Luton's lead at the top of Coca-Cola League One was cut to six points as they were humbled by lowly Port Vale.
The Hatters were defeated 3-1 despite Kevin Foley putting them in front six minutes into the Vale Park encounter. Dave Hibbert scored his first senior
goal to bring Vale level before scoring a second after the break, and Lee Matthews crushed Luton's hopes of rescuing a point nine minutes from
Hull showed no such weakness, consolidating their second place with a 2-0 win at home to Colchester. Leon Cort and Nick Barmby both struck before the
A 1-1 draw at Bournemouth saw Tranmere lose ground in third place. Paul Hall scored for the northerners in the first half but the Cherries won a point
after Matthew Mills' leveller before half-time.
Sheffield Wednesday were pegged back by Brentford after they seemed to be cruising to an impressive away victory. Lee Peacock found the net twice and
Lee Bullen extended the cushion after Deon Burton pulled one back, but the Bees completed an unlikely fightback thanks to Ryan Peters and Stephen
Hunt, the latter scoring an equaliser in injury time.
Warren Feeney did Stockport's slim survival hopes no harm as his 19th-minute goal was enough to beat fifth-placed Hartlepool 1-0 at home.
Doncaster drew 1-1 against Swindon in Yorkshire, Neil Roberts' equaliser after 30 minutes cancelling out Lee Holmes' early opener.
Prolific Pawel Abbott scored a brace as Huddersfield beat Oldham 2-1, Guy Branston grabbing a late consolation.
Barnsley meanwhile hammered struggling Torquay 4-1 at Oakwell. Stephen McPhail was first one on the scoresheet but was quickly followed by Michael
Chopra, Paul Reid and Michael Boulding, though the Gulls managed a late reply as Martin Phillips scored with two minutes left on the clock.
Richard Wellens' equaliser secured a 1-1 draw for Blackpool after Steve Brooker handed Bristol City the lead at Ashton Gate.
Struggling Peterborough boosted their hopes of avoiding relegation with a 3-1 win at Chesterfield. Richard Logan and Wayne Purser's brace rendered
Gareth Davies' first-half goal for the Spireites meaningless. The home side also had Caleb Folan sent off for violent conduct.
Neil Emblem's equaliser helped Walsall to a 1-1 draw at home to Bradford while Wrexham and MK Dons played out a goalless draw.
[Edited on 27/2/05 by TRD]