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Newz Forum: SOCCER: Coca Cola League One results 16/04/05

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posted on Apr, 16 2005 @ 02:05 PM
Hull were held to a goalless draw at home to Swindon on Saturday but the point was still enough to earn them promotion to the Coca-Cola Championship.

The second-placed Tigers needed only to match Tranmere's result against Blackpool to be sure of their elevation and that is exactly what they did.

Leaders Luton extended their advantage to five points and look certain to win the title with only three matches remaining after a 1-0 victory over Milton Keynes Dons, courtesy of Ben Chorley's 31st-minute own goal.

Bournemouth leapt into fifth place after a last-gasp 3-2 victory over Chesterfield. Wayne Allison (17) had given the Spireites the lead but Steve Fletcher (47) and Brian Stock (63) hit back for the visitors only for Steve Blatherwick (76) to equalise for the Derbyshire side.

However, Fletcher came up with the goods, heading home in the last minute to take full advantage of Brentford's slip at Bradford. The evergreen Dean Windass (6 & 37) and Marc Bridge-Wilkinson (23 & 45) shared the Bantams' goals with Bees substitute Jay Tabb (79) scoring a consolation.

Bristol City's 1-0 victory over Wrexham - Scott Murray on target in the 66th minute - strengthened their eighth position as nearest challengers Huddersfield were held to a 2-2 draw by Colchester. Pawel Abbott (20) equalised for the Terriers seconds after Neil Danns had put the visitors ahead but when Danny Schofield's goal (62) went in Huddersfield were looking good until Liam Chilvers snatched a point in the third minute of added time.

Doncaster moved up behind their Yorkshire rivals after a 4-2 victory at already-relegated Stockport. Rovers saw Ricky Ravenhill's second-minute effort overtaken by goals from Damien Allen (28) and Adam Le Fondre (45) but fought back after the break with Paul Green (72), Michael McIndoe (82) and Adam Brown (87) all scoring late on.

Second-bottom Peterborough's woes increased after Michael Standing (64) and Darren Wrack (76) scored for Walsall in a 2-0 victory, although Torquay boosted their hopes of avoiding relegation with a 1-0 triumph at home to Port Vale thanks to Leon Constantine's 90th-minute penalty.

Barnsley and Oldham shared a 2-2 draw with Simon Johnson (6 & 79) scoring twice for the hosts and Chris Killen (37) and Luke Beckett (66) replying for the Latics.


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