League One round-up
By Robin Hackett
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Brentford were relegated with four games left to play after a 3-1 defeat to Crewe.
Brentford were relegated from League One after a 3-1 away defeat to Crewe.
Scott Fitzgerald (pictured) has now seen his side fail to win in nine attempts, and relegation was confirmed at Gresty Road with four games still to play.
David Vaughan (18) put Crewe 1-0 up, with Ryan Lowe (23) adding a second minutes later.
A penalty from Kevin O'Connor (69) made it 2-1 and gave the visitors hope of getting back into the game.
But Crewe hit back instantly through Nicky Maynard (70) to end any comeback.
And, at the top of the table, Scunthorpe missed the chance to secure promotion to the Championship when they went down 2-1 to Northampton at Sixfields.
Having piled the pressure on, Stuart Gray's Northampton side made the breakthrough courtesy of on-loan Reading defender Alex Pearce (16).
The Cobblers continued to dominate throughout the first half, while Scunthorpe could not get into gear.
In the second half, a tap-in from League One top scorer Billy Sharp (21) restored parity.
Scunthorpe, though, never looked at their best, and lost it at the death when Bradley Johnson (90) put the ball in the back of the net from close range.
Nottingham Forest, meanwhile, had to settle for a draw against 23rd-placed Rotherham at The City Ground.
Rotherham took a deserved lead as the hosts' promotion bid continued to stutter when, with his back towards goal, former Leicester striker Chris O'Grady (10) turned and planted a left-foot shot beyond Paul Smith.
But Forest came back into it when pacey forward Nathan Tyson was pulled down, and his striking partner Grant Holt (21) fired the penalty low beyond Neil Cutler.
In a scrappy second half, Rotherham could have restored their lead when O'Grady had a chance from six yards out, but he steered the ball wide.
Bristol City also dropped points after a 1-0 defeat against Gillingham.
Gary Johnson's side were unbeaten in four going into the game, but could find no response to a 55th-minute goal from diminutive striker Dean McDonald at The Priestfield Stadium.
Bristol City remain four points clear of Forest in second place, while Gillingham move up one to 17th.
Oldham dropped two places to sixth despite claiming a late point against Bradford at Valley Parade.
The Bantams had taken just one point from their last four games going into the match, but looked on course for a shock victory when young striker Moses Ashikodi (65), on loan from Watford, put them ahead.
But Bradford went down to 10 men when midfielder Joe Colbeck was given a second yellow card in the 72nd minute, and Oldham claimed a late equaliser through French striker Luigi Glombard (87).
Yeovil also benefited from a late goal when they beat Leyton Orient 2-1 at Huish Park.
Ryan Jarvis, on loan from Norwich, claimed his sixth goal of the season to hand Orient the lead after 29 minutes and, for a long time, that had looked to be enough.
But a Wayne Gray penalty (77) followed by a goal for Arron Davies (83) gave Russell Slade's side the victory.
Blackpool moved up to fourth place with a 2-0 win over Huddersfield at The Galpharm Stadium.
Blackpool took the lead against Huddersfield, who are expected to name Andy Ritchie as their new manager shortly, through Claus Jorgensen (29) and a second-half goal from Robbie Williams (59), a recent loan signing from Barnsley, made sure of the points.
Swansea put themselves back in contention for a play-off place with a resounding 3-0 victory over Port Vale at The Liberty Stadium.
Roberto Martinez's side lost to Millwall before drawing with Bristol City in the previous games, but they returned to winning ways with one goal from forward Lee Trundle (19) and a brace from Darryl Duffy (26 and 59).
Carlisle made it four wins in four attempts with a 3-1 victory at home to Bournemouth.
Bournemouth had been in good form as well of late, taking 10 points from a possible 12, but it was Carlisle who took an early lead when on-loan Middlesbrough striker Danny Graham (3) converted a penalty.
Neil McDonald's men then doubled their advantage in the 29th minute through defender Danny Livesey, but a Sam Vokes goal on 62 minutes brought Kevin Bond's men back into it.
Any hopes of a comeback were ended, though, when Neale McDermott (85) made it 3-1 to Carlisle late on.
Tranmere remain in ninth place despite a 2-1 home win over Brighton.
Tranmere had lost their three previous games going into the match, and, true to form, an own goal from Ian Goodison (11) saw Ronnie Moore's men go behind early on.
But a first senior goal for Craig Curran (76) made it 1-1, and a 90th-minute penalty from Chris Greenacre meant Tranmere claimed an overdue victory.
Millwall followed up their 1-0 victory over Forest on Saturday with a 2-1 win at Doncaster.
James Coppinger (13) got his first goal in 13 games to put Doncaster ahead at The Keepmoat Stadium.
But midfielder Marvin Williams levelled matters in the 38th minute before an 83rd-minute goal from Poul Hubertz gave Millwall all three points to make it a perfect Easter weekend.
At the bottom, Cheltenham and Chesterfield remain in 20th and 21st place respectively after their 0-0 draw at Whaddon Road.
Cheltenham are now three points clear of the relegation zone.
Click below for individual match summaries:
Bradford City v Oldham Athletic
Carlisle United v Bournemouth
Cheltenham Town v Chesterfield
Crewe Alexandra v Brentford
Doncaster Rovers v Millwall
Gillingham v Bristol City
Huddersfield Town v Blackpool
Northampton Town v Scunthorpe United
Nottingham Forest v Rotherham United
Swansea City v Port Vale
Tranmere Rovers v Brighton and Hove Albion
Yeovil Town v Leyton Orient