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Robins on rise, more Pompey woe

Swindon won 1-0 at Colchester on Tuesday to move closer to the top two in League One, while Portsmouth lost yet again.

Swindon are now just two points behind the automatic promotion places after James Collins' second-half strike sealed a narrow victory at struggling Colchester.

Stevenage eased to a 2-0 home win over Notts County thanks to Sam Hoskins' strike after just 38 seconds and Marcus Haber's 89th-minute effort. The match was caretaker boss Chris Kiwomya's first in charge of the visiting Magpies.

Akpo Sodje's second goal of the game six minutes from full-time ensured Scunthorpe beat Portsmouth 2-1 at Glanford Park.

Sodje had put the home side ahead five minutes before the break but Liam Walker equalised on the stroke of half-time. Second-bottom Pompey thought they had secured a vital point before Sodje the winner late on.

Oldham against Yeovil and Sheffield United versus Crawley were postponed due to snow and a waterlogged pitch respectively.