Wigan Athletic’s promotion champagne was dramatically put again on ice as Portsmouth accomplished a outstanding comeback to win 3-2 at Fratton Park.
The League One leaders would have secured computerized promotion by avoiding defeat, and led 2-0 at half-time with objectives from Callum Lang and Will Keane. However Pompey rallied, with George Hirst putting twice inside three second-half minutes earlier than substitute Aiden O’Brien fired residence an 87th-minute winner.
Second-placed Rotherham couldn’t take full benefit as defender Michael Ihiekwe scored at each ends in a 1-1 draw at play-off chasers Sunderland. Ihiekwe had headed the guests right into a Seventeenth-minute lead, however with the Millers poised to take high spot away from Wigan, he turned the ball into his personal internet with simply two minutes to play.
Wigan will now head into Saturday’s closing day journey to Shrewsbury two factors away from Rotherham, who go to relegation-threatened Gillingham. The Latics are three higher off than third-placed MK Dons, who go to sixth-placed Plymouth, and have a six-goal benefit on aim distinction.
Lee Gregory’s hat-trick helped Sheffield Wednesday climb into fourth place after a 3-2 win at Fleetwood. Gregory’s fourth-minute opener bought the guests off to the proper begin, however they discovered themselves trailing 2-1 on the break when Callum Camps after which Joe Garner struck. The Owls ahead was to not be denied, scoring twice in fast succession to earn an important win earlier than Wednesday host Portsmouth of their closing sport.
The defeat for Fleetwood implies that Doncaster and Wimbledon preserve their survival hopes alive till the ultimate day. Rovers’ hopes are purely mathematical, nonetheless, whereas Wimbledon want a seven-goal swing to catch Fleetwood, who keep stage on factors with Gillingham and face a visit to Bolton on the ultimate day.