Luton take advantage of Portsmouth FA Cup tie to move top of League One

Luton capitalised on Pompey’s activity in the FA Cup as a 1-0 win at Southend sent them top of League One.

Saturday, 26th January 2019, 6:10 pm
Updated Thursday, 7th February 2019, 7:15 pm
While Brett Pitman & Co were playing in the FA Cup, Luton capitalised to go top of League One. Picture: Joe Pepler

Hatters defender Matty Pearson bagged the only goal of the game midway through the first half at Roots Hall.

Luton are now two points clear of second-placed Pompey having played a game more.

Barnsley also won as they saw off Rochdale 2-1 and are third, two points back from Kenny Jackett’s men having played the same number of games.

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Goals from Kieffer Moore and Cauley Woodrow helped Barnsley to victory.

Lee Bowyer’s Charlton, who are fourth, had to settle for a 0-0 draw at sixth-placed Peterborough.