Wolves, O's and Bees roll on

  • Last Updated: March 11 2014, 22:39 GMT

A review of Tuesday night's action in Sky Bet League 1, including wins for Wolves and Leyton Orient.

Bakary Sako: Netted a brace for Wolves
Bakary Sako: Netted a brace for Wolves

Wolves made it nine Sky Bet League One wins a row as they cruised to a 4-1 win over Swindon.

Two goals from Bakary Sako sandwiched a Nouha Dicko strike as the leaders led 3-0 at half-time and Michael Smith's strike for the Robins proved nothing more than a consolation before Leon Clarke completed the rout.

Position Player Score
1 Wolves 76
2 Leyton Or 74
3 Brentford 73
4 Preston 68
5 Rotherham 65
6 Peterboro 55
7 MK Dons 52
8 Walsall 48
9 Swindon 47
10 Port Vale 46
11 Bradford 44
12 Sheff Utd 44
13 Gillingham 44
14 Coventry 31
15 Bristol C 41
16 Crawley 40
17 Colchester 39
18 Oldham 38
19 Carlisle 37
20 Stevenage 36
21 Tranmere 36
22 Crewe 36
23 Shrewsbury 33
24 Notts Co 31

Leyton Orient kept the pressure on Kenny Jackett's men as goals either side of half-time from Dean Cox and Nathan Clarke kept them just two points back as they won 2-0 at Port Vale, although Wolves have two games in hand.

James Tarkowski and Clayton Donaldson scored for Brentford to keep them just a point back in third after a 2-0 win over Tranmere.

Jimmy Smith grabbed a 90th-minute equaliser as Stevenage moved out of the relegation zone following a 1-1 draw against fourth-placed Preston.

Tom Clarke was on target for the Lillywhites after 17 minutes but Smith's goal meant they lost ground to fellow play-off chasers Rotherham who beat Oldham 2-0.

Mark Bradley grabbed the opener just before the half-hour and Lee Frecklington sealed the win in the 65th minute.

Sixth-placed Peterborough slipped up as they lost 2-1 at home to Bristol City.

Sam Baldock's brace had City 2-0 up before Adam El-Abd was sent off for the visitors and Michael Bostwick reduced the arrears a minute before the break.

But Posh could not make their man advantage count and they now sit just three points ahead of MK Dons in the final play-off place.

Bamidele Alli grabbed a hat-trick for the Dons in a comfortable 3-1 win away at bottom club Notts County.

Alli had Karl Robinson's men 2-0 up 10 minutes into the second half but Alan Sheehan's penalty got County back into it before the win was sealed in the 90th minute.

There were four penalties at Priestfield as Gillingham beat Coventry 4-2.

Adebayo Akinfenwa scored from the spot after Dan Seaborne was dismissed for a challenge on Cody McDonald.

Team Score Team
Brentford 2 - 0 Tranmere
Colchester 0 - 2 Bradford
Swindon 1 - 4 Wolves
Oldham 0 - 2 Rotherham
Notts Co 1 - 3 MK Dons
Port Vale 0 - 2 Leyton Or
Shrewsbury 1 - 1 Crawley
Peterboro 1 - 2 Bristol C
Walsall 1 - 1 Crewe
Stevenage 1 - 1 Preston
Gillingham 4 - 2 Coventry

Callum Wilson responded with a spot-kick of his own just after the break but Myles Weston had the Gills ahead again before Akinfenwa's second penalty extended the lead.

Carl Baker reduced the arrears with another penalty seven minutes from time but Jake Hessenthaler's late strike sealed the win.

Mark Eliis scored a late own-goal to cancel out Chuks Aneke's opener as Crewe and Walsall drew 1-1 while the game between Shrewsbury and Crawley was also a draw with Josh Simpson and Paul Parry trading goals.

James Hanson and Kyle Bennett were on target in the night's other game as Bradford won 2-0 at Colchester.


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