Surprise Doncaster defeat hands Portsmouth Christmas number one in League One

Pompey top League One at Christmas after Doncaster missed their chance.

Tuesday, 22nd December 2020, 9:44 pm
Pompey are top of League One at Christmas after fourth-placed Doncaster tonight lost at home to Shrewsbury. Picture: Graham Hunt/ProSportsImages/PinP

Darren Moore’s side this evening hosted Shrewsbury in the knowledge victory would position them at the head of the table – above the Blues.

The fourth-placed team entered the fixture two points adrift of Kenny Jackett’s men, with two games in hand.

However, Aaron Pierre’s second-half goal secured a surprise Keepmoat Stadium 1-0 victory for Steve Cotterill’s visitors.

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And that ensures Pompey lead League One going into the Christmas period.

Their Doncaster victory was more kudos for ex-Blues boss Cotterill, recently appointed as Shrewsbury manager.

The Shrews have now triumphed 1-0 at Hull, Lincoln and Doncaster in their last three games – all promotion challengers for Pompey.

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