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Newz Forum: SOCCER: Coca-Cola League One results 5/03/05

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posted on Mar, 5 2005 @ 04:55 PM
Leaders Luton produced a 5-0 victory at home to Bristol City to maintain their six-point lead over Hull, 3-1 winners at Tranmere - but undoubtedly match of the day was at Hartlepool.

The hosts were defeated 6-4 as Wrexham's Juan Ugarte scored his side's first four goals and finished with five in total. Gavin Strachan opened the scoring for Pools in the fourth minute only for the Spaniard to find the net in the 11th and 21st minutes to put the Welsh side ahead. Joel Porter's 31st-minute goal for Hartlepool was followed almost immediately by Ugarte's third, from the penalty spot - and although Adam Boyd (62) restored parity, Ugarte's fourth (68) put lowly Wrexham ahead again.

Porter's second (84) looked to have given Hartlepool a share of the points only for Mark Jones and Ugarte to snatch an incredible victory. Luton's win was much more routine - with Ahmet Brkovic (10 & 79), Kevin Nicholls (26), Curtis Davies (45) and Peter Holmes (61) all on the scoresheet. Hull came from behind after Ryan Taylor's seventh-minute goal for third-placed Tranmere - Kevin Ellison (43), Jason Price (63) and Craig Fagan (69) turning things around.

Bournemouth's 3-0 win over Swindon lifted the south-coast side above their rivals and into sixth after goals from Wade Elliott (1), James Hayter (56) and Matthew Mills (74).

Jay Tabb scored the only goal in the 58th minute as Brentford moved up to seventh with victory over Colchester, while Bradford were 2-0 winners at home to Huddersfield after Andrew Cooke (44) and Dean Windass (54) hit the net.

Milton Keynes Dons moved one further place away from the relegation zone with a 2-1 win over bottom side Stockport. Dean Lewington (34) and Gareth Edds (59) scored before Keith Briggs pulled one back for the visitors, who had John Hardiker sent off for a second bookable offence 10 minutes from time.

There was no joy for second-bottom Peterborough who were denied a point by two Barnsley goals in the last two minutes. Michael Chopra's 67th-minute penalty for the south Yorkshire side had been cancelled out by Andy Legg (73), before Daniel Nardiello (89) and Chris Shuker (90) struck late on.

Torquay slipped a place to 21st after a 2-2 draw at home to Chesterfield, Adebayo Akinfenwa (20) and Martin Phillips (88) scoring for the hosts with Derek Niven (31) and Mark Hudson (50) on target for the opposition.

Former Rotherham manager Ronnie Moore's start to life as Oldham boss got off to a great start as Will Haining (27) and Kenny Cooper (52 & 54) scored in the 3-0 win over Port Vale.

Blackpool's John Murphy (57) and Keith Southern (70) scored in the 2-0 success against Walsall, with the Seasiders' Richard Wellens and Saddlers' goalkeeper Joe Murphy sent off just before half-time.


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