Kavanagh strike puts Cardiff back on top
By Simon Fudge
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Graham Kavanaugh scored the winner with eleven minutes remaining in a match the Welsh side dominated. The result puts The Bluebirds a point clear at the top.
Wigan go second following a 3-1 come-from-behind victory at Paul Sturrock's Plymouth Argyle.
Ian Stonebridge had steered the home side in front with a right-footed shot to make it 1-0.
However, The Latics equalised after Tony Dinning scored with a left-foot volley from a far-post cross, after the home side failed to clear their lines.
Paul Jewell's side would take the points as Dinning netted his second just before the hour mark and Nathan Ellington would it 3-1 with a late goal in injury time.
Oldham drop to third after being held to a 1-1 draw at Port Vale, despite taking the lead through Dean Holden.
He latched on to a Lourenco Da Silva long-ball and scored a deflected left-foot shot four minutes after half-time.
However, the home side would equalise as Stephan McPhee slid home a far-post Billy Paynter cross from the left to earn The Valiants an excellent point.
Crewe Alexandra move to fourth with a convincing 4-1 thrashing at Stockport County.
Kenny Lunt struck home a Rodney Jack cross from the right to make it 1-0 and Rob Hulse made it two with a simple finish after Lunt crossed to him on the left.
Steve Jones would make it 3-0, before County replied with a Jon Daly strike for Carlton Palmer's side.
However, The Alex made things safe when Hulse scored his second to finish the scoring 4-1 at Edgeley Park.
Bristol City go into fifth with a similar performance at Oakwell as Danny Wilson returned to his old club to see his current side win 4-1.
Tony Butler gave The Robins the lead after Danny Coles pulled back a Brian Tinnion free-kick at the far post.
Christian Roberts would make it two with a header from Scott Murray by-line cross after the Scot beat his marker on the right.
Half-time substitute Leo Bertos got one back for The Tykes with a deflected shot from a corner but Roberts made it three for the Ashton Gate club with his second goal nine minutes later.
Roberts would get his first senior hat-trick by scoring his third and Bristol City's fourth with seventeen minutes remaining as they ran out emphatic winners.
Chesterfield are in seventh following a 1-0 victory over Tranmere Rovers at Saltergate.
Stuart Howson scored the winner for The Spireites with five minutes left as Dave Rushbury's side took the points late on.
Brentford bounced back from a recent poor run of form with a 2-1 victory at Northampton Town.
Ibrahima Sonko gave The Bees the lead with a header from a free-kick from the left and Rowan Vine made it two before the break on the rebound after his initial shot was blocked.
Derek Asamoah got one back in injury time for The Cobblers, but Wally Downes' side came away with the three points from the Sixfields Stadium.
Luton Town came from behind to win 2-1 at home to struggling Cheltenham Town, despite going behind to a Russell Milton goal.
His left-foot shot from 12 yards gave The Robins the lead but Chris Coyne and Andrew Fotiadis turned things around for Joe Kinnear's side with goals in the second half to earn Luton the win.
Peterborough and Mansfield failed to take advantage of their noon kick-off as both sides remain well down in the table following a 0-0 draw at London Road.
Huddersfield Town continued to climb away from the bottom of the table after an excellent 3-0 win at home to struggling Notts County.
Jonathan Stead gave The Terriers the lead after he latched on to superb Chris Holland through-ball and blasted home to make it 1-0.
Adrian Moses made it two after turning in Holland's shot that went across to face of Notts County's goal.
Stead would get his second and Huddersfield's third mid-way through the second half as Mick Wadsworth's side took three important points while The Magpies now sit fifth from bottom.
Swindon Town came from two goals down to earn a 2-2 draw against Colchester United at the County Ground.
The first goal came after two minutes as Swindon goalkeeper Bart Griemink allowed a Colchester free-kick into the box to slip through his hands and The U's Scott McGleish could not miss with a simple tap-in from two yards out.
The Layer Road club would make it two after Griemink made another goalkeeping blunder by dropping a cross, and from the ensuing scramble Thomas Pinault shot home from 15 yards out four minutes after half-time.
However, Andy King's side would turn things around as goals by Andy Gurney and Eric Sabin within two minutes of each other in the second half earned Swindon an invaluable point.
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Barnsley 1-4 Bristol City
Cardiff 1-0 Wycombe
Chesterfield 1-0 Tranmere
Huddersfield 3-0 Notts County
Luton 2-1 Cheltenham
Northampton 1-2 Brentford
Peterborough 0-0 Mansfield
Plymouth 1-3 Wigan
Port Vale 1-1 Oldham
Stockport 1-4 Crewe
Swindon 2-2 Colchester
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