LIONS ROAR CLEAR
By Paul Higham
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Mark McGhee's side took the lead through Tim Cahill and, a second from Steven Reid, was followed by Millers' forward Alan Lee being sent off for a second bookable offence.
Steve Claridge then got his first and second goals for the club to seal an emphatic win to put The Lions clear at the top of the table.
Reading let a one-goal lead slip away at Cambridge after taking the lead through a goal from Jamie Cureton just after the half-hour.
Matthew Robinson was sent off for the visitors and Cambridge capitalised by grabbing a point with a goal from Paul Wanless.
Oxford became the first side to suffer relegation following a late goal from Oldham striker David Eyres.
His last minute strike at The Manor Ground now condemns The U's to Third Division football next season.
New Wigan boss Steve Bruce did not enjoy his first game in charge of The Latics and had to watch his side go down to a 3-1 defeat at The JJB stadium.
Paul Gibbs, Lloyd Owusu and Scott Partridge sealed the win for The Bees, with Simon Haworth grabbing a consolation goal for the hosts.
Stoke consolidated their play-off spot and plunged Luton into deep trouble with a 2-1 win at Kennilworth Road. Lee Mansell scored first for Luton but a Matthew Taylor own goal and and Graham Kavannagh winner sealed the points for Stoke.
Bristol City kept up the pressure on Stoke with a 1-0 win away at Bury thanks to a goal from Laurenco Da Silva.
Wrexham grabbed a late goal through Lee Trundle to earn a 2-1 win over Peterborough. Brian Carey scored first for The Robins with Andy Edwards replying for the visitors.
Bristol Rovers gave themselves a chance of Survival with a 1-0 win over Swansea thanks to a Lewis Hogg strike.
Swindon scored an early goal through Ian Woan but a David Savage goal gave Peterborough a 1-1 draw.
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Bristol Rovers 1-0 Swansea Bury 0-1 Bristol City
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