Latics stay on track
By Peter O`Rourke
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Lee McCulloch sent the visitors on their way with the opening goal on nine minutes and Andy Liddell wrapped up the win with the clinching second from the penalty spot in the final minute
Crewe kept pace with the leaders with an impressive 2-0 win at Chesterfield.
David Wright gave the visitors the lead on 33 minutes and Rodney Jack ensured the win with the second five minutes from time.
Oldham missed the chance to move into third spot after being held to a 1-1 with Notts County at Boundary Park.
Wayne Andrews gave the Latics the lead a minute before the break, but Paul Heffernan's 85th strike gave the visitors a point.
Bristol City got back to winning ways with a 2-1 win at struggling Northampton with their first success in eight games.
Loan star Mark Robins hit his second goal in two games to put City on their way after 12 minutes and veteran midfielder Brian Tinnion doubled the lead on 35 minutes.
Paul McGregor gave the hosts some hope pulling a goal back right on the stroke of half time, but City held on for all three points.
Kevin Gallen's last-gasp equaliser earned Queens Park Rangers a 2-2 draw with ten-man Mansfield at Loftus Road.
Paul Furlong fired the home side in front after 20 minutes, but Iyseden Christie drew the visitors level five minutes later.
Mansfield suffered a major blow when substitute Andy Jones was sent-off on 32 minutes for two bookable offences just six minutes after coming on.
The visitors then shocked the home side taking the lead with the ten men with Christie netting his second five minutes after the break.
Mansfield looked set for all three points until Gallen popped up with the equaliser in the dying moments.
Brentford dented Luton's promotion hopes with a superb 1-0 win at Kenilworth Road
Rowan Vine hit the only goal of the game five minutes after the break to give the visitors all three points.
Andy Booth's 100th league goal gave Huddersfield a precious 1-0 win over Yorkshire rivals Barnsley at Oakwell.
Booth netted the only goal of the game after 26 minutes to boost their survival hopes.
Port Vale missed the chance to leave themselves some breathing space at the wrong end of the table after being held to a 1-1 draw at home to Swindon.
Ian Armstrong fired the hosts in front a minute after the break, but the lead was short-lived as Sam Parkin equalised on 54 minutes.
Tranmere kept their promotion hopes alive with a narrow 2-1 win over Blackpool at Prenton Park.
Iain Hume fired the home side in front after just 14 minutes, but Paul Evans levelled for the visitors on 59 minutes.
Hume restored the lead after 70 minutes with his second goal of the game to give Tranmere the spoils.
Peterborough moved away from trouble with a hard-fought 2-0 win over fellow strugglers Stockport at London Road.
Mark Arber opened the scoring on 53 minutes for the home side and Andrew Fotiadis sealed the points with a second seven minutes from time.
Cheltenham remain bottom of the table after being held to a 1-1 draw by Colchester at Whaddon Road.
Julian Alsop gave Cheltenham a dream start with the opening goal after just two minutes but Gareth Williams equalised for the visitors a minute before the interval.
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Barnsley v Huddersfield
Cheltenham v Colchester
Chesterfield v Crewe
Luton v Brentford
Northampton v Bristol City
Oldham v Notts County
Peterborough v Stockport
Port Vale v Swindon
QPR v Mansfield
Tranmere v Blackpool
Wycombe v Wigan
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