SEAGULLS GO TOP WITH LATE WIN
By Paul Higham
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
A Paul Watson goal in the final minute of the game gave Albion the three points at The Withdean Stadium as the game looked to be heading for a 0-0 draw.
Brian Tinnion gave Bristol City the lead in the top clash of the night, but two goals in four minutes from Ben Burgess and Darren Powell put the home side in the driving seat. Danny Wilson's side kept their unbeaten record when Mickey Bell scored from the penalty spot in the 76th minute to grab a share of the spoils.
Colchester raced into a 2-0 lead at home to Oldham thanks to Kemal Izzet and Scott McGleish, a David Eyres penalty ten minutes from time gave The U's a nervy end but they stayed in front to go second in the table.
Peterborough got the result of the night as they banged in six goals past lowly Bournemouth without reply. Marc Jospeh kicked things off with a 2nd minute goal and Jimmy Bullard, Leon McKenzie and Daniel French added to Neale Finn's four-minute brace to grab an impressive 6-0 win.
A Stuart Barlow hat-trick helped Dave Watson's Tranmere to a 4-2 win at home to Notts County. Jason Koumas grabbed the other goal to grab the win, with Darren Caskey and Marcel Cas getting County's goals.
Reading stay in touch with the leaders as James Harper's goal was enough to give them a 1-0 win over Cambridge at The Madejski Stadium.
Roy Evans's Swindon continued their good run with a 2-0 away win at Port Vale with goals from Danny Invincible and Matt Hewlett enough to seal the win.
Chesterfield just about secured their first home win of the season as a late Rob Edwards goal gave them a 3-2 win over Wrexham. Marcus Ebdon and Luke Becket gave The Spireites a 2-0 advantage but Stephen Roberts and Darren Ferguson score twice late on before Edwards's last-minute striker handed the home side the points.
Blackpool came from 2-0 down at home to QPR to grab a point with a 2-2 draw. The visitors went in front with two goals from Leroy Griffiths but John O'Kane and Graham Fenton scored the goals to earn the Seasiders a point.
Cardiff's Graham Kavanagh and Paul Brayson both scored as the Welsh side won 2-0 over Northampton at Ninian Park, while Wigan recorded a 1-0 over Huddersfield thanks to Simon Haworth.
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Blackpool 2-2 QPR
Brentford 2-2 Bristol City
Brighton 1-0 Stoke
Bury P-P Wycombe
Cardiff 2-0 Northampton
Chesterfield 3-2 Wrexham
Colchester 2-1 Oldham
Peterborough 6-0 Bournemouth
Port Vale 0-2 Swindon
Reading 1-0 Cambridge
Tranmere 4-2 Notts County
Wigan 1-0 Huddersfield