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Newz Forum: SOCCER: Coca-Cola League One results 07/05/05

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posted on May, 8 2005 @ 09:41 AM
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Torquay surprisingly dropped into Coca-Cola League Two as MK Dons avoided a second-successive relegation thanks to a 2-1 win over Tranmere at the National Hockey Stadium.
 

Danny Wilson's side were the most likely to go down at the start of the day and when Gareth Edds' sixth-minute strike from the edge of the area was cancelled out by David Beresford 25 minutes from time that looked like being the case. But Edds had the last word, cutting inside and crashing a shot past John Achterberg with six minutes to go.

The Dons' win and a 2-1 defeat for Torquay at Colchester sent the Gulls down despite them winning their four games prior to this one. Neil Danns and Marino Keith scored for the Essex side and despite Craig Woodman's injury-time free-kick it was heartbreak for Leroy Rosenior's side.

Oldham were the other team in trouble but they managed to beat Bradford 2-1 at Boundary Park. Chris Killen headed in his 15th goal of the season in the third minute but Dean Windass' free-kick quickly brought the visitors level. However, Ronnie Moore's men were not to be denied and Luke Beckett, on loan from Sheffield United, scored a vital winner.

Hartlepool secured the fourth and final play-off place thanks to a 2-2 draw at Bournemouth, who needed to win at Dean Court to leapfrog the Pools. The visitors, led by caretaker-manager Martin Scott after Neale Cooper's shock exit on Wednesday, fell behind to a 12th-minute James Hayter goal. Jon Daly equalised eight minutes later but the Cherries forged back ahead through Hayter, again taking advantage of space in the Hartlepool defence to head home from close range. However it was the north-east side who made it to the post-season thanks to Anthony Sweeney's 65th-minute header.

Champions Luton ended their season with a 3-3 draw at Doncaster. The Hatters recovered from going behind to a Lewis Guy goal inside half a minute to go 2-1 up thanks to efforts from Russell Perrett (32) and Steve Howard (36) but Steve Robinson's own goal made it all-square again. Kevin Nicholls restored the Hatters lead but Rovers again drew level thanks to Guy's second goal.

Jay Tabb's 86th-minute strike helped Brentford secure fourth and see off second-placed Hull 2-1 at Griffin Park, the Bees recovering from Leon Cort's first-minute goal for the visitors.

Sheffield Wednesday slipped to fifth after a 3-2 defeat to Bristol City, who knew before the day began they could not reach the play-offs. Steve Brooker scored twice for the Robins and Luke Wilkshire's 81st-minute penalty proved decisive.

Barry Fry bowed out as Peterborough boss with a 1-0 defeat at Port Vale, while rock-bottom Stockport's season of woe continued to the last as they lost 3-0 at Walsall, with all three Saddlers goals coming in the last four minutes.

Wrexham waved goodbye to League One with a 1-0 home defeat to Huddersfield, who triumphed courtesy of a 43rd-minute David Mirfin header.

Barnsley won 2-0 at Blackpool and Swindon were held at home by Chesterfield in mid-table matches on the final day.

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