Dicko fires Wolves to top of table

  • Last Updated: March 1 2014, 19:18 GMT

A review of Saturday's action in Sky Bet League 1.

Simon Gillett celebrates his goal for Bristol City
Simon Gillett celebrates his goal for Bristol City

Nouha Dicko scored a quick-fire second-half brace as Wolves' seventh successive win saw them move to the top of Sky Bet League 1 following a comprehensive 3-0 win over Port Vale.

Team Score Team
Carlisle 0 - 0 Brentford
Tranmere 2 - 2 Oldham
Wolves 3 - 0 Port Vale
Bristol C 2 - 1 Gillingham
Crawley 1 - 0 Peterboro
MK Dons 0 - 1 Sheff Utd
Preston 2 - 1 Walsall
Bradford 2 - 3 Stevenage
Leyton Or 2 - 1 Colchester
Crewe 1 - 1 Swindon
Rotherham 6 - 0 Notts Co

Dicko sealed victory for the midlands side with strikes in the 73rd and 75th minutes after Bakary Sako had broken the deadlock in the 52nd minute.

Position Player Score
1 Wolves 70
2 Leyton Or 70
3 Brentford 67
4 Preston 64
5 Rotherham 61
6 Peterboro 52
7 Swindon 47
8 Walsall 47
9 MK Dons 46
10 Port Vale 43
11 Bradford 41
12 Sheff Utd 41
13 Crawley 38
14 Oldham 38
15 Gillingham 38
16 Coventry 27
17 Carlisle 37
18 Tranmere 36
19 Colchester 35
20 Bristol C 35
21 Crewe 35
22 Shrewsbury 31
23 Stevenage 31
24 Notts Co 30

Dicko then had the chance to help himself to the match ball after Chris Lines had fouled James Henry, only to see his spot-kick saved by Chris Neal.

Leyton Orient lost top spot despite Moses Odubajo claiming a late winner to down Colchester 2-1 at Brisbane Road.

U's substitute Marcus Bean had earlier cancelled out a David Mooney goal that put the promotion chasers in front before Odubajo had the final say, but Wolves' win means they now lead the table on goal difference.

Brentford slipped three points behind the frontrunners after being held to a goalless draw at Carlisle, with Preston moving to within three points of the Bees after a 2-1 success over 10-man Walsall.

Walsall midfielder Sam Mantom cancelled out Paul Downing's own goal before Bailey Wright scored what would prove to be the winner just before the half hour, with Mantom then seeing red for the visitors in the 82nd minute.

On-loan Newcastle duo James Tavernier and Haris Vuckic inspired Rotherham to a 6-0 win over Notts County, who slumped to the bottom of the standings after Stevenage beat Bradford.

Tavernier and Vuckic put the Millers two goals to the good while further strikes from Alex Revell, Kieran Agard (penalty), Vuckic again and Tom Hitchcock sealed an emphatic triumph.

Luke Freeman scored twice as Stevenage came from behind to claim a 3-2 win at Bradford.

Goals from Adam Reach and James Hanson - either side of Francois Zoko's leveller - had put Bradford in charge, but Freeman's brace, the second of which came three minutes from time, moved Stevenage off the foot of the table.

Bristol City moved out of the relegation zone after a 2-1 win over Gillingham, with goals from Sam Baldock and Simon Gillett either side of Charlie Lee's effort for the visitors sealing victory.

Ryan Lowe rescued a 2-2 draw for Tranmere at home to Oldham, who took the lead twice through James Wesolowski and Liam Ridehalgh's own goal, only to be pegged back by Jason Koumas and Lowe.

Peterborough remain in the final play-off spot despite a 1-0 defeat at Crawley, who were grateful for Matt Tubbs' 86th-minute winner from the penalty spot, while Stefan Scougall's effort midway through the first half sealed victory by the same scoreline for Sheffield United at MK Dons.

Vadaine Oliver claimed a 1-1 draw for Crawley against Swindon, who had opened the scoring through Ryan Harley shortly after Chuks Aneke had missed from the spot for the Railwaymen.


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