League One Round-Up
By Mark Kendall
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Hull moved to within a point of leaders Luton after a 4-0 away win at Bournemouth.Hull moved to within a point of leaders Luton after a thumping 4-0 away win at Bournemouth.
The Tigers put on a dominant display at Dean Court and sealed a comfortable victory with two goals in each half.
Ryan France opened the scoring on 26 minutes before a double from the prolific Stuart Elliott (31 & 58) all but end the game as a contest.
Damien Delaney put a real gloss on the scoreline with a fourth just past the hour mark.
Luton took a late point from their trip to Oldham thanks to a last-gasp goal from Steve Howard.
Things had started well for Mike Newell's men when Paul Underwood fired them ahead early on, but goals from Chris Killen and loan striker Luke Beckett had The Latics ahead before Howard struck late on.
Sheffield Wednesday came from behind to take a point from their trip to Colchester with John-Paul McGovern cancelling out a Paul Heckingbottom own goal.
Hartlepool boosted their play-off aspirations with a fine 2-1 away win at Bradford. Joel Porter grabbed the winner after Mark Bower had equalised Eifion Williams' opener.
Brentford showed their fighting spirit by fighting back from two goals down at home to claim a draw against Chesterfield.
The Bees appeared to be heading for defeat when Mark De Bolla and Wayne Allison put the visitors in control, but efforts from Deon Burton - his ninth of the season - and Jay Tabb ensured honours ended even.
Bristol City made short work of Torquay, crusing to a 4-0 win at Plainmoor with Leroy Lita claiming a 12-minute first-half hat-trick.
The England Under-21 cap notched his first on nine minutes and was celebrating his treble on 21, Paul Heffernan grabbed a fourth nine minutes after the break.
Sam Parkin matched Lita's feat with a hat-trick in Swindon's 4-2 triumph over Wrexham.
The Welshmen had assumed a two-goal cushion courtesy of prolific Spaniard Juan Ugarte and Hector Sam, but Parkin had drawn the hosts level 14 minutes from time.
Grant Smith put The Robins ahead for the first time on 80 minutes, and Parkin converted a last-minute penalty to complete his treble.
Blackpool and Doncaster shared the spoils following a 1-1 draw at Bloomfield Road, John Murphy responding to Tim Ryan's opener for the visitors.
Milton Keynes Dons' recent solid form continued as they picked up a point at Barnsley, Michel Pensee-Bilong pouncing to cancel out Daniel Nardiello's opener.
Stockport's Warren Feeney was the third player in the division to claim a match-ball, but still ended on the losing side as The hatters went down 5-3 at Huddersfield in a thrilling encounter.
The tone for the afternoon was set as Feeney (2) and Andy Booth (4) exchanged early goals, although the next goal did not arrive until 51 minutes when Pavel Abbott edged the hosts ahead.
Two more from Feeney, (the first a penalty), then seemed to have put Stockport on course for maximum points, but two goals in two minutes from David Mirfin and Adnan Ahmed (82 & 83) turned the game on its head.
Joe Dolan's own-goal in injury-time only compounded Stockport's misery.
Strikes from Michael Cummins and Lee Matthews handed Port Vale a 2-0 home win over Walsall.