Good night for Wanderers

  • Last Updated: March 25 2014, 23:47 GMT

A review of Tuesday night's action in Sky Bet League 1 as Wolves opened up a four-point gap at the top.

James Henry: Was on the scoresheet for Wolves
James Henry: Was on the scoresheet for Wolves

Wolves opened up a four-point gap at the top of the Sky Bet League One table following a 4-2 home win over Colchester.

Michael Jacobs, Dave Edwards and James Henry sent Wolves into half-time 3-0 up. Alex Gilbey and David Wright replied to make the final quarter nervy until Nouha Dicko struck for the leaders in injury time.

Wolves' win gave them breathing space after second-placed Brentford tripped up 3-0 at Rotherham.

Kieran Agard struck twice before half-time, the first from the penalty spot, before Haris Vuckic sealed the points at the end.

Leyton Orient were only able to make a point up on the Bees after Korey Smith snatched a 90th-minute equaliser for Oldham in a 1-1 draw. Scott Cuthbert had headed Orient ahead in first-half injury time.

Preston stayed level with fourth-placed Rotherham as they completed a comeback 3-1 win over Peterborough.

Danny Swanson had given Posh the lead, but after Neil Kilkenny levelled Joe Garner struck twice in the final 10 minutes.

Peterborough now appear to be the only club inside the play-off places in danger of slipping out, although closest rivals MK Dons lost 1-0 at home to Gillingham. Craig Fagan netted the winner after 50 minutes.

The play-off contenders are piling up behind them though after Swindon, Walsall and Sheffield United all won.

The Robins beat Tranmere 2-1 after goals from Michael Smith and Miles Storey either side of a Max Power leveller.

Craig Westcarr's second-half double inspired Walsall to a 2-0 win at Bradford while FA Cup semi-finalists United won by the same scoreline at Crawley after Conor Coady scored in each half.

Bristol City thumped Port Vale 5-0 as Jay Emmanuel-Thomas and Sam Baldock both notched twice. Defender Nyron Nosworthy also got a rare goal while Vale's night was further soured by Carl Dickinson's 68th-minute red card.

Notts County climbed off the foot of the table as they claimed back-to-back wins 3-1 at fellow strugglers Crewe. Gary Liddle got the ball rolling after 10 minutes before Ronan Murray struck twice in the last 11 minutes. Mark Ellis grabbed an injury-time consolation for Crewe.

Carlisle and Shrewsbury remained inside the relegation zone after they played out a goalless draw at Brunton Park.


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