A Sunderland homecoming for Grant Leadbitter as promotion rivals Portsmouth slip up again: League One winners and losers

Sunderland moved up to fourth in League One following a 1-0 win over AFC Wimbledon - but how did the Black Cats' rivals fare over the weekend?

Sunday, 3rd February 2019, 09:42 am
Updated Thursday, 7th February 2019, 16:11 pm
Grant Leadbitter made his second debut for Sunderland against AFC Wimbledon.

We take a closer look at this week's winners and losers from the third tier, as well as some of the stories you might have missed.

After re-signing for Sunderland in January, it didnt take long for Leadbitter to make his mark. On his second debut for the Wearsiders, Leadbitter set up Aiden McGeady to score the only goal of the game against AFC Wimbledon.
Daniel Stendels side jumped into the top two after a comfortable home win over Scunthorpe. The Tykes are now unbeaten in ten league games following goals from Alex Mowatt and Cameron McGeehan.
The Luton striker has now scored five goals in six games under caretaker manager Mick Harford. Colllins two goals in a 3-0 win over Shrewsbury took his league tally to 18 this term.

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After being linked with a move away last month, the Fleetwood striker netted the only goal of the game as Joey Bartons side beat promotion-chasing Charlton 1-0. It was Evans 12th league goal of the season.
Like Evans, the Gillingham striker was linked with a move to Wearside in January. The recent transfer talk didnt seem to affect him though, as Eaves converted a last-minute penalty to earn a 1-1 draw at Coventry.
Pompey have now picked up just one point in their last four league games. They did manage to salvage a draw at home to Doncaster but slipped out of the top two following Barnsleys win.
Sunderland boss Jack Ross made a bold call by leaving the midfielder on the bench - a decision which seemed harsh following ONiens recent performances. He came on and made a difference though.
Darren Ferguson's Peterborough homecoming ended in a 1-0 defeat at home to Plymouth. Posh played the second half with 10 men following Tomlins dismissal, after the midfielder was shown two yellow cards in first-half stoppage time.
To compound Charltons misery, Bauer received a late red card in the defeat to Fleetwood. The defender has been a regular for Lee Bowyers side but was sent off after receiving two yellow cards.
The Southend striker thought hed earned his side a point after seemingly scoring his second goal against Bristol Rovers. But his finish was ruled out for offside as Rovers held on to claim a 2-1 win.