Chesterfield secure survival
By Mark Kendall
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
The Spireites took the lead at Bloomfield Road on 39 minutes when John Douglas finished well after good work from Glyn Hurst.
However, the visitors nerves were jangling when Scott Taylor put 'Pool on terms just after the hour mark.
David Reeves had the chance to settle matters with ten minutes remaining but saw his spot-kick saved.
The miss was not to prove costly though as Cheltenham could not find the victory they needed at Meadow Lane.
Bobby Gould's men were condemned when Danny Allsopp headed home a Mark Stallard cross on 40 minutes, and will now return to Division Three after a one season stay.
Champions Wigan hit the 100 point mark with a narrow 1-0 home triumph over lowly Barnsley.
Midfielder Tony Dinning got the all-important goal on 13 minutes, and the hosts miserly defence ensured they claimed maximum points.
Crewe and Cardiff played out a 1-1 draw at Gresty Road, Robert Earnshaw netted his 33rd goal of the campaign on 64 minutes to cancel out a Richard Walker strike on the stroke of half-time.
The draw means the Welsh outfit end the season in sixth place.
Bristol City claimed third spot in the table following a comfortable 2-0 home success over Port Vale.
First-half strikes from Scott Murray and Lee Peacock were enough to see off Brian Horton's men who rarely threatened.
QPR ensured their play-off place with a hard-fought away win at Colchester, veteran hit-man Paul Furlong notched the only goal the game seven minutes after the interval.
Oldham finish the term in fifth place as they could only manage a 1-1 draw at relegated Huddersfield.
Tony Carss struck midway through the second-half to equalise Danny Schofield's early effort for The Terriers.
Tranmere staged a dramatic fightback to earn a memorable 3-2 away success at Stockport County.
Things started badly for the visitors who found themselves two goals down after just 21 minutes courtesy of strikes from Aaron Wilbraham and Andrew Welsh.
But Tranmere gave themselves a lifeline when Shane Nicholson converted a penalty three minutes after the break.
Simon Haworth then tied things up with twenty minutes remaining, and Gary Jones completed the comeback with a winning goal just nine minutes from Town.
Swindon came from behind to record a 2-1 win over Luton at the County Ground, Stefani Miglioranzi and Sam Parkin grabbed the goals after Tony Thorpe had edged Luton ahead on the half-hour mark.
Brentford and Peterborough played out a 1-1 draw in a battle between two mid-table teams.
Former Wimbledon striker Andy Clarke put The Posh ahead, but Steve Evans ensured the hosts took a share of the spoils when he netted on 67 minutes.
Nathan Lowndes was the hero for Plymouth, the flame-haired hit-man struck his side's winner against Wycombe at Home Park with a quarter of an hour remaining.
Mansfield prevailed in the battle of the relegated teams, as goals from Andy White and Liam Lawrence saw off Northampton for whom Darryn Stamp had scored inside the first minute.
Click below for match summaries:
Blackpool 1-1 Chesterfield
Brentford 1-1 Peterborough United
Bristol City 2-0 Port Vale
Colchester United 0-1 QPR
Crewe Alexandra 1-1 Cardiff City
Huddersfield Town 1-1 Oldham Athletic
Mansfield Town 2-1 Northampton Town
Notts County 1-0 Cheltenham Town
Plymouth Argyle 1-0 Wycombe Wanderers
Stockport County 2-3 Tranmere Rovers
Swindon Town 2-1 Luton Town
Wigan Athletic 1-0 Barnsley
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