sport news LEAGUE ONE ROUND-UP: Portsmouth go five points clear with win over Wimbledon

LEAGUE ONE ROUND-UP: Portsmouth go five points clear with win over Wimbledon as Luton and Barnsley share the spoils in stalemate Jamal Lowe and Ronan Curtis scored in Portsmouth's 2-1 win over Wimbledon  The south coast club are now five points ahead of second-placed Luton Plymouth moved off the bottom of League One with 3-0 victory against Oxford

By Press Association Sport Staff

Published: 18:43 GMT, 1 January 2019 | Updated: 21:11 GMT, 1 January 2019

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Ronan Curtis' winner helped Portsmouth extend their lead at the top of Sky Bet League One to five points with late 2-1 victory over struggling AFC Wimbledon at Fratton Park.

Jamal Lowe netted his third goal in two games with an eighth-minute opener for the hosts but his effort was cancelled out by Kwesi Appiah 15 minutes from time to threaten a shock result.

However, Curtis headed Pompey back in front five minutes later and they held on for maximum points as the visitors dropped to the bottom of the table.

Portsmouth are five points clear in league One after their narrow win over Wimbledon

Portsmouth are five points clear in league One after their narrow win over Wimbledon

Second-placed Luton were held in a goalless draw at home to Barnsley, who remain fourth as a result.

top scorer Josh Maja fired Aiden McGeady's assist into the bottom corner midway through the first half to hand his side a 1-0 win at Blackpool to strengthen their hold on third.

Lee Novak netted a brace as high-flying Peterborough suffered a shock 2-0 defeat against lowly Scunthorpe and slipped out of the play-off places as a result, while the Iron remain in the

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