League One Round-up
By Simon Fudge
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Luton Town edge closer towards promotion after a fine 1-0 victory at Bournemouth.Luton Town edge closer towards promotion after a fine 1-0 victory at play-off contenders Bournemouth.
Despite Russell Perrett's sending off for a professional foul midway through the first half for the visitors, Luton claimed all three points to extend their lead at the top of the table to six points.
With six minutes remaining at Dean Court, substitute Enoch Showunmi (pictured) scored after only being on the pitch for a mere eight minutes to give Mike Newell's side success on the South Coast.
Play-off hopefuls Sheffield Wednesday had to come from a goal down to earn a 1-1 draw at Oldham Athletic.
On-loan striker Luke Beckett gave The Latics the lead on 28 minutes before Glenn Whelan levelled matters for The Owls nine minutes after the break.
The visitors would finish the match with ten men, as Whelan was sent off just moments from the end for a second bookable offence.
Hartlepool United missed the chance to move into fourth place after being held to a 1-1 draw at Colchester United.
Gavin Johnson gave The U's the lead six minutes before the break before Pools earned a point at Layer Road through Antony Sweeney nine minutes after half time.
Brentford moved level on points with sixth place Bournemouth after a 1-0 win over Bristol City at Griffin Park.
Sam Sodje's strike on 12 minutes gave The Bees a vital win in South West London, as Brian Tinnion's side look to be fading out of the play-off picture after another costly defeat.
Huddersfield Town are making a late charge for the play-offs after Peter Jackson's side defeated Yorkshire rivals Doncaster Rovers 3-1 at The Galpharm Stadium.
Pawel Abbott gave The Terriers the lead a minute into the match before Leo Fortune-West equalised for Donny on the quarter hour mark.
Andy Booth restored Huddersfield's lead just before the break and Chris Brandon made sure of the points with a second half strike.
Huddersfield are six points adrift of the top six with the win while Doncaster's play-off challenge was well dented with Saturday's defeat.
Swindon Town succumbed to a late 2-1 defeat againt Paul Merson's Walsall at The County Ground.
Julian Joachim gave The Saddlers a half time lead before a Sam Parkin penalty with six minutes left looked to earn Swindon a point.
However, Mark Wright popped up to snatch the win for the Black Country club, as Swindon now look to be out of the play-off reckoning with Saturday's defeat.
A second half strike from Lee Matthews gave Port Vale a 1-0 victory over Chesterfield at Vale Park while Peterborough United staved off relegation again, as Calum Willock's first half strike gave them a 1-0 win at Blackpool.
Finally, Torquay United's hopes of getting out of the relegation places were boosted when Zema Abbey's late strike gave The Gulls a crucial 1-0 victory over fifth from bottom Milton Keynes Dons at Plainmoor.
The victory takes Leroy Rosenior's side to within three points of MK Dons, with both sides having four matches left in their League One campaign.
Click below for match summaries:
Blackpool 0-1 Peterborough
Bournemouth 0-1 Luton
Brentford 1-0 Bristol City
Colchester 1-1 Hartlepool
Huddersfield 3-1 Doncaster
Oldham 1-1 Sheff Wed
Port Vale 1-0 Chesterfield
Swindon 1-2 Walsall
Torquay 1-0 MK Dons
Click here for the League One table.