Cobblers off of foot
By Planetfootball Staff
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Town will believe that they are not doomed after their victory, courtesy of goals from Derek Asamoah and Ian Sampson against Notts County.
Mansfield and Huddersfield are both deeply embroiled in the relegation quagmire and a draw did not do either side much good.
Martin Smith had given Huddersfield the lead, but it was cancelled out with 11 minutes remaining when Wayne Corden levelled from the penalty spot.
Stockport held runaway leaders Wigan to a 1-1 draw, but County will still be looking nervously over their shoulders at the relegation spots.
The Latics took the lead through a Jason de Vos goal on 63, but Stockport grabbed a share of the points seven minutes later through Andrew Welsh.
Crewe cut the gap at the top to 12 points, with a 3-1 win against Plymouth - a Dean Ashton brace and a goal from Rodney Jack sandwiching a goal from Ian Stonebridge, whilst Port Vale took a huge step away from the bottom with a 1-0 win against Brentford, Sam Collins scoring the only goal.
Colchester's 4-0 drubbing of sorry Chesterfield moved them up into 12th position - their goals coming from Kemmal Izzet, Gareth William, Dean Morgan and The Spireites' Steven Payne.
Cardiff stay third after a 2-1 victory over Blackpool - Robert Earnshaw and Alan Mahon scoring for the Welsh side to cancel out Scott Taylor's opener.
Barnsley and Tranmere drew 1-1, Shane Nicholson's penalty cancelling out an early goal from The Tykes' Bruce Dyer, whilst Luton's game against Oldham remained goal-less.
Gavin Holligan's late goal gave Wycombe the points ontheir travels against sorry Peterborough after Andy Clarke had cancelled out Mark Rogers' opener.
Finally - Cheltenham look in deep trouble after being crushed by Queens Park Rangers.
Goals from Kevin Gallen, Lee Cook and Paul Furlong as well as an own goal, rendering Martin Devaney's opener meaningless.
Barnsley v Tranmere Rovers
Cardiff City v Blackpool
Chesterfield v Colchester United
Huddersfield Town v Mansfield Town
Luton Town v Oldham Athletic
Northampton Town v Notts County
Peterborough United v Wycombe Wanderers
Plymouth Argyle v Crewe Alexandra
Port Vale v Brentford
Queens Park Rangers v Cheltenham Town
Stockport County v Wigan Athletic
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