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Newz Forum: SOCCER: Coca-Cola League One results 09/04/05

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posted on Apr, 9 2005 @ 12:55 PM
Luton moved further clear at the top of Coca-Cola League One with a gritty win at Bournemouth despite being reduced to 10 men.

The Hatters won 1-0 thanks to Enoch Showunmi's 84th-minute goal which had been made all the more unlikely following Russell Perrett's sending off for a professional foul in the first half. Tranmere, in third, beat Stockport 1-0 on Friday night while second-placed Hull travel to Bradford on Sunday.

Hartlepool's 1-1 draw at Colchester saw them rise a place in the play-off standings to fifth, overtaking Bournemouth. Colchester led through Gavin Johnson but 10 minutes after the restart Anthony Sweeney restored parity for the northerners.

Huddersfield beat Doncaster 3-1 at the Galpharm Stadium. The prolific Pawel Abbott wasted little time and scored for the Terriers in the opening minute but Leo Fortune-West equalised for Rovers not long after. However, goals by Andy Booth (43) and Chris Brandon (56) secured the points for Peter Jackson's men.

Brentford kept up the pressure on the top six with a 1-0 win at home to Bristol City, with striker Sam Sodje's first-half strike too much for the Robins.

Torquay took three crucial points from the battle of the bottom as they beat 20th-placed MK Dons thanks to Zema Abbey's header at Plainmoor to move further clear of Wrexham, who play in the LDV Vans Trophy on Sunday.

An injury-time goal by Mark Wright earned Walsall three points away to Swindon. Julian Joachim had put the Saddlers in front only to see Sam Parkin level with an 84th-minute penalty.

Glenn Whelan scored but was sent off as Sheffield Wednesday drew 1-1 at Oldham. After Luke Beckett's opener, Whelan scored early in the second half but was later sent off for a second caution.

Lee Matthews' header sent Chesterfield home empty-handed as Port Vale kept a clean sheet, while all-but-relegated Peterborough produced a magnificent display to beat Blackpool 1-0 in the north west, Calum Willock's 42nd-minute goal proving the difference.


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