Division Two round-up
By Paul Higham
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Argyle maintained their four-point advantage over second placed QPR, and also kept their 12-point cushion on third placed Bristol City after mauling Chesterfield in a barrage of goals in the opening 36 minutes.
The visitors were left reeling as Paul Sturrock's league leaders went ahead after just four minutes through Lee Hodges. Tony Capaldi made it two on 11 minutes before Nathan Lowndes added a third a minute later.
David Friio (pictured) made it an incredible 4-0 after just 15 minutes and there was still time for Lowndes and Friio to grab another goal each to complete the job before half time - and the only surprise was that Friio had to wait until two minutes before time to complete his hat-trick and the 7-0 scoreline.
Queens Park Rangers consolidated their position in the second automatic promotion spot with a 1-0 win over Rushden & Diamonds at Loftus Road thanks to a single goal from Kevin Gallen.
Wycombe boss Tony Adams saw his side record a welcome win at home to Grimsby as a hat-trick from on-loan striker Luke Moore helped them to a 4-1 victory.
The Aston Villa youngster opened the scoring after five minutes but The Mariners replied with a loan striker of their own as Sheffield United's Iffy Onuora levelled just three minutes later.
Jermaine McSporran restored Wycombe's advantage before Moore's second strike on 52 minutes secured the vital three points for the hosts and the youngster then completed his hat-trick in the final minute.
Tommy Mooney was the hero for Swindon Town as his goals on 15 and 80 minutes cancelled out James Hayter's fifth minute opener to grab a 2-1 win over Bournemouth at The County Ground.
Oldham and Brentford played out a 1-1 draw at Boundary Park as Ben May's early strike for The Bees was cancelled out by Scott Vernon and the points were shared despite the visitors having Joel Kitamirike sent off.
Sheffield Wednesday halted their slide down the table with a 2-1 win at Wrexham.
Chris Turner's men took the lead against the run of play six minutes before half time through Guylain N'Dumbu N'Sungu.
The hosts drew level four minutes after the break through Brian Carey but The Owls stole all three points when Alan Quinn netted the winner on 65 minutes.