League One round-up
By Chris Stanton
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Chesterfield and Bradford are relegated, while Nottm Forest can still claim second spot.
Chesterfield and Bradford have been relegated, while Nottingham Forest have closed the gap on second-placed Bristol City to just one point.
Chesterfield routed Bradford 3-0 but to no avail, as the hosts also fell due to Cheltenham's 4-2 win at already-relegated Rotherham.
The second automatic promotion place is still up for grabs after Bristol City fell to defeat at Millwall and Nottingham Forest defeated Leyton Orient 3-1.
Two goals from Jamie Ward (15 & 28) and an own goal from Mark Bower (60) saw Chesterfield to victory against a poor Bradford side but a brace from Steven Gillespie inspired Cheltenham to a crucial win at Rotherham.
The Millers had led 2-0 after goals from Marc Newsham (14) and Ian Henderson (22) but the visitors fought back memorably to secure their League One status.
Kayode Odejayi pulled a goal back a minute before the interval and then Gillespie pulled his side level in the 46th minute.
The same player scored again in the 56th minute to hand his team the lead and J.J. Melligan put the seal on the victory two minutes from time.
Paul Robinson's winner 12 minutes from time gave Millwall a 1-0 win over Bristol City to spark celebrations at Nottingham Forest who had long since wrapped up three points at Leyton Orient.
They had to come from behind after Matthew Lockwood's opener on nine minutes, but Jack Lester (18) and Kris Commons (29) saw Colin Calderwood's team in front at half-time and Lester added his second goal shortly before the hour.
Promotion is still within City's grasp, however, because victory at home to relegated Rotherham on the final day will guarantee their elevation, while Forest play host to Crewe.
Blackpool are a side heading in the right direction after Simon Grayson's side claimed a 3-1 win over Scunthorpe, who have been crowned champions, despite falling to defeat to the 10-man hosts.
Claus Jorgensen (8) and Keigan Parker (26) gave The Seasiders a 2-0 lead but the play-off chasers threatened to be derailed by the dismissal of Chris Brandon on 38 minutes and a goal from Billy Sharp just three minutes later. But Shaun Barker's goal ten minutes after the interval secured the win.
Like Blackpool, Yeovil are guaranteed a play-off place after Wayne Gray's 72nd minute goal gave Russell Slade's team a 1-0 win over Doncaster.
It is a straight fight between Oldham and Swansea for the fourth and final play-off place after 2-1 wins at Brighton and Carlisle respectively.
Swansea were grateful to Darryl Duffy's injury-time winner after Johann Smith (49) had cancelled out Lee Trundle's first minute opener. Defeat spells the end of Carlisle's play-off hopes.
Oldham's win at Brighton was more routine, with Chris Porter (18) and Andy Liddell (85) ensuring Dean Cox's reply (85) was academic.
Bottom club Brentford claimed a morale-boosting victory over Port Vale, 4-3 at Griffin Park, courtesy of Darius Charles's 89th minute winner.
Goals from Charlie Ide (2 & 39) and Joey Keith (68) had been cancelled out by Luke Rodgers (55) and Leon Constantine (59 & 83).
Shuan Miller's injury-time goal denied 10-man Tranmere victory at Crewe. Rovers had been reduced to 10 men in just the 21st minute after goalkeeper Gavin Ward's deliberate handball outside the area but had taken the lead through Danny Harrison (49).
James Hayter (46) for Bournemouth cancelled out Andrew Crofts's strike (24) for Gillingham in a 1-1 draw.
Click below for an individual match summary:
Blackpool 3-1 Scunthorpe
Bournemouth 1-1 Gillingham
Brentford 4-3 Port Vale
Brighton 1-2 Oldham
Carlisle 1-2 Swansea
Chesterfield 3-0 Bradford
Crewe 1-1 Tranmere
Leyton Orient 1-3 Nottm Forest
Millwall 1-0 Bristol City
Rotherham 2-4 Cheltenham
Yeovil 1-0 Doncaster