League One Round-Up
By Mark Kendall
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Luton dropped points for only the second time this season in a 1-1 draw at Tranmere.Luton dropped points for only the second time this season, but will be pleased with a 1-1 draw at fellow high-fliers Tranmere.
Mike Newell's men looked set to taste defeat for the first time this term but grabbed a deserved point with a late Chris Coyne (pictured) leveller.
Tranmere had hit the front in bizarre circumstances on 32 minutes.
The hosts were awarded a penalty, but regular taker Ryan Taylor was off the pitch at the time and was not allowed back on by the match official to take it.
In his absence Iain Hume stepped up but saw his subsequent spot-kick saved.
However, the referee ordered a retake and allowed Taylor back on to the pitch to take it as play had moved on after Hume's penalty.
Incredibly Luton goalkeeper Dino Seremet saved Taylor's effort, but was powerless to prevent the full back knocking home the rebound.
Luton kept pressing for an equaliser and were rewarded 14 minutes from time when Coyne popped up.
Brentford moved into second spot and maintained their 100 percent home record with a 2-0 win over Oldham at Griffin Park.
Isaiah Rankin opened the scoring in the first half and Jay Tabb sealed the points two minutes after the interval.
Colchester continued their impressive recent form with a 2-1 home success over Port Vale courtesy of a brace from on-loan Blackburn midfielder Neil Danns.
Hull slipped to a 2-0 defeat at Hartlepool with Joel Porter and Adam Boyd on target, while Chesterfield played out an entertaining 2-2 home draw with Bristol City.
The hosts appeared to be cruising when, after Shane Nicolson had converted a penalty just past the half mark and Jamie Smith was sent off for a professional foul.
However, The Robins came out fighting in the second period and moved ahead with two quick goals from Scott Murray and Danny Coles.
They were denied victory two minutes from time when youngster Alex Bailey grabbed a point for Chesterfield.
Huddersfield continued to climb the table after an impressive 3-1 win over Walsall.
Pavel Abbot kept up his hot streak with a brace (29,68) which took his tally to seven in his last five games, and Junior Mendes claimed the other.
Nathan Clarke's late own-goal was scant consolation for Paul Merson's struggling Walsall.
Stockport staged a remarkable late comeback to deny Swindon victory at Edgeley Park with Luke Beckett proving the hero with a hat-trick.
The visitors raced into a three goal lead thanks to a double from Rory Fallon and an effort from Jamie McMaster and looked certain to collect maximum points as the game entered the final 20 minutes.
But Luke Beckett pulled two back with goals on 72 and 80, and then completed a superb afternoon's work with an equaliser seven minutes from time.
Bradford edged out Barnsley in their Yorkshire derby with Dean Windass's penalty on 63 minutes proving decisive.
A late Izale McLeod goal denied Paul Sturrock's Sheffield Wednesday a win over MK Dons, the former Derby hit-man pounced with a minute to go to cancel out John-Paul McGovern's opener.
Bournemouth and Blackpool shared the spoils after an entertaining 3-3 draw at Bloomfield Road.
The hosts opened up a two goal advantage inside the first ten minutes with strikes from Peter Clarke and Scott Vernon. Bournemouth were back on terms before the half hour mark when James Hayter and Dani Rodrigues found the target.
Blackpool restored their lead three minutes before the break through Paul Edwards, but Rodrigues's second of the afternoon clinched a point.
Andy Clarke's effort earned Peterborough a 1-1 draw with Torquay after Alex Russell had given the visitors a shock lead, while Doncaster could not break down Wrexham and played out a goalless stalemate.
Blackpool 3-3 Bournemouth
Bradford City 1-0 Barnsley
Brentford 2-0 Oldham Athletic
Chesterfield 2-2 Bristol City
Colchester United 2-1 Port Vale
Doncaster Rovers 0-0 Wrexham
Hartlepool United 2-0 Hull City
Huddersfield Town 3-1 Walsall
Peterborough United 1-1 Torquay United
Sheffield Wednesday 1-1 Milton Keynes Dons
Stockport County 3-3 Swindon Town
Tranmere Rovers 1-1 Luton Town
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