigott's 89th-minute winner against Northampton Town only told half the story. After the striker had found the net late on, the visitors had a chance to snatch a point from the jaws of defeat in the fifth minute of injury time, only for Nik Tzanev to save the spot-kick and secure victory for the home side. It's a result which could prove crucial.

3. Bolton Wanderers' fantastic run continues

In the first of two early kick-offs in League Two, Bolton Wanderers secured another victory - courtesy of Eoin Doyle's 16th goal of the campaign - to temporarily move into the division's automatic promotion places. The 1-0 win at Forest Green Rovers saw Bolton maintain what is the longest current unbeaten run in the English football's top four divisions, with results elsewhere seeing Ian Evatt's men end the day in fourth, outside of the top three on goal difference only.

4. Bowyer's Salford City reign begins in defeat

Gary Bowyer took charge of his first match since being named Salford City manager, in what was the Ammies' first-ever EFL trip to Exeter City. It wasn't the winning start he'd had hoped for, however, as Matt Jay's 16th goal of the season proved decisive in the second of the day's early kick-offs. It's a result which leaves Exeter just a point outside of the top six, while Salford are now 10th, and six points adrift of the Play-Offs. 

5. Cambridge United return to the summit

It was an away day to remember for Cambridge United on Saturday, as the U's netted a last-gasp winner at Carlisle United to go back to the top of the League Two table. After Paul Mullin had broken a 35-year-old record to become the club's highest-scoring player in a single league season, it was left to Adam May to seal three important points in the 90th minute. Back in Cambridge, the club's South Stand had already been renamed after Mullin, in recognition of his feat.


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